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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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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?