Over the last decade, Philadelphia pop punks The Wonder Years have become something of a seminal act in the modern scene, helping revitalize and course-correct the genre with their earnest, smart, engaging, relatable songwriting and DIY-rooted attitude. While the band manage to make it to Nashville on a semi-regular basis, their presence has typically boosted them to somewhat larger rooms, making their performance tonight, Sept. 28 at Mercy Lounge a comparatively intimate and special treat for fans. The size of the venue isn’t the only thing stripped down though- this run is in support of the group’s brand new acoustic EP, Burst & Decay, and they’ll trade their loud, punk fueled setup for acoustic guitars, to present their songs in a more raw and deconstructed manor.
The Wonder Years alone would make this a worthwhile show, but the strong supporting lineup makes it indispensable. New York’s Laura Stevenson brings her folk-tinged, punk adjacent indie rock. DC based, emo informed, indie rockers The Obsessives arrive amidst a serious wave of buzz surrounding their sophomore LP. And Jetty Bones, the Ohio based, musical alias of Kelc Galluzzo, gets things started with her her poppy, infectious sound. You can grab tickets right here, and preview all the performers below!
The Wonder Years, Laura Stevenson, The Obsessives, and Jetty Bones will perform tonight, Sept. 28 at Mercy Lounge. The show is all ages, begins at 6:15 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.), and tickets are available to purchase for $22.