“If you’re new to this music… then you start reading the book, and look up the Menzingers, the Descendents and the Ataris, that’s awesome.” These are the words of Mike Damante, an author, journalist for the Houston Chronicle in Texas, and pop punk fan. His upcoming book, ‘Hey Suburbia’ charts the unlikely rise of pop punk and emo from an underground scene to a legitimate global phenomenon in the late 90s and early 00s. With today’s musical landscape being as it is, it’s startling to remember how quickly some of the bands in the scene blew up.

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