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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Down to Six

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Wilkes-Barre alternative rock band Down to Six
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Down to Six

City: Wilkes-Barre

Genre(s): Alternative rock, indie rock, post-hardcore

Years active: 2010-present

Sounds like: Remember when the best rock music in the ’90s was kind of heavy, melodic, and catchy all at once? Down to Six encapsulates that balance perfectly with a little modern indie rock thrown in, sending crashing waves of sound and emotion to engulf your senses as you instinctively bob your head along to these simple, yet layered tunes. You’ll listen through their albums over and over without even realizing it.

For fans of: A Social State, Stone Temple Pilots, Thrice, The Replacements, King Crimson, Pixies, Alice in Chains, Third Eye Blind, Bush, Saves the Day, and Green Day

Number of albums/EPs released: Two (debut full-length album, “Atlantic,” in 2014 and an EP, “Shine,” in 2015, with a new album due out by the end of the year)

Latest album/EP:Shine,” released Nov. 27, 2015

Fun fact: The band has a history of other local musicians making guest appearances on their recordings. So far, their new record will feature contributions from Ed Cuozzo and Aaron Fink.

Online: Facebook, Bandcamp, and YouTube

See photos of Down to Six performing with Ringo Deathstarr, Stargazer Lilies, and Desert Mountain Tribe earlier this year here.

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