Hanson — that trio of “MMMBop”-ing brothers who’ve grown up before our very eyes — have seven children between them. Seven! That’s how old we all are.
But over the span of time since 1997 breakout Middle of Nowhere, the band has scraped the bubblegum off their shoes and settled into harmless, classic-leaning pop/soul territory — check the tight harmonies, stabbing brass and handclap-driven soul groove of “Thinking ’Bout Somethin’ ” from this year’s Shout it Out via the video above for evidence. The Jonas Brothers better start hitting the record crates hard if they want to sound this mature in 10 years.
Hanson returns to Nashville on Tuesday, August 3 for a stop at the Wildhorse Saloon (120 Second Ave. N., 902‑8200). The show also features Los Angeles pop outfit Rooney (touring in support of new album Eureka). It kicks off at 7:30 p.m., and tickets run $39.06-$69.33.