P!nk is underrated. Maybe not in terms of dollars; her tour is coming to the Schott, same as any multi-platinum pop star. But she doesn't loom as large in the cultural and critical consciousness as Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry or just about anyone else in her peer group.

P!nk is underrated. Maybe not in terms of dollars; her tour is coming to the Schott, same as any multi-platinum pop star. But she doesnít loom as large in the cultural and critical consciousness as Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry or just about anyone else in her peer group.

Perhaps thatís because sheís such an unrepentantly gauche mashup of urban street culture and cornball midwestern whiteness, or maybe she just isnít feminine enough. But it certainly ainít the songs. Her hit list is full of wedding jams and post-breakup kiss-offs that speak well of her still-quite-vibrant career. Even ďGet the Party Started,Ē which once smelled like Essence of Smash Mouth perfume, is aging better than I could have imagined.

Furthermore, The Hives are opening her show Wednesday, which is crazy and awesome.