Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

Hanson/David Ryan Harris

When: Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. 2013

Thanks to the success of their infectious single "MMMBop," Hanson's major-label debut, 1997's Middle of Nowhere, sold 8 million copies and turned the young band of brothers into superstars. After lackluster sales of a follow-up, This Time Around, the band left the majors and started its own label. It has essentially recorded and toured as an indie rock band ever since. A collection of well-crafted pop tunes that are surprisingly soulful, its latest album, Anthem, is certainly upbeat. It also doesn't show a lot of emotional depth — even the break-up tune "Get the Girl Back" comes off as rather glib and a little too sleek. And the same goes for ballads such as "For Your Love" and "Lost Without You." (Niesel)

Price: $29 ADV, $31 DOS

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