The Menzingers have come a really long way since starting as a punk band from Scranton—and it'll show off that progress when the band plays Ybor City on Mother's Day.
Its latest, From Exile, is a follow-up to 2019’s heartland rock-based Hello Exile. We’re not saying that the band predicted the COVID-19 lockdowns, but it’s a fun conspiracy theory to throw around. Whether you believe that or not, the band has been back on the road ever since safety measures were loosened up last May, and for the first time since November 2019, Tom May and friends are back in Ybor City.
Also, please don’t try and prove a point that The Menzingers were once an emo group; even isthisbandemo.com specifically dubs it as punk.
Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay. Check the music section in print and online every week for the latest in local live music.