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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

3/2: New Found Glory at House of Blues

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 4:12 PM

These Florida pop-punks were pop-punk before anyone decided to lazily name the genre. A dozen years into their career, New Found Glory still come off like a bunch of pouty teens on their most recent album, Not Without a Fight. And singer Jordan Pundik still can’t catch a break with girls: They avoid him like he’s a Tim Allen movie, and then he writes songs about how soul-crushing the whole experience is. Still, there’s some considerable snap to the songs this time around, thanks to some help from another pop-punk OG, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, who produced. The zippy bursts of chugging guitar riffs and pop hooks make the guys sound like they’re 19, even if they’re all heading into their 30s. New Found Glory play House of Blues (308 Euclid Ave., 216.523.2583), with Saves the Day, Hellogoodbye and Fireworks opening at 7 p.m. Tickets: $19.99 advance, $23 day of show. — Michael Gallucci

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