On their MySpace, Moneta writes about existing in a wasteland music scene filled with “auto-tuned teenie-boppers,” “neon-clad frat-core,” and “a million faceless Fall Out Boy clones.” Someone should tell them that, well, they sound a whole lot like Fall Out Boy. The hometown power-pop five-piece, who have opened for the likes of Paramore and The Smashing Pumpkins, thrive in the land of power chords and pre-pubescent harmonies that take me straight back to age 17: pissed off at my parents, crushed by my ex-girlfriend and looking so forward to moving far away. This is the music that you’re supposed to leave behind, but a little reminiscing never killed anyone—embarrassed maybe, but never killed. With Hello! High Water, Scream For Eden, Striking Back, The Vallar. NICK FELDMAN

Sat., July 24, 7 p.m., 2010

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