By Amanda Dittmar - For Weekender

QUICK CHORD: Fine By Me, Commonwealth NY, and The Vaughns

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Fine By Me

Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Sounds like: Noisy rock influenced by 90’s alternative, Balance and Composure, Nirvana, and A$AP Rocky.

Fun fact: The members have sixteen pedals between three of them and the guys said “most of us get a little too emotional on stage.”

Find them:,,, Twitter: @finebymepa

Commonwealth NY

Long Island, N.Y.

Sounds like: Hardcore-Influenced Emo band, and for those who like Touche’ Amore’, Pianos Become the Teeth and Defeater.

Fun fact: Their guitarist Zach came to America from Krasnodar, Russia to spread the ways of the tracksuit.

Find them:, Twitter/Instagram: @Commonwealth_NY

The Vaughns

Springfield, N.J.

Sounds like: Female-Fronted Indie Pop infused with a vintage Rock n’ Roll vibe.

Fun fact: Two of the members in The Vaughns are state champion bowlers. But all four of them can kill White Castle sliders. They have a new E.P called “tomfoolery” out October 24th!

Find them:,, Twitter/Instagram: @thevaughnsnj

By Amanda Dittmar

For Weekender

Sydney Schaefer photo, courtesy of Fine By Me

Colin Feeney photo, courtesy of Commonwealth NY

Tony Losito photo, courtesy of The Vaughns