Paramore | Red Hat Amphitheater | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

Clubs & Concerts


When: Fri., June 15, 7 p.m. 2018

A decade ago, Paramore stood on the leading edge of pop-punk, with charming frontwoman Hayley Williams at the helm. Anthems like "Misery Signals" and "Emergency" were salves for a crop of angsty teens, but like those teens, Paramore has grown up. On last year's After Laughter, the band leaned hard into glossy, sparkling pop that's immediately ingratiating and catchy as ever. Williams's writing has grown, too, into nuanced explorations of anxieties and insecurities. "Rose-Colored Boy" features Williams wrestling with optimism while "Hard Times" opens with Williams singing, "All that I want is to wake up fine/Tell me that I'm all right, that I ain't gonna die." Live, Williams's inimitable energy is profoundly impressive and entertaining; seeing Paramore in 2018 isn't so much a blast from the past as it is a straight-up blast. —Allison Hussey

Price: $55+

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