This is a past event.
When: Thu., Aug. 29, 6 p.m. 2013
Price: $39.50-44
Do people still care about Fun.? The inescapability of the New York City band's two massive hits ("We Are Young," "Some Nights") has already receded; the follow-up single, "Carry On," made a much smaller dent in the public consciousness. Anyone who watched the trio win the Best New Artist Grammy in February has already filed them in the same place they filed previous Best New Artists. And serious music thinkers have redirected their vitriol from Fun.'s flamboyant Broadway pop to Macklemore's earnest Zubaz rap. None of this changes the fact that Fun.'s Some Nights was one of 2012's best albums, a powder keg of Jock Jams beats, bombastic choruses, and angsty-but-hopeful lyrical themes blurred by alcohol and/or tears and delivered deftly via Nate Ruess' versatile voice. But if no one cares anymore, why is Thursday's Fun. concert at Edgefield sold out? Maybe people snapped up tickets to see opener Tegan and Sara, whose deep catalog of well-crafted new-wave pop is a strong argument that, in a just world, they'd be headlining this show. BEN SALMON

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