Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Team Hanson vs. Team Jonas

There's something about a brother group that tends to drive your average Tiger Beat subscriber wild.

In the '90s, the three brothers Hanson emerged from the middle of nowhere with "Middle of Nowhere," topping Billboard's Hot 100 with the multi-platinum album's breakthrough single, "MMMBop."

A decade later, the three brothers Jonas scored their first Top 40 single, "Year 3000," going on to land a Disney Channel series while sending two successive full-length efforts to the top of Billboard's album charts.

All six brothers will be in the Valley today in a cosmic convergence of throbbing female hearts. To celebrate, we've assembled this handy guide to the pre-teen dream dates of two generations.

Your average cougar, of course, would gladly take all six.

Hanson's breakthrough single: "MMMBop" topped the charts in 27 countries, its sing-along chorus recalling the hits of an earlier brother group, the Jackson 5. The song went on to top the Pazz & Jop poll, an annual survey of hundreds of music critics put together by the Village Voice.

Jonas Brothers' breakthrough single: "Year 3000" gave the boys their first Top 40 single, but they made a bigger splash with "S.O.S.," which hit No. 17 (and spent two weeks at No. 4 on Billboard's Hot Digital Songs chart). The video has been viewed more than 82 million times in just over three years on.

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Jonas Brothers

With: Demi Lovato.
When: 7:30 p.m. today.
Where: Cricket Wireless Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix.
Admission: $37.50-$97.50.
Details: 877-598-8497 -

With: A Rocket to the Moon.
When: 7 p.m. today.
Where: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St.
Admission: $32.
Details: 480-644-6500 -

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