Blog: Artists to Watch: Handguns and The Maine


Handguns is an up-and-coming pop punk band based out of Maryland. Their current lineup consists of Taylor Eby (vocals), Brandon Pagano (guitar), Kyle Vaught (guitar), CJ Wilson (bass) and Christian Mullen (drums). They just released their third album, Disenchantment. Hits like “Low Spirits” and “Self Portrait” show off their pop-punk way of expressing honest emotions that really make their music more personable to listeners.

They are fresh off this year’s Van’s Warped Tour, where they shared the same stage with acts like Citizen and Matchbook Romance. They are heading out on their own headlining tour this fall, stopping in Seattle on November 24th at El Corazon!

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The Maine

Straight out of Tempe, Arizona is the now-indie rock band called The Maine. Members of the band are John O’Callaghan (vocals), Kennedy Brock (bassist), Garrett Nickelsen (bass), Jared Monaco (guitar), and Pat Kirch (drums). The Maine has been a band for about 8 years now. They started off as an alternative rock band but have matured into more of an indie rock sound. The Maine’s latest release, American Candy, is a mix of rock, pop, indie, and vibey music. Their songs “English Girls” and “Miles Away” off American Candy have been two of their most successful singles, hitting #16 & #17 on iTune’s Alternative Charts.

The Maine just wrapped up their Free for All Tour, and are now heading out for their special holiday tour. They are bringing along with them special guests, The Technicolors. The tour stops in Portland on December 9th at the Hawthorne Theatre!

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