MidPointMusic: great presentation with @topicdesign at the AMA luncheon Friday. enjoyed the folks we met and learned much!
The Trouble With Boys
Born between the years 1995 and 1996, The Trouble With Boys were raised in the post-grunge alternative aftermath influenced by groups such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam, and classic rock fueled videogames like Guitar Hero and Rockband. This equation has created a hook-heavy, guitar pop that is reminiscent of Weezer, Blink-182 and the Foo Fighters. At MPMF 2009, the Cincinnati Enquirer called the band "Saturday's greatest spectacle" and described them as a "grizzly old bar band. Glammed up in a way that made them resemble the mini-Van Halen in the Hot For Teacher video, the band looked the part and nailed all the arena-rock conventions too, from convincing guitar solos to call and response interaction from an adoring crowd." This band’s mixture of hard rock, teen spirit and ceaseless energy create a quirky songwriting style that you would expect from a generation that understands ADD as much as AC/DC. The band melds heavy guitars, pretty melodies and punk rock sensibility.