Queen jubilee

Cover bands get a bad rap and frankly, most should, but the Queen Extravaganza is more than four guys playing Freddie Mercury and company’s catalog. We miss one of our the early queer icons of music, but the extravaganza encapsulates that raucous spirit of Mercury not to mention the equally talents of May, Taylor and Deacon. The tribute show is an throwback experience and dare we say, the band is hotter.

DEETS: Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie. $32.50–$49.50. Ticketmaster.com