Concerts

Attack Attack! Leads Hardcore Lineup Coming to Revolution

The "This Is a Family Tour" is as good a refresher for the Warped Tour as any. The bill's five bands hail from Ohio, Connecticut, and California. Feisty post-hardcore Attack Attack! is best-known for popularizing "crabcore," a microgenre in which guitarists squat and hop while churning out hefty breakdowns. Connecticut's Emmure is the hardest band on the tour. Its rugged, twisted, death-metal-leaning force earns major style points for featuring Olympian/pro wrestler Kurt Angle on the cover of 2008's The Respect Issue. Once known as Before Today, Pierce the Veil produces cloying and polished pop-punk. Steinbeck enthusiasts Of Mice and Men claim a mangled yet manufactured metalcore take on "Poker Face" as their greatest YouTube conquest. In Fear and Faith comes off like a tender version of the Bled, offsetting formidable metalcore moodiness with sweeping piano portions. In short: Expect tortured screams, needlessly sweet crooning, a substantial dose of breakdowns, a couple of decent riffs, and a scattered battalion of hardcore dancers.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Reyan Ali