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I Am the Avalanche, Diamond Youth, Turnover, When We Team Up and Non the Yes Man


Star Theater (map) Downtown
Wed., April 9, 7:30 p.m. 2014 All Ages


In the highly saturated world of saccharine-coated pop punk, I Am the Avalanche's Vinnie Caruana is a true forefather. The Alternative Press-featured buzz bands of today—like the Wonder Years, Four Year Strong, Man Overboard, and even current tour mates Diamond Youth—have Caruana and his first band, the Movielife, to thank for blurring the lines between hardcore and pop punk, tossing the breakdown-heavy songwriting style of hardcore with the heart-on-sleeve writing style of, say, Blink-182, creating what Metalsucks writer Sergeant D refers to as "easycore." Though not nearly as influential, his current band I Am the Avalanche doesn't stray far from the sing-along-ready style of yesteryear. KEVIN DIERS

Star Theater

13 NW 6th, Portland, OR 97209

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  • Wed., April 9, 7:30 p.m. 2014
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