Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on September 7, 2013

photos by Vladislav Grach, words by Andrew Sacher

Hop Along @ Saint Vitus, 9/5/2013
Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hop Along made their way to NYC a couple times earlier this year as openers for Title Fight and Fucked Up and for The Thermals, but Thursday night (9/5) they returned as the headliners for a show at Saint Vitus. They've always been a strong live band, but seeing them headline was way more wild. The place was packed as Hop Along played, with members of both the band and the audience stage diving, and a big portion of the crowd screaming along the whole time.

Their tourmates The Sidekicks went on right before them, playing an excellent set of punky power pop (mostly from 2012's Awkward Breeds), and also getting sing-alongs going, especially during set closer "Daisy."

It was the last night on their tour together and while Hop Along has already headed home (singer Frances Quinlan had to work on Friday), The Sidekicks are staying on the road supporting The Gaslight Anthem. Those dates include a Long Island show on Sunday at The Paramount (tickets). All are listed below.

Meanwhile, Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon will be in NYC again for our BrooklynVegan-curated Red Bull Sound Select show with The Bouncing Souls, Aye Nako (who play Glasslands tonight [9/7]) and one more TBA on September 30 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Admission is $3 at the door (first come, first served), and Chris Gethard is hosting.

Chris Gethard also hosts today's free Don Giovanni show in New Brunswick, NJ's Boyd Park (9/7) with Screaming Females, California X, Black Wine, and Brick Mower (1 PM start). And Screaming Females will be back in NYC when their tour with Waxahatchee and Tenement hits MHOW on 9/14 and Bowery Ballroom on 9/16, the latter of which Aye Nako opens (tickets).

All upcoming Gaslight Anthem/Sidekicks dates are listed, along with more pictures from the Saint Vitus show, below...

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I Scream Sine Waves

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

I Scream Sine Waves - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Living Room

Living Room - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Living Room - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Living Room - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Living Room - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Living Room - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Living Room - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Living Room - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Living Room - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Living Room - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Living Room - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Living Room - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hop Along

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

Hopalong - St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn - photos by Vladislav Grach - September 5th, 2013

The Sidekicks -- 2013 Tour Dates
Sep 08 The Paramount w/ The Gaslight Anthem Huntington, NY
Sep 09 The Norva w/ The Gaslight Anthem Norfolk, VA
Sep 11 Bogarts w/ The Gaslight Anthem Cincinnati, OH
Sep 12 Mr. Small's w/ The Gaslight Anthem Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 13 Mr. Smalls Theatre w/ The Gaslight Anthem Millvale, PA

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Comments (6)

The guys in I Scream Sine Waves were complete idiots during Hop Along's set. Friggin' kids.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2013 12:58 PM

living room!

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2013 5:41 PM

Kids or not, they kicked some ass.

Posted by Anonymous | September 7, 2013 10:44 PM

12:58 why not be idiots it was kind of boring

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2013 11:00 AM

I've been playing this on repeat for days. I must have listened to it 800+ times or´╗┐ so! It really gets rockin at the end. You could go on for another 10 minutes just rockin out and I wouldn't mind.

Posted by Raelyn | October 1, 2013 3:17 PM

remember seeing the sidekicks at the Berea church when their first cd came out. great time. they have only gotten better and more amazing. I still jam the fuck out of all their cds, including this one. I'm glad such an amazing band came from my area where I grew up. Their music really means a lot to me.

Posted by Oibara | October 16, 2014 4:58 PM

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