ZZ Top, the legends of eccentric Texas blues/rock since 1969, are still at it. The lineup remains unchanged: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and the most-aptly-named Frank Beard. Their 2012 effort La Futura is as weird, live-wire and raucous as ever. In fact, it is quite a bit weirder and more eccentric than the groomed output of their megastar phase in the ’80s.
Always a legendary live act, ZZ Top visits the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston on Friday, March 13 at 8 p.m. The band’s first-ever appearance in Kingston was originally scheduled for Sunday, October 19. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the door. Tickets cost $69 to $119 and are available at the Bardavon box office at 35 Market Street in Poughkeepsie, (845) 473-2072; the UPAC box office at 601 Broadway in Kingston, (845) 339-6088; and via TicketMaster by calling (800) 745-3000 or at www.ticketmaster.com.