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Broadway Calls, Living with Lions, Lee Corey Oswald and Stark Heroes

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Sat., Oct. 1, 8 p.m. 2011 21+

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$8

As much as I hesitate to make the claim, Broadway Calls are a pop-punk band. Undeniably so. But with the exception of those who still attend the Warped Tour, or declare White Trash, Two Heebs, and a Bean to be the defining recording of our generation, the pop-punk landscape is hardly preferred musical real estate these days. Yet as their peers try to capture the sounds of a bygone era, Broadway Calls progress forward. Their follow-up to 2009's Good Views, Bad News is the just-released Toxic Kids EP, a crisp, six-song offering that has all the components you'd expect—three chords, rapid-fire drums, bratty vocals, and hooks aplenty—along with a newfound sense of restlessness (sample song title: "I'm So Ready to Be Done with My 20s") that fits the Rainier band quite well. Now that Green Day have swapped Gilman for the Great White Way, I hereby nominate Broadway Calls to take their seat upon the pop-punk throne. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

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Venue Hours
  • Mon-Fri 7 am-2 am, Sat-Sun 10 am-2 am
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This event is in the past.
  • Sat., Oct. 1, 8 p.m. 2011
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