Don’t Freak Out, But O-Town Is Playing Allston in January

Get ready to set your Away Message, and relive the year 2000 all over again. —Michael Marotta

This post originally appeared on Vanyaland.


O-Town / Courtesy photo

January is a weird time here around Boston. Everyone’s got a collective hangover from the holidays, there’s snow, slush, and ice everywhere, and all anyone has to really look forward to is the Patriots’ latest Super Bowl run. There aren’t many shows or parties, and if there are, they’re likely to get snowed out. January sucks. It’s the worst month.

January 2016, however, might be ay-oh-fucking-kay, because it looks like long-lost boy band O-Town are playing Brighton Music Hall in Allston on the 13th. They’re also playing ManchVegas, New Hampshire, two days later. Screw Santa, next month mall employees should be singing jingles about Erik-Michael Estrada coming to town.

For those who forgot (hey, it’s cool), O-Town was the boy band from the first season of MTV’s Making The Band. They were pretty much doomed from the start, but had some decent singles (“Liquid Dreams” and its Destiny’s Child shout-out was soooo 2000, but it kinda holds up). They apparently reformed in 2013, and that reunion came without Ashley Parker Angel, which we guess is a sticking point for some. But really, who cares—it’s still mostly O-Town.

They released a new album Lines & Circles in August of last year, and we’re sure it’s lovely, but on that cold January night please just give us some “All or Nothing“—which is really the boy band version of “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You”—and “These Are the Days.” Get yourself reacquainted with all sorts of Y2L emotions and AOL Away Message lyrics below.