Friday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 26: "The Official Blues Brothers Revue"

Pantages Theater, Washington Center

By John Kephart on January 20, 2014

"We're putting the band back together." "Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail me now." "We got both kinds. We got country AND western." "You promised you'd visit the penguin the day you got out." "We're on a mission from God." "It's a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark ... and we're wearing sunglasses." If any of the above rings a bell, you've probably seen The Blues Brothers (1980). As original cast members of Saturday Night Live, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi created the characters of Jake and Elwood Blues, leading to a successful live album, the film and two more albums before Belushi's untimely death in 1982. Though the Blues Brothers lived on, they weren't the same. Now, The Official Blues Brother Revue captures the original spirit of the film and those first albums, with Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty inhabiting the immortal Jake and Elwood, and backed by their eight-piece Intercontinental Rhythm & Blues Revue Band. This live concert event features such hits as "Gimme Some Lovin'," "Soul Man" and "Sweet Home Chicago." You'll want to gas up the Bluesmobile, grab your cigarettes and don your sunglasses, because Friday and Sunday nights will inspire you to shake a tail feather!

THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, $26-$59, 253.591.5894; 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, Washington Center, 512 Washington St., Olympia, $18-$59, 360.753.8586