Magazine 244 Forever The Sickest Kids (11/08) #14744
FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS
The six-headed Dallas/Fort Worth party monster have gained traction in the hearts of many with their loopy, feel-good pop. Rachel Lux traces the band’s roots, catches up with their hijinks and wonders exactly how long “forever” is, anyway.
When lead singer Tim McIlrath started “the fourth-best punk band in the world,” he hoped the outfit would be as popular as his heroes in Hot Water Music. Talk about overachieving....
After six years of operating in the indie music scene, the pathologically friendly quintet have made the jump to the major leagues. Not surprisingly, it’s everything they’ve wanted, barring a few more showers.
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
At a time when many new bands are influenced by acts celebrating their fifth anniversary together, this New Jersey aggregate decided to go back 50 years for inspiration. Ironically, the Gaslight Anthem sound remarkably more contemporary.
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