LIVE: George Thorogood & the Destroyers @ ESP Convention Hall, 6/25/14

July 2nd, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg

George Thorogood

Photographs by Stanley Johnson

George Thorogood certainly does know how to bludgeon the blues. Subtle, he ain’t.

But then again, the fans that packed into the Empire State Plaza Convention Hall last week for the final installment of the free Capital Concert Series weren’t looking for subtlety. It was a party, a beer-soaked, two-fisted drinking party, and 64-year-old Thorogood and his band the Destroyers provided the wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am soundtrack from the opening volley of “Born to Be Bad” to the expected show-closing romp through “Bad to the Bone.”

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