June 18th, 2013 by Joe Gross “Come with us if you want to live,” Hanson sing on the White Stripes-y “Fired Up.” The brothers who gave you 1997’s Disney-funk fantasia “MMMBop” can’t back up that superhero brag. But their very existence is a marvel, and from the bubble grooves of the boldly titled “I’ve Got […]
June 18th, 2013 by Lexi Bisonnette The brothers are back with their newest album, Anthem, which continues to deliver the same upbeat and good natured sound as their previous works. Fans of the pop band have nothing to let them down with as brothers Isaac, Zac and Taylor produced and wrote the album completely on their […]
June 18th, 2013 Old pros since childhood, Hanson long ago shed the exuberance that characterized the records of their youth, yet they’ve never switched their pop blueprint. They still pledge allegiance to classic rock, rooted in the ’60s but seen through the prism of the ’80s, with the latter decade taking precedence as the group […]
June 18th, 2013 by Pete Crigler On their ninth, yes their ninth album, Hanson is trying hard to reestablish the band in the ever-changing pop world. In essence, if you are still thinking about them as the little teenyboppers that made your sister happy in 1997 with “MMMBop,” then you’re thinking about them the […]
June 14th, 2013 by Reggie Edwards Many bands evolve and change their game up over the course of their careers. Often times personal growth contributes and sometimes it’s just time for a change. Hanson’s latest record, the upcoming Anthem, continues the trio’s sound evolution and shows the band using combination of blues, jazz, funk, rock […]
Pop Goes the Charts. March 30, 2013 Quite a few of you recently have been searching my blog for this new song from our favorite Mmmboppers, Hanson, probably because I’ve been listing it in consideration for my personal chart for a couple of weeks now. So, I’m glad you found it and welcome, of course! […]
Hanson Boys Have It All By Jane Ganahl San Francisco Examiner The Warfield, San Francisco, 8/5/2000 IT’S NOT Hanson’s fault that the teenage Oklahoma brothers’ 1997 debut, the 8 million selling “Middle of Nowhere”, made such an explosive impact on the music world that it spawned dozens of (bad) imitators. Neither is it their fault […]
Over the years, the hallowed concert hall has hosted shows by everyone from the Ike and Tina Turner Revue to local punk torchbearers Sleater-Kinney. The Grateful Dead made a semi-legendary appearance here, way back in 1968. And if you didn’t know any better, you’d think that Neil Diamond parodists Super Diamond have taken up permanent residence in the place of late.
Beach balls sailed through the air, people twirled rainbow- colored glow-sticks and a deafening chorus of “Hanson! Hanson!” reverberated so loudly that the floodlights nearly burst.
And that was before the band even took the stage.
Sounds Like: Hanson are known for their vibrant pop bounce and catchy melodies, and their debut hit “MMMBop” paved the way for their overnight success in the ’90s. Hanson’s music was in stark contrast to the doom and grunge of mainstream rock, and perhaps it was for this reason that the public so welcomed them.