Pop punk’s not dead — it’s simply changing, growing, and becoming a better version of the original.
It felt like all of New York City’s pop-punk scene was smooshed and packed into the 1,200 person capacity Irving Plaza. Maybe before the pandemic, no one would think twice. Being pressed up against another concert-goer was the norm. Now, though, it still feels strange to be back amongst the crowd. Despite that peculiar feeling creeping its way up my neck, I still knew it was a true relief to be back among the community.