Thursday, Oct 15 6:00p
at Nokia Theatre Times Square, New York, NY
Bono called their music “genius.” Hip producers like the Dust Brothers and Stephen Lironi worked with them early on, even before millions of fans screamed their names and critics applauded them. But for Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson, it’s always been about the music, and there’s always been a message in the music for those who were really listening.
Sounding like a revamped Jackson 5 for the ’90s, Hanson came storming out of Tulsa, OK, in 1997 blessed with photogenic looks and a surprisingly infectious sense of melody. Hanson had a sunny pop sense that stood in direct contrast to the gloomy grunge that dominated the ’90s, yet…
A group of quirky, fun-loving emo rockers from California, Hellogoodbye seem to take as much influence from modern pop-punk as they do from the original !Nintendo sound bleeps that held children captive in the late ’80s.
Not many bands that have played the Vans Warped Tour claim the Beatles and the Beach Boys as their musical idols. Sherwood, an indie quintet from San Luis Obispo, CA, fit neatly alongside the pop-punk likes of Yellowcard and other post-Green Day acts, but with an unapologetic power…