Pat Benatar had the Midas touch in the 1980s.
She released six studio albums, a live set and a greatest hits package during that decade -- all of which were certified gold or better. The biggest of the lot was 1980's "Crimes of Passion," which went quadruple-platinum on the strength of the singles "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "You Better Run" and "Treat Me Right."
Benatar and her longtime collaborator and husband, guitarist Neil Giraldo, perform Friday at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga. Rick Springfield, of "Jessie's Girl" fame, is also on the bill. Show time is 7 p.m. and tickets are $45-$125, www.mountainwinery.com.
It's triple-header time, courtesy of three longtime legends of the Bay Area music scene.
Journey is the top name on the bill, ready to delight its faithful fans with such favorites as "Lights," "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Open Arms." Then there's the Steve Miller Band, which built its empire on "Take the Money and Run," "Fly Like an Eagle," "The Joker" and other classic rock cuts. Tower of Power, the sensational Oakland R&B/funk troupe, will get the party started with such soulful offerings as "What Is Hip?" and "So Very Hard to Go."
Show time is 6:45 p.m. Saturday at Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View and tickets are $39.50-$151, www.livenation.com. Also, the groups perform a second date at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Concord Pavilion, with tickets running $39.50-$154, www.livenation.com.