Daily Agenda Aug. 4: Blink-182 and Saviours
Something for the kids and their crazy older brothers
Originally greeted as a sophomoric, sub-Green Day pretender, Blink-182 showed no sign of staying power when it broke through with 1997’s Dude Ranch. Yet a dozen years later (and four after its acrimonious breakup), Blink’s reunion is one of the summer’s biggest tours. (It stops at Marcus Amphitheater tonight.) How did this happen? Well, for all the juvenile humor—and there was plenty of it—in Blink’s music, the band knew how to write maddeningly catchy pop-punk songs that always had more pathos than their predilection for dick jokes indicated. A new single, “The Night The Moon Was Gone,” will be out soon, though the band says a new album won’t follow for some time. Joining Blink is one of its successors, Fall Out Boy, another band that has outlived its novelty status to release some fantastic pop albums.