Some songs feel like they were written just for you, with lyrics that echo your love life and comment on the handwriting in your diary. Connect to a hit with this GrouponLIve deal to see Yellowcard at House of Blues San Diego. For $22, you get one ticket for standing-room general admission on Sunday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $36 total value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
After a three-year hiatus at the close of the decade, Yellowcard exploded back onto the scene in top form with 2011's When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes. Heralding the band's return, Sputnikmusic gushed that the album "bleeds with the best that Yellowcard have done thus far," singling out the band's characteristic violin solos in the single "For You and Your Denial." Now touring in support of its upcoming release, Southern Air, the group continues to draw in audiences with emotionally raw lyrics and breathily thunderous vocals that combine vulnerability with intensity like an auctioneer’s marriage proposal.
The Wonder Years offers its support to the evening's melodic pyrotechnics with explosive odes to disaffected alienation. Serving up the headbanging anthems it raised to an art on its third full-length album, Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing, the band was praised by AllMusic.com for its ability to "merge the huge sound of melodic hardcore with a strong dose of narrative depth."
We Are The In Crowd rounds out the night's acts, bringing a double dose of vocal virtuosity courtesy of singers Taylor Jardine and Jordan Eckes. Beautifully meshing their pipes in such songs as "Rumor Mill," the duo complements each other's soaring range before dropping into goose-bump-summoning harmonies.