It’s pretty much summer vacation, and in a perfect world, pop-punk-slash-emo kids would be gearing up for the scorching Vans Warped Tour’s stop at Vinoy Park or the ol’ Gary.
Alas, the world no longer turns that way, but at the very least, plenty of the bands involved in the legendary festival tour remain active. Take The Used, for example. The Utah-based emo outfit’s 11-track new album just dropped last Friday and took just 11 days to complete. Another 10 tracks, recorded in 10 days, see release at a date to be determined.
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.