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ROCK | Goo Goo Dolls 

When it comes to bands that resonate in my brain, I don't go gaga over the Goo Goo Dolls. I mean no disrespect. I like the Dolls when I hear the band's tunes on the radio. The Buffalo, NY troubadours are the 1-in-1-million inspirational story for anyone with a hockey-sounding last name that has three chords and a dream. When Rzeznik, Takac, Malinin, and company moved away from their punk roots, they struck gold with "A Boy Named Goo," one of the biggest alternative albums of the 90's. The Goo Goo Dolls followed it up with 14 Top 10 singles, including "Iris." Add the band's still-handsome looks to the set list and this show feels like cougar's night out. With Matt Nathanson.

Goo Goo Dolls performs Saturday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, 9963 Allegheny Road, Darien Center. $27-$79.50. darienlake.com.

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