On Sept. 13, pop-punk band All Time Low will come through Boise while on a break from the “House Party” tour. Special guest The Wonder Years will accompany the band. All Time Low visits Boise quite often compared to many other bands in their scene.
While on tour with A Day to Remember and Pierce the Veil, All Time Low and The Wonder Years added a few extra dates to play
cities which weren’t already on the tour schedule. A Day to Remember and Pierce the Veil will not be performing at the Boise tour date, to many fans’ dismay.
All Time Low has been a band since 2003 and its four members — Alex Gaskarth, Jack Barakat, Rian Dawson and Zack Merrick — have been with the band since its creation.
Although fans can expect an army of fifteen-year-old girls to toss their bras onstage or fart jokes from the band as usual, the fan base has definitely grown-up, and the band has matured along with them. Musically, they’ve gone in a new and fresher direction.
“The whole party vibe with the band is the kind of thing a college kid or older can come and have a good time. Our show’s different every night; we try to keep it fresh,” said guitarist Jack Barakat in an interview with citypages.com.
In the interview, frontman Alex Gaskarth elaborates on their music.
“You just have to be authentic and write what you want to write, or people will see through it. We’ve had a taste of that. We’ve tried to make the compromises with our last record where we took ambitious shots writing
towards the top 40-radio market. It’s not to say I don’t like the songs, but I think there were certain people in our fan base that did see through it. I think it’s important to learn from that,” said Gaskarth.
Mostly referred to as a pop-punk band, All Time Low has a unique sound that can’t quite be put into words. The band, formed in 2003 in Baltimore, Md., has made great strides in the past few years. Their latest release titled “Don’t Panic” has been cited by many of their fans as being their best album release so far. On Sept. 30, the band will release an extended version of the album with new songs. Their latest single, “A Love Like War” features Pierce the Veil frontman Vic Fuentes.
All Time Low always gets the Knitting Factory crowd excited and on their feet. During slower songs, such as “Therapy” and “Remembering Sunday,” tears are a common sight, as is jumping and laughing during more fun songs like “Weightless” and “The Reckless and the Brave.”
In an interview with alloy.com, Gaskarth said, “I pinch myself everyday — I’m waiting to wake up. It’s
The Wonder Years have an energetic onstage presence. Founded in Lansdale, Pa., in 2005 under a different name, their music has been called everything from pop-punk to melodic hardcore. Members include Matt Brasch, Nick Steinborn, Casey Cavaliere, Dan Campbell, Josh Martin and Mike Kennedy. Their latest release, “The Greatest Generation” has been of great success to the band.
There is no way to know exactly what shenanigans to expect this Friday at the Knitting Factory, but the only way to find out is to go check it out for yourself.