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Offspring, Paramore @ Fiddler's Green

[photopress:offspring.jpg,full,pp_image] The Offspring performing May 18 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Photo from Offspring.com. As I sat, swayed, danced, and bounced through the Big Gig, one song kept bubbling to top of mind: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's "Whatever Happened To My Rock 'n' Roll." Surrounded by the next generation of punk rock girls and boys, happily bouncing and pogo-ing to the tunes Saturday at Fiddler's Green, I tried to share the bliss they were feeling.

Jonathan Richman @ the Lion's Lair

[photopress:jonathan_richman.jpg,full,pp_image] Jonathan Richman: Intimate, sure, but unremarkable. Word that Jonathan Richman would be playing at the Lion's Lair provoked two immediate responses: First: It's a no-brainer.