Arts & Entertainment

Barenaked Ladies still full of pop and humor 25 years later

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Barenaked Ladies singer Ed Robertson had just sung the word “underwear” when a pair of them came flying toward the stage at the Bank of America Pavilion Tuesday night.

They arrived, as if on cue, during “Pinch Me,” one of several of the long-running Canadian pop band’s songs laced with a healthy dose of humor. Jim Creeggan gamely let the undies dangle from the neck of his bass, and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Hearn did the same with a pair on his guitar.

It was the kind of moment that made you laugh out loud in an evening full of them. What else would you expect — or even want— from a bill that included Barenaked Ladies and Ben Folds Five, another group known for its serious musical chops and silly persona?

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