The Used is marketed toward the Hot Topic set that isn't quite all the way into such harsh things as My Chemical Romance. The Used is best taken with a line of pixie stick to mend that broken heart and a heavy ring of guy-liner. And yes, even the band has added some dub to the mix with its most recent album. The band is vaguely anthemic, as is the opening band, We Came As Romans. As is true of most rock post nu-metal, there will be plenty of screaming, highly attractive young men, and skillfully tapped-out guitar all night. Charming.
The concert takes place Saturday, January 26, 6 p.m. at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $27.50-$30.16 + w/ID, 13+ w/ guardian. waterstreetmusic.com.