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Fall Out Boy

Tonight @ The Rave, 6:30 p.m.

May. 16, 2009
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Unfairly derided for the crimes of their imitators, Fall Out Boy has been cast as the poster child for what’s wrong with alternative radio, though they could just as easily be considered one of the beleaguered format’s few saving graces. At a time when modern-rock was treading toward humorless post-grunge, Fall Out Boy enlivened the format with a theatrical flash of deft, power-pop-inspired emo. As their fame has grown, so has their sound, which swells to arena-rock sizes on the band’s latest record, Folie a Deux. In an effort to bridge the gap between the music of the ’70s and the Top 40 hits of today, that album welcomes guests as disparate as Elvis Costello and Lil Wayne. Tonight’s sold-out concert pairs Fall Out Boy with a quartet of like-minded emo-rock acts: Cobra Starship, All Time Low, Metro Station and Hey Monday.


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