and Ne-Yo pairing plays out onstage tonight, especially since they're basically interchangeable. Both junior R&B stars broke out the past year, and both come from the Usher school of slick grooves and fancy footwork. Ne-Yo scores points for having a less blah moniker, while Brown racks up a few for being the more versatile performer. Lil' Wayne and Dem Franchize Boyz are also on the bill, pretty much making this one of the season's best R&B/hip-hop concerts.
Thu., Aug. 24, 7 p.m.