The Wonder Years

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The Wonder Years have come a long way since writing songs about Captain Crunch cutting the roof of your mouth. Now the preeminent bastions of the pop-punk/emo revival—or whatever you want to call it in that hotly contested conversation—The Wonder Years’ latest LP, The Greatest Generation, cracked the top 20 of the Billboard 200 upon its release last year. Fronted by Dan “Soupy” Campbell, the Lansdale-born band is four albums into their career and have earned a revered standing amongst fans of the genre. Look no further for evidence than the fact that this gig at the Electric Factory has long been sold out.

Heartfelt and easy-to-sing-a-long-to jams about male angst will never go out of style, and thankfully, The Wonder Years have perfected that formula since their inception in the mid-2000s. If that wasn’t enough, these transplants from the ‘burbs are never bashful about name dropping our fine city: Their 2010 album The Upsides features songs titled “Logan Circle,” “Melrose Diner,” “Washington Square Park” and “It’s Never Sunny in South Philadelphia.” That alone’s worth a big cheer.

Tonight, TWY headlines a packed five-band bill, joined by Fireworks, Real Friends, Citizens and Modern Baseball. Defenders of pop-punk, be prepared for maximum bummage if you can’t get into this show. // DANIEL GELB

6:30pm. Sold out. With Fireworks, Real Friends, Citizens + Modern Baseball. Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St. 215.627.1332. electricfactory.info
 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

WHERE
421 N. Seventh St, Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 04/12/2014. .

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Electric Factory

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