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A quick description of our sound could be "Hard Indie Rock" - perhaps Queens of the Stone Age mixed with Yeah Yeah Yeahs. What's so special about us? Our music has, even in the most dark intense moments, an embedded smile - a wish that the music touches your heart in a way that makes you feel happy to be alive and good about who you are. In the meantime, we want to get your heart pumping, your feet dancing, and spark a musical love affair with us for life.
Related by blood and the deepest of loyalty, and perhaps unique enough to be the only band of it's type, Grown Up Avenger Stuff combines a deep love for music with a natural talent for building songs that connect with heart and yet are just plain fun to enjoy.
Through an approach of uncompromising high energy live shows and unapologetically growing their fanbase the band has been building popularity and ever reaching toward their goal of "saving the world one song at a time."
In love with the road experience of meeting new people and spreading music, 2013 has seen Grown Up Avenger Stuff touring across 28 US States, including 9 shows at SXSW, and the highly popular Launch Music Festival in Pennsylvania, Celebrate Fairfax! and more in support of their critically acclaimed self produced CD release "Sparkleton".
Bele Chere - Asheville, NC
SXSW - Austin, TX
Alberta Beach Canada Day Festival - Alberta Beach, AB, CA
Live Out Loud Music Festival - Charlotte, NC
SC Strawberry Festival - Ft. Mill, SC (voted SC #1 Festival)
Femme Fest - Charlotte, NC
Girl Power Fest - Charlotte, NC
Park Rock Fest -Grand Mills, MD
Gaston Homegrown Music Fest - Gastonia, NC
Some Charlotte Venues played:
Amos' Southend - headliner (Capacity > 1700)
The Neighborhood Theatre - headliner (Capacity > 1700)
NC Music Factory Courtyard (Capacity > 1000)
Chop Shop - Headliner (Capacity > 500)
Snug Harbor - headliner (Capacity > 300)
The Double Door Inn - national support (Capacity > 200)
The Milestone - national support (Capacity > 200)
The Evening Muse - national support (Capacity > 100)
Knight Theater - Beatles Tribute (Capacity > 2000)
106.5 The End - Premier area alt rock station (listeners > 200k)
"5/5 Stars" - MusicNews.com
"2013 Artist To Watch" - Skope Magazine
"It’s good to be here for the lightning strike of Grown Up Avenger Stuff." "I haven’t been this excited since I first heard Alabama Shakes" - Rock World Magazine
"One of the best female rock vocalists I've heard in recent times" ... "musical beat-down to your eardrums" ... "will leave you awe of GUAS" - I Am Entertainment Magazine
"Grown Up Avenger Stuff is as awesome as its name — that’s basically all you need to know" - DailyTrojan
"... very easy to get lost in the band's energy ..." - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Infectious energy runs rampant... What a sweet surprise it is" - Indie-Mag
"in your face, no holds barred, all or nothing rock" - Celebrity VIP Lounge
"on par with bands such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Queens of the Stone Age, Florence and the Machine, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals." - Mid TN Music
"If you want to catch a band before it makes it to the top – which likely won't be too long from now – get an earful of Sparkleton right now" - AntiMusic
"This is your official heads up. Grown Up Avenger Stuff may possibly become your new favorite band." - Bandblog.com
"You could fit this band in the smallest of clubs or on the biggest of outdoor stages and still have the audience in raptures." - Monolith-Sound