Paramore

Ah, flame-haired, 21-year-old Paramore frontgal Hayley Williams: all the girls wanna be her, and all the guys wanna…well, you know. But there’s precious little time to worry about all of that, not when the Tennessee-bred, emo-flavored quintet is busy busting its ass to become one of America’s biggest rock bands. Paramore’s graduated from featured act at the Warped Tour to viable arena headlining band, and last fall’s Brand New Eyes is closing in on platinum status (no small feat in this era of dwindling album sales). Eyes mostly lives up to the hype, especially when the pint-sized fireball Williams lets fly her impassioned roar over the band’s churning riffs, which sometimes make room for New Wave textures and even the occasional non-ironic power ballad. With Relient K. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG

Wed., May 12, 7 p.m., 2010

 
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