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Alive and Kicking: The Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour and Why New Found Glory...
Alive and Kicking: The Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour and Why New Found Glory...
10/23/11 at 11:10 PM by Thomas Nassiff
Alive and Kicking: The Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour and Why New Found Glory Refuse to Let This Genre Sink

Story by Thomas Nassiff
Photos by Samantha Gomez


Pop-punk isn’t dead, but boy, is it tired.

At least it is right now, as a couple of representatives from three of the bands on the Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour walk across Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Fla., toward the warm, inviting hue of a Denny’s.

As the crowd heads in and the hostess fixes a table for a dozen, a bunch of usual tour shenanigans are taking place. Dan Campbell, vocalist for Philadelphia’s The Wonder Years, digs into...[read more]
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12:35 AM on 10/24/11
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Saving my spot for when I have time to read this. Mostly because pop punk is my favorite and I feel like everyone probably already knows that about me. So excited for this tour to hit my area next month.

Edit: Hi Thomas. I just got around to reading this. Loved it, great writing. Exactly why I love these bands and the genre.
12:44 AM on 10/24/11
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Rory McCoid, who booked the show in Jacksonville, would like to add this about the sense of community in the pop-punk scene:

"Just like when I called my friend at Comcast to install my illegal cable, a lot of bands wouldn't be where they are now without help from friends. And I wouldn't be watching reruns of Fresh Prince."
01:01 AM on 10/24/11
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While I probably shouldn't have read that at 2 am on a Monday, I'm not sad that I did because it was definitely interesting to read.
01:10 AM on 10/24/11
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While I probably shouldn't have read that at 2 am on a Monday, I'm not sad that I did because it was definitely interesting to read.
haha me too
01:20 AM on 10/24/11
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Fabulous work Thomas!
02:35 AM on 10/24/11
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fantastic write up. well done, it was an interesting and awesome read.
04:52 AM on 10/24/11
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Awesome piece.
06:26 AM on 10/24/11
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As always, another great read from Thomas.

and like Thomas said early this week, have at it tumblr...

“We came up playing basements together and if we have to, we’ll go down playing basements together.” -Dan Campbell DCXXX
06:41 AM on 10/24/11
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Awesome. Just fantastic.
06:42 AM on 10/24/11
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Great read. I honestly laughed when I realized set your goals weren't part of the article after seeing who wrote it.
07:17 AM on 10/24/11
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Best Article
07:47 AM on 10/24/11
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Great article, made me want to stop going to school today and play punk shows forever
08:33 AM on 10/24/11
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Great article! Super interesting to read.
08:35 AM on 10/24/11
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This was a very solid read. I've tried many times to get into all four of these bands, and with the exception of The Wonder Years at times, haven't been successful. That being said, I love pop punk and these bands all seem to be legitimate "defenders of the faith". They definitely have my support. I'd MUCH rather see bands like this on a tour package with NFG than A Day To Remember and Four Year Strong, who I had the displeasure of sitting through in between Crime in Stereo and NFG a few years ago. At least FYS did a Suicide File cover. That was kinda cool.

I digress. Good work Thomas. You're pop punk and I'm telling everyone ;)
08:48 AM on 10/24/11
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That last quote from soupy is fucking brilliant!
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