((New Kids On The Block)) Band Profile and Upcoming Chicago Concerts - Oh My Rockness

New Kids On The Block

Meet Jordan, Jon (they're brothers!), Joey (the young, cute one!), Donnie (the tough one!) and Danny (the --- brainy one!). Together, these fab five represent one of the hippest and hottest bands on the planet.

If you've never heard of New Kids on the Block, ask your daughter (and even a few of your sons!) and she'll tell you all about what Joey's favorite cereal is, and what makes "the perfect date" for Jordan. (Hint: he likes going to the zoo and eating ice cream cones!)

These Boston kids are already being hyped as the second coming of their successful city mates, New Edition. And though Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins and company's sneakers are mighty hard to fill, if anyone can successfully handle their torch-pass, it's the New Kids.

All five of the boys in this band can sing (and look out, you may be treated to a rap or two by the band's resident bad boy, Donnie) and their voices blend effortlessly. But perhaps the band's most unheralded talent is their dancing. Their stage moves are the smoothest we've seen since the Moonwalk.

And in the opinion of this reviewer, it doesn't get any better than when young Joey belts out "Please Don't Go Girl" with earnestness and assurance. New Kids on the Block are here to stay.

For fans of Arcade Fire, Dan Deacon, Pelican, Mogwai, U2 and John Denver.

Published September 23, 2008



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