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2014 Lineup

THE-VIRUSTHE VIRUS

From the mean streets of Philadelphia come Legendary Street Punx THE VIRUS, Who have been infecting venues all over the nation since 1998. And this year they will be joining us on each and every date of this years Upstart Fest.
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SVETLANAS-USSRSVETLANAS (U.S.S.R.)

The SVETLANAS return to the States from Mother Russia with their style of classic hard edged punk rock that just has to be experienced to be understood, front woman Olga has more kick than a 100 proof shot of vodka and will probably be all you’ll be talking about for weeks after the show…Don’t miss this band!
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LEFT-ALONELEFT ALONE

One of the West Coasts preeminent Ska Punk bands LEFT ALONE has been doing it, and doing it right since 1997, LEFT ALONE has a dynamic and down right addictive sound that is sure to get you dancing and singing along to their classic Ska Punk set…A must see act!
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THE-SHARP-LADSTHE SHARP LADS

Fuck yeah! This is the Punk & Roll you’ve been waiting for! THE SHARP LADS deliver it Fast, Aggressive, and Fun…Really Fun, So if you like a good time don’t miss their set!
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THE-OBVIOUSTHE OBVIOUS

Smart, Sexy, and as Aggressive as Fuck THE OBVIOUS will shake any and all preconceptions you may have about todays music scene, Think the Pixies on a knife wielding rampage during a hurricane…Yeah there is always a quiet before a storm, then the storm hits and watch out.
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NEW-RED-SCARENEW RED SCARE

These whiskey soaked revolutionaries will be joining Upstart Fest again this year for several dates, brandishing their explosive brand of sexually charged Punk and Roll that will leave you screaming for more…Front man Billy Gwynns dynamic stage presence is second to none…Iggy himself would be jealous.
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TWO-FISTED-LAWTWO FISTED LAW

A band bordering legendary status, TWO FISTED LAW delivers solid old school hardcore punk, with just enough of a thread of classic country woven in to set them apart from most bands rocking the East Coast in the last fifteen years, if you know them we know you love them, and if you think you don’t we’re sure you’ll recognize several of their more popular tunes once you hear them TWO FISTED LAW are the real deal and we’re proud to have them back.
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UZUHIUZUHI (Japan)

From the Land of The Rising Sun, we are proud to have UZUHI join Upstart Fest this year…They have a sexy pop punk sound that will instantly make even the hardest naysayer smile and ask for more as they deliver a fast paced dynamic set full of love and aggression…this band is not to be missed.
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WALK-THE-PLANKWALK THE PLANK

WALK THE PLANK was scheduled to play last years Upstart Fest but due to a last minute injury was forced to pull out, But we love them and are bringing them back this year…so get ready Upstart for Washington DC’s Premiere Hardcore Punk band WALK THE PLANK who always deliver a raw and physical set that wont soon be forgotten.
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STRAY-BULLETSSTRAY BULLETS

Boston’s STRAY BULLETS Bring a classic Punk sound that can’t be denied, So get ready to dance and pump your fist as you sing along to their anthems of of the streets…it’s good shit!
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MURDER-WEAPONMURDER WEAPON

One of the Northeast’s Best Psychobilly bands the MURDER WEAPON serves up killer guitar riffs, solid lyrics, and a fast paced physical performance that shows you why Psycho Rules!
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TROPHY-LUNGSTROPHY LUNGS

Fun Fast Boston Punk Rock…TROPHY LUNGS Rocks, and that’s all we got to say on the matter…Be Sure Not To Miss Them!
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DEAD-MAN-RAMSEYDEAD MAN RAMSEY

When not throwing Tupperware parties Portland’s DEAD MAN RAMSEY are rocking their fun fast paced punk rock for anyone who will listen check these punx out, you won’t be disappointed.
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WAYWARD-ONESWAYWARD ONES

In your fucking face, fast, hard, Philly Street Punk…Fuck Yeah! & Fuck You!
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RADICAL-DISCHARGERADICAL DISCHARG

Thrashy Punk infused Metal from the streets of Baltimore will bring the rock, and melt a smile on to the most jaded face with their old school party on approach…be ready for a fun set!
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PULLING PUNCHESPULLING PUNCHES

Pulling Punches have been leaving their mark on the Philly Hardcore/Punk scene with bruising melodic sets since 2010 loaded with so much energy and mayhem it’s a wonder they ever finish a set in one piece.
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IDESIDES

You Know…That Loud Hardcore Punk Touchy Feely Band with the Chick Singer.
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poor-lilyPOOR LILY

Poor Lily is Pure No Bullshit Punk Rock…Loud, Snotty, and Brash…Don’t Miss This Set!
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entropyENTROPY

Entropy (NY) is a hardcore punk band from Orange County, New York that bears a striking resemblance to your yearly physical exam. Fast for the most part, really awkward, but at the end of the day, it means well.
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hand-the-matchHAND THE MATCH

Solid Blue Collar Punk Rock from New Yorks Hudson Valley…HAND THE MATCH Know How to Write & They Know How To Play, Gravel Filled Vocals and Killer Guitar Riffs Drive The Final Nail Home On Their Honest Heart Felt Lyrics.
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BOURBON-SCUMBOURBON SCUM

Fun Fast Paced Classic Punk, Albany New York’s Bourbon Scum are a hard drinking ready to rumble good time!
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AS-WE-WEREAS WE WERE

As We Were As We Were mixes modern day hardcore punk with the urgency and raw power of the punks that have paved the way, creating an intense and aggressive sound that has to be experienced.
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NINE-VOTES-SHORTNINE VOTES SHORT

Nine Votes Short are a punk rock band expanding into every genre known to man…the real definition of Punk
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cuttersCUTTERS

CUTTERS is a party of four from New York that plays punk rock spirituals to shake your bones and rattle your soul.
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FrienbeastFRIENDBEAST

Baltimore’s Friendbeast is on a mission for animal rights that they deliver with a blistering intensity that can not be ignored, check them out and take notice of their message and their passion.
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earl-graveEARL GRAVE

A Burlington Vermont hardcore band formed around the ideas of equality and inclusion, Earl Grave tries to play music they can enjoy while also breaking traditional hardcore formulas.
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tv-trampsTV TRAMPS

No gimmicks, no bullshit. Just pure, unadulterated punk rock. With songs so tasty you’d think they were covers, TVT leaves you wanting more and remembering why you love punk rock to begin with.
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2014 Venues

Thursday | Sept 25, 2014


SidebarSidebar
Baltimore, MD
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Friday | Sept 26, 2014


Connies-Ric-RacConnies Ric Rac
Philadelphia, PA
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Saturday | Sept 27, 2014


Asbury-LanesAsbury Lanes
Asbury Park NJ
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Sunday | Sept 28, 2014


The-Knitting-FactoryThe Knitting Factory
Brooklyn, NY
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Wednesday | Oct 1, 2014


Fuze-BoxFuze Box
Albany, NY
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Thursday | Oct 2, 2014


The-ChanceThe Chance
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Friday | Oct 3, 2014


artsriotArtsRiot
Burlington, VT
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Saturday | Oct 4, 2014


genosGeno’s
Portland, ME
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Sunday | Oct 5, 2014


TT-The-BearsTT The Bears
Cambridge, MA
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*Door Times, Ticket Prices and Lineups will vary by date, Please Check Local Sites for Info.*