Jimmy Eat World w/Royal BangsPop/Rock
Of the myriad emo bands of the late ’90s and early Aughts, Jimmy Eat World is the one it’s still OK to like in 2013. In part, this is because of 1999’s brilliant Clarity, a record so transcendent and acclaimed, it gets a pass for all the Fall Out Boys it wrought. But it’s also because Jimmy Eat World, unlike their Michael-Keaton-in-Multiplicity copycats, made the kind of songs that evoke an age and a memory, not a year. They are songs about being 16 or 17, not about being 16 or 17 in 2007. Sure, at the beginning, it’ll be weird to hear a bunch of middle-aged dudes singing about the prom and lost love and crestfallen teenage hiraeth — but by the end, you’ll be screaming for them to play the one about fireworks, no matter when you turned 16.
Fri, Aug 16 | 8:00 PM
Marathon Music Works
$27.00 - $30.00
18 and over