Geraldine Wilkins-Kasinga / Los Angeles Times
July 26, 2009
Sunny Day Real Estate: Before emo became synonymous with asymmetrical haircuts and guy-liner, there was this anthemic, ambitious and, yes, melancholy band out of Seattle. Torn apart by internal strife before the sound they helped forge started taking off, SDRE recently announced a reunion tour, its first with original (and current Foo Fighters) bassist Nate Mendel since the mid-'90s.
Pictured: Sunny Day Real Estate's Don Hoerner in 1999.