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YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton hardcore punk band Heart Out

YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO: Scranton hardcore punk band Heart Out
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Heart Out

City: Scranton

Genre(s): Punk rock, hardcore, melodic hardcore, post-hardcore

Years active: 2014-present

Sounds like: Heart Out evokes the classic hardcore punk sound you haven’t heard since the late ’70s or early ’80s, yet there’s some modern indie and alternative influences mixed in that you may pick up on as the circle pit swirls around you. Whether you’re bouncing up and down as you pile on a group of fellow punks to shout along or hanging back against the wall remembering your glory days, this is punk rock that feels fresh even as it sprouts from its old school roots.

For fans of: Black Flag, Social Distortion, Dag Nasty, Hot Water Music, Circle Jerks, Cro-Mags, Lifetime, Descendents, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Hüsker Dü, and OFF!

Number of albums/EPs released: Two (one EP, “The Second EP,” in 2015 and one full-length album, “The Thirst,” in 2016)

Latest album/EP:The Thirst,” released June 9, 2016

Fun fact: The band recently won the Locals Only listeners’ poll on Hazleton rock radio station 97.9X, giving their single “Martyrs” prime-time airplay.

Online: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp, ReverbNation, and SoundCloud

Upcoming shows:

July 9: Yardstock IV at Par Glass House Shows (740 Ridge Rd., Orangeville) with full day of bands, 10 a.m., Heart Out goes on at 2:30 p.m.

July 16: Rockin’ the Mountain at Mountain Sky (63 Stillmeadow Lane, Jermyn) with Charlotte the Harlot, Country Side Project, Family Animals, Punishface, Clever Clever, Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, Grey Fog, and Signs & Wonders, 2 p.m., Heart Out goes on at 6 p.m.

July 22: The V-Spot (906 Providence Rd., Scranton) with Psycho Nurse, 9 p.m.

Aug. 6: The Keys (244 Penn Ave., Scranton) with Duffy’s Cut, 10 p.m.

Photo by Park MultiMedia

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