Columbus has the privilege of hosting the first date of Joyce Manor's fall tour, which begins as the Torrance, California pop-punk band prepares to release album Cody in October. Spending two months in the studio instead of the 10 days it took to record Joyce Manor's 2014 Epitaph debut, Never Hungover Again, the band claims it had a better grasp of what it could accomplish while recording Cody. For previous records, singer/guitarist Barry Johnson has said Joyce Manor "always recorded like a punk band - go in and lay 'em down! Just get good takes! And this time we tried a lot more."

Columbus has the privilege of hosting the first date of Joyce Manor's fall tour, which begins as the Torrance, California pop-punk band prepares to release album Cody in October. Spending two months in the studio instead of the 10 days it took to record Joyce Manor's 2014 Epitaph debut, Never Hungover Again, the band claims it had a better grasp of what it could accomplish while recording Cody. For previous records, singer/guitarist Barry Johnson has said Joyce Manor "always recorded like a punk band - go in and lay 'em down! Just get good takes! And this time we tried a lot more."

That's probably selling Never Hungover short, though. The album might blast through 10 songs in less than 20 minutes, but it never becomes an emo-revival parody, instead packing Weezer-esque hooks alongside riffs that would make Diarrhea Planet proud. And when Johnson sings about getting a painful heart tattoo ("that's how I'll know it's real") just to annoy his father, you might be too busy pogo-dancing and fist-pumping to smirk.

Opener Diet Cig, a Brooklyn guitar/drums duo that embraces its twee-punk tendencies, visited Ace of Cups just last month for 4th & 4th Fest, at which Alive Editor Andy Downing said the band delivered a "spunky, high-energy set where ecstatic singer/guitarist Alex Luciano repeatedly bounded across the stage as though she were auditioning for captain of the college spirit team." (Don't miss it)