The Raspberries

Friday, December 14, at the State Theatre.

Raspberries power pop Eric Carmen

The Raspberries have been basking in the glow of their reunion shows and the subsequent Live on Sunset Strip CD for a couple of years now. It's fitting that the group — featuring all four original members — comes home for the holidays this week. Eric Carmen and crew racked up a string of medium-size hits during the '70s (including air-guitar powerhouse "Go All the Way"). But they fell apart not long after their greatest achievement, the Wall-of-Sound-influenced "Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)," barely dented the charts. Since that time, the Raspberries have been heralded by everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Fountains of Wayne as power-pop maestros. Here's your chance to hear all those songs live.

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