Red, green, go to Weezer

Weezer’s “Troublemaker” Tour will make its stop in Utah when it comes to the E Center on Oct. 7. And with some new hits and plenty of old favorites, this show will definitely be worth the price of admission.

Weezer’s sixth studio album, simply known as The Red Album, is one of the most fun albums that Weezer has put out in a while — its song “Troublemaker” dominating the airwaves. “Pork and Beans” spent 11 weeks atop the Billboard charts, and its video has over 13 million hits on YouTube.

Two hits is about all we will get from this album, but that’s what we’ve come to expect from Weezer after their previous three albums. If you make enough albums, though, then you can develop such a good stash of songs that people forget about all the bad ones.?But Weezer wasn’t always like this. In 1994, Weezer came out with their first album — The Blue Album — which received commercial and critical success while giving hope to all the nerd-rockers out there in the world.

The Blue Album gave the world “My Name Is Jonas” and “Say it Ain’t So,” which have become Guitar Hero and Rock Band staples that students can hears as they walk through the Student Center in between classes.
But more than that, Weezer crafted fun rock songs and introspective songs such as “Only in Dreams” and “The World Has Turned and Left Me Here.” They did something that is rare today: They made a debut album with all good songs. They didn’t insult the listeners by making eleven garbage songs and a single decent one.

I suppose not everyone can stay on their A-game forever. If you haven’t heard the Blue Album and have no idea what I’m talking about, do yourself a favor and buy it or download it today. Listen to it in its entirety and you won’t be disappointed.
Angels and Airwaves will be opening for Weezer along with Canadian indie-rock band Tokyo Police Club. Tickets start at $40 and doors open at 6:30.

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