Philadelphia’s Hop Along playing GAMH with Thin Lips tomorrow

(photo by Tonje Thilesen) Philadelphia folk-rock four-piece Hop Along are finally bringing their headlining tour to San Francisco this week, supporting their third studio record, Bark Your Head Off, Dog. Hop Along will perform at Great American Music Hall with support from Philly tour-mates Thin Lips. Hop Along began as an acoustic solo project of Frances Quinlan. After years of developing her songwriting craft, she decided to expand the project into a full rock band and shorten its name from Hop Along, Queen Ansleis. Seeking a fuller sound, Frances' brother Mark Quinlan joined the band followed by Tyler Long and [...]

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Barry Johnson & Frances Quinlan to play solo at The Chapel on Jan 13

Whenever you are connected to the phrase “pop-punk” it’s harder to be taken seriously. I’ve seen Joyce Manor live a couple of times, twice when they were opening for Conor Oberst’s punk band, Desaparecidos. I had almost no clue who Joyce Manor was or what to expect from them. What I caught myself in was a massive amount of enthusiastic teens throwing their bodies around the crowd and my shoulders. Teens that used “pop-punk” as a compliment, a way to describe their way of life and even their favorite pizza place. I am still not sure if I should be [...]

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