Goo Goo Dolls
His songs might sound as horribly dated as you might expect from an alt-rocker in his mid-40s, but there's still something expertly manipulative about Johnny Rzeznik's heart-on-sleeve overemoting. It's not unlike admiring a favorite Bond villain, albeit one who just spends all his time singing about girls with a jangly acoustic guitar under a swirling night sky. Once upon a time, this was the stuff teenage dreams were made off.
Fri., Nov. 11, 8 p.m., 2011
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