Story Of The Year

Story Of The Year

Such a Mess, Love Nothing

Thu, April 5, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


This event is all ages

Story Of The Year
Story Of The Year
Story of the Year is an American rock band formed in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1995. The band was originally formed under the name bigbluemonkey. They changed their name to Story of the Year in 2002 after the release of their EP titled Story of the Year on the indie label Criterion Records, after they realized a blues group of the name 'Big Blue Monkey' had already existed.

It would not be until a few years after forming that Story of the Year saw its first piece of commercial success in its major label debut, Page Avenue, containing the popular singles "Until the Day I Die" and "Anthem of Our Dying Day". A second album, In the Wake of Determination, followed in 2005, but did not achieve the commercial success of its predecessor. The band released their third album, The Black Swan, on April 22, 2008, which was their first release on Epitaph Records, followed by 2010s The Constant.

On March 8, 2013, it was announced that the band reunited and are planning on a world tour.
Such a Mess
Such a Mess
Such a Mess was born out of the early days of the sun-soaked California pop punk revival, when members from several So-Cal bands began writing songs together for fun. In 2010, Such a Mess released their first song demo, "Times Like These", which quickly began gathering strong buzz online, followed by the Times Like These EP, produced by Johnny Liu (Stanley and the Search), in December 2011.

From the song and EP's popularity, the band won the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, securing a spot on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour. After a long writing period throughout 2013 (including a second consecutive Warped Tour spot), Such a Mess released their debut LP, Good Intentions Giving Way, on April 29, 2014. The LP, co-produced by Johnny Liu and Kyle Black (All Time Low, New Found Glory, Pierce the Veil), highlights the band's strong punk rock roots, juxtaposed against a new-found emo revivalist affinity. The band has continued to dive deeper into that emotional space.

"We're not the happy boys we were a few years ago. Let's face it, life sucks and it gets the best of us. This is us pouring our hearts out to the world."
Venue Information:
The Teragram Ballroom
1234 West 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA, 90017