Cool things to do in the week ahead

By | October 9, 2011

Times Union

You’ve got to give Hanson credit. The sunshine pop band, which scored with their saccharine-sweet 1996 hit “MMMBop,” is still together, touring and making new music. And none of the brothers — 25-year-old Zac, 28-year-old Taylor and 30-year-old Isaac — have become fodder for TMZ or landed on reality shows like “The Apprentice” or “Celebrity Rehab.” They don’t have time to get in trouble, really. The Hansons are married and they all have kids (Isaac and Zac have two children and Taylor has four). And they’ve been busy at work; Hanson has 10 albums, including their latest effort, 2010’s “Shout It Out.” On their current “Musical Ride Tour,” the band is asking fans to vote online at for their favorite Hanson album (fans can choose from three). Hanson will play songs from the record with the most votes during the show. That’s the show Capital Region fans will see when Hanson returns this week for a gig at Northern Lights in Clifton Park. 8 p.m. Wednesday. $28. Northern Lights, 1208 Route 146, Clifton Park. 371-0012;