Top 10 Pop Punk Songs of the Early 2000s

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:55 AM
Stef Preston

  Music   The early aughts were pop punk's prime. Sure, there were Blink-182, Green Day and the Get Up Kids before this era, but it wasn't until teenagers listening to those bands in the late '90s grew up and formed bands of their own that pop punk really took off and had many different interpretations. In honor of one of the most important pop punk album's 10th anniversary, (Fall Out Boy's From Under the Cork Tree, of... READ MORE

Album Review - Braid, 'No Coast'

Monday, July 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music BraidNo CoastTopshelf “I don’t want to have to defend my medicine,” sings Bob Nanna on “Light Crisis,” which appears on the first full-length Braid album in 16 years. It’s a rattling but familiar taste of emo that hasn’t gotten stale. Just in time for the revival of the genre that the Midwest outfit had a hand in popularizing, No Coast delivers 12 timeless tracks. It’s a reunion record that doesn’t reek of a money grab. The helix guitars and... READ MORE

Where Are the Women in the Emo Revival?

Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Industry Upon receiving word that heart-on-sleeve heavyweights Jimmy Eat World were reissuing many of their classic albums on vinyl this summer, it made us aware that the rumors behind the Great Emo Revival were true. (And it’s not just because this writer realized a girlhood dream of meeting Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba this year at a Twin Forks show.) Yet for all the hoopla over Braid’s reunion or the reverence of the epically named the World Is... READ MORE

Cry havoc and let emo rule again

Monday, October 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Dashboard Confessional in concert circa 2007. Photo by Melissa Bobbitt Perhaps my generation is having a hard time admitting we're turning 30. We're no longer cool (instead of consciously Through Being Cool). We are now those "old" weirdos at concerts that saunter into the venue 10 minutes before showtime instead of proving our fandom by lining up in the wee hours to get a front-row spot at a GA gig. (My posse and I used to... READ MORE