Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012
All-American Rejects w/ Eve 6
Tonight @ Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 8 p.m.
Among the poppiest of the '00s emo-pop bands, All-American Rejects enjoyed cross-format radio play with Now That's What I Call Music!-ready hits like “Dirty Little Secret,” “Move Along” and “Gives You Hell.” Four years after the release of their 2008 album, When the World Comes Down, though, Top 40 radio is less interested than ever in guitar-pop bands, so the group switched up their sound on their fourth and latest album, Kids in the Street, dialing back their punky guitars in favor of sugary synths. Though it's a typically catchy affair, it's done little to return the band to pop radio's good graces.