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Nate Ruess of the band fun. performs at the Z-100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York, Dec. 7, 2012.

Chad Batka, Nyt - Nyt

Pop spotlight: Fun

  • January 19, 2013 - 2:23 PM

FUN.

Wednesday: Likely shoo-ins for the Grammys' best-new-artist trophy and possibly record of the year, too, the "We Are Young" hitmakers really did live up to their name at a charming, sold-out Myth nightclub last summer -- then the biggest show on their tour. Frontman Nate Ruess, formerly of the Format, pledged his love for Ricky Rubio and the Twin Cities and then showed off his Jagger-like moves at the end with a cover of "You Can't Always Get What You Want." He and his New York band are hitting an even larger venue this time around, and they have at least one more radio hit to rouse the crowd into a sing-along, the Queen-copping title track of their 2012 album "Some Nights." Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin notoriety opens. (7:30 p.m. Wed., Roy Wilkins Auditorium, 175 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, $29.50.)

CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER

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