Weezer isn't a lot of things. Though many of the band's songs have a tart, Pixies-like melodic quality, they aren't weirdly surreal. Weezer's sound is informed by the likes of Brian Wilson and the Beatles, but they never completely abandon themselves to the pristine pop impulse. The punky perkiness of the group's music bespeaks its kinship with Offspring and Green Day, yet Weezer isn't acutely clever or snottily discontent.
Weezer is a bunch of regular guys, and on Saturday night they rocked a packed Hollywood Palladium with a regular set (no encores, thank you) of regular-guy rock, which began with the band's rendering of the theme from "Magnum, P.I."--a regular-guy ode if there ever was one.