The Rock City archives: 2017

NEW FOUND GLORY, Live At Rock City

  • Tuesday 3rd October 2017
  • Supported by: TBC

When pop-punk permeated the mainstream in the early 2000s, frenetic power chords, glossy girl-trouble choruses and spiked hairdos were as essential to MTV for a time as Britney Spears or Justin Timberlake. But if Blink-182 was the Babe Ruth of that era's Murderer's Row, spinning off some of the genre's biggest hits with their turn-of-the-millennium blockbusters, then New Found Glory was the Lou Gehrig, an unwavering workhorse of a band that, to this day, is at its best when the spotlight is shone elsewhere.

The rollicking South Florida band, who snagged millions of fans with their crisp, MTV-favored singles “Hit Or Miss” and “My Friends Over You,” is arguably the prevailing outfit of the genre’s heyday. A Day To Remember, All Time Low, The Story So Far and many other “new generation” pop-punk bands take cues — some even their names — from NFG.