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Sunday Sizzle: Chris Carrabba Gives Us A Taste Of Chaos

Dashboard Confessional forever

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


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