New Found Glory: Pop Punk’s Not Dead
by Cory Perla (@ExitMusicCory) - posted 10:50 am, October 21, 2011
New Found Glory
Tuesday, October 25
If New Found Glory says pop punk’s not dead, then pop punk’s not dead. So decares the title of their current tour with fellow pop-punkers Set Your Goals and the Wonder Years, and NFG backs up the statement with their new crunch-heavy single “Radiosurgery,” the title track from their latest full-length album. “Radiosurgery” is hardly a stretch for the 14-year-old band from Coral Springs, Florida, but if you’re looking for a fun party anthem that would fit just as snuggly on Nothing Gold Can Stay as it would on Not Without a Fight, then you’ve come to the right place. “I can’t get your face out my head, it makes my brain hurt,” sings frontman Jordan Pudnick about the girl who perpetually gets away. Radiosurgery saw a release date of October 4th, allowing just enough time for hardcore fans to get properly acquainted with the album before the band’s visit. San Francisco six-piece Set Your Goals accompany NFG on their cross-country tour, playing frantic fan favorites like “Certain” and material from their latest album, Burning at Both Ends. These guys don’t stop in Buffalo too often so check them out on the Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour while you have the chance at the Town Ballroom on Tuesday (Oct 25). Some further proof that pop punk’s not dead; check out Yellowcard the next night, Wednesday (Oct 26) at the same place. —cory perla
6pm. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900 / townballroom.com). $17.