By Amanda Dittmar - For Weekender

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

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    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:,,, Twitter: @finebymepa

    Commonwealth NY

    Long Island, N.Y.

    Sounds like: Hardcore-Influenced Emo band, and for those who like Touche’ Amore’, Pianos Become the Teeth and Defeater.

    Fun fact: Their guitarist Zach came to America from Krasnodar, Russia to spread the ways of the tracksuit.

    Find them:, Twitter/Instagram: @Commonwealth_NY

    The Vaughns

    Springfield, N.J.

    Sounds like: Female-Fronted Indie Pop infused with a vintage Rock n’ Roll vibe.

    Fun fact: Two of the members in The Vaughns are state champion bowlers. But all four of them can kill White Castle sliders. They have a new E.P called “tomfoolery” out October 24th!

    Find them:,, Twitter/Instagram: @thevaughnsnj

    By Amanda Dittmar

    For Weekender

    Sydney Schaefer photo, courtesy of Fine By Me

    Colin Feeney photo, courtesy of Commonwealth NY

    Tony Losito photo, courtesy of The Vaughns