Band Crushes

Everyone remembers their first band crush. For me, it was Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls. The long hair, piercing eyes and hypnotizing voice were more than enough to make him my ideal band crush—but what is he up to now?

We’ve gathered some of those early band crushes to give you a little insight and put your mind at ease.

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1. Martin Johnson, BOYS LIKE GIRLS

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Boys Like Girls vocalist Martin Johnson has been busy with his latest project the Night Game, debuting their first single “The Outfield” early last year with his debut full-length dropping this past September. While it doesn’t quite hold the Boys Like Girls vibe, the Night Game flaunts an ’80s throwback style we can’t help but love.

2. Kyle Burns, FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS

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Our hearts were so full when Forever The Sickest Kids reunited for the first time in three-and-a-half years in Dallas, Texas, for a hometown show. They performed on day two of 2017’s So What?! Music Festival, and the nostalgia was real. While we were hoping for an anniversary tour, FTSK did celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Underdog Alma Mater by releasing a limited-edition vinyl of the album. Drummer Kyle Burns still has some killer hair and married his longtime girlfriend Mindy White last year (RIP broken hearts everywhere). Needless to say, the two are still some serious couple goals.

3. Chris Kamrada, THERE FOR TOMORROW

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2008 HAHA #ThrowbackThursday

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There For Tomorrow drummer Chris Kamrada is nothing short of busy these days. Not only is he kicking ass as Dashboard Confessional’s drummer, but he assists musicians in the studio with songwriting and arrangements as well. His credits include Falling In Reverse, PVRIS, Young Guns, Wage War and more. We’ve been eagerly awaiting more from his project AFTRHR while keeping our fingers crossed for a TFT reunion that may be happening sooner than we think.

4. Andrew Goldstein, FRIDAY NIGHT BOYS

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You’ve probably unknowingly heard the work of the former the Friday Night Boys vocalist without even realizing it. The multiplatinum songwriter and producer has credits that include 5SOS, All Time Low, blackbear, Selena Gomez, Against The Current and more. He recently released a six-track EP Before You I Didn’t Exist for his side project FRND, which we highly recommend checking out.

5. Cassadee Pope, HEY MONDAY

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Now a singer/songwriter in the country music genre, former Hey Monday vocalist Cassadee Pope went on to win the third season of NBC’s The Voice and has been making waves in the industry ever since. Have no fear, though: Pope hasn’t forgotten her roots, which she proved with her Lip Sync Battle performance with none other than Brendon Urie. Pope was even a special guest at the Charlotte date of this year’s Vans Warped Tour where she busted out Hey Monday jams “Homecoming” and “How You Love Me Now.”

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