Some of our most enchanting evenings have been spent at the Rialto Theatre, a venerable concert hall that gets better year after year. The concert business is a tricky one; it's easy to see how many players come and go (often after some kind of financial wizardry has left them in trouble with the law). But the Rialto team, ably led by Rialto Theatre Foundation Executive Director Curtis McCrary, is in for the long run. In 2013, the Rialto hosted Soul Asylum, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, the Dropkick Murphys, Modest Mouse, Tegan and Sara, Local Natives, Café Tacvba and Band of Horses—and that was just in April. We know it's only rock and roll, but we like it, like it—yes, we do.
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— Yes, it's "indoor" and a "venue," but that's not what we meant: One vote for "Pump It Up"