By the time Taking Back Sunday released its first album, 2002's Tell All Your Friends
, emo had been around for years. TBS had all the requisite moves -- churning, angular, post-punk guitar, earnest, heart-worn vocals, anthemic choruses with big hooks, and rumbling, hardcore rhythms into the breaks. It was hardly original, but it was put together with a craftsman's skill. The band's relentless touring grew a huge underground following, but it wasn't apparent how big until its latest, Where You Want to Be
, sold more than 160,000 in its first week. Now, with emo originals like Promise Ring, Jimmy Eat World, and Get Up Kids little more than commercial footnotes, TBS stands atop the movement's second wave. -- Chris Parker
Taking Back Sunday, Matchbox Romance, Fall Out Boy, and the Quick Fix Kills perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, October 31, at Revolution, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $16 to $19. Call 954-727-0950.