Seeing one of your favorite bands is a transcendent experience, like seeing your favorite actor play your favorite president. Spoil your senses with this GrouponLive deal to see Yellowcard at Summit Music Hall. For $20, you get an express-entry package on Tuesday, November 27, at 7:15 p.m. (up to a $34 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The express-entry package includes the following:
- A general-admission ticket (up to a $24 value, including all fees)
- Line-skipping privileges (a $10 value)
Yellowcard rode the pop-punk tidal wave to fame in 2003 with their double-platinum major-label debut, Ocean Avenue. But they had something that their peers didn’t: a violinist. With the addition of Sean Mackin’s majestic bow and strings, the band made fresh the classic formula of crunchy guitars, irresistible hooks, and angsty vocals with such hits as “Way Away” and “One Year, Six Months.” Their second, third, and fourth albums followed shortly after, and Yellowcard’s sound continued to evolve as they mixed sneering punk with an impressive sense of musicality. They exploded back on the scene after a three-year hiatus with 2011’s When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes, which Absolute Punk’s Thomas Nasiff praised as “a holistic recap of the band’s career that still shows good progression…we’re witnessing the beginning of a new chapter of this band’s story.”
That story unfolds further in their latest album, Southern Air (set to be released on August 14), which leavens their characteristically blistering tempos with nostalgic glances at a home left long behind. The band’s hiatus afforded singer Ryan Key the chance to spend more time with his family in Georgia, inspiring the title track’s chorus “This Southern air is in my lungs/It’s in every word I’ve sung/Seems the only truth I know/Is this will always be home.” But the album is more than a look back—“Always Summer” speaks of personal growth and responsibility, and opening anthem “Awakening” bids bitter adieu to those who held the singer back in the past, whether an unfaithful lover or a microphone covered in flypaper.