Pocono Summit, Pa.
Sounds like: It's a sandwich of American Football and Snowing, with the crust cut off, of course. They're upbeat and melodic emo with contrasting male/female vocals and catchy lyrics.
Fun fact: Jon, their singer, really has a thing for Oprah, and they all still really love “Courage the Cowardly Dog.”
Find them: facebook.com/inwritingpa, inwriting.bandcamp.com, Twitter: @in_writingPA, Instagram: @inwritingpa
Sounds like: Melodic pop punk with male and female vocals playing off each other. They're energetic and nerdy, with references to “Dungeons & Dragons.”
Fun fact: This band was born out of “Dungeons & Dragons.” They'd been playing “D&D” together for a while and decided to start jamming in vocalist and piano player Brendan's basement.
Find them: facebook.com/SaveEnds, saveends.bandcamp.com, saveends.tumblr.com, Twitter: @save_ends
Sounds like: Big, textured, loud punk/rock 'n' roll — the kind of music that hits you like a wall of death, except this is a wall of delight for your ears.
Fun fact: Not only is their drummer a beast behind the kit, he is also a wizard of a recording engineer. Contrary to popular belief, he is not from Portugal (mattjordanengineering.tumblr.com).
Find them: facebook.com/cutteethband, cutteethband.com, cutteethband.bandcamp.com, Twitter: @cutteethband