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The name is Allison Kane - Call me AK, since we're friends now. I am a singer-songwriter, with a very theatric live show. Sometimes rock, sometimes r&b, but I always give you me. xo
Rock, Hip Hop, R&B
Up From Here
Up From Here is a classic sad pop-punk band from Tampa, Florida. Since their conception in 2015, Up From Here has hit the ground running by developing a big local following all across Florida, as well as set out on the road for a heavy amount of DIY touring. Also having recorded with pop-punk legends such as Nik Bruzzese from Man Overboard, Ace Enders from The Early November, and Rian Dawson and Dan Swank from All Time Low, Up From Here has a vast library of songs that elder emos and new fans to the genre are sure to love.
Pop Punk, Alternative, Emo
If you enjoyed pop punk/post hardcore music from like 2002 to about 2008 then you might like Driveways.
Pop Punk, Post Hardcore
Take The Name
When it came time to decide how to follow up their latest EP ‘For What It’s Worth‘, Take The Name wanted to expand on their sound and incorporate elements of alternative and pop to their heavier blend of rock. Take The Name is comprised of Tyler Kern (lead vocals), Keith Gensure (drums), and Nick Metz (bass guitar). Take The Name has shared the stage with such national acts as From Ashes to New, Issues, Escape The Fate, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Polyphia, Lil Aaron, Sleep Token, Blessthefall, Palisades, Rain City Drive, Eva Under Fire, Secrets, Awaken I Am, The Spill Canvas, Hinder, Saving Abel, Tantric, & Sponge. Also, of note, the band has collaborated with the likes of Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens, Spencer Sotelo of Periphery and Kulick.
Predisposed is a post-hardcore/emo band with spoken word elements. We are a Sacramento-based band with members from across California and Mexico. We've been playing shows in Northern California for several years and are currently recording our debut EP with Esque Records (Kurt Travis, Eric Fodge) and Josh Benton (ex-DGD).
Post-Hardcore, Emo, Spoken Word
Northvale is a pop punk/emo band from New Jersey that broke onto the scene in 2020. Adjusting to the climate of the industry in that timeframe the band worked tirelessly and released songs featuring pop punk staples like Oliver Baxxter of Broadside, Nick Thompson of Hit The Lights & AJ Predomo of The Dangerous Summer. Listed as one of the 13 artists who are reclaiming the pop-punk music scene in 2021 by Alternative Press & one of the 32 N.J. bands and artists you need to hear in 2022 by NJ.com, the band plans to continue releasing music throughout the new year and support the releases with plenty of shows. FFO: Valencia, Mayday Parade & In Her Own Words
Pop Punk, Emo, Alternative
We are Cigarette Youth based out of beautiful Keyport, NJ! Our sound is a mix of aggressive guitars, driving bass, and catchy vocals. We've been compared to bands like Bayside, Taking Back Sunday, and Coheed and Cambria - we love to leave it all on the stage!
Rock, Alternative, Emo
Last Night Saved My Life
Last Night Saved My Life is a five piece band from Michigan and we LOVE Sad Summer Fest (we literally mention it in our pinned tweet on our Twitter)! We had the opportunity to play the local stage at the Detroit show in 2019, where we filmed a music video for our song Waterfall feat. Derek DiScanio from State Champs, and we had a blast! Our shows are very high energy and we try to make our sets as fun and interactive as possible. We also make it our mission to make as many new friends as we can at every show! Our sound has most often been compared to bands that lean towards the pop side of punk music, like State Champs and Boys Like Girls. Our first album, Cherry, has been streamed over 2 million times and we would love for you to check it out and hopefully hear some of it live!!
Pop Punk, Pop Rock, Alternative
Giveaway is a 90’s-inspired alt-rock band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Their debut 3-track self titled EP, released in 2021, features heart soaring vocal melodies resonating over driving grunge-tinged guitars. After suffering the loss of lead singer Sam Zavala in August of 2020, Giveaway brings forth their grief and healing in new tracks as they soldier on.
Alternative, Grunge, Rock
HEY HEY WE ARE LIP CANDY! After forming in New Orleans while we all attended college, we quickly rose within our scene, and decided to move to Los Angeles the second we graduated, which is exactly what we did. We are a mash of emo, grunge, pop, punk, and everything in between and we aim to bring bands back to the spotlight which is where they belong.
Emo, Pop Punk, Grunge, Pop, Alternative
FEELSGOOD is the most local and most unsigned band ever, as well as your new favorite band. Legend has it that these boys formed the band, then wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered their debut single "Everything Is Fine" all in only 3 days just to make the deadline for this Battle of the Bands. With members coming from the suburbs of NJ, PA, and NY, these three boys play their nostalgic yet refreshing take on pop-punk/pop rock that'll be sure to get people moving, singing along, AND feeling good.
Pop-Punk, Pop Rock, Alternative
Mallory Run hails from the small town of Edinboro, PA. After our release of the newest EP “Picture Perfect”, we have drawn comparisons to high-flying pop punk bands such as Knuckle Puck, while retaining that raw, “rock and roll” sound that we have grown to love through bands such as Microwave.
Pop Punk, Rock, Emo
Halfpace is an alternative rock band from Erie, Pennsylvania! We're looking to tear up the stage and get the excitement flowing! And we can't wait to share it with you guys!
In early 2020, five friends who’d been playing music together since the summer of 2019 decided to put a fresh stamp on their collective, glimmers. The pop/rock group find their main influences in the melodic sounds of The Rocket Summer, the personal lyrics of Julia Michaels and the songwriting of Mayday Parade. glimmers is all about connection - whether it be the friendship of the bandmates or the intimate connection felt between the band and their fans at a live show.
Pop Rock, Pop Punk
Reckless Giants is a 3 piece alt/emo/pop punk band from North Florida. RG strives to put on an fun, exciting and engaging performance every time they step on stage. Often described as “show stealers” by fans and promoters alike, Reckless Giants is on their way to making a name for themselves opening for the likes of The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Blank-282, The American Idiots and more.
Alternative, emo, pop punk
Another One Down!
Another One Down! is an Alternative/Pop-Punk band currently based out of Boston, MA. Over the course of their career the band has played a number of shows alongside scene favorites such as Four Year Strong, Nothing Nowhere, Meet Me @ The Altar, Metro Station, and even opened the 2018 Vans Warped Tour. With the recent release of their debut record A Bitter Descent, the band lyrically tackles the struggles that come with depression, heartbreak, and self reflection while perfectly blending infectious choruses with hard-hitting instrumentals.
Representing Milwaukee, WI! Lake is influenced by the amazing alternative rock and pop punk bands of the 2000’s and 2010’s and blends his own experiences with mental health , relationships, wins and losses thru his music to connect with others.
Soft Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, Pop Punk
Through honest lyrics about mental health and personal struggles, penny bored, the solo project of Faith Alesia (they/them), combines captivating melodies with relatable topics to create an authentic discography. Alesia, a Dallas-based artist inspired by Maggie Lindemann, Chloe Moriondo, and Avril Lavigne, uses their nostalgic sound to create a secure space for listeners to emotionally connect. During the summer of 2020, Alesia rekindled their love for music and continues to spread the message that it's never too late to follow your dreams.
Pop Punk, Alternative, Pop Rock
Formed 2018 in Queens, New York, Emensia is an alternative rock band that fuses elements from pop punk, emo and post hardcore to bring forth an immense amount of energy and emotion. With lyrics inspired by the words "simple, yet meaningful," they intend to etch their mark deep out of the starting gate, through heavily energetic riffs, powerful ballads, anthemic choruses, soaring highs and catchy melodies. Their songs are ones to sing along to as they find a way to resonate with everyone who listens.
Post-hardcore, Emo, Pop Punk
Hi! First of all, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to read about Balcony Talk! We are a band from New York City (all of us are from different boroughs) and we've been a band for about 5 years. Our sound resembles that of Tiny Moving Parts, Bayside, Turnover and A Day To Remember. I know what you're thinking..."those are some very diverse bands". Well, our unique twist on these bands created a style that is one of a kind to our scene! We'd love to be a part of this awesome music festival with you so if you vibe with us, give us a vote and we'll see you there!
alternative, math rock, pop punk
Hi fans of sad summer fest, I'm an independent solo artist under the name of SVICIDEGHØST. I am from Worcester MA, I currently have 3 singles and an EP out on all streaming platforms, if your a fan of Lil peep, Sueco, MGK, Nothing,Nowhere and all other emo rap/pop punk artists and love songs that hit you right in the heart, than I would love your vote to open up for sad summer fest. Thank you eveyone. Much love.
Emo rap, Alternative, Pop Punk, Cloud rap
5ever is a pop-punk band from Boston MA. We started this band after attending Sad Summer Fest in 2019. We would be honored to share the stage with all the Sad Summer artists this year!
Modern Yesterday is a teen (13-18) rock band from Philadelphia. Influenced by a combination of Paramore and MCR, 13 year old lead vocalist Riley brings a unique sound to their debut single NO WAY OUT! Despite being so young, these kids are seasoned veterans, playing shows at iconic venues all over the PA, NJ & DE area.
Rock, Pop Punk, Emo
Three Cheers Too Late
Three Cheers Too Late is a 5 piece Alternative Pop Punk band from Freehold New Jersey. Playing off the nostalgia of classic pop punk along with the aggression of the new wave, Three Cheers Too Late cultivates a sound that's both familiar and new. High energy and catchy hooks are the band’s focus, with no fear of exploring softer tones.
Pop Punk, Emo, Alternative
What's up SSF fans?! We're a band named Til Now from Tampa, FL, just 3 best friends who love playing music together! If you've been searching for a sound you can bounce around to, yet feel deeply when you listen, or even scream your lungs out to - search no more! When you listen to a song of ours like 'bored", you dive into our melodic, heavy-hearted elements, twangy alternative-based guitars, and ear-catching choruses that get stuck your head!
Alternative, Indie Rock, Emo Rock
The View From Here
5 alpha-geek, dad-bod touting guys playing music for guitar nerds and sad boys. In all seriousness though, we're a group of friends doing what we love and trying to make a positive impact on other people's lives through our songs. FFO: The Story So Far, Bilmuri, Dance Gavin Dance, Taking Back Sunday!
Hey, this is JADE.; I'm a 20-year-old independent artist from central Jersey with two EPs out, the first co-written and produced by Blake Roses (formerly of Oh, Weatherly) and the second produced by both Blake and Brooks Betts (of Mayday Parade), and I'm currently writing my debut album. I would describe my sound as fitting into alt-rock, but I always try to push the boundaries when it comes to style/genre. As of 2022, I've been rehearsing/looking for shows to play along with my friends who are live members for me, while maintaining my goal as an artist to always be true in my lyrics, connect with my listeners, and to play as many shows as possible!
Rock, Alternative Rock
Boston based musician Matilde Heckler is a cutting-edge young artist making a name for herself as an acoustic/electric violinist and singer/songwriter. Her music is truly unlike anything you've ever heard- a little fun, funky, feminist, and all tied up with fierce vocals led with electric violin. It fuses the best parts of emo, punk, and alternative rock and speaks the hard truths about being a woman in music, mental illness, and the crazy thing we call existing.
Emo, Alternative Rock, Punk
Honey Revenge are a Pop Rock band creating a buzz out of Los Angeles, CA. The duo exhibits the dichotomy of a complex, melodic core draped in rock influenced riffs that make for a deadly-sweet and threatening treat.
Pop Rock, Pop Punk, Alt Rock
pulses. is a 4 piece band from northern Virginia that plays post-hardcore type beats. You might be getting sad, funky, rowdy, giggly, and turnt up all in the same slew of tracks, either on record or live. Let's kick it.
post-hardcore, funk, hip hop
Adjust the Sails
Sad Dudes, Rad Tunes. “Dad-West” Emo from Atlanta, GA Vox/Guitar - Shane Hurst Bass - Nick Cooley Drums - Brandon Kennedy
Midwest Emo, Pop Punk, Folk Punk
Since their inception in 2019, NIGHTBREAKERS have been a powerhouse in the Florida music scene. Their powerful pop sound has gathered them over a million streams on Spotify and counting, as well as landing them opening slots for national touring artists such as Weezer, Bastille, All Time Low, Dorothy, HUNNY, and more. NIGHTBREAKERS have also performed at the 97X Next Big Thing and Backyard BBQ radio festivals, toured the Southeast United States, performed on live television, and had a music video premiered by Alternative Press.
Pop Rock, Alternative
The Sublets are the band to restore your faith in the power of pop-punk music. Formed in 2018 by guitarist, songwriter and vocalist George Chase, the trio boast a gritty alternative sound anchored in urgent and infectious melodies, propelled forward by the steady prowess of veterans Daniel Lee on bass and Stephen Nicholson on drums. The group’s breakout singles “The Fallout” and "Finally Free" are defiant declarations that call on us to rise from the ashes of failed pursuits and relationships to meet the day anew, stronger than before.
Pop Punk, Punk, Alternative
JVK is based out of Boston, Massachusetts and has members of the band that go to school at Berklee College of Music. JVK is a female fronted, heavy rock band who has accumulated thousands of streams on their music and has gained recognition in the Boston and NYC music scene.
Rock, Grunge, Punk
UNWELL released their highly anticipated debut EP “New Moons” August 13th 2021. UNWELL’s modern take on a fast evolving genre is an immersive experience and their latest single "Solstice" is no exception. With infectious hooks and aggressive instrumentals, the band brings the best of old and new pop-punk and blend it together with perfect synergy.
Painted Young is a 3-piece alternative/pop rock band from New Jersey. Having played with bands like Set It Off, the Dangerous Summer, and the Spill Canvas, Painted Young's shows are always full of energy and have something for everyone. You can check out their latest EP "The Smallest Similarities" on all streaming platforms!
Pop Rock, Alternative, Rock
Tiny Voices are kickstarting their career with a polished, familiar sound, drawing inspiration from the likes of Charmer and Hot Mulligan. Fans of the genre will instantly recognize the group as synonymous with prime angst, emotional turmoil, and bouncy guitars. On debut EP “Where The Time Went,” produced by Gary Cioni and Chris Freeman (Hot Mulligan), powerful vocals are backed by frenetic drums and bass, bringing all the moving parts within Tiny Voices together for a supreme emo experience.
Pop Punk, Emo, Alternative
Paint by Numbers
Paint by Number’s music focuses on personal experiences with a focus on love, heartbreak, and self-worth. Their main goal is to create music that resonates with others. They hope to cultivate a community of friends and fellow musicians for collaboration and creative expression.
pop punk, folk punk, indie
The pop-punk band Ivypaint was formed in 2018 in Orlando, Florida. With an emphasis on catchy melodies, vulnerable lyrics, emotive vocals, and driving guitars, Ivypaint cites influences such as, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Waterparks, All Time Low and Blink-182. Still buzzing off the momentum from their performance at SXSW this past March, Ivypaint have just announced their east coast tour w/ Sorry Ghost.
Pop Punk, Alternative, Emo
Hailing from Richmond, VA, Flight Club is a 4-piece rock n roll band that isn't afraid to get loud. Their debut LP, “Until The Sun Drowns” is an emotional piece highlighting the highs and lows of Life and Death. Pulling influence from their southern roots, the group takes the gritty blues and classic rock tones they were raised on and adds a dose of punk rock intensity. Blending them together to find a soulful sound, full of heart, delivered raw, passionate, and true.
Alternative Rock, Big Fat Rock, Pop Punk
Would You Kindly?
We are a powerful female-fronted, Alternative Rock band from Kenosha, WI bringing a unique and vibrant sound incorporating electric violin, multipart harmonies, and a blended influence of modern rock, pop and jazz. Our music is focused on being human in every messy, beautiful, and tragic sense of the word. This is WHY we do it.
Alternative, Rock, Pop-Rock
Cheridomingo is a five-piece emo/alt rock band from Simi Valley, California. With a diverse catalogue of music, they’ve set out to capture the attention of their listeners with their emotional melodies, intense rhythms and passionate live performances.
Eugene Levy is a riff-driven, pop-punk band from Muscatine, Iowa who blend early-2000's pop-punk with 2010's & current era pop-punk. Eugene Levy has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with bands such as Real Friends, Bayside, Hawthorne Heights, Magnolia Park, and so many more.
Hey, we're worseforwear from Las Vegas (more or less). We're a pop punk band influenced by a ton of diverse genres that we distilled into the songs we've always wanted to hear. Play them loud, in the car, at the gym, at work, or when you're laying alone in your room contemplating your existence.
Pop Punk, Emo, Easycore
Gloss is an all girl pop fusion group formed in 2020. The band consists of Sophia Grosshauser (vocals/keys), Mollie Schechter (drums), Isabella Amada (bass), and Corinne Kite-Dean (guitar). Their music pulls from various genres including jazz, synth pop, funk, latin and more, leading to a sound that is difficult to define. Though the group is still in its infancy, they’ve solidified their place as one of the heavy-hitters in the Philadelphia DIY scene with their high energy performances and one of a kind sound.
Pop Fusion, Funk, R&B
Guardrail is a Diet Punk band hailing from Chicago. We're here to make sad songs loud & fun. Our Yikes EP is out now via Open Your Ears Records, with our debut full-length album coming later this year.
Pop Punk, Punk Rock, Skate Punk
What Makes Sense
What Makes Sense is an explosive, acrobatic, heavy alternative outfit from the Tri-State area, laying claim to the budding Northeast scene. Crafted from a multitude of genre-spanning influences, What Makes Sense brings a unique perspective to pop punk.
Pop Punk, Alternative
The Drive Back
We, The Drive Back are an alternative band from Cincinnati Ohio. We released our debut EP "Nowhere" in 2021 and are working on our next cycle of music with Alan Day of Four Year Strong.
I'm Boy Hero from Minneapolis, MN. I enjoy releasing aggression through music and monetizing sadness. Please enjoy my post-hardcore/alt/pop-punk sensibilities.
Post-Hardcore, Alternative, Pop Punk
Smoke Free Home
Smoke Free Home was formed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in early 2021. Combining loud, distorted bass riffs, driving punk beats and raw, witty lyrics, the trio slaps audiences with a sweaty, high-energy show unlike any other.
Punk, Rock, Alternative
We are Good Terms, your friendly neighborhood emo band from Los Angeles CA. Our music spans from anthemic emo pop to blistering double time hardcore, with a sprinkle of everything you know and love from the scene universe. We're a group of best friends who joined forces to get back to the roots of what made us first fall in love with music, and we invite you to participate in the catharsis we've found together.
Emo, Pop Punk, Post-Hardcore
Brace Yourself is an American rock band from Tucson, Arizona. They are known for their Pop-Punk/Easycore sound. The band looks to bring people together with their music and have fun, energetic, and rememberable moments.
Pop Punk, Easycore, Rock
We are a melodic hardcore band from outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Starting off as the solo project of our vocalist, we have now developed into a 5 piece. We aim to combine the classic elements of hardcore/metalcore with more euphoric sounds.
Mighty Vices is a band originally from Northeast Ohio bringing nostalgic pop punk sound with modern flare that dresses up like a pizza delivery boy and kicks your door down and leaves you wanting more. Don't forget to leave a tip.
Pop Punk, Alternative
We are some good friends who wanted to grow not only as musicians but as friends and individuals. We’re from Cullman, AL and want to put AL on the map for some good music and nice people!
Emo, Pop Punk, Post Hardcore
What happens when you add a dash of Emo, a helping of pop punk, a splash of pop music, and mix it all together in perfect harmony? You get the music of Tiny Kingdoms! The band consists of four friends from Chicago, IL.
Pop Punk, Emo
Loveseat Pete is an indie, alternative rock band from Asbury Park, New Jersey. The band was formed amidst the pandemic in 2020, spearheaded by frontman Vincent Nigro, and accompanied by bassist Jason Wenzel, guitarist Danny Mitchinson, and drummer Matthew Keenan. Taking nods from indie rock bands such as The Strokes and Wavves, but also going further back on pop-rock contemporaries like the Beach Boys and The Beatles, there really isn’t a sound that they don’t draw inspiration from.
Indie, alternative rock
NOT YER BABY
POUTY DANCE-PUNK PERFECTION from central New Jersey. There's a lot of things to be sad and angry about but NOT YER BABY's here to make sure you're not going through it alone. A fast-paced punch in the face of dark pop & punk, we hope to be stuck in your head and also your hearts.
Dance-Punk, Rock, Alternative
Heartbent is an Emo band who's genres range from Pop Punk to Post Hardcore. While they have only been a band for less than two years, Heartbent brings a lot of energy to their shows.
Pop Punk, Post Hardcore, Emo
We are Belclaire; a 5 piece Pop Punk/Rock band from Dallas, Texas looking to show that this genre of music is very much alive and well. We formed during the pandemic and have been working hard to create meaningful tunes that can connect with our fans. Thank you for this opportunity to play this amazing festival.
Pop Punk, Rock
The Ones You Forgot
The Ones You Forgot are a NJ based pop/rock band that have shared the stage with acts such as Boys Like Girls, Four Year Strong, Grayscale, and even opened the 25th Anniversary of the Vans Warped Tour in Atlantic City. TOYF formed in 2014 on a basis of friendship and a shared love for their favorite bands, which later led to drawing musical inspiration from up and coming artists at the time, such as State Champs and Knuckle Puck. Despite the struggles of the pandemic, the band has stayed positive and active by streaming their favorite video games on Twitch, and by releasing their most recent tracks ‘Desensitized’ and ‘Something For Me’, which sit on both ends of their musical spectrum of pop punk and rock.
Pop Punk, Rock, Pop Rock
BIG ROCK/Pop Punk from Columbus, Ohio. FFO- Belmont, Neck Deep, The Wonder Years, Like Pacific, Boston Manor.
Alternative, Hard Rock, Pop Punk.
Pull The Curtain
For Connecticut-based Pull The Curtain, it was never a phase. Seamlessly blending old school ‘core with pop punk hooks, the three-piece act has established itself as a band to watch amid a sea of 2000s revivalists. So slap an old SIM into your T-Mobile Sidekick, log back into Myspace—and follow them on TikTok, just for good measure—because you won’t want to miss what they’ve got in store.
Pop Punk, Emo, Post Hardcore
From States Away
From States Away is a Pop Punk band from New York, formed in 2015. Since their inception, the band has released three EP’s, with a full length album on the way. Through extensive performances throughout the local scene, they’ve branched out regionally, including winning a slot performing on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.
All Systems Go
All Systems Go is a pop punk band from Delran NJ. With the well blending voices of the two vocalists, fiery riffs and solos, jumpy bass lines and hard drumming, the band creates a sound described as "pop punk with rock & roll vibes". ASG recently finished recording their second LP, produced by Nik Bruzzese of Man Overboard.
Pop Punk, Rock & Roll, Alternative Rock
We are a four piece, pop-punk band from Tallahassee, FL, made up entirely of college students. We've played lots of shows in the North Florida area and are very eager to play at other great opportunities. We are inspired by the bands that play at SSF.
Pop Punk, Alt Rock, Punk Rock
I am a musician that wants to bring something new to the music industry. I compose my songs with passion and dedication. It all started when I was 10 years old, I got my first drum kit and I realize I had open the gate to a whole new version of my self. Since then, I have been composing and writing music that I have been able to share it in the last couple of years.
Rock, Alternative, Hard Rock
(Los Angeles, CA) - Independent Southern California pop-punk duo Ariel View has nearly 6 years of experience under their belts. Now, best friends Harmonie Martinez and Nadine Parra have returned to their roots with their self-produced sophomore album, Bury My Head. The record emulates the emo and pop-punk powerhouses of the 2000’s, yet still maintains the band’s passionate, yet authentic indie sound. As a queer-identified band, they consciously empower the LGBTQ+ community, and craft relatable testaments of love - and heartbreak - for all identities.
Keep Your Secrets
Keep Your Secrets is a high-energy pop punk powerhouse from Washington, DC. The female-fronted, all POC band is quickly becoming one of the most talked-about pop punk acts in the DC area, known for their heavy, melodic sound and relatable emo lyrics. Keep Your Secrets also calls their sound "Cold Brew Core," for the monster-drinking warped tour kids who have grown into highly caffeinated adults.
Pop Punk, Easycore
Valendina, Philadelphia's new up-and-coming pop-punk band, consists of Karina Patricelli, Tommy Kenish, Chase Sakers, and Shane Owen. After meeting at the Let There Be Rock School they became seasoned veterans, playing everything from pop-punk to classic rock. This supergroup has exploded onto the northeast music scene with an array of originals that sound like they jumped right out of Radio 104.5. Notable gigs include The Khyber Pass Pub (Philadelphia, PA), Dobbs (Philadelphia, PA), The Bouree (Atlantic City, New Jersey), Our Wicked Lady (Brooklyn, NY), The Queen (Wilmington, DE), and The Hard Rock Cafe (Philadephia, PA).Their feel-good songs are immediately relatable and remind us that pop-punk is not dead through soaring lead vocals and crowd chants that bring audiences alive. With tracks led by Karina’s powerhouse voice that blends perfectly with the mix of big drums and creative guitar licks, they'll make you wanna listen again and again.
Pop Punk, Alternative Rock, Happy Hardcore
A Streamlined Alternative Pop Punk Sound being compared to Taking Back Sunday, Neck Deep, blink-182, and State Champs with lyrical content that relates to those who have ever felt lost or that they never belonged and anyone who’s experienced heartbreak or a loss of unity. started in 2017 by Frontman, Kevin Barry. Borderline Natives got their first bit of momentum playing local clubs in Nashville and the surrounding areas. in 2019 the band began finding its legs with the addition of Bass Player, Bobby Groesbeck, Drummer, Kaleb Lubechow. and Lead Guitar Player/Vocalist Ivan Ayala. after a few single releases including Two Rivers and their intimate Live Session at Common Man Studios, Borderline Natives announced their debut full length album, “An Endless Struggle For The Proper State Of Mind” due for a 2021 Release the band paired that announcement with the release of the albums' first single Best Intentions followed by the albums second single, Real Ones. The band is currently working on their 2nd record and have been gaining momentum in the meantime they have now been able to open a few major events with the NHL Nashville Preds & The Nashville Soccer Club.
Turnmeuptone is an Alternative Punk Rock Band based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With influences from Jack White and Green Day, "Turnmeuptone" brings a new exhilarating sound to the East Coast Rock scene!
Punk, Alternative, Rock
New Ends is in your face with nothing to hide. The 4-piece punk band from Corpus Christi, Texas delivers the hard-hitting energy of 90's skate punk, yet preserves the lyrical transparency of pop punk.
Pop Punk, Rock, Alternative
Fernway stemming from Buffalo,NY was created in 2017 by 5 unique musical minds looking to redefine the sonic landscape of traditional rock. The band’s sound pulls from a wide palette that blends elements of pop rock and alternative emo, with rudiments of jazz harmony tucked underneath, resulting in a conglomerate that is equally refreshing and unpredictable. The band has done a few tours and now with the bands first full length record "Autocrave" about to drop, the band is looking to take things to the next step.
Alternative,Pop Rock, Indie
Watersdeep is a five piece emotional pop punk/post hardcore band from the Washington D.C. area. The project consists of Gabe Jaar on lead vocals, Rohan Enamandra on guitar and backing vocals, and Brandon Jones on guitar. Their goal as a group is to write honest and relatable music that can help listeners through difficult times in their lives.
Pop Punk, Post Hardcore, Emo
Stacked Like Pancakes
Beginning in 2007, Stacked Like Pancakes was founded on an idolization of artists like Reel Big Fish, Streetlight Manifesto, and Less Than Jake. SLP has since proven to maintain a thick sonic texture through a synthesis of inspirations including Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake, Blink-182, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Cage the Elephant, twenty one pilots, and an untraceable amount of other artists and genres. Stacked Like Pancakes epitomizes a tough DIY band despite a meaningless band name, and are rightfully on the rise to claim an international stage of their own.
Ska, Punk, Rock
Persei is a five-piece pop-punk band coming by way of Staten Island, New York. The collective consists of Jonathan Cutrona (vocals/guitar), Mike Maldarelli (vocals/guitar), Nick Millus (guitar), Andrew Maino (bass) and Sergio Gorno (vocals/drums). Pulling from their diverse musical backgrounds, the band incorporates varied elements from the broader alternative genre to create their distinctly multifaceted, emo-leaning sound.
Pop Punk, Alternative, Emo
Neutral Snap is high energy pop-punk born and raised in New Orleans Louisiana. We’ve been touring the SouthEast for a couple of years brining pop punk into some random scenes and loving every minute of it. Come kick it with us!
House Parties is an energetic female-fronted pop punk band based in Dallas, TX. Writing songs about toxic relationships, trauma and mental health we all experience through fast-paced and melodic rhythms you can angrily finger point to!
CRØWNZ is a three piece, Pop Rock band based out of Tampa, Florida. Fronted by Karly Johnson, an amazing female vocalist, CRØWNZ took the Tampa live scene by storm. Currently finishing up their debut EP "METAMØRPHØSIS" CRØWNZ is looking to maintain their traction and branch out for bigger and better opportunities!
Midsummer dream is a 3 piece Pop-Punk/Rock band from South Florida. Our music is reminiscent of the early 2000's Pop-Punk wave with some modern sounds sprinkled in! Enjoy :)
Pop Punk, Rock, Alternative
Kamenar is a high energy hard rock band from Tampa, FL formed by twin brothers Sean and John Kamenar in 2015. Since the release of their Debut EP in 2020, they have been quickly making a name for themselves playing before national acts such as Alice Cooper, Bret Michaels, Nita Strauss, Warrant, Smile Empty Soul, and Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. This young trio was also recently announced #1 Fan Favorite Band in Tampa, FL.
Rock, Hard Rock, High Energy Rock
Authors Of The Air
Based out of Dallas, TX, we are a group of guys who wanted to create music with no limitations in genre, and we believe we've succeeded in that. The point of our music is to explore and expand our capabilities. We thrive on the fact that we will play whatever we want that we believe gets our message across, whether it be hip hop, reggae, indie, rock, or whatever our songs turn into, we play them.
Indie Rock, Reggae, Hip Hop
All At Once
We are a New Wave Pop Punk band, with a fresh sounding guitars, fun vibe and catchy melodies and samples. We are driven and eager to travel around the world to share our music with as much people as we can. Music is love and music heals.
As the City Sleeps
As the City Sleeps is from the small town of Bay City, TX. The band brings all of the traditional pop-punk nostalgia with a side of breakdowns and heavier riffs. For fans of Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!, A Day to Remember, and Neck Deep.
Pop Punk, Alternative, Easycore
Pop punk from Orlando, FL. Our music highlights life's struggles with the quest for constant self betterment . If you like bands like Movements, Real Friends, and The Story So Far, you'll like us.
Pop Punk, Punk, Punk Rock
Hey guys! We in Seneca Burns are a bunch of friends just like you. We like to play loud and fast, and sometimes we take our instruments off and get in the pit. For all of you friends, new or familiar, we hope you enjoy our music as well as all of the other bands submitting.
Pop Punk, Alternative, Punk
Blending a one of a kind mix of pop/rock and post hardcore, Sink In has grown to be one of the most unique up and coming bands in the DIY touring world. Known for soaring live vocals over a chaotic and energetic performance, Sink In is the perfect opening act for such a powerhouse Sad Summer Fest lineup!
pop rock, post hardcore
Nothing but a Nightmare
Nothing but a Nightmare, or "NBN" for short, is an alternative rock band that was formed by high school best friends in Philly. The band has formed a local following from their music releases, playing music festivals, and local venues around the Philadelphia area. NBN has gained over 100k streams and even opened a live performance for Andy Grammar. The band most recently released their album titled "Kleptomania". NBN plans on releasing more original music in the near future and is looking forward to many exciting opportunities in the future!
Alternative, Rock, Pop
In a Daydream
We are a 5-piece indie art rock band with emo roots from Detroit, MI. We try to have every song we write be a totally new experience from the one before it, with influences ranging from Radiohead to Elliot Smith to Beach Boys. We have fun on stage but take our music seriously, and no one sounds quite like us.
Indie, Alternative, Art Rock
Manic. is an alternative rock & melancholy pop trio based out of Nashville, TN. The band is on the forefront of establishing a resurgence of storytelling, sincerity, & expression in music as they combine sound, poetry, fine-art, and fashion in a vortex of soulful, synth-infused alternative rock.
Alternative Rock, Shoegaze, Pop
Hard hitting post Hardcore from New England with drive, energy, and endless passion Under the care of Ghost Killer Entertainment FFO: Emarosa, A Skylit Drive, and Sleeping With Sirens
Post Hardcore, Pop Punk
We are a DIY pop punk/emo band called Townsend! We come from Salem New Hampshire and take influence from bands like Remo Drive, Movements, and Sorority Noise. We've had a blast playing shows with out homies and would be stoked to play Sad Summer Fest!
pop punk, emo, alternative
Soundhoose is a high energy, upbeat, fast-paced, crowd engaging pop punk band with heavy influences from early 2000's pop punk bands such as, Blink 182, State Champs, Green Day, Yellowcard, All Time Low and Waterparks. Proud of being labeled misfits and rejects, Soundhoose encourages their fans to do the same and be proud of their identity.
Pop Punk, Rock, Alternative,