Fall Out Boy

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Average User Rating 9.30
Total Reviews 3
Last Reviewed August 20th, 2006
 
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Venue/Date: DCU Center (Worcester, MA)
Concert Date:  
March 16th, 2006
Reviewer: aceshooter

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Fall Out Boy feeds shrieking fans ‘Sugar’
By Christopher Blagg
Sunday, March 19, 2006

Just because the boy-band phenomenon thankfully has ended, don’t think adolescent girls around the country are missing something to shriek about. Enter Fall Out Boy. The pop-punk heartthrobs delighted a sold-out DCU Center Friday night with a charged set of ridiculously catchy, emo-tainted rock, capping off a lineup that included upstarts Hawthorne Heights and the chart-reigning All American Rejects.

Fall Out Boy’s set began with the punchy power-chord pop of “Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get



Sued,” which showcased singer/guitarist Patrick Stump’s powerful tenor, easily cutting through the band’s two-guitar assault. Even though it’s Stump’s vocal mastery that sets the group apart from the pop-punk pack, there is no doubt that this is bassist Pete Wentz’s band.Wentz commanded the attention of every girl in the arena.

After the caffeinated emo blast of “Of All the Gin Joints in the World,” the Chicago foursome tore into their smash single “Sugar, We’re Going Down,” which Wentz prefaced by saying, “This song is about my left hand” - a sly allusion to the tune’s self-stimulation theme. Arguably the catchiest song of the year, “Sugar” was further bolstered by blasting pyrotechnics as flames spurted out of the floor to accent the tune’s big payoff chorus.

The pyrotechnics returned on the four-song encore with the frantic and joyous guitar riffs of “Dance, Dance,” while the new single “A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More Touch Me” encapsulated every guilty-pleasure pop song ever recorded with its hooks and youthful swagger.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Fall Out Boy is back will balls with time around
Venue/Date: The Forum (Inglewood, CA)
Concert Date:  
June 23rd, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.79

Fall Out Boy holds court in a burst of pyro, puns and hooks


By Steve Appleford, Special to The Times

Pete Wentz is a master of crowd control. At the Forum on Saturday night, the lyricist-bassist-ringmaster of Fall Out Boy had special instructions for fans: Hold up your cellphones for this song. Begin moshing here. Everyone take two steps back now. Dance to this one.

This is the power of a young band in the upper reaches of the Top 100. And fans were primed for action at the Forum. They even sang along to a Panic! At the Disco video shown between acts.

Not about to disappoint them, the members of Fall Out Boy made their entrance with typical abandon, popping out of the stage floor in matching shades of black, Wentz spinning on his heels, the inevitable focal point that night and every night.

What followed were 75 minutes of pyro fireballs, sweet emo hooks and snotty puns drawn partly from the band's newest album, "Infinity on High," a notable step forward in Fall Out Boy's scope and song craft. The single "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" was a catchy, self-referential anthem, with an ironic, tortured twist in Wentz's lyrics: "This bandwagon's full / Please catch another."

Not every song was quite so memorable, but there was a bit of hip-hop flow in "The Carpal Tunnel of Love," and singer-guitarist Patrick Stump could often be urgent and soulful, even singing a few moments of Akon's defiant lover-man hit, "Don't Matter."

Fall Out Boy's arena-rock dreams may have gotten a bit ahead of reality, since the 17,000-capacity Forum was barely more than half-full. A smaller room would also have meant less distance between the band and its audience. But the Chicago quartet did deliver some hummable, energetic pop tunes on a large scale, even if solid pacing and coherence seemed beyond them.

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Venue/Date: Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (Wantagh, NY)
Concert Date:  
June 5th, 2007
Reviewer: aceshooter

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9.10
Fall Out Boy's big-sounding pop-rock anthems at Jones Beach
BY GLENN GAMBOA
June 6, 2007

Everything about the new Fall Out Boy show is big. Big flame pots on top of a big stage. Big, elaborate graphics projected on a big screen. And, of course, big-sounding pop-rock anthems built on big guitar riffs and Patrick Stump's big voice.

It's a little less "Sixteen Candles," a little more "Fantastic Four" -- with a blockbuster soundtrack, the band's hit-filled "Infinity on High" (Island), to match. Just as the new album was a quantum leap beyond the band's uneven breakthrough "Under the Cork Tree," its 80-minute set for this year's Honda Civic Tour shows how the Chicago quartet has grown into its headliner role.

Whether it's the sweet pop of "I'm Like a Lawyer With the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)" or the roaring rock of the current single "Thnks fr th Mmrs," Fall Out Boy can now back up any boast bassist/singer Pete Wentz can throw out there. (His best zinger of the night was the introduction to "Sugar, We're Goin' Down," pointing out how the band's tabloid activities pale in comparison to certain young actresses and singers. "Yeah, we did that stuff, but it could be so much worse," said Wentz, who celebrated his 28th birthday onstage. "We could've got our heads shaved or gone in and out of rehab. Oops. I did it again.")
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