Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What to Do Tonight: Paramore

Posted By on Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Usually this hole is par four, but with Paramore there it’s par seven
  • Usually this hole is par four, but with Paramore there it’s par seven

As a band, Paramore have been coasting on last year’s Brand New Eyes for most of 2010, playing overseas festival shows and now headlining a U.S. tour. But frontwoman Hayley Williams has been busy. She contributed a solo song to the soundtrack of last year’s box-office stinker Jennifer’s Body, and followed that up this year with a terrific spot on rapper B.O.B.’s “Airplanes,” one of 2010’s biggest and best singles. But like Gwen Stefani and Debbie Harry before her, Williams insists she’s just one small fraction of a larger group. Whatever. We all know who the star is here. However you want to look at it, Williams is the spunky catalyst for Paramore’s super-hooky pop-punk. Without her leading the charge (and writing their best songs), they’d be just another Cobra Starship or Panic! At the Disco. They’re playing a lot of cuts from Brand New Eyes and 2007’s breakthrough Riot! on this tour, so their show will sound an awful lot like a greatest-hits set. You can thank Williams for that. Paramore, with Tegan and Sara, play Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $36. —Michael Gallucci

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