Super Diamond

Neil Diamond should have his own late night show. He could wear his sequined blouses and talk about the 60s and how he’s an expert fencer and have guests like Barbra Streisand and Brian Wilson come on, and San Francisco’s Super Diamond could be the house band. Super Diamond – singer Surreal Neil, bassist Matt Diamond, keyboardists Rama Diamond and James Diamond, and drummer Vince Diamond – has already appeared on David Letterman and been featured in Spin and The New York Times. The band’s live shows revive the classics, like “Cherry Cherry,” “Sweet Caroline,” and “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon,” occasionally livening them up with riffs from “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and “Sweet Child O’Mine.” And while Surreal Neil’s raspy vocals fall a bit short of the original’s warm and iconic croon, Super Diamond’s obviously enthusiastic covers pay a worthy tribute to the Jewish Elvis. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sat., March 20, 8 p.m., 2010

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