Weekend: Where's the Band, The Expendables, The Shop, Sluggo, and The Noodles

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Chris Conley of Saves the Day
It's official, folks: Emo is cool again. Don't believe me? Listen to "Fall In," the third track on the highly buzzed about Attack On Memory from Cloud Nothings. The song is straight out of the late '90s/early 'aughts emo playbook: Strained vocals, frantic drums, and the kind of guitar tone that defined albums by Braid, The Promise Ring, and Texas is the Reason.

It reminds me of something from Four Minute Mile by The Get Up Kids, and a time right before "emo" started earning the ridicule it regularly received from old-school punkers. Plenty of those older emo dudes are still kicking around -- including Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids, who is scheduled to perform tonight at Crescent Ballroom as part of the Where's the Band? tour. He's joined by Chris Conley of Saves the Day, a band with one perfect album to its name (Stay What You Are) and some other pretty good ones, as well as Ace Enders (The Early November), Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It), and Anthony Raneri (Bayside), which is kind of like Nirvana touring with Bush, Silverchair, and Puddle of Mudd, but hey, who's keeping score?

Despite the snark, Where's the Band is one our shows to catch this weekend. Read on for more must-see gigs this weekend in the Valley.

Friday, February 3:

Where's the Band? feat. Anthony Raneri, Matt Pryor, Chris Conley, Ace Enders, & Evan Weiss at Crescent Ballroom

The Expendables at Roxy Lounge

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 ​It's official, folks: Emo is cool again. ... frantic drums, and the kind of guitar tone that defined albums by Braid....

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