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One Direction 

When: Sat., June 22, 7:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $30-$80

There's something inhumanly perfect about One Direction: five super-young dudes with amazing harmonies and perfect smiles, brought together on a reality TV show. Within those details lie all the criticisms typically lobbed at boy bands. Yet there's something to this absurd perfection, a reason the boy-band model crops up again and again. So would it be a stretch to say people dig One Direction for the same reason they watch Superman films? Think about it: The way they sing, dance and look is unobtainable almost to an inhuman degree. Cheering along with these U.K. pop phenoms can't be all that different from suspending disbelief while the Man of Steel saves Earth (again). It's OK for music to be an escapist fantasy, and this is one of the finest spectacles currently making the rounds, especially in light of New Kids' tepid reunion. With welcome rock guitar textures heavy in the mix and the occasional footballer chant sneaking in after a big chorus, this is fresh stuff in the realm of huge, huge pop—as good a place as any to stare at perfect people and suspend disbelief. —Corbie Hill

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