Boyz II Men


It must be hard to be Hanson — you know, the brothers who "MMMBop"ed their little-boy androgyny onto the walls of many a preteen girl's bedroom in the late '90s. Guess what? They grew up, like even the most unwilling adolescents have a tendency to do. Checking into their just-released CD/DVD greatest-hits/new-songs package, I had half hoped to find that the guys had morphed into one of those metrosexual emo-hardcore acts that litter Hot Topic. It would be the logical step, I figured, seeing as they're probably big My Chemical Romance fans by now. Instead, the album opens with a great version of "Optimistic" by Radiohead and a cover of U2's "In a Little While." They're a bit reminiscent of another band of brothers, the equally ridiculed Bee Gees, who had a great career before and beyond the disco era. Still, it must be hard to be Hanson; I mean, who wants to tour with them? They're not exactly the hammer of the gods.
Tall, dark, and Hanson. Or maybe two outta three.
Tall, dark, and Hanson. Or maybe two outta three.

Hanson plays at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 23, at Club Cinema, 3251 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach. Tickets cost $28. Call 954-785-5224.

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