American Pinup, Playing Dead, and Friday Night Vampires
The return of American Pinup:
American Pinup emerged from the suburban sprawl of Westchester County, New York in 2010 to offer a rousing blend of punk rock and powerpop with seasoned songwriting at its core. Thoughtfully arranged compositions and lyrical depth bolster the band’s radio-ready, exuberant indie rock sound. Fronted by Lauren West, who unites sultry, melodic crooning with a raspy, rock and roll growl, the band draws on influences from across the spectrum of alternative music, creating an explosive mixture of pop-savvy melody and punk rock attitude. The result is the perfect marriage of hook and edge.
Following two full-length albums and three EPs, multiple nation-wide tours, and countless appearances at festivals such as Vans Warped Tour, The Fest, and SXSW since their arrival on the scene, American Pinup has carved out their own niche in the world of independent music. A tireless, DIY work ethic paired with undeniably infectious tracks and electrifying live shows has propelled the quartet from obscurity to earning a coveted place on the Alternative Press list of “100 Bands You Need To Know” in 2014. Listen to their latest EP “Get Better” which released in 2018.
They’ll be joined by Playing Dead, a 6-piece punk band that plays power pop from Long Island, New York.
Playing Dead is:
Sam – Lead Vocals and Guitar
Dave – Bass
Rich – Lead Guitar
Jason – Synth, Keys, Backing Vocals
Jessica – Backing Vocals
“Alan Smithee” – Drummer
and punk rockers Friday Night Vampires.