Boston’s Brighton Music Hall was packed to the brim and buzzing with energy, even for a Friday night in the middle of summer. The venue is known for its notorious indie and punk shows hosted in an intimate space with no barrier between the crowd and the stage. But from the moment fans walked in, it was clear they were celebrating.
In fact, for weeks, fans across the country had been celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Rocket Summer’s album that started it all: Do You Feel. The master mind behind The Rocket Summer, Bryce Avary, took a full band on tour to play the album start to finish to celebrate the album’s legacy and how far the music has come since. This was definitely an older crowd than I’m used to seeing at Brighton. Despite overhearing some thirty-something punk bro warn his other thirty-something punk bro to “look out for the 12 year olds” as they made their way through the crowd, I’d say the average attendee was probably in their late twenties. It was a 10th anniversary show, after all. Parents, teens, and college-age twenty-somethings came together sporting apparel from bands from all over the emo/indie/pop-punk spectrum, from Kings of Lean to All Time Low to Blink 182. Because the crowd was so diverse, the show had an awesome dynamic from the get-go. Continue reading Show Review: The Rocket Summer – ‘Do You Feel’ 10th Anniversary Tour
Bryce Avary took over Brighton Music Hall on August 4th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Rocket Summer’s iconic album Do You Feel. Fans were taken back to some of the earliest days of their middle- and high-school emo phases as they heard the album live from start to finish, before diving into an entire set’s worth of new content. Check out photos from the show below, and stay tuned for a full set review and interview with Avary himself!
Neck Deep have made the trek from across the pond once again to spend a few months on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. The Wrexham, UK natives are spending the tour tearing up the Journey’s stage all summer long while promoting their new album The Peace and The Panic, due to be released on August 18th. Photos from their set at the Hartford, CT show can be found below.
Be still my 14-year-old-self’s heart. Silverstein took Warped Tour back to the good old days as they tore apart the Mutant South stage all summer long on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. Their set struck a nearly perfect balance between old favorites and newer material, and the band was just as energetic and rowdy as ever. Check out some photos from their must-see set below.
Vans Warped Tour veterans Memphis May Fire are back at it again, playing the Journey’s stage for the entirety of the tour this summer. Check out some photos from their set in Hartford, CT below.