As an unabashed proponent of the genre, I'm happy that the line-up of Yellowcard's current headlining tour (dubbed the Southern Air Tour) runs the gamut of pop punk. We Are The In Crowd reside on the poppier end of the spectrum, and The Wonder Years represent more of the punk influences, while Yellowcard land somewhere in between. I saw the tour at the House of Blues in Boston, MA on November 18th, where the sold out audience was receptive to all thee acts. It was a real testament to the solidarity of the scene (and to Hopeless Records, the label that all three groups call home).
The show began with up-and-coming pop rockers Sandlot Heroes. Like the majority of the crowd, this was my introduction to the band. I only caught the end of their set (damn you, House of...[read more]