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"What Pop Punk Means To Me" - Additional Contributions

Save Your Breath, The JV Allstars guitarist Mikey and Eric Stone of Open Your Eyes Records and FATA Booking have provided additional contributions to last week's "What Pop Punk Means To Me" feature.

The full feature can be read here.

Save Your Breath
Pop Punk means a lot to us because it's what we all grew up listening too. It's an interesting blend of music to be a part of and there's a lot of different ways of expressing yourselves within pop punk songs. We've always enjoyed writing songs together and playing them live, there's always a good amount of energy to let out when you play fast paced pop punk and that's the way we have always expressed our emotions, through our songs.
Essential Bands: Blink 182, New Found Glory, Saves The Day, The Movielife and Midtown.

Mikey (The JV Allstars)
Pop Punk is adolescence, growing up, realizing that nu-metal is awful. No matter what I will ever play or listen to, I always keep bumping back into it. It is a breath of fresh air.
Essential Bands: Blink 182, Home Grown, MXPX, Goldfinger and A New Found Glory (Yes, back when they had an 'A' at the beginning of their name.)

Eric Stone (Open Your Eyes Records/FATA Booking/PeaceTones)
New Found Glory's self-titled record came out my freshman year of high school and set the tone everything to come afterwards. Pop-punk was the soundtrack to every relationship, break-up, tragedy, and joy in my life from that point forward. Summers with the windows down in my '94 Ford Taurus, singing along to Through Being Cool with my friends. Friends that I still have, memories that I'll never forget. I'm extremely fortunate to still work in pop-punk to this day. I can only hope to give back what the genre - and these bands - have given to me.
Essential Bands: New Found Glory, The Descendents, Saves the Day, Blink-182 and Fall Out Boy

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