By Amanda Dittmar - For Weekender

QUICK CHORD: Kid Icarus, Debt League, and Rewind the Crisis

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Kid Icarus

Dunmore, Pa.

Sounds like: A mix of alternative, indie, and folk with influences ranging from The Beatles, the Cure, and R.E.M.

Fun fact: Kid Icarus started all the way back in 1996 as solo recording project. The group is named after an old Nintendo game and their early demos were recorded on a Magnavox boom box.

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Debt League

Colonia, N.J.

Sounds like: Combining classic punk with modern indie/punk to create a unique dance-punk sound.

Fun fact: When not playing music, Debt League enjoys $1 bowling night at Linden Lanes and walking around town aimlessly like they’re still teenagers.

Find them:,,, Twitter/Instagram: @debtleague

Rewind the Crisis

Budd Lake, N.J.

Sounds like: Indie and alternative with catchy guitar riffs, and driving drums. It’s the perfect sound for a long drive.

Fun fact: The members of Rewind the Crisis have and addiction to Taco Bell and Little Caesars.

Find them:,, Twitter/Instagram: @rewindthecrisis

By Amanda Dittmar

For Weekender

Nigel R Pierson photo, courtesy of Rewind the Crisis

Matthew Marcinowski photo, courtesy of Kid Icarus

Matthew Marcinowski photo, courtesy of Kid Icarus

Photo courtesy of Debt League