Which one doesn't belong? Hanson touring with tattooed tough guys Good Charlotte

By | May 28, 2010

Culture Map Houston

It never dawned on me that there would come a day when Good Charlotte and Hanson would be the den leaders on a rock n’ roll trek with younger acts who have superceded them on the pop and alt-rock charts. But that’s exactly what’s happening in the Bamboozle Roadshow (a vast traveling collection of acts that hits the Verizon Wireless Theater this afternoon for a concert that will last into the night).

Come to think of it, a decade ago I never could’ve conceived that the three clean-cut, “MMMBop” singing Hanson brothers would be hanging with tattooed, floor-gazing Good Charlotte guys under any circumstance.

In high school, when these two cliques were forced to interact in gym class … someone was usually getting a wedgie.


Still, the “baby bands” being fostered here like Boys Like Girls, All Time Low and The Sickest are the new generation of young dramatics and philosophical punks that will continue to carry the freak flag into the future for the Good Charlotte’s, Hanson’s and other who ruled the ’90s and early millennium.

For those who like their rock, fast, repetitive and a little overwrought … this show is for you.

The Bamboozle Roadshow 2010 (featuring All Time Low, Boys Like Girls, Cartel, Forever The Sickest Kids, Good Charlotte, Hanson), 3:30 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Theater
Tickets $37.50.

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