Pop Punk’s Not Dead: The Wonder Years

On Wednesday, Nov. 9 pop-punk band The Wonder Years performed at the Marquee Theater alongside bands Seaway, Moose Blood, Knuckle Puck and Real Friends.

Starting their band in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, The Wonder Years came about during the start of the so called pop-punk revival.  From raw, heartfelt lyrics to front man Dan Campbell’s scrappy and emotional voice, it’s no surprise high school students truly find themselves entranced in the music of The Wonder Years.

“I connect with their music,” junior Joseph Quintana said. “I really relate to the message they put out in their music.”

Well known pop-punk band The Wonder Years performed at the Marquee Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Photo By Michaela Brown.

Fresh off the underground pop-punk scene, bands Seaway, Moose Blood and Knuckle Puck put on energetic performances for fans. Shortly after, crowd favorite Real Friends electrified the crowd by performing with passion and truly reaching out to their fans.

“I found Real Friends to be completely inspiring,” junior Carly House said. “You can tell that they’re doing what they love as well as genuinely caring for their fans.”

Headlining act, The Wonder Years gave the crowd a sense of community by bringing fans of all ages together to immerse in the live music from the band. The entire venue, from the front row to the very last, was filled with passionate screams from fans as the band played an abundance of their favorite songs. The band did not fail to spellbind their audience by performing a profoundly spirited show.

“The energy of the crowd was pretty intense,” Quintana said. “The crowd sung every word with the band.”

Fans of the pop-punk movement might want to add these bands to their playlist.  For more information on The Wonder Years, visit http://www.thewonderyearsband.com/.

(Featured photo courtesy of Go Moxi)