Review: The Wonder Years go back to their roots to promote The Greatest Generation - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart

Local success story The Wonder Years took on an awfully ambitious task to promote their fourth full length album, The Greatest Generation: preform four shows in 24 hours. This madness started in the non air-conditioned basement the First Unitarian Church, a venue these Philadelphia alums had played numerous times before becoming one of the most notable names in the current pop-punk scene. The band could have easily sold a venue twice this size, but in this 24 hour micro tour, they wanted to give back to the fans by playing intimate shows in small venues.

The show was something special; the band had not even played their first note before the first crowd surfer hit the air and it was hard to find a single person who was not singing along to every note. The band commanded the sold-out crowd with their high energy performance. The Wonder Years were accompanied by fellow Lansdale natives The Sixties, whose brand of hooky post punk opened the show perfectly. They were also accompanied by the newest members of Run For Cover Records, Modern Baseball, commanded the crowd in their own right. Straight from the basement scene, they are quickly becoming one of most promising new acts to come out of Philadelphia in recent months. You can catch The Wonder Years all summer on the main stage of this year’s Warped Tour.

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