YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton pop punk band GlowNovember
Genre(s): Pop punk, easycore
Years active: 2014-present
Sounds like: For those who remember the early 2000s explosion of pop punk, sweating in the midday sun in a Vans Warped Tour mosh pit as you bounced in unison with the crowd screaming lyrics of youthful heartbreak, the songs of GlowNovember will bring all those nostalgic feelings right back. For those too young for all that, this music will serve as a great introduction to pop punk with its melodic angst, catchy hooks, relatable lyrics, and energetic sing-a-longs that work in your empty bedroom, a crowded club, or the long drive home, particularly after a bad breakup.
For fans of: State Champs, The Story So Far, Four Year Strong, New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, Simple Plan, Yellowcard, Mayday Parade, The Wonder Years, Knuckle Puck, A Day to Remember, and Cartel
Number of albums/EPs released: One (debut full-length album “Life Sucks, Get Over It”)
Latest album/EP: “Life Sucks, Get Over It,” released May 27, 2016
Fun fact: The band adopted a waitress at Denny’s in Dickson City as their band mother and are obnoxiously rude to anyone who mistreats her.
June 9: Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos Tour at the Sherman Summer Stage at Pocono Mountain Carnival Grounds (20 Murray St., Mount Pocono) with Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional, The Early November, Saosin, and Patent Pending, 6:30 p.m.
July 2: The Hot Lion Bling Tour at the Sherman Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) with Every Moving Color and Wilder Sons, 7:30 p.m.
Photo by J&T Photography