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QUICK CHORD: Fine By Me, Commonwealth NY, and The Vaughns

QUICK CHORD: Fine By Me, Commonwealth NY, and The Vaughns

Fine By Me Lehigh Valley, Pa. Sounds like: Noisy rock influenced by 90’s alternative, Balance and Composure, Nirvana, and A$AP Rocky. Fun fact: The members have sixteen pedals between three of them and the guys said “most of us get a little too emotional on stage.” Find them: facebook.com/finebymepa, finebyme.bandcamp.com, finebymepa.tumblr.com, Twitter: @finebymepa Commonwealth NY […]

QUICK CHORD: Kid Icarus, Debt League, and Rewind the Crisis

QUICK CHORD: Kid Icarus, Debt League, and Rewind the Crisis

Kid Icarus Dunmore, Pa. Sounds like: A mix of alternative, indie, and folk with influences ranging from The Beatles, the Cure, and R.E.M. Fun fact: Kid Icarus started all the way back in 1996 as solo recording project. The group is named after an old Nintendo game and their early demos were recorded on a […]

QUICK CHORD: Hybrid Sessions, Soul Low, and Sunstained

QUICK CHORD: Hybrid Sessions, Soul Low, and Sunstained

Hybrid Sessions Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Sounds like: Progressive rock, ska, and pop rock thrown into a blender and poured to perfection. Fun fact: Three of the members of Hybrid Sessions are brothers and the rest of them were in marching band together in high school. Find them: officialhybridsessions.bandcamp.com, facebook.com/HybridSessionsBand, Twitter: @sybridhessions Soul Low Milwaukee, Wis. Sounds […]

QUICK CHORD: Heart Out, Low Spirit, and Mallcops

QUICK CHORD: Heart Out, Low Spirit, and Mallcops

Heart Out Scranton, Pa. Sounds like: A blend of melodic hardcore, punk, and rock and roll. For fans of the Descendents, Hot Water Music, and Seaweed. Fun fact: Vocalist Peter Tanski is a published poet/author, as well as being Shop Steward for Teamsters Local 401. Find them: facebook.com/heartoutband, Twitter/Instagram: @heartoutband, reverbnation.com/heartoutband, soundcloud.com/heartoutband Low Spirit Upton, […]

QUICK CHORD: Reject Royalty, Coping Skills, and The Blithedale Romance

QUICK CHORD: Reject Royalty, Coping Skills, and The Blithedale Romance

Reject Royalty Throop, Pa. Sounds like: A mixture of classic and alternative rock. Their upbeat sound makes you want to get up and move. Fun fact: Reject Royalty’s front man is a man bun, Cher is their guilty musical pleasure, and they like to make stuff up about themselves. Find them: Facebook.com/rejectroyalty, soundcloud.com/rejectroyalty, rejectroyalty.bandcamp.com Coping […]

QUICK CHORD: Ervasa, wen, and Catch the Break

QUICK CHORD: Ervasa, wen, and Catch the Break

Ervasa Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Sounds like: Post hardcore influenced by Broadway and older Underoath with downbeat verses, and upbeat choruses. Fun fact: Ervasa is in the process of making an all acoustic album to appeal to people that are not fans of hardcore music. Find them: Ervasabandpa.bandcamp.com, Facebook.com/ervasabandpa, Twitter/Instagram: @ervasa_pa wen Woburn/Holliston, Mass. Sounds like: Blustery […]

QUICK CHORD: Mat Burke, Abandon the Tides, and The Engine Of A Film

QUICK CHORD: Mat Burke, Abandon the Tides, and The Engine Of A Film

By Amanda Dittmar For Weekender http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_quickChord0708151.jpg http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_QuickChordweb1.jpg http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Mat-Burke1.jpg Photo courtesy of Mat Burke http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_Abandon-the-Tides1.jpg Kyra Howell Photography photo, courtesy of Abandon the Tides http://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_The-engine-of-a-film1.jpg Photo courtesy of The Engine Of A Film Mat Burke Scranton/Philadelphia, Pa. Sounds like: Bitter folk rock and cubical punk rock influenced by Bob Dylan, the Clash, Descendents, and Starwars. Fun […]

QUICK CHORD: Moral Code, Lights Go Down, and Pictures of Vernon

QUICK CHORD: Moral Code, Lights Go Down, and Pictures of Vernon

Moral Code Scranton, Pa. Sounds like: Punk — with catchy guitar riffs and lyrics that get stuck with you. They’re influenced by bands like Hum, Daylight, and Such Gold. Fun fact: Kenny their bassist and vocalist used to follow their guitarist Billy around in high school like his number one fan. Kenny says that Billy’s […]

QUICK CHORD: Anima Vox, Save Face, and Radio Room

QUICK CHORD: Anima Vox, Save Face, and Radio Room

Anima Vox Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Sounds like: Nostalgia-inducing electronic dream pop with a dash of modern dance music. It’s the perfect sound for a relaxing night in with your closest friends or a sleepy afternoon. Fun fact: Anima Vox makes all of his music alone in his bedroom. Find them: animavox.bandcamp.com, soundcloud.com/animavoxofficial, http://on.fb.me/1cFlGvg Save Face Central […]

QUICK CHORD: the most beautiful images, Space Cadette, and Sexdoll

QUICK CHORD: the most beautiful images, Space Cadette, and Sexdoll

the most beautiful images Allentown, Pa. Sounds like: Delicate acoustic bedroom pop. Their songs are about being afraid, stupid, or girls and heavily influenced by Paul Baribeau and Daniel Johnston Fun fact: Someone said The Most Beautiful Images’s vocalist Jordan’s “voice was like audible chocolate.” Find them: themostbeautifulimages.bandcamp.com/releases, http://on.fb.me/1JS2Jmw Space Cadette Nyack, N.Y. Sounds like: […]