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Good Charlotte / New Found Glory / Less Than Jake

Good Charlotte/New Found Glory/Less Than Jake: live in Philadelphialive in Philadelphia (2003)
Sony Music Entertainment

Reviewer Rating: 1.5
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Contributed by: fowruokfowruok
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Okay, I know there's a reason no one has submitted this review yet because who in their right mind will admit shelling out $31 to go to this show? Unfortunately, I did. Before going to this show, I was definitely a fan of New Found Glory, having seen them twice before they got big and Hot Rod C.


Okay, I know there's a reason no one has submitted this review yet because who in their right mind will admit shelling out $31 to go to this show? Unfortunately, I did. Before going to this show, I was definitely a fan of New Found Glory, having seen them twice before they got big and Hot Rod Circuit, whose albums I like a lot and give a decent live performance. That being said, here's the review:

I got inside the First Union Spectrum about 10 minutes before the show started and realized that, standing at 5'11, I had a completely unobstructed view of the stage - from about 30 rows back in the pit. The average height of the concertgoers was between 3'4 and 3'7 - and maybe that's being too generous. Anyway, Hot Rod Circuit came on precisely at 7:00 and tore through their energetic set. They opened with "Radiation Suit" and closed with "Irish Car Bomb", playing mostly Sorry About Tomorrow in between. Little did I know that they would be the best band on the night. The crowd, meanwhile, was dumbfounded, not sure how to respond to the band during their super-long 15 minute set. I was pissed and walked out to look at some merchandise before Less Than Jake came on.

I'm not the biggest fan of Less Than Jake, knowing very few songs, but was looking forward to their performance and they came on at exactly 7:30 and proceeded to rock the arena. Or try to. As the set wore on, it became increasingly obvious that they were not suited to play a crowd such as this. They tried hard but their sound and vocals were terrible - not to fault the band at all - they are simply a band not suited for this tour. I would, however, like to see them in an environment such as the TLA or Electric Factory. They closed with "Gainesville Rock City" and left the stage and obviously attracted some new teenybopper converts. Lucky them.

Next up was New Found Glory in one of only two shows that they are not headlining on this tour. To call them awful would be unfair but it was obvious that theirs was performance driven by the suits at MTV. 12 year old kids on both sides of the stage jumping through the whole performance. A big flashing "NFG" sign. Chants of "Sell-Out" resonating through the crowd. Their set, if you're really interested ran a little something like this: "Something I Call Personality", "Sucker", "Understatement", "Forget My Name", "Better Off Dead", "Hit or Miss", "Sonny", "Never Sometimes", "Dressed to Kill", "Head on Collision", "Ballad For the Lost Romantics", "Glory of Love", "My Friends Over You". Or precisely the same set, song by song, that they have played the entire tour. No imagination. Little from Nothing Gold Can Stay. No interaction with the crowd. Let's just say they sucked and move on.

Final on the bill for some unbeknownst reason was Good Charlotte. How they could ever headline an arena is beyond me. Anyway, their performance moderately surprised me in that I didn't hate them quite as much as I wanted to. Dare I say it, but I enjoyed "East Coast Anthem", "Little Things", "Motivation Proclamation" and "Waldorf Worldwide". The rest of the set was, as expected, off the abysmal Young and the Hopeless CD. I fell asleep at least once. Overall, Good Charlotte sounded very clean and very polished in their performance and I was surprised somewhat that I enjoyed any of their set.

On a final note, I had a lot of problems with the crowd but do not have the time nor the patience to detail it. So, I'll just move onto what I have to say last.

To recap: Hot Rod Circuit - great; Less Than Jake - unfairly poor due to the nature of the show; New Found Glory - disappointing; Good Charlotte - fair. 3 out of 10 overall.

I am not punk and don't claim to be, but I know what punk is and this antithesis of a tour sure as hell isn't it. I will never see New Found Glory again, as their performance was even worse than Blink 182's on Pop Disaster last year. Hopefully, this perfectly synchronized, TRL-driven tour will also remove consideration by anyone of the two headlining bands as anything resembling punk (by people outside the punk community) in the future, though this is doubtful. Now if I could only get my $31 and Friday night back…

 


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meitang (October 25, 2010)

JULIstone is a China Stone Manufacturer which supply Granite Tile,Paving Stone, Granite Paving, Polished Granite ,may be you can choose something.

FortyMinutesWest (May 12, 2003)

Go Pens, fuck yeah. How the Flyers can complain about being dirty is beyond me, Brashear alone is dirtier than most other teams combined.

Anonymous (May 12, 2003)

ok all theese bands suuuuuuuuuuuuck,and both those bands are killing punk

Anonymous (May 12, 2003)

fuck the flyers. any team with jeremy roenick shouldnt complain about dirty hockey players.i like how even with over double the budget the sens have, and most other teams, they can't get their shti together. the sweep last year was a goddamn riot though. go PENS! one more year Mario...

Anonymous (May 12, 2003)

I went to an all midget show once, never has it been so easy to headwalk.

fortyminuteswest, brilliant or just misunderstood?
hilarious

Anonymous (May 12, 2003)

Are you a fucking moron? You should be banned from these message boards for making one of the worst, uninformed comments ever! i mean do you have one fucking brain cell? Wow i want to meet you and punch you in the face so hard. Thats the only thing that would calm me down. I really doubt ian would condone that sort of blatant violence.

Anonymous (May 12, 2003)

"it makes me so sad that a band as amazing as Less Than Jake was opening for bands as abso-fucking-lutely horrible as Good Charlotte and NFG... my god are those bands ever bad... "

above statement = good call

Anonymous (May 12, 2003)

"Philidalphia got OWNED by the Senators. "

fuck that, pussy. the senators are the cheapest hockey team ever. they're a bunch of fucken euros that blow kisses to the crowd when they score (hossa) and slash people in the face and dont get called (havlat) while still managing to incur 8 broken bones on the flyers in 6 games all at the same time being vaginas? rock music no way!
go flyers. stanley cup 2004 baby hellz yeah

NFG GC = BUTTHOLE CITY

Anonymous (May 12, 2003)

Abortions are awesome!

Anonymous (May 12, 2003)

less than jake has officially made "the shit list". i also saw their video on tv with NO HORNS in it. how effin desperate is a ska band when they cut out their horns cuz they're obviously "not in"? FUCK them! borders and boundaries was their best album. now they are dead. major labels, as cliche as this may sound, ruin rock and roll.
oh and seriously good charlotte and new found glory together in a sentence makes me want to laugh and puke at the same time. this has only happened once before.

Anonymous (May 10, 2003)

Blah blah blah, lets all argue about 3 abortion-inducing bands! This is the most pointless argument I have ever seen. Every one of you that attended should give your ears to a deaf person immediately. Because itís obvious that they are going to waste. Every one of you that went to this show should also Kurt yourself. Seriously if any of you need a Courtney out there to help you, just ask a friend. twat
go fuck yourselves

Anonymous (May 10, 2003)

to the dude 2 posts below, regarding fat wreck. the problem was that fat didnt spend enough time or resources promoting the album, at least to ltj's liking. they were not a label priority and the sales were crappy , very crappy. (now maybe that had something to do with the fact that the album was not nearly as good as losing streak or rockview, but the band thinks its a great cd) so they blamed the label, fat agreed they didnt market ltj as much as they should and they split. now they have banners all over the place and a video on deck, so they get the promo they want, but have to deal w/ the drawbacks of a major, but the plus's outweigh the negatives (money). its business, i dont' blame them.

Anonymous (May 10, 2003)

How many people actually had Nothing Gold Can Stay before S/T...yeah, that's what I thought.

And New Found Glory didn't exactly sell out, they just got old.

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

someone stated below that they didn't know why LTJ felt the need to do this tour and expand their fanbase to 12 year old girls..the answer is simple...they're a MAJOR LABEL BAND. They do what Warner Bros tells them to do. I talked to Viny online a few weeks before this tour and asked hiw what he felt about being billed as an up and coming band...he said it was bullshit and very insulting. He obviously didn't wanna do it, but they were forced...the reason I have no sympathy is cause they fuckin signed the dotted line. I'd liek to know what was wrong with Fat Wreck

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

Holy shit, the commenter below me is PURE COMEDY.

Listen missy, Good Charlotte is nothing even close to punk rock. And for that matter, neither is NFG.

If someone asks me what type of music those bands play, i say "Gay music." Because its for homos.

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

dude you sucked!!! that concert was the best! i went backstage and to say they aren't punk well...you know nothing! just shut up!

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

pro tools is a software package for studio recording, including auto tuning and shit. it doesnt have any purpose live though, i dont' know what this dude a few below me is talking about...

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

I saw Less than jake with bad religion a few years back in the electric factory and it was an amazing show. I thought less than jake played better than bad religion. Less than Jake came on before bad religion and stole the energy for the most part. TO answer your question less than jake seriously rocks at the Electric Factory.

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

great review... shitty bands (aside from less than jake and hot rod circuit) theres not much else to say besides im so glad i didn't waste my money on this concert just to see ltj, who ill be seeing at warped anyway...

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

a little something called pro-tools pal. Look into it.

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

How does one sound clean and polished live? Fucking idiots.. I don't care for their music but that statement is retarded.
kthks

Anonymous (May 8, 2003)

first nufan with starting line and sum41, now less than jake with gc and nfg WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO!!!

Anonymous (May 8, 2003)

YAY! NFG and Good Charolette ROCK! I hope their tour is coming to JFK Elementary School so i can see them! YAY! GO HOT TOPIC!

PS - I totally respect the reviewer for being honest but I have no sympathy for him what so ever. He know what he was getting into.

siropsycho (May 8, 2003)

it's a shame less than jake is on this tour

i don't even understand why they need to go on a tour like this to expand their fanbase to 12 year old girls....they have a huge fan base already...i know so many people who don't even listen to punk or ska that are into less than jake

they have total appeal

Anonymous (May 8, 2003)

i live around philly.. and know a lot of kids that went to this concert.. kids i didnt even think listened to this type of music.. i like pop punk u could say.. but i still have taste. good charlotte once was decent.. and now horrible, nfg was good back when it was nothing gold can stay. but anyway, all the kids raved about the concert and how amazing it was. not surprising. and the following monday they all wore their 'cool''punk' tshirts. again not surprising for kids that go to a mtv sponsored tour. i asked how it was, they said that hot rod circuit (a band none of them had EVER heard of) was okay, but that nfg took the show, and good charlotte's 10 minute long speech was also amazing. i wanted to kill myself. honestly, what is the world coming to? as much as i like old nfg, i have to say it. sellouts. and i understand that making money is good, but to go on a 'trl' tour.. thats just going to low. i pity you for wasting your money on a concert you should have known was gonna be bad.

Anonymous (May 8, 2003)

I'm sorry, but every time this reviewer attempts to make himself look better by insulting NFG or GC he just looks like an even bigger ass, for paying to see this band. No excuses: his girlfriend didn't force him, he didn't win the tickets and have to take his little sister. He wanted to go. And this is his fucking fault. I can say what I say as I didn't pay 31 dollars to read this review. This guy is a dork. You may or may not believe the level of intellect I emit, but its the truth.

siropsycho (May 8, 2003)

i've had the misfortune of seeing both new found glory and good charlotte twice

first time i saw nfg they were decent...not great by any means but good enough for a non-headlining band
second time was at warped tour while i was waiting for NUFAN i think to start

good charlotte is not good live...they don't generally make mistakes but neither would anyone with 6 months or probably less experience on their instruments
in addition, they totally pissed me off last year at warped tour as they went 10-15 over their set time while i was waiting for Reel Big Fish to come start at the adjacent stage

i guess maybe it was because the show was in DC area and that's their 'hometown' crowd...still pissed me of...they seem so egotisctical...DC doesn't love you Good Charlotte! GO AWAY!

Anonymous (May 8, 2003)

"of what I have seen of cspan's coverage, they show a lot less bias than cnn or fox or just about any other channel. Biased, yes, but about as unbiased as any channel gets."

there is no such thing as unbiased news. people are inherently biased. all news is going to be biased. cspan is just as biased as anything else i've seen. the only way to attempt to get the whole story (getting a story from just one source is naive and dangerous, as it puts you at the mercy of someone else's agenda) is to read many different sides of it. no matter what your political affiliation is, watch mainstream news, read radical new sites, read both liberal and conservative paper, maybe check out a moderate radio show. then you can piece the various sides together into a point of view that fits your beliefs. if you only get your shit from one source (be it cspan or anything else), you're just getting what one side wants you to hear, and especially if it's the mainstream media (which is notoriously conservative and government censored), that can be extremely dangerous in times like these.

Anonymous (May 8, 2003)

fowruok - thanks for the response about the set time. Hopefully they play longer than HRC did, I also live a half an hour from the venue so I will be investing a lot of time and hassle just see a 15 minute set...

Also to the people talking about CNN, yes it is most definitely a biased opinion. Colin Powell's son runs the programming for the FCC, he and the Bush Administration have a lot of say about what is put on the air. If you want to watch unbiased news watch the BBC, it is available on almost every satellite and digital cable system.

Anonymous (May 8, 2003)

Whats with this jive-talkin roger from ltj? Sounds like someone is grabbin his balls on the new record!

- mr. T

KillingMoon (May 8, 2003)

of what I have seen of cspan's coverage, they show a lot less bias than cnn or fox or just about any other channel. Biased, yes, but about as unbiased as any channel gets.

Anonymous (May 8, 2003)

"If you watch CNN you're getting a Biased opinion. The only thing that I know of on TV that gives an unbiased opinion on everything is cspan. "

hahahahahahahahahaha

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

To the post three posts down (I wrote the review btw)...Hot Rod Circuit only did play for fifteen minutes. Maybe they'll give Stretch Armstrong more time but I'd doubt it. It was an extremely long show as I didn't get home until 1:00 in the morning -- it starting at 7 and me living 40 minutes away. Hopefully for your sake though, the set times will change.

KillingMoon (May 7, 2003)

If you watch CNN you're getting a Biased opinion. The only thing that I know of on TV that gives an unbiased opinion on everything is cspan.

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

i can't believe GC and NFG picked less than jake to open! it ruins the lineup! you can't open a street punk show with ska! DUH! i bet all the little teeny bopper LTJ fans were frightened when good charlotte and NFG pumped out powerful sets that would make Reagan Youth weep for mercy! OI! OI! OI!

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

Were you being sarcastic whey you said Hot Rod Circuit only played for 15 minutes??? I got on the Solid State Records guest list for the Houston show next week, I am just going to see Stretch Arm Strong open.

I am hoping they will play for at least a half an hour, it won't be worth the hassle of dealing with all of those morons just to see them play for 15 minutes...

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

Ive been had...

-feedmynightmare

insinceredave (May 7, 2003)

I'm sure they will all get it right for the next leg of the tour!

insincere dave

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

I think its obvious that dignin is just fucking with everybody, why do you satisfy him by replying? I'll admit i replied once and then i realized how fucking stupid it was cause hes obviously joking. "I know more about punk than any of you, i watched a special on punk on mtv and took a buttload of notes" Now if thats not kidding then this kid is mentally retarted.

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

"16 year olds are getting their political knowledge from NOFX and Anti-Flag instead of that thing called the newspaper; or even watching CNN. " Good point, but realize, they control what you are exposed to just as much as Fat Mike does. Agenda Setting Theory people. Look it up.

ROCK

dignin (May 7, 2003)

There are good republicans who actually care and of course many that are like what you described. Conservitism is just like religion it can be used for good or bad. And there are just about as many corrupt and greedy democrats. What we need are politicians who actually care about people and are not just owned by corporations and special interest groups, republican or democrat. But that will probably has soon as fugazi stops ripping off Pennywise.

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

"all these punk bands "brainwash" kids into believing whatever they spew on cds and at concerts"

Kinda sounds like the mainstream media to me. Watch CNN? No thanks. I am 21 years old and well informed, and if you are naive enough to believe that Republicans actually give a fuck about anyone who isn't rich, white and Christian then you really should try to remove your head from your ass.

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

reel big fish were forced to take out the horns for that last song uhhh what was it "where have you been" yeah ... any1 whose seen them live in the last year and a half knows that they ska it up for the audience

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

Dignin - '...Even my mom knows how much I love punk stuff, you can see it right down to my studded belt I got from Hot Topic. And it may not be journey who fugazi copied, but it was one those early nineties grunge bands, probably bush..'

yea, oh hahahah, youre hilarious!

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

If the most talented (and ostensibly the best) bands headlined, then Less than Jake and Hot Rod Circuit should have co-headlined this show.

It's really like when Bad Religion OPENED for Blink 182...

In terms of the music they play, HRC fucking rules. No question, no debate. And you idiots bitch about the guitarist--give it a break. You little shits will look for any little thing to bitch about bands. He does a damn good job on guitar--isn't that enough?

Oh, no, they don't sport mohawks and color coordinate their tattoos! And they actually wash their undergarments!

The above score is for HRC only, though.

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

31 AMERICAN FUCKING DOLLARS!?!?!? Thats $43 canadian dollars or 1 Warped Tour ticket. Thats a fucking rip off. The most I ever paid was $34(canadian)to see Bad Religion, and that was a rare fucking exception,I like NFG and LTJ but your fucking insane paying out the ass for that show...

:[Chris]:

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

I'm just going to keep reading these comments to see when anyone realizes or cares that dignin is quite intelligent and not in junior high as he claims. Responding to his threads, though it may seem necessary, is actually quite futile as he is going to keep making up ways that Fugazi sucks. But to dignin -- Fugazi borrowing from Journey and Bush? I mean, c'mon let's keep it interesting. How about Primitive Radio Gods or Men Without Hats? Or maybe Tupac and ABBA? What a lack of imagination. The best you could come up with is Bush? Bahahahahahahahahaha. That's pretty bad.

dignin (May 7, 2003)

when is it going to enter your fat heads that fugazis are one hit wonders? Dashboard confessional does the same thing as them, just ten times better. 13 songs didnt even have a mtv hit, how gayass is that? Well, I'll answer my onw question and reply with quite gayass. Trust me even though Im still in jr. high I know more about punk than anyone of you. I saw a thing on mtv on the history of punk, and I took a buttload of notes. Even my mom knows how much I love punk stuff, you can see it right down to my studded belt I got from Hot Topic. And it may not be journey who fugazi copied, but it was one those early nineties grunge bands, probably bush.

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

i think i responded to it to the best of my abilities.

-sockk

KillingMoon (May 7, 2003)

I myself read the comments to see what kind of rediculous statements people make and how others react to it.

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

Fugazi ripping off Journey?...ok well , here it comes.. i tried to hold it back

ARE YOU A FUCKING MORON? YOU SHOULD BE BANNED FROM THESE MESSAGE BOARDS FOR MAKING ONE OF THE WORST, UNINFORMED COMMENTS EVER! I MEAN DO YOU HAVE ONE FUCKING BRAIN CELL? WOW I WANT TO MEET YOU AND PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE SO HARD. THATS THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD CALM ME DOWN.

sorryNoMoreOutbursts,
-feedmynightmare

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

dignin

throughout their time as a band, fugazi has actually been able to change their sound around and keep it good. listen to 13 Songs and then listen to The Argument. they're both very different but they are both very good. they traverse a wide range of topics with their lyrics and each member of fugazi is a great musician.

there are no television spots for fugazi, i don't even think that there are any print or website banners. they've been able to build a huge audience through the strength of their music.

new found glory and good charlotte rely on television spots and uncomplicated music to pander to the lowest common denominator. they are easy, listening to nfg or gc is like reading the cliff notes instead or actually reading a book. it's unfufilling and you get nothing out of the endeavor.

-sockk

Anonymous (May 7, 2003)

to -feedmynightmare below...Stretch Armstrong is supposed to open some dates, not sure on what end of the tour though...

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

Hot Rod Circuit plays just fine live. I don't know what you're on. What does being a hick have to do with anything anyway? Really, who cares?

This score is for HRC. The rest can go to hell, even LTJ since I heard their new piece of shit.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

Dignin is very stupid. I dont care about being perceived as punk at all. I speak on behalf of a lot of people when I say that NFG and GC suck. They are horrible. They write the worst lyrics, coupled with crappy music. Both of these bands are the epitome of what is wrong with music today.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

I can remember when NFG opened for Less Than Jake, that was what, 2 years ago? I hate teenies.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

hot rod circuit sucks sooo hard live! the lead guitarist is such a fucking hick

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

it makes me so sad that a band as amazing as Less Than Jake was opening for bands as abso-fucking-lutely horrible as Good Charlotte and NFG... my god are those bands ever bad... (although to their credit NFG had one good song... something involving a record... and the guitarist used to sing for Shai Halud who are absolutely amazing...)
This is why I hate when bands sign to a major label. Say what you will about them exposing themselves to a larger audience and making a living doing what they love (and all the more power to them for that... but it's obvious bands can do that without a major label... *cough*fugazi*cough* [and tell me they're a rare example, i dare ya])
anyway, back to my point... bands may not necessarily get bad when they get on a major (though the normally do, Bad Religion for example), but when a good band who can headline their own shows starts opening for pre-teen-fantasy-wannabe-boy-band-with-attitude-pop punk bands that's just sad....
I'll wheep tonight.

dignin (May 6, 2003)

all you music illiterates cant even argue your point why gc and nfg suck. All you do is just say they suck and tellme to die. Well guess what I did almost die and you know what brought me thru the revovering stages? You quessed it, the ingenius music of GC and NFG. I mean that vacuum dang near sucked my entire insides right out of me, and their music filled that void with some of the most glorius records since the beatles. All your stupid bands just suck, and Ill actually give a reason why, their just copycats of journey, for example fugazi, cursive, and the other loser crap you listen too.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

There's no way that dignin comment is real. WussEmoRock, pay attention, that is what you have to do to really piss people off.

This tour makes me want to boycott Honda. LTJ continues to disappoint and the coheadliners are so obviously lacking in originality and spirit... it leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

I heard that Stretch Armstrong was supposed to open some of the shows.. Any one confrim this?

-feedmynightmare
( finals....)

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

Damn I posted this fucking statement on the wrong board, Me da moron!

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

"It's sad all you punkers get your political info from Fat Mike and Michael Moore. Talk about being on the fringe of academia....(that's a bad thing)"

That is easily the most truthful comment I've ever read. Being Republican is not necessarily a bad thing, it's just all these punk bands "brainwash" kids into believing whatever they spew on cds and at concerts. 16 year olds are getting their political knowledge from NOFX and Anti-Flag instead of that thing called the newspaper; or even watching CNN. Listen to the music just don't take it to heart, what Fat Mike says is as important or correct as the people who post on this comment board.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

they all are more punk than me

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

Why do people expect this cd to sound like their older cds? If you liked borders and boundaries, youll love this album. Its LTJ continually maturing. Of course it's not gonna be another Pezcore or Losing Streak.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

Ditto to the comment below. That's why I wrote the review and posted it on this site. Read 744 times and all the witty comments -- that's hilarious.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

I think it's hilarious that people complain about reviews like this making it on the site, yet look how many reads and comments it gets.

krowdsurf (May 6, 2003)

If anyone cares, I found a site the other day, http://less_than_jack.tripod.com/ that has live versions of a lot of the songs off of anthem. I downloaded Best Wishes To Your Black Lung, Plastic Cup Politics and Short Fuse Burning and thought they were all awesome. Also, they played She's Gonna Break Soon on this tour and it sounds much better live. Still not their best song, but much better than that shit that was on the video.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

Haha...this is too easy.

GregSka (May 6, 2003)

With the exception of She's Gonna Break soon, I really liked the songs on the Ltj e-card. The original Look What Happened sounded way too much like a blink 182 song, the new version has more of an edge on it. Selling Yourself Short was a fucking charm!

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

a seven nation army couldnt hold me back

I hear toxic narcotic are opening the next leg of the tour....sweet

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

if the meaning of punk is there is no meaning, then how are gc not punk? the number of 15 year olds on this site needs to be reduced, can't there be age checks or something..this guy below me should be reason enough

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

don't diss the white stripes, fuckass.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

WOw. WOw. Dignin you are a complete moron. I hope you get your balls cutoff, if they havent been already. Good Charlotte sucks, they have no talent, and they claim to be punks. Bullshit. New Found Glory thankfully doesnt claim to be punks, but they still suck. Bottom line. Its not just cause theyre on mtv. Its just cause they suck. You dont know the meaning of punk. You know why, cause there is no meaning- its what you want it to be. The sooner you learn that, the sooner you will stop trying to search for the definition just to fit in with the punks. Go fall off a cliff.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

dignin a few lines down "So go listen to your precious idiot music like fugazi(wannabe nofx) or something gayass like that."

i wish you pain for that comment even if it was sarcasm, its just to angering, wow want to punch something now

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

That was quite the humerous read, I pray you were serious.

-sickboi

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

dignin, joking or not, i think what u just said was really funny and brilliant, but i bet a bunch of people are about to flip out

dignin (May 6, 2003)

to all of you who dis good charlotte of NFG you are either a) a stupid punk rocker trying to impress all the other "punk rockers" on this site, or b) really freakin stupid AND deaf. The only reason you talk some shit is because their popular and on mtv(which about 90% of music on the channel is good, except when they play white stripes). If they were on a hip label like vagrant you jack a's would be all over them. these bands are the black flags, ramones, and the velvet undergrounds of this millenium. So go listen to your precious idiot music like fugazi(wannabe nofx) or something gayass like that.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

i pray the new ltj is good. shes gonna break soon is horrible. i mean really. i thought borders and boundaries sucked too, save 3 or 4 songs.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

i guess. ltj's worst album was released on fat, their 2 best on majors. go figure.
yea nfg sucked at warped last year too. oh well. they got to big for their own good. i almost feel bad for them, they were great as a club band.
hrc are boring and whiney
gc are cheesy but much better live than most people would like to admit.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

i wish less than jake were still on fat. that would make them such a better band.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

My concerns with LTJ are growing as well. The songs on their e-card fucking blow. They totally pissed all over "Look What Happened".

I'm not going to say they sold out, I'm going to reserve judgement until the next album, but all signs are pointing that way.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

Its because Less Than Jake have sold out. And I do not use that term very freely.

Unless they come out and proclaim that the label has been making them do all this crap against their will, I say they can eat ass and die.

-sickboi

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

I have heard live bootlegs of the new Less Than Jake record and I think its damn good. Oh yeah Shes Gunna Break Soon sucks but on the record it has horns so it will be a little bit not as crappy, and yeah the label took out the horns for the video, pretty gay huh?

Ak3atarisriot (May 6, 2003)

fuck yeah last year at the pop disaster tour blink really sucked in Miltown, but Greenday was fucking awesome

toma (May 6, 2003)

i want to like less than jake's new album... i'm hoping the new video isn't an indication of what it's going to be like... then again, the dopeman video certainly doesn't say anything about losing streak either...

sloppyblake (May 6, 2003)

what the hell is hot rod circuit doing on this bill?

Strewtho (May 6, 2003)

"Good Charlotte - Too hard to hear as my car was speeding out of the parking lot."

gold comment and called for.
"Shake it once that's fine, shake it twice that's ok, shake it three times you're playing with yourself! YEAH!"

They should be molotoved for those lyrics.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

"good charlotte stays true to their punk rock roots, they let a car company sponser their tour so that they could offer discount tickets to their devoted fans..."
i almost shit myself when i heard that on tv....good stuff :D

GregSka (May 6, 2003)

Less Than Jake is great, I hear they sometimes bring clowns and cheerleaders on stage. Rock on. Anyways I've finally concluded that WussEmoRock is just some guy posting random stupid stuff for shits and giggles, I feel retarded because I should have picked that up earlier but whatever. Philidalphia got OWNED by the Senators. Booya!

FortyMinutesWest (May 6, 2003)

I went to an all midget show once, never has it been so easy to headwalk.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

oh, i'm just wondering, what does height matter? maybe it was a bunch of short people older than you there. just because you are 5'11" doesn't mean a thing. you could be 13 and just had a major growth spurt for all i know. not that age matters either. but come on.

-greyicewater

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

this music makes me sick

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

i've never seen blink 182 tickets at 40 dollars. 30 dollars at the most.
it's funny though, i remember paying 5 bucks to see NFG. how times have changed.

-greyicewater

moldy (May 6, 2003)

his mom won't let him drive that far alone

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

you could always go straight to the venue, wuss...

WussEmoRock (May 6, 2003)

I'm confused. You all are bitching about ticket prices being high, but what I do not understand is where do you all find cheap tickets? The cheapest I can get a ticket for after ticketmaster service charges on average is $20. It is a huge rip, but $31 for an arena tour with these bands playing isn't too far fetched. Be real, you all know blink would have been around $40 at least.

*****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****

I am tired of concerts, I only want to see LTJ or RBF. word

krowdsurf (May 6, 2003)

I went to this show in Fairfax, VA last night for free because my roommate works at the venue. My impressions:
Hot Rod Circuit-Never heard them before, but thought they were pretty good. Very short set.
Less Than Jake-The one and only reason I went. This would have been an awesome set if it was in an intimate club and not a 3000 person arena and the audience was comprised of more than 12 year old girls, their moms and me.
New Found Glory-Good at what they do, but I don't like what they do, so I just hid in the top row and smoked cigarettes. I only stuck around because I knew Roger from LTJ was going to play a song with them, which he did, and for those two minutes the band was 1/5th less shitty.
Good Charlotte-Too hard to hear as my car was speeding out of the parking lot.

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

Right, so a bunch of major label pop-punk bands, a bunch of 12 year old girls, and alot of uninspired music... really? what DID you expect?

FortyMinutesWest (May 6, 2003)

My predictions:

a)pretty much every comment will bitch about the bands, the review, or the reviewer paying so much
b)yet this will still be in the top ten

pope_schlomo (May 6, 2003)

wow another nominee for assmunch tour of the year. keep'em coming.--->Ramo

Anonymous (May 6, 2003)

i love people who shell out big bucks to go to crappy tours that are played by bands who half-ass it and are obviously going to attract a lame crowd and then complain about it.

sickboi (May 6, 2003)

For future reference kids, don't try to defend your reasons for buying overpriced tickets to crappy shows. You went, did a review of it, let the words speak for themselves.

This score is for LTJ selling that god damn MP3. Eat a cock boys.

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