If Hanson can brew beer, what can other acts make?

By | September 3, 2013

Boston Globe

Taylor and Isaac Hanson at the brewery. Hanson’s beer is called Mmmhops.


Taylor and Isaac Hanson at the brewery. Hanson’s beer is called Mmmhops.

When Hanson plays the House of Blues on Saturday, we’re wondering if they’ll get the bartenders to serve up their new band beer, “Mmmhops”?

We are not kidding. Hanson has a beer, and it’s called Mmmhops. But the men of Hanson aren’t the only musicians who have lent their name to a quirky product over the years. Many artists have made it possible to shop for a wide variety of items from the mundane (perfume and hot sauce) to the wacky (handcuffs and sex toys). See if you can tell the real goods from the fake ones.


House of Blues,     800-745-3000.     http://www.livenation.com

Date of concert:
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Ticket price:

      1. Daft Punk “Get Lucky” condoms  Harder, better, faster, stronger . . . and, most importantly, not pregnant.



2. Katy Perry’s Kitty Purry cat treats 

Tasty morsels guaranteed to make your cat roar.


3. Justin Bieber “One Less Lonely Girl” nail polish 

Scientists still working on formula for Justin Bieber remover.


4. Kiss Kaskets

Your final resting place is going to look so badass — now about your embalmer’s makeup skills. . .


5. Lady Gaga’s Monster mashed potatoes 

They’re on the edge of gravy.


6. Weezer Snuggies 

If you want to destroy your sweater, try this. You’ll look just like Buddy Holly — if Buddy Holly had ever worn a Snuggie.


7. Rihanna-brella 

Now that it’s raining more than ever, you’ll be glad you have one. Fits two!


8. Carlos by Carlos Santana 

These heels will get you higher. All the black magic women are wearing them.

9. The Elvis Presley Home Bedding Collection 

Sleep like the King!


10. The White Stripes teeth-whitening strips 

Perfect if the scene in your mouth recalls dead leaves and the dirty ground.


11. Janelle Monáe’s Tightrope Lady-Tux 

Whether you’re high or low, this foxy look is sure to put a spring in your step.


12. Iron Maiden’s Trooper, Premium British Beer 

It’s why Eddie the Head has such a headache.


13. Justin Timberlake’s SexyBack brace 

N’jured? Rock your body in one of these. (Fits under any suit and tie.)


14. One Direction compass 

Perhaps in addition to not knowing you’re beautiful, you don’t realize which way is north. Let the guys of 1D give you your bearings.


15. Caduceus Cellars (Maynard James Keenan of Tool) 

Why can’t we not be sober? Because this stuff has a seriously enchanting terroir.












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