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By | October 13, 2011

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Tuesday, Oct. 18

Hanson at the Best Buy Theater in New York City at 8 p.m. ($32.50; call 212-930-1950 for more information.) hanson.net.

Why you should go: Hanson was formed in the early 1990s in Tulsa, Okla., by young brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson. Unlike many boy bands of that decade, Hanson played their own instruments and wrote their own songs. Although Hanson is best known for the 1997 hit single “MMMBop,” the group is anything but a one-hit wonder. “Middle of Nowhere,” Hanson’s first major-label record, did extremely well, selling 10 million copies internationally, and it got them three Grammy nominations.