Phenomenon Concerts Presents
Taking Back Sunday
Polar Bear Club, Transit
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Taking Back Sunday
Similar to: Brand New, The Used, Blink 182, Story Of The Year
Formed in 1999 in Amityville, New York, Taking Back Sunday modeled their interpretation of melodic hardcore after bands like Lifetime, Endpoint, and Sunny Day Real Estate. After the release of a five-song demo and a year’s worth of touring, Taking Back Sunday signed to Victory Records. The result, Tell All Your Friends, layered Adam Lazzara’s emotional vocals and the dual-guitar assault of Reyes and John Nolan, fashioning a classic hardcore sound with pop songwriting components. The group spent most of 2003 touring, when Nolan and bassist Shaun Cooper left the band. They were rounded out by drummer Mark O’Connell, guitarist/vocalist Fred Masherino, and bassist Matt Rubano. Their next album, Where You Want To Be, arrived in summer 2004 and debuted at number three on Billboards Top 200. After touring and hitting the usual Warped Tour stops, Taking Back Sunday debuted their third album Louder Now. This was a darker, more aggressive effort that tapped into the band’s live energy. In October 2007, Fred Mascherino exited the lineup and several months later Matt Fazzi was announced as his replacement. New Again was released in summer 2009, and later in 2010 the band announced that the lineup from their first album would be reuniting in the studio for their fifth album. This was released the following year entitled Taking Back Sunday. They are about to being their fall tour playing some new songs along with some old favorites.
Polar Bear Club
Genre: Alternative, Indie Rock
Similar to: The Story So Far, Brand New, Hot Water Music, Make Do and Mend
Polar Bear Club is an American post-hardcore/indie rock band from Syracuse, upstate New York. Formed in 2005, the band currently consists of vocalist Jimmy Stadt, lead guitarist Chris Browne, rhythm guitarist Nate Morris, bass guitarist Erik Michael “Goose” Henning and drummer Emmett Menke. In March 2008, a full-length record Sometimes Things Just Disappear was released via Red Leader Records. They took off on the road in support of the album, and by the year’s end they had signed on with hardcore-leaning label Bridge Nine Records. Their second album, Chasing Hamburg, was released in the fall of 2009. They are currently doing a US tour, and directly after they’re starting the DeathTourus with Citizen, Diamond Youth, and Sainthood Reps.
Genre: Punk, Alternative
Similar to: Wonder Years, Brand New, Man Overboard, Senses Fail
Transit were formed in Boston, Massachusetts by vocalist Joe Boynton, drummer Daniel Frazier, bassist P.J. Jefferson, and guitarists Joseph Lacy and Tim Landers. Originally an emo band, the five-piece recorded 2007’s Let It Out EP and it’s 2008 debut full-length, This Will Not Define Us, for Barrett Records. After a switch to Run for Cover, another two releases followed: Stay Home EP and Keep This to Yourself. Lacy left in 2011, to be replaced by Torre Cioffi on guitar, and the group’s sound started to bend to match the indie pop trend. That year, they released Something Left Behind, and then moved to Rise Records for 2011’s Listen & Forgive and recently released, Young New England. “Music is about connecting with people, and that’s what we focus on more than anything else,” says vocalist Joe Boynton.
$27.50 - $30.00