I don't know how Pat Benatar's music videos were perceived back in the 80's but watching them now I can't help but laugh. They are some kind of awful (see "Love is a Battlefield"). Benatar's music is anything but that though, and going through her catalogue one will find it teeming with timeless hits, like "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" and "Heartbreaker." The Brooklyn-born singer was the first woman to perform on MTV with "You Better Run," and lead guitarist and husband Neil Giraldo became the first guitar player to appear on MTV in the same instance. You have probably heard Benatar's tunes belted out by drunken karaoke-goers a bunch of times. Why not hear them from the icon herself?
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo perform with Rick Springfield at CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, on Sunday, July 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $27.60 to $60.25. Cmacevents.com; Benatargiraldo.com.