Punk bands shake it up

By Shirley Guzman
Correspondent

The Rathskeller was a full house on Friday, March 22 as dozens of students gathered to hear the punk rock band A Loss for Words perform with opening band Modern Baseball.

Modern Baseball began their spring tour that night by setting the mood of the show. Their indie rock inspired music immediately had everyone on their feet as they nodded their heads to the sound of the band’s electric guitars.

Modern Baseball pictured above. (Janika Berridge / Photo Assistant)

Modern Baseball was recently featured on Alternative Press’s 100 Bands You Need To Know.
They plan on continuing their spring tour until Thursday, March 28 at various locations such as Ohio, Michigan and Illinois.

Sophomore psychology and marketing double major Hannah Krotulis could not contain her excitement as she sat down and listened to Modern Baseball’s songs. “I really enjoyed their show. They’re just a couple of kids getting together and doing what they love and having fun,” she said.

When A Loss for Words arrived, they drove the audience even wilder as they lit the stage with their contagious energy.
Their vocals were some of the best in the pop-punk genre. If you are on the search for a new pop-punk/rock band, then A Loss for Words may be just what you’re looking for.

The band is from Boston and is signed with Rise Records/Velocity Records. They began their career in 1999 but did not release their first album until 2009.

A Loss for Words has toured with bands such as The Wonder Years, Hit the Lights and more. They were also a part of  the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.
On Thursday, March 28, they will be putting on their last performance for a while as they prepare to head back to the studio to record their new full length album.

*Correction: The picture shows Modern Baseball, not A Loss for Words.