2002 made a triumphant return last night at the Electric Factory as former emo heroes-turned straight up rock stars Taking Back Sunday made their only area appearance on their current tour.
As the lights went dim for the first time, a band of five people took the stage led by a singer who looks like an extra from Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto." Envy on the Coast isn't necessarily bad, but they're extremely contrived. Somewhere between Glassjaw and Incubus resides Envy. Ryan Hunter jumps around the stage looking genuinely like a man who'd lived his whole life with chimps in a zoo and singing like Daryl Palumbo's little brother. Their musical chops are pretty impressive, especially guitarist/keyboard player Sal Bossio who switched between the strings and keys seemingly every few seconds.
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