Reunite with the Juliana Theory

September 7th, 2010

Thursday at Music Hall of Williamsburg marks the second-to-last show of an eight-date reunion tour of the Juliana Theory, a band that made a name for itself in the emo genre in the early 2000s before breaking up in 2006. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the release of their second LP, Emotion Is Dead—a seminal album that was the soundtrack to scores of high school and college students—singer Brett Detar, bassist Chad Alan, guitarists Joshua Fiedler and Joshua Kosker and drummer Josh Walters have reunited these last few times to play the full album in order, plus a second set of fan favorites. Not only will Thursday’s show deliver nostalgia to longtime fans, but it will also be the first time many will ever hear the songs “Something Isn’t Right Here” and “Don’t Push Love Away,” as both are tracks the group never played live as a functioning touring act. Although band members’ appearances have changed over the years, the records haven’t. And seeing the Juliana Theory (above, playing “Do You Believe Me?”) work its way through Emotion Is Dead in its entirety and the rest of its catalog should not be missed. —Kirsten Housel