Sunday Sizzle: Chris Carrabba Gives Us A Taste Of Chaos

Dashboard Confessional forever

Photographed by David Bean

When summertime finally rolls around, nothing is more fun than the combo of good food, good music, and good company. So every weekend, we're bringing you BBQ must-haves from the hands of our favorite artists so you can get a real taste of what their lives are actually like. Get your hands on the Sunday Sizzle while it's hot.

To kick this summer series off, we thought it was necessary to tap the frontman of a band that defined many of our summers—Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional. (I mean, they have an album titled Dusk And Summer... Dashboard Confessional owned this season from 2000 to 2009.) 
"My must haves at a summer BBQ are maple honey chicken, Cuban corn on the cob, sweet potato fries, and a loud stereo blaring 'I'm The One' by Descendents," said Carrabba.

Now that's what we call a total rager. Chris, may we join you? We promise to share the fries, and not to steal or break your heart.

After a seven-year-long hiatus (and playing in many different bands), Dashboard Confessional has finally reassembled to bring back our deepest, darkest desires. Last month, the band released the single "May," and more music is on the way soon. The emo revival has never felt more real, and we're down for it.

Relive the glory days of emo summers and listen to Carrabba's pick, below.

Catch Dashboard Confessional on the Taste of Chaos Tour with Taking Back Sunday this summer.

June 3 - Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 3 - Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheater
June 5 - Indianapolis, IN at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn @ White River State Park
June 7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events Center
June 8 - Lewiston, NY @ Artpark
June 9 - Mt. Pocono, PA @ Sherman Summer Stage Mount Pocono
June 10 - Columbus, OH @ Columbus Commons
June 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbed Music Center
June 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
June 14 - Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
June 15 - Portland, ME @ Maine State Pier
June 16 - Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents: The Oakdale Theatre
June 17 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 18 - Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
June 21 - Charlotte, NC at Uptown Amphitheater @ NC Music Factory
June 22 - Alpharetta, GA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater @ Encore Park
June 24 - Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
June 25 - Tampa, FL at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater @ the FL State Fairgrounds
June 26 - Tallahassee, FL at The Pavilion @ The Centre of Tallahassee
June 27 - Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
June 29 - Kansas City, MO @ The Crossroads
June 30 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Criterion Theater
July 1 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
July 2 - Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
July 3 - Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
July 5 - Papillion, NE @ Sumtur Ampitheater
July 6 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
July 7 - Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
July 8 - Garden City, ID (Boise) @ Revolution Event Center
July 9 - Everett, WA at Xfinity Arena @ Everett
July 10 - Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
July 12 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
July 13 - Fresno, CA @ Rotary Amphitheater at Woodward Park
July 14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
July 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
July 16 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater