By Amanda Dittmar - For Weekender

Quick Chord: Crookshanks, Flammable Animals, and Trophy Lungs

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    Kingston, Pa.

    Sounds like: Old school pop punk. For those that like New Found Glory and Blink 182.

    Fun fact: Their guitarist and bassist/vocalist play hockey in local adult leagues and their other guitarist and drummer play a lot with video games on social media and host competitions.

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    Flammable Animals

    Asbury Park, N.J.

    Sounds like: A blend of alternative rock, emo, and pop punk.

    Fun fact: Last Halloween the members of Flammable Animals dressed up as the Avengers but wore kids sized costumes.

    Find them:,,

    Instagram: @Flammableanimals, Twitter: @flamanimals,

    Trophy Lungs

    Boston, Mass.

    Sounds like: Pop-punk influenced by Dillinger Four, Alkaline Trio, Banner Pilot, and Hot Water Music.

    Fun fact: The members are super good at singing 90’s R&B songs and they have an encyclopedic knowledge of bad action movies.

    Find them:,, Instagram/Twitter: @TrophyLungs,

    By Amanda Dittmar

    For Weekender

    Daphne Bartholomew at Straight Edge Photography photo, courtesy of Crookshanks

    Jonas Em photo, courtesy of Trophy Lungs

    Jonas Em photo, courtesy of Trophy Lungs

    Gerober Condez photo, courtesy of Flammable Animals