- Boys Like Girls ... and awesome hair!
This year’s Bamboozle Roadshow pays tribute to modern pop-punk’s ’90s roots by mixing in some old-school faves (Good Charlotte, Third Eye Blind) with disciples (All Time Low, Simple Plan) and next-generation kids (the entire bottom portion of the bill). Electronic hip-hop goofballs LMFAO are also on board, presumably to get the party started midday. But the real stars here are Boys Like Girls, who broke out last year with their second album, Love Drunk. And it’s not so much because they did anything bigger or better with their three-chord songs about boys, girls, and love. Taylor Swift joined frontman Martin Johnson in the hit ballad, “Two Is Better Than One,” and she briefly took them to a new level, adding both strength and sweetness. Unfortunately, Swift has her own career to tend to, so she won’t be joining Boys Like Girls onstage. But by the time they get there late in the day, following a dozen-plus bands, you’ll know the pop-punk drill by heart. Bamboozle Road Show plays Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City at noon. Tickets: $32.50. —Michael Gallucci (follow me on Twitter @mgallucci)
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