Concert preview: The Wonder Years

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

This suburban Philadelphia quintet with no connection to the sappy '80s dramedy of the same name has weathered the emo and melodic hardcore trends that ebbed and flowed over the past two decades to become a decent, well, emo-slash-melodic hardcore band. It's almost as if 2000 had never happened. The Wonder Years is able to play with a sound that was played-out a long time ago, mining the earnestness and rawness that drew so many youngsters to emotional punk in the first place.(Think twice)

Park Street Saloon

7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15

525 Park St., Arena District

saloon.woodlandsproductions.com