Buffalo, New York-based hardcore band Every Time I Die is one of the most popular bands in the subgenres of metalcore and mathcore. Signed to major label Epitaph, the band has gone from modest beginnings to a fairly illustrious career. Known for its cheeky, sarcastic lyrics, the band often combines musical aggression with a certain self-effacing comedy, allowing their music to be significantly more accessible than other metalcore bands of a similar style. The group's following seems only to have grown in proportion to the time it has been around, helping prove that the the band's fan base will no doubt only continue to grow.
Based on the 2003 movie starring Will Ferrell, Elf the Musical is a story about a human who is raised in the North Pole to be an elf, despite his obvious physical limitations. The musical follows Buddy as he tries to fit in as an elf, and later as a human when he sets out to find his real father in New York City. A new take on a Christmas classic, Elf the Musical incorporates music and comedy into the family-friendly story.