Revellution

The birth of Revellution — Revelle’s first-ever music festival — has been decidedly under the radar. So under the radar, in fact, that most people don’t know it exists. Add a rapidly approaching April 1 concert date, and one begins to speculate that Revellution may just be a grand, misguided hoax. However, with a lineup finally released, there is now a bit more evidence that this thing might actually be happening. Headliners Story of the Year and Terrible Things will take the stage on Thursday to prove that maybe — just maybe — Revelle can rage with the best of them.

Story of the Year

Perhaps best known for their 2004 breakthrough hit “Until the Day I Die,” Story of the Year is determined to tear out your eardrums come Thursday. Along with openers Quietdrive, the unabashedly screamo five-piece demonstrates the festival organizers’ apparent goal to create UCSD’s very own mini Warped Tour. Story of the Year’s raucous lyrics and heavy breakdowns call for more fist-pumping than dancing, but that’s not to say the band strays from melody. As their explosive choruses surely prove, the guys have always had an ear for pop. Expect boisterous sing-alongs and pushy crowds at the this installment of the band’s notoriously energetic live performance record. They will most likely spotlight tracks from their February release The Constant — another loud, angry disc in the band’s nearly one-note repertoire.

Terrible Things

Terrible Things is a hodgepodge crew of Warped Tour veterans featuring Fred Mascherino (ex-Taking Back Sunday, The Color Fred), Andy Jackson (Hot Rod Circuit), Steve Lucarelli (ex-Once Nothing) and Josh Eppard (ex-Coheed And Cambria). The group doesn’t stray too far from the decidedly pop-punk and/or sounds produced by their previous bands, but don’t pee yourself waiting eagerly for any Taking Back Sunday wails or Coheed and Cambria prog solos; no, these guys keep it simple. It’s all catchy choruses, three-chord guitar and deeply emotional vocals that make you tear up a little bit when things get deep. The band manages to sound like a combination of the Foo Fighters prototypical modern rock and the traditional emo of Sunny Day Real Estate. With an unexpected spring release date for their debut LP, look forward to the band throwing down some new head-bobbers at the show.

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