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Live Review: Braid and Owen at Union Transfer, August 10, 2012 (Philly)

Photo credit: Paul Drake

Friday night’s Braid reunion show at Union Transfer in Philadelphia–the band’s third stop of a two–week tour–would mark the fourth time I’d seen the band live since 1998. Editor’s note: Braid, Owen and The Past Haunts will play The Irenic in San Diego on Thursday, August 16. Continue reading…

Saves the Day Spend the Night

Photo credit: Colleen Durkin

In the late 90s, it would have been hard to find a band more emblematic of the burgeoning emo movement than Saves the Day.

Led by vocalist Chris Conley, the group married elements of punk, pop, and hardcore with butt-hurt lyrics about mean ex-girlfriends and missing your mom. The perpetually jilted Conley was one of emo’s first poster boys, lamenting his broken heart via some impressively nasal vocals. Continue reading…