7/16: All Time Low at HOB

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Led by Alex Gaskarth and his perfect swoop of hair, All Time Low started out as blatant Blink-182 worshippers, complete with lots of genitalia references. On their third album, the undeniably catchy Nothing Personal, it’s becoming clear that All Time Low isn’t just a group of foul-mouthed kids who hog the spotlight. Although they maintain part of that image on songs like “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t),” Gaskarth and crew can’t hide the fact that they actually know how to pen a pop song (see the relatively thoughtful “Weightless”), something their upcoming appearance on MTV Unplugged should make evident. We the Kings, Cartel and Days Difference open at 7 p.m. at House of Blues (308 Euclid Ave., 216.523.2583). Tickets: $19.99 advance, $22 day of show. — Emily Zemler

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