Fueled by Ramen Turns 15 with Two Great ShowsSeptember 7th, 2011
John Janick and Less Than Jake drummer and lyricist Vinnie Fiorello met while attending the University of Florida in the ’90s. They had a common taste in music and decided to create a label to release albums by bands they liked. The only problem with sinking money into this venture was it left them with little cash to spend on food. All they could really afford was Ramen noodles, and, thus, Fueled by Ramen was born in 1996. It’s gone on to become the home of Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Panic! at the Disco, Travie McCoy, Gym Class Heroes, fun. and a host of others. And to celebrate its 15th anniversary, the label hosts a two-night party at Terminal 5. Tonight’s show is sold out. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the celebration because you can still see Cobra Starship (above, playing “Good Girls Go Bad” for Much Music), Gym Class Heroes, The Academy Is…, A Rocket to the Moon and VersaEmerge on Friday night.