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The Wonder Years

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  • Formed: Philadelphia, PA
  • Years Active: 2000s

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Taking its name from the TV show The Wonder Years, the Philadelphia punk pop band was formed by guitarists Matt Brasch and Casey Cavaliere, vocalist Dan "Soupy" Campbell, bassist Josh Martin, drummer Mike Kennedy, and keyboardist Mikey Kelly. The sextet got its start in 2005 when previous combo the Premier split up. Regrouping under the new name, the band began playing shows and released two split singles that year (with Bangarang! and Emergency and I). In late 2007, the Wonder Years self-released an album, the emphatically titled Get Stoked on It!, and quickly caught the eye of California label No Sleep, which signed the band. Their first record for the label was the EP Won't Be Pathetic Forever, which came out in June of 2008. Following a split single with All or Nothing, Kelly left the band. After a year spent recording its second album, the group released The Upsides in January of 2010. The record made a dent in the lower regions of the Billboard charts, and also gained the Wonder Years a deal with the larger indie Hopeless, which reissued the album in September with four bonus tracks. In the time between releases, drummer Kennedy quit the band and was replaced by Nick Steinborn. Kennedy soon returned to the fold and Steinborn bounced over to play keys and guitar. With the lineup solidified, the Wonder Years got to work on their next album with producer Steve Evetts. In 2011, they released their third album, Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing, followed by the arrival of a B-sides compilation, Sleeping on Trash, as well as their fourth full-length album, The Greatest Generation, in 2013.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
10.15.16 Park Street Saloon Columbus, OH US
10.16.16 Anthology Rochester, NY US
10.18.16 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA US
10.19.16 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ US
10.21.16 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD US
10.22.16 Webster Hall New York, NY US
10.23.16 Webster Hall New York, NY US
10.24.16 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON Canada
10.26.16 Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH US
10.27.16 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI US

eMusic Features

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Pop-Punk’s Credibility Problem

By Ian Cohen, Contributor

If four of pop-punk's biggest and best bands are going to do a tour together, the least they could do is come up with a cool name for it. And yet, the Wonder Years, Modern Baseball, Citizen and Fireworks have lamentably not called their tour Monsters of Pop-Punk. They have called it "The Greatest Generation Tour" instead, which sounds boastful but is really only the name of a Wonder Years album. On a Sunday night… more »

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Pop-Punk’s Credibility Problem

By Ian Cohen, Contributor

If four of pop-punk's biggest and best bands are going to do a tour together, the least they could do is come up with a cool name for it. And yet, the Wonder Years, Modern Baseball, Citizen and Fireworks have lamentably not called their tour Monsters of Pop-Punk. They have called it "The Greatest Generation Tour" instead, which sounds boastful but is really only the name of a Wonder Years album. On a Sunday night… more »