School Boy Humor.
POP THE TOP FEST5 p.m., Vino's. $10.
I know what hundreds of angst-y, Hot Topic-wearing teen-agers are doing on Saturday. They'll be lining up on the sidewalk on the corner of Seventh and Chester to get in to see Central Arkansas's most popular young, emo-ish rock bands. It'll be a homecoming for the headliners. Jacksonville's PMtoday
, anchored by brothers Ryan, Connor and Cuinn Brogan, recently signed to Oregon-based indie label Rise Records. They're set to record in September in advance of a projected 2010 release. In the meantime, they're likely to continue a regime that seems to be the norm of young bands of their ilk — nonstop touring. That's certainly the standard for Little Rock's School Boy Humor
, a poppy four-piece from Little Rock that released its debut on Vagrant Records in February. They've since pretty much lived on the road. Look for a young crowd who knows the words to help welcome them home. Don't Call Me Shirley, the Downtown Fiction, Select Start, Box Wine, Harp and Lyre
and Your Best Friend