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Metro Station to play Waiting Room

When Metro Station burst onto the pop-rock arena in 2008 with the smash hit, “Shake It,” high school kids across America couldn’t stop dancing.

Founded by Trace Cyrus (yes, brother of the Miley Cyrus) and Mason Musso (brother of Disney star Mitchell Musso), the synth pop-punk group seemed to be on a neverending rise. After all, this was the golden age of the Disney Channel and the age of the actors/singers/entertainers that came along with it.

But then it all fell apart, or so it seemed. Personal disputes forced Musso and Cyrus apart. Musso kept the Metro Station name and carried on, until two years ago when Cyrus returned. Now the band has Warped Tour under its belt and a new album, “Savior,” released last year.

Metro Station comes to Buffalo for a show Feb. 11 in Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.). And, as is the case with most pop-punk shows there, it’s also a chance to snag a look at some local talent. Three bands from Buffalo join the show roster with Front Bottoms-esque Winski, the pop-punk classicists Thundercloud Kid and Arrow Trail.

Also opening on this show is the band Waterparks. Hailing from Texas, these kids have some solid material already, and its catchy sound points to perhaps the rise of another Metro Station.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $14-$16 (box office, and at the After Dark box office at 630 Elmwood Ave.).

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