POZ Showcase: Life On The Sideline

We had a chance to speak with the great people over at PropertyOfZack, check it out below
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Powerfully driven vocals, energetic guitars, and flowing melodies are the basis of Life on the Sidelines’ brand of pop-rock. However, what truly lies at the core of the band is a message of positivity and acceptance, and a strong “don’t give in, don’t give up” mentality. Their most recent LP, Honesty is a Dying Breed, has nine tracks with various dynamics, keeping you hooked with each rotation. You can stream Life on the Sidelines’ album in its entirety below. 

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by Ashley Aron

Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Ralph - Guitar
Jake - Guitar & Vocals
Kagan - Drums
George - Bass
Nick - Vocals
 
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
We always say our band is from Connecticut, but really we are from all over the place. I live in Granby, CT, but some of us live anywhere from Chicopee, MA, to Plattsburgh, NY (right on the border of Canada). Jake and Kagan drive 10 hours round trip every week for practice. Those two are wild men!
 
How did the band come together? How long has it been?
2012 is when we started, so that would make it a little over two years now. Ralph and myself started the band after I responded to his Craigslist ad online. It sounds pretty weird, but he quickly became my best friend ever. After way too many lineup changes to count, we are at where we are now. I think we are all very confident that this is the lineup to stay. Everything just feels so natural. 
 
How have you grown since you started?
In just about every way possible. Musically I never settle on how a song sounds until it’s as good as we can possibly make it sound as a whole. I’ve also started to experiment with different styles personally. I think that will be way more present on the next music we release. As a human I know who I am now. I know what I stand for and what I believe in. I always wanted to “play in a full time band.” I’ve said this since I was a little kid, but I never really knew what that meant. Recently, between the release of our first full length and the start of a lot of steady touring I’m starting to see that it really is a lot of hard work. I’m ready for it, we all are. There’s just nothing else we want to do. I’ve watched way too many people I care about give up on their dreams. I just refuse to throw away something I love. 
 
What sets you apart from other bands?
We are very genuine. If we say something we mean it, whether it’s in a song or a conversation with a stranger. A big thing we’ve always wanted our band to represent is positivity and acceptance. We try our hardest to be as nice as possible to everyone we meet. We want to be a band kids can turn to after a bad day. Basically, we just want people to know we are here to help.

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Northeast friends come hangout next month!DATES:11/14 Stroudsburg, PA @ The Living Room11/15 North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective11/16 Philadelphia, PA @ House Show11/17 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space11/18 Kingston, NY @ The Anchor11/19 Atlantic City, NJ @ Le Grand Fromage11/20 Orange County, NY @ The Skyline11/21 Plattsburgh, NY @ House Show Thanks to our dude Chris at Chris Fulcher Photography and our good friend Dave Taylor for the flyer.

Northeast friends come hangout next month!

DATES:
11/14 Stroudsburg, PA @ The Living Room
11/15 North Haven, CT @ Up All Night Collective
11/16 Philadelphia, PA @ House Show
11/17 Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
11/18 Kingston, NY @ The Anchor
11/19 Atlantic City, NJ @ Le Grand Fromage
11/20 Orange County, NY @ The Skyline
11/21 Plattsburgh, NY @ House Show 

Thanks to our dude Chris at Chris Fulcher Photography and our good friend Dave Taylor for the flyer.

Like and reblog this post to win a Long Sleeve and CD. Winner picked 10/5. You’ll look awesome in this!

Watch our new music video for “Everything I Lost” & “Wake Up” here. Directed by MacKenzie Hennessey 

Our music video for “Everything I Lost” dropped today!

Coffee, best friends, good music, and gorgeous weather are ingredients to an awesome weekend.

Album Art

stargazesongs:

the front bottoms twin size mattress

make sure you kiss your knuckles before you punch me in the face

there are lessons to be learned, consequences for all the stupid things i say

and it is no big surprise that you turned out this way

the spark in her eyes, the look on your face

i will not be late.

(via justanotherlostvoid)

ArtistThe Front Bottoms
TitleTwin Size Mattress
AlbumTalon of the Hawk
PRE ORDER’s are up for these AND we’re having a end of tour sale!http://lifeonthesideline.storenvy.com/$5 Mystery Shirt / $10 Tanks / $15 Crew necksDon’t wait on these, there’s only a small number of everything left! Big thanks to our good friend Matt Cyphers at Radiant Media for the design and Paradox Apparel for the shirts.

PRE ORDER’s are up for these AND we’re having a end of tour sale!http://lifeonthesideline.storenvy.com/

$5 Mystery Shirt / $10 Tanks / $15 Crew necks

Don’t wait on these, there’s only a small number of everything left! 

Big thanks to our good friend Matt Cyphers at Radiant Media for the design and Paradox Apparel for the shirts.

We’re pumped to announce we’ll be hitting the road August 8 - 31st on the ‘Honesty Is A Dying Breed Tour.’ For the next 5 days you can download our new record “Honesty Is A Dying Breed” for FREE at http://goo.gl/lTkUhM. Huge thanks to our friends at BC Design & Media, Zing Recording Studios,Take This To Heart Records, & Forever Gold Clothing! See you next month! Dates:8/8 Florence, MA @ 13th Floor Music Lounge8/9 Queens, NY @ Hollis Woods Community Church8/10 Philadelphia, PA @ House Show 8/11 Scranton, PA @ The Vintage Theater 8/12 Buffalo, NY @ Dugout8/14 Athens, OH @ The Pink Mistress8/15 Columbus, OH @ Bernies8/16 Owensboro, KY @ The Creme Coffee House8/18 Spindale, NC @ The Ultimate Basement8/19 Augusta, GA @ Green Light Sound Studios8/20 Columbus, GA @ SoHo8/21 Gainesville, FL @ The SALT Gainesville8/23 Melbourne, FL @ The Boondocks8/24 Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar8/25 Savannah, GA @ The Bomb Shelter8/26 Winnsboro, SC @ The 145 Club8/27 Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop Music Hall8/29 Hagerstown, MD @ Right Choice Ministries8/30 NJ @ TBA8/31 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

We’re pumped to announce we’ll be hitting the road August 8 - 31st on the ‘Honesty Is A Dying Breed Tour.’ For the next 5 days you can download our new record “Honesty Is A Dying Breed” for FREE at http://goo.gl/lTkUhM. Huge thanks to our friends at BC Design & MediaZing Recording Studios,Take This To Heart Records, & Forever Gold Clothing! See you next month! 

Dates:
8/8 Florence, MA @ 13th Floor Music Lounge
8/9 Queens, NY @ Hollis Woods Community Church
8/10 Philadelphia, PA @ House Show 
8/11 Scranton, PA @ The Vintage Theater 
8/12 Buffalo, NY @ Dugout
8/14 Athens, OH @ The Pink Mistress
8/15 Columbus, OH @ Bernies
8/16 Owensboro, KY @ The Creme Coffee House
8/18 Spindale, NC @ The Ultimate Basement
8/19 Augusta, GA @ Green Light Sound Studios
8/20 Columbus, GA @ SoHo
8/21 Gainesville, FL @ The SALT Gainesville
8/23 Melbourne, FL @ The Boondocks
8/24 Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
8/25 Savannah, GA @ The Bomb Shelter
8/26 Winnsboro, SC @ The 145 Club
8/27 Fayetteville, NC @ The Rock Shop Music Hall
8/29 Hagerstown, MD @ Right Choice Ministries
8/30 NJ @ TBA
8/31 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall

We’re extremely excited to announce we will be playing this years Hartford, CT date of The Vans Warped Tour! Huge thank you to everyone who made this possible. We’ll see you guys there! MacKenzie Hennessey Photography on the camera

We’re extremely excited to announce we will be playing this years Hartford, CT date of The Vans Warped Tour! Huge thank you to everyone who made this possible. We’ll see you guys there! 

MacKenzie Hennessey Photography on the camera