alt-rock

Yellowcard

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Go big or go home seems to be the motto of the rebirthed Yellowcard.

The band, which had their genesis in Jacksonville, Florida in 1997, has come a long way in 17 years. They have experienced the influence of 13 different members – all at different times, created 11 studio albums, and performed literally thousands of shows.

Their first record Midget Tossing (1997) was an exhibition of the inspiration various bands in the hardcore punk scene. When We Stand (1999) brought with it a change in lineup and an inevitable change of sound for the group. Because of the drastic shift in the direction of the group, they also lost a lot of their initial fan base, and following this record were essentially forced to start from the ground up. Then in 2001, the group released One For The Kids their third studio album, which built on the sound of their previous release with more experimentation into lyrics and melody.

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The New Classic

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If you ask the guys of alt-rock band The New Classic what they sound like, they might say their music is “a cross between Fergie and Jesus.” Though they are joking – they’re far from Fergalicious and they’re not turning water into wine – they have found something uniquely their own.

The New Classic are a relatively new development – the band formed in March of this year. Vocalist Matt Graham and guitarist Alfonzo “Fonz” Montiel, who are both 21, met in high school. “I sort of serenaded him at lunch one day with an acoustic guitar and ever since then, he and I have been pretty much buddies,” Matt says.

Pretty much buddies, but not always band mates. It wasn’t until the idea of The New Classic came around last year, that the guys decided to join forces. (more…)