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2013 AT Showcase Round 2 roundup: The Bad Years

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The Bad Years played Round 2 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase pic
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  • The Bad Years played Round 2 of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase.

Little Rock four-piece The Bad Years started off Round 2 of the Showcase with a high-energy set of ripping pop-punk that took a page from the late '80s/early '90s East Bay/Lookout! Records playbook, to fantastic effect. These guys would've fit right in on a bill at 924 Gilman, with, say, Nuisance, Green Day and Jawbreaker.

They were punchy and loud, and they have a grasp on the genre that far exceeds their years.

Showcase judge Grayson Shelton wrote: "Don't let their age fool you... I know a bunch of bands who'd get their asses smoked by these dudes!"

Guest judge Rodney Block noted the group's "great musical energy" and commitment to their sound, while judge Mandy McBryde wrote that "these guys make me wanna fight for something I believe in and dance around a lot." Judge CT wrote, "Drummer is a basher!!! Sounds like Green Day, but early good stuff — the deep-album gems off the first Green Day album."

After the jump, more photos and a video of The Bad Years.

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