The Wonder Years
featuring Fireworks / Hostage Calm / Misser
Friday, Mar 22, 2013 6:30 PM CDT
Zydeco, Birmingham, AL
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 titledGet 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 EPWon’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.