Upstart Fest 2016

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Upstart Fest 2015

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2015 Lineup

two-fisted-lawTwo Fisted Law

Legendary ol’skool Hardcore Punks TWO FISTED LAW will be playing every date of this years Upstart Fest delivering their brand of heavy melodic hardcore that they have been bringing to the fight for almost fifteen years now, with a new ep out this fall you can bet you are in for some new thrills to go along with your favorite classics this year.
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hudson-falconsHudson Falcons

Working class heroes HUDSON FALCONS bring their anthems of defiance and hope to each and every date of this years tour, these road warriors of rock and roll are not to be missed and if you are not already a fan believe me you will be after seeing one of their sets.
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avenue-rockersAvenue Rockers

Punk/Ska from the third coast, Corpus Christi’s favorite sons will have you skanking, pogoing, and singing along all night, they deliver the goods and they deliver them right! If you’re a fan of bands like Rancid and Left Alone get ready to meet your new favorite band.
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kyle-trocoliaKyle Trocolla

Acoustic folk punk never sounded better and was more sincere, Kyle sings songs of truth, justice, injustice, and redemption…his songs in true punk fashion are unapologetic slices of life…don’t miss his set!
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lost-in-societyLost in Society

New Jersey pop punkers LOST IN SOCIETY, Return to Upstart Fest this year with a vengeance, after touring the world with stops on big fests like Warped, The Fest, Pouza and the like their going to show us why they’re one of the hottest bands making the scene here and across the pond…another must see act.
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the-vibratorsThe Vibrators

England’s Legendary Punks who were there from the beginning will be joining up with Upstart at the end of the tour…Don’t miss this piece of history.
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turbo-acsTurbo ACs

New York City’s TURBO AC’s bring a little of their grit to this years tour and we welcome their fast paced fun filled set back to Upstart this year…always a good time.
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the-obviousThe Obvious

Asbury Park New Jersey is a rock and roll town, and it’s there where THE OBVIOUS Rule! Don’t let their cute and approachable look fool you, these beach bums bring it hard with a fast aggressive edge that is all punk and 100% Wow!
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oc45OC45

We love the Boston bastards and if you don’t already we promise you you will to…No nonsense punk rock from the streets of Boston OC45 if fast furious and fun…Don’t miss them!
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cry-havocCry Havoc

Back by popular demand…CRY HAVOC! are the definition of high energy, their sets are unmatched when it comes to high speed in your face action, loaded with spit and blood you gotta see a CRY HAVOC! show at least once before you die!
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two-man-advantageTwo Man Advantage

Hockey themed Punk Rock belligerence…Fuck Yeah!…That’s all we got to say.
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posersPosers

Female fronted Philly street punk with a lot of attitude, we here at Upstart are happy to be showcasing these young up an comers…don’t miss their set, it’s good shit!
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a-minor-revolutionA Minor Revolution

Killer Punk/Ska out of New Hampshire A MINOR REVOLUTION do it right, with an intense and infectious energy that is undeniable and you wont soon forget.
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incirclesIn Circles

Kick Ass Female fronted punk rock, desperate heartfelt songs drenched in sexual tension…Don’t miss this set!
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iron-chinIron Chin

Mean streak rock and roll…Live free or Die Motherfuckers!
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legally-fuckedLegally Fucked

Philly Street Punx that just don’t care what the fuck you think, but trust us you want to hear what they have to say!
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rays-occultRay’s Occult

Good Old time pop punk outa Portland Maine, Ray’s Occult has a solid approach to song writing and a sound that makes for memorable songs you’ll be singing on the way home.
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girth-controlGirth Control

These Albany Miscreants prove that it’s not the size of the dog in the fight but it’s Girth that really matters.
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american-televisionAmerican Television

These Northern VA/DC Pop Punkers do it right be sure to catch their set…No really trust us it’s truly some good shit!
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trophy-lungsTrophy Lungs

Three Intoxicated nerds who play mediocre music when not watching old episodes of the X-Files
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hopeless-otisHopeless Otis

Weather your teacher is an asshole, your boss is a dickhead, you can’t find a job, your girl or guy has got you down, or whatever you may be going through HOPELESS OTIS will remind you that there is always something positive out there.
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enziguriEnziguri

New York Hardcore From Da Boogie Down Bronx! Delivering it fast and hard like a kick to the head they will leave you seeing stars and begging for mercy…Be sure to catch their set!
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2015 Venues

Thursday | Sept 24

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Millhill Basement
Trenton, NJ
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Friday | Sept 25

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Connies Ric Rac
Philadelphia, PA
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Saturday | Sept 26

Sidebar
Sidebar
Baltimore, MD
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Sunday | Sept 27

grand-victory
Grand Victory
Brooklyn, NY
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Wednesday | Sept 30

Fuze-Box
Fuze Box
Albany, NY
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Thursday | Oct 1

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Café 9
New Haven, CT
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Friday | Oct 2

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Dover Brick House
Dover, NH
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Saturday | Oct 3

genos
Geno’s Rock Club
Portland, ME
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Sunday | Oct 4

firehouse13
Firehouse 13
Providence, RI
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