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Fall Out Boy @ Nokia Theatre

NEW YORK, NY—What is it that’s helped Fall Out Boy become so much more successful than its emo counterparts? What exactly is responsible for helping FOB’s albums reach mutli-platinum selling status? Is it because of lead singer Patrick Stump’s killer vocals (which have been hand picked for collaborations by artists like Timbaland and The Roots). Or is it because of Fall Out Boy’s poster pansy Pete Wentz —the entrepreneur, father, husband and MTV host —who brings constant fame and media attention to the group?
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All Time Low @ Roseland Ballroom

NEW YORK, NY—I expected All Time Low to be exactly the same as every other up-and-coming pop punk group that hopped from stage to stage at this year's Warped Tour. Sporting hipster outfits, colored glasses and ...
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Cobra Starship @ Nokia Theatre

NEW YORK, NY—Cobra Starship finally answered the biggest question mark that’s surrounded the pop punk outfit since Samuel L. Jackson first came face to face with a plane full of deadly snakes back in 2006. The ...
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Weezer @ Madison Square Garden

NEW YORK, NY—For a band that’s been on-again off-again more times than anyone remembers, Weezer’s stage presence and group dynamics at Madison Square Garden worked so well their performance perfectly masked the...
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Good Charlotte @ Roseland Ballroom

NEW YORK, NY—Good Charlotte is a band I hate to love. Oh come on, everyone’s got them. Bands you’re too embarrassed to admit feature among your top 20 even though every time you listen to them they get you lip syncing, moving and making you feel pretty darn good. Well, the boys from Maryland proved just why they have, and will continue, to feature prominently on my secret ladder at their gig at NY’s Roseland Ballroom. I mean really, when a band creates catchy hook-filled pop-punk music, what’s not to like?