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As Shirley Manson of Garbage put it, Sunday night offered “a veritable evening of women in rock,” as the alternative rockers who ruled in the 1990s teamed up with the iconic Blondie to bring their Rage & Rapture Tour to the Hollywood Bowl.
There was something for all generations: Sky Ferreira, 25, opened the night with a six-song set before giving way to Manson, 50, and Garbage, and then Debbie Harry, 72, and Blondie.
Garbarge, whose 14-song set started in the waning daylight, included two songs off last year’s album “Strange Little Birds,” one from 2012’s “Not Your Kind of People” and a wealth of material from their first three albums. Inara George dueted with Manson on “Cup of Coffee.”
Harry started Blondie’s set wearing a striking bee mask (the band’s new album is titled “Pollinator”) and a dark cape that read “Stop f*cking the planet.” She proved in vintage vocal form as the band charged through 13 songs in 1 hour 10 minutes, including “Fun,” “Too Much” and “Fragments” from the new album.
Photos by Annie Lesser