Crystal Ballroom Downtown
Fri., Sept. 1, 7 p.m. 2017 All Ages
If you’re familiar with Simple Plan, it’s probably because you knew a teenager who listened to them in the early 2000s. That’s the whole appeal of this show—sweet, sweet nostalgia. The band’s last album, 2016’s Taking One for the Team, was lackluster at best. Simple Plan’s angsty, suburban charm won over the Warped Tour scene years ago, as well as the hearts of countless lonely teens. But most pop-punk bands are doomed to eventually plateau into mediocre dad-rockdom. Let’s hope they stick to the hits. DELANEY MOTTER
1332 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97209
Hours: Doors usually open an hour before show time.