Boy George rocketed to worldwide fame in the early '80s as the leader of the sensational New Wave/pop act Culture Club.
The band's first two albums -- 1982's "Kissing to be Clever" and 1983's "Colour by Numbers" -- were just loaded with good tunes, including such smashes as "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "Church of the Poison Mind," "I'll Tumble 4 Ya" and "Karma Chameleon."
Boy George is currently on tour in support of last year's solo effort "This Is What I Do" and performs Monday at the Fillmore in San Francisco.
Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $35, www.livenation.com.
It's time to say Cheese.
String Cheese Incident is heading back to the Bay Area.
The Colorado group, a longtime favorite of the jam-band crowd, performs Friday and Saturday at the Fox Theater in Oakland. It should a memorable time for fans of instrumental improvisation and eclectic set lists.
Show times are 8 p.m. and tickets are $49.95, www.ticketmaster.com.