Eddie Money (given name: Eddie Fuckin Mahoney) is no longer the cocky, long-haired rocker that took the Bay Area by storm in the late-70s before rising to international prominence. No, 30 years later, the hard-livin he did in his heyday has taken its toll. The Mickey Rourke of music, he looks like a roughed-up prizefighter whos held on for too long, and sounds like one too. But then theres this: This June, Money will stage a self-penned musical based on his life, entitled Two Tickets to Paradise, at the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center in Long Islandwhich he aspires to take to Broadway and beyond. Too bad the beyond doesnt include this Saturdays gig at the EQC, but all the hitsTake Me Home Tonight, Shakin, Baby Hold On, Walk On Water, et. al in that production will doubtless be performed live by the man himself. Even if you cant make out the lyrics, youll be able to get hammered and hum along. And besides, seeing a performer named Money at a casino showroom? Just like Ronnie said, thats so money!
Sat., March 28, 8:30 p.m., 2009