Music Around Town


When: Thu., June 14 2012

Buckle up. Fun.'s takeover of pop radio for the rest of 2012 has just begun. Appropriately, it all started at the beginning of the year, when “We Are Young,” the first single from the New York City band's second album, started picking up airplay around the country, thanks in part to a spot on Glee (the song's huge chorus is made for group singalongs, so it was a perfect fit). Days after “We Are Young” aired in a Chevy commercial during the Super Bowl, it rocketed to the top of the charts. Four months later, you can't flip through the radio for five minutes without hearing the song. And now, just as it's starting to dip a little on iTunes, along comes the second single, “Some Nights” – which is also the name of the album that has something like another three or four songs waiting for radio saturation this year. Part Broadway showstopper, part Queen-style art-rock, and part super-nerdy indie rock, Some Nights is one of the year's most surprising hits, especially when you consider that practically nobody besides a handful of pimply geek-rock fans heard the trio's 2009 debut. Some Nights is bigger, better, and, yes, a whole bunch of fun. So stop resisting already and give in. With Now, Now. 8 p.m. Tickets: $20, $17 in advance. – Michael Gallucci

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