Andrew McMahon

Soon after graduating from high school, the singer-songwriter-pianist Andrew McMahon scored a Drive-Thru Records deal with his Orange County, California, quintet, Something Corporate. Upon releasing their 2001 EP, Audioboxer, the emo-leaning piano-pop wavemakers were upstreamed into MCA Records (now part of Geffen) for their 2002 full-length, Leaving Through the Window. The band soon toured with the likes of New Found Glory and graced the main stage of the annual Vans Warped Tour. By the time McMahon and company took to the road in support of 2003's North, they were already in mid-orbit. Andrew McMahon's story is a Behind the Music executive producer's wet dream. Soon after graduating from high school, the singer-songwriter-pianist scored a Drive-Thru Records deal with his Orange County, California, quintet, Something Corporate. Upon releasing their 2001 EP, Audioboxer, the emo-leaning piano-pop wavemakers were upstreamed into MCA Records (now part of Geffen) for their 2002 full-length, Leaving Through the Window. The band soon toured with the likes of New Found Glory and graced the main stage of the annual Vans Warped Tour. By the time McMahon and company took to the road in support of 2003's North, they were already in mid-orbit. Only McMahon hadn't quite prepared himself for the launch so he locked himself in his room and wrote a string of personal tunes that he was certain had zero commercial prospects that would ultimately become Everything in Transit, the debut effort from his side project McMahon called Jack's Mannequin.
Sat., Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m., 2014
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