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Vinyl Station’s poignant lyrics and impassioned performances evoke exactly what the indie rock’s name suggests – the perfectly imperfect sound of a turntable.  But the Phoenix, Arizona duo isn’t reliving the past; it’s crafting a modern clarity and edge reminiscent of Airborne Toxic Event or My Morning Jacket.

Matthew Thornton (vocals, guitar, kick drum) and Brendon Cottrell (vocals, keyboard, harmonica) met in 2010 when accidentally booked for the same gig.  After sharing a set and discovering their complimentary musical tastes, the two began collaborating on their first full-length album, The Evening Sin, released in 2012.

The album’s simple yet distinct sound attracted immediate attention and praise from the likes of Rob Thomas, who declared, “Of all the new bands I’ve heard in the last few years, I’m most excited to hear more from Vinyl Station.”  The band’s big break comes this year, when they will be opening for Rob on his summer tour.  In order to support themselves on this tour, they are running a GoFundMe campaign to cover travel costs – to help out the band, read their story here!

Vinyl Station just finished their second album, Still Open Eyes, which is on sale now.  Check out an acoustic performance by Vinyl Station and see their tour dates with Rob Thomas below!

Tour Dates w/ Rob Thomas

June 13 – Akron Civic Center – Akron, OH

June 15 – the Palace – Columbus, OH

June 16 – Murat – Indianapolis, IN

June 18 – Riverside – Milwaukee, WI

June 19 – Northrop Auditorium – Minneapolis, MN

June 24 – Paramount – Denver, CO

June 25 – Gardens – Red Butte, UT

June 29 – Paramount – Seattle, WA

June 30 – Schnitzer – Portland, OR

July 2 – Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA

July 3 – Gallo – Modesto, CA

July 5 – Vina Robles Amphitheater – Paso Robles, CA

July 7 – Fox Performing Arts Center – Riverside, CA

July 9  – Comerica – Phoenix, AZ

July 11 – Majestic – San Antonio, TX

July 12 – ACL Live – Austin, TX

July 13 – Brady – Tulsa, OK

July 15 – Peabody – St. Louis, MO

July 17 – Live at the Green  -Memphis, TN

July 21 – Chastain – Atlanta, GA

July 22 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN

July 24 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL

July 25 – Amp – St. Augustine, FL

July 26 – N. Charleston PAC – North Charleston, SC

July 29 – nTelos Wireless Pavilion – Portsmouth, VA

July 31 – Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, NJ

Aug. 1 – Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, NJ

Aug. 4 – Sands – Bethlehem, PA

Aug. 5 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA

Aug. 8 – Beacon – NYC

Aug. 10 – Mayo PAC – Morristown, NJ

Aug. 13 – Bergen PAC – Englewood, NJ

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Jen Vesp
Jen is a band photographer with over 13 years of experience, a music junkie, and tech geek – with a penchant for sarcasm and good sushi (not necessarily in that order). Always seeking out new music and challenges, she has formed her eclectic taste over years of traveling up and down the East Coast voraciously taking in live shows.