While the majority of the world hasn't heard from too much from The Used in a cool minute, Bert McCracken and company are poised to snag back some of the fans that flitted away along with screamo postcore's popularity (though a solid niche of die-hard fans remain as ferocious as ever). Admittedly, 2009's Artwork is the group's least-favored album, and damn their previous label for mucking around with it too much. But this year saw a little of that old maniacal light come back to their collective eyes with the release of Vulnerable, their fifth studio album and the first to surrender complete creative control in far too long. Take a trip back to the millennium as The Used play the Fox with special guests Twin Atlantic and Stars in Stereo.
Tue., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., 2012
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