There is no better way to spend your night than to go to an amazing concert; the stage lights beaming upon your favorite band, the pumping music, the mash of people. One up and coming band that should be a part of your concert repertoire is The Friday Night Boys.
Their band includes Andrew Goldstein (Lead Vocals/Guitar/Keys), Robby Dallas Reider (Bass guitar), Mike Toohey (Guitar/Vocals), and Chris Barrett (Drums/Backup vocals). All of them being exceptionally attractive and talented.
Hailing all the way from Fairfax, Virginia they’ve come a long way since forming their band in 2006. They have sold over 45 thousand digital tracks and toured all over the United States.
They were recently signed to Fueled By Ramen in 2008, which also produces Paramore, Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy and Cobra Starship. Which are all very popular and amazing bands.
Unlike most underground bands The Friday Night Boys did get a few breaks in the last couple of years. From performing on MTV to Seattle’s very own El Corazon, any aspiring musician dreams of the breaks that The Friday Night Boys have been graced with.
On July 10, 2008 The Friday Night Boys preformed on MTV’s Total Request Live on a show called “On Your Radar”. It featured unsigned bands with increasing web popularity. Not only that, but they appeared on MTV.com’s “Pop-Punk Rookies of 2009”.
In 2008 they released their album “That’s What She Said” on October 8. This was followed by their first full length album “Off the Deep End” on June 9, 2009.
Fortunately, The Friday Night Boys frequently make their way to Seattle. This year they stopped by on their tour on June 8 with Cute is What We Aim For at El Corazon.
Last year they were here on the band Hey Monday’s “Let’s Make a Mess” tour along with The Bigger Lights and This Providence.
Some of their biggest hits are “That’s What She Said”, “Stupid Love Letter”, and “Stuttering”.
They put a different twist on the general Pop-Punk songs. One of their songs titled “Molly Makeout” is about a girl who will make out with “any guy, any time.” Another is “Stupid Love Letter” that talks about a love stricken teenage boy that writes a love letter then has his heart torn in two.
The Friday Night Boy’s music is identifiable to any listener. Each and every song describes the anxieties high school students go through from heartbreak to laughter in a sometimes humorous, but amazingly unmistakable way.
The music combined with their super energetic stage presence makes any audience member’s heart pound and body dance along to the music. Whether it be in your room watching them on television or in a jam packed venue, The Friday Night Boys are simply awesome.
Sadly, they will not be in Washington for a while. However, it is extremely easy to follow their band. You can keep track of the band on their frequently updated MySpace at www.myspace.com/thefridaynightboys or Twitter at twitter.com/fridaynightboys.