By Joe Martone
Everybody loves a good sense of nostalgia, right? Course you do, especially if you were growing up anywhere between ’89 and ’95. That generation will not shut up about how great their respective childhoods were. So you guys will probably remember getting into the punk-rock tunes of Sum 41 and its big hit “In Too Deep,” right? Well, the chance to recapture your collective adolescence is arriving in Pomona, where Sum 41 will be playing all of its old hits (as well as new ones). First let newer opening acts like Hunter Valentine and IAMDYNAMITE set the mood. There’s nothing like hearing a pop-turned-punk band playing to a live crowd with the acoustics of one of the best stages in the IE. You’ll be able to see how the band has been doing since you’ve matured in a state of semi-adulthood, releasing several albums, going triple platinum in North America, dominating Canadian music charts and consistently performing to this day. Here’s a simple reminder though: just because your band has matured and developed a new sound doesn’t mean you’re not a man-child living in the past. Feel free to buy some tickets and then move out of your mom’s basement. True, they’ve accomplished more in the past decade than you’ve probably accomplished in your life, but enjoy this night and think of it as a wake-up call. You’ve got to start somewhere.
The Glass House, 248 W. 2nd Street Pomona, (909) 865-3802; www.theglasshouse.us. 7pm. $20.