Thirty Seconds to Mars


If you’re playing word association games, “Thirty Seconds to Mars” might be the first thing you blurt out when you hear your partner mention any of post-grunge, emo, prog rock, or the ever-nebulous alternative rock genre. While in recent years the band has turned more toward the Killers’ tradition of hooky pop songs backed by retro new wave guitars and synths, there are still two albums worth of emo alt rock for set lists to work through. Even though their songs aren’t particularly groundbreaking, they are true to form and could always inspire a decent round of fist-pumping.

Tue., Dec. 6, 8 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 7, 8 p.m., 2011