The Audition are a pop/rock band from Chicago, Illinois. The band is comprised of drummer Ryan O'Connor, lead guitarist Seth Johnson and rhythm guitarist Timmy Klepek who are from Chicago, with lead vocalist Danny Stevens who is from Detroit, Michigan. The band was originally formed by former bassist Joe Lussa, former guitarist Bob Morris, former vocalist Evo Soria and current drummer Ryan O'Connor, and has gone through multiple lineup changes since then. The band's first release was a six track demo entitled "Every Scar Has It's Moment".
Cobra Starship are a pop, punk, electro band, originally created by Midtown bassist/lead vocalist Gabe Saporta as a side project. They are perhaps best known for their song "Bring It (Snakes on a Plane)," which was included on the soundtrack of the action film Snakes on a Plane, as well as their hit single "Good Girls Go Bad" which featured Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester and peaked at 7 of the Billboard 100.
Rufio is a melodic punk rock band from Rancho Cucamonga, California. All the members of the band went to the same high school together. The band was formed when original bassist Jon Berry was in freshman year in college and the other three band members were in the final year of high school. The other three band members are Scott Sellers (Vocals/Guitar), Mike Jimenez (Drums), and Clark Domae (Guitar). Guitar players Scott and Clark were acquaintances at young ages as they grew up together.
Tonight Alive are a 5 piece pop-punk band from Sydney, Australia. Fronted by 17 year old Jenna, the band combine earnest lyrics and youthful energy. Fans of Paramore will enjoy Tonight Alive-one of the most talented up-and-coming bands.
Graduating from high school early is nothing for a band when you have already graduated from the school of rock with honors. The Maine have taken no classes, were given no grades, and had no teachers. Hailing from Phoenix, AZ all they had was a gut feeling that the music they were playing rocked and inspired kids nationwide. The Maine released their first label EP, The Way We Talk on December 11, 2007.
The Menzingers originally formed after the dissolution of Bob And The Sagets, a band local to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area of Pennsylvania. With the addition of Greg Barnett the band recorded a demo/self-released album "A Lesson In The Abuse Of Information Technology" in 2006. Shortly thereafter they were signed by Go-Kart Records and re-recorded the songs from "A Lesson" and re-released their album with the addition of some new tracks. At the Fest VII in Gainesville, FL they were approached by Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms and subsequently signed to Red Scare Industries.
Why get up in the morning to work at Taco Bell when you could be traveling the continental US pushing your bands fresh new sound to people near and far? Precisely the philosophy of five guys from Tallahassee, FL. Derek, Jeremy, Alex, Brooks and Jake all decided to quit their jobs thinking outside of the bun and started to think about performing in a parade Mayday Parade was born when two popular Tallahassee bands, Kid Named Chicago and Defining Moment, decided to merge and form one group. Both bands had been friends for a long time but they each seemed to have different kind of holdups.
Yellowcard is a multi-platinum selling pop punk band from Jacksonville, Florida. On August 1, 2010, it was confirmed that Yellowcard is back, working on a new record. When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes, was released on March 22nd, 2011 via Hopeless Records. Their music features a rare contribution to the genre, incorporating the use of a violin. Formed in 1997, the current line up consists of Ryan Key (vocals, rhythm guitar), Ryan Mendez (lead guitar, vocals), Sean Mackin (violin, vocals), Longineu W. Parsons, III on drums, and Sean O'Donnell (of Reeve Oliver) on bass.
In a recent interview, mid-western pop rockers Every Avenue were asked a question that would normally be difficult to answer: “How would you describe your sound?” For vocalist Dave Strauchman the answer was simple: “We sound like Every Avenue.” His response could not be more true. Every Avenue blends a style that is innovative and reminiscent of a time in rock and roll when the name of the game was simply to have fun.
New and energetic pop-punk from Adelaide, Australia! That’s exactly what Eight Letters Late is. Having spent the year switching and chopping through members whilst jamming at local gigs all over the state, the boys are now set with a permanent five piece line up and solid material to be released before the years out. They’re just young dudes who hate school but love music, so if you’re from little’ol Adelaide come check em’ out and if not crank the tunes online.