Linkin Park


Linkin Park once ruled a burnout kid nation of 14-year-olds, a surly and peach-fuzzed crowd who liked their distortion doused in Dew, their rap suburbanized, and their emotions screamed over Xbox clamor. But things change, even for the rulers, and while the band has survived to claim veteran status, this hasn’t been without creative struggle. 2010’s A Thousand Suns went the “concept” route, the braintrust clearly believing that the LP’s kid-stituency grew up to believe that name-dropping Radiohead is better than admitting you once downloaded the ringtone for “In the End.”

Fri., Feb. 4, 7 p.m., 2011