A Rocket to the Moon, Sing It Loud, Sequoyah Prep School & All Get Out 
May 1st, 2010 
Clemson Road Extension Center 
Columbia, SC


By Kathrine Brock

Nick Santino started putting together A Rocket to the Moon in Massachusetts back in 2006 as a solo experiment.  He eventually added a few band members, including Justin Richards (Brighten), Eric Halvorsen, and Andrew Cook.  Fueled By Ramen wised up and signed these guys in the summer of 2008 and released their “Greetings From…EP” in the Fall of the same year.  Matt Squire produced their current full length, “On Your Side,” released in the Fall of 2009.  Since then, the band has been constantly touring in support of their album.

Minneapolis based Sing it Loud have had great success for such a relatively new band.  They put out a demo in 2007 and were signed by Epitaph in the same year.  They put out 1 EP and one full length (produced by Josh Cain of Motion City Soundtrack) and then braved ALL of Warped Tour 2009.  They are gearing up to release their sophomore album “Everything Collide,” produced by Jordan Schmidt, on May 11th.  There’s a reason this band quickly found success in a seemingly oversaturated market, so give these guys a chance.

Both a Rocket to the Moon and Sing it Loud are just finishing up a tour supporting Motion City Soundtrack and fun. and will be out with Mayday Parade and Sparks the Rescue through the end of May.

Mandolin Rock? Why not? Sequoyah Prep School tour relentlessly but these Florence boys always make time for Columbia shows.  They just finished recording for a new full length in Nashville and will continue to tour.  Southern rock for people who say they don’t like “country music” (and for those that do).

All Get Out’s bio claims they’re “loud and personal” and I’m 1 million percent sure no one has found a better description for this four piece.  They are expecting a their first full length release this year (recorded by Matt Malpass) and will also be playing Day 2 of the Bamboozle festival in East Rutherford, NJ on May 2nd.

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