- Dave Hause Bury Me in Philly Release Show (New York City, NY)
- Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival (Asbury Park, NJ)
- Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ)
- Stanhope House (Stanhope, NJ)
- Asbury Park Summer Stage 2016 (Asbury Park, NJ)
- Strummer Jam 2017 (Asbury Park, NJ)
- SoFar Sounds with The Front Bottoms (Asbury Park, NJ)
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From New Jersey’s renowned Asbury Park rock scene, indie/alternative/punk band The Vansaders continue to gain momentum with an energetic and euphoric sound loved by fans of all stripes. Featuring Doug Zambon on vocals and guitar, Deaglan Howlett on vocals and guitar, Kyle Zupancic on bass and vocals, and Jay Maranzino on drums, the band drew upon influences including Social Distortion, Frank Turner, and Alkaline Trio to create an award-winning sound and a dedicated following. Since their start in 2014, The Vansaders have been relentlessly recording and touring, with four LP/EP releases (Stuck in NYC, Jumping at Shadows, This Time Around, No Matter What) and shows with the likes of Social Distortion, Frank Turner, Flogging Molly, Chuck Ragan, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Brian Fallon, Craig Finn, Ted Leo, Jesse Malin, and The Front Bottoms.
In 2017, the band released their latest EP, No Matter What, which features “euphoric, energetic music that gets your blood pumping,” (Speak Into My Good Eye). That year, The Vansaders also clinched Asbury Music Awards’ Top Punk/Rock Band award, and No Matter What was included in New Jersey Music’s 17 Best Albums of 2017 (NJ.com) and New Jersey’s Best Indie Records of 2017 (NJarts.net).
Currently, the band continues to tour across the region and is hard at work on an acoustic LP with Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls.
- Top Punk/Rock Band, Asbury Music Awards (2017)
- New Jersey Music’s 17 Best Albums of 2017, NJ.com (2017)
- New Jersey’s Best Indie Records of 2017, NJarts.net (2017)
“Hailing from Asbury Park, The Vansaders manage to encapsulate all of the influences of both the older Springsteen generation and the newer rock demographics. No Matter What is full of euphoric, energetic music that gets your blood pumping.” – Gaurav Simha, SpeakIntoMyGoodEye
“The Vansaders seem poised to launch closer to the top of Asbury Park’s saturated rock scene, touting a banner mix of punk, rock and folk that reflects well upon what’s going on down by the Shore.” – NJ.com
“Asbury Park’s high-energy punk/folk rock outfit The Vansaders continue to gain momentum as their notoriety grows on the Jersey Rock scene. The group prides itself on its ability to deliver a sound that blends elements of both the past and present music eras Asbury Park. That fact might be why their sound is so accessible. Whether you’re 15 or 50 The Vansaders are the kind of act that appeals to just about everyone. They are an act not to be missed.” – 95.9 FM WRAT