An almighty racket

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Listings - TONY CLAY­TON-LEA

PARAMORE O2, Dublin To­mor­row 8pm ¤40/¤37 0818-719300

Blame the quaint, Bi­ble Belt town of Franklin, Ten­nessee for this year’s big­gest-sell­ing emo band, Paramore.

Fronted by Hay­ley Wil­liams – the think­ing male teen’s crum­pet du jour – Paramore have been touted as a toned down, more re­spon­si­ble My Chem­i­cal Ro­mance.

Paramore are also avowed Chris­tians. Gui­tarist Josh Farro leads the band mem­bers in prayer be­fore each gig, an act of faith that the ma­jor­ity of their fans, per­haps, don’t keep too keen an eye on.

The mu­sic? It’s a melodic enough pop/punk racket that falls right into the camp oc­cu­pied by Panic at the Disco, Fall Out Boy and MCR.

And just in case you think there’s lit­tle or no mar­ket left in such a youth-ori­ented mu­sic – this gig is nearly sold out.


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