September 14, 2013 When Hanson appeared on stage the shrieking screams were deafening. If you’ve seen them before, you know that is a normal welcoming from their enthusiastic fans. The band ignited the crowd with “Fired Up”, the opening track on their new album Anthem. Not surprising, the die-hards knew every word. By the fourth […]
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.