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The Vacancies Pro


Genres: Punk / Rock / Punk

Location: Cleveland, OH

Stats: 1,036 fans / 122,110 plays / 22 plays today





5 tracks

Members: Billy Crooked, Michael James, Bo, Kevin Hopkins, Dave Long

Tantrum, The Vacancies' new album 'TANTRUM' is available!

Check out INK19's review of Tantrum!

Check out The Vacancies in Cleveland Scene!

New Warped Tour dates added!

Check out The Vacancies' website for more information!
With the release of their new CD, Tantrum (Spring 2007), The Vacancies intend to “steamroll over what passes for Punk today”.

Tantrum, their second release on Blackheart Records, blends a unique mix of punk’s many subgenres and confirms that the band is “exactly what the music industry is missing right now – raw, solid powerful bass lines and riffs combined with lyrics that are infectious, unpretentious and completely relatable”.

With fist raising tracks like “Pride” to socially driven songs like “Sick Modern Era”, Tantrum takes the listener on a journey filled with melodic punk rock anthems laced with political and social overtones and pop punk sensibility. The infectious “Below Merlot” is infused with catchy bass lines coupled with ferocious guitar licks and packed with rich backup vocals. Tantrum is an all out must listen for today’s punk rock fan.

Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, The Vacancies give listeners an honest and profound punk rock sound that is magnified by their high energy, high powered shows. With Billy Crooked’s snotty vocals, Michael James’ dynamic guitar, Bo’s driving bass line and recent additions, Dave Long on guitar and Kevin Hopkins on drums, the band’s sound is fuller and more mature than ever.

The Vacancies have shared the stage with Social Distortion, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Buzzcocks, The Hives, Stiff Little Fingers, The Casualties, Rise Against, The Dwarves, Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, The Adolescents, Street Dogs, Pennywise, The Bamboozle Festival and will also be on the 2007 Warped Tour. The band’s influences range from The Ramones, The Clash, The Stooges and The Dead Boys to The Beatles.

The Vacancies were signed by Joan Jett to Blackheart Records in 2005 and they have not looked back. Joan and Kenny Laguna produced their Blackheart debut album, A Beat Missing or a Silence Added, which was given critical praise from the likes of Alternative Press and The Boston Globe. They were selected as Best Hard Rock Album in the 6th Annual Independent Music Awards in 2007.

The Vacancies:
Billy Crooked – vocals
Michael James – guitar

Bo – bass
Kevin Hopkins – drums
Dave Long - guitar



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  • Bryant said:
    great stuff Jul 23
  • Snuggleblade said:
    purevolume.com/snuggleblade Jul 16
  • Ezekiel 3000 said:
    man, i love the crunchy sounds of the guitars!!! good music! Dec 30
  • ROCKINDIE21 said:
    Hi ! Guys, Your Band: " THE VACANCIES " is real PUNK ! I like a lot your music. PEACE ! Sep 13
  • TaylorFantastic.™ said:
    i love you boys. i saw you in cleveland a while back. Mar 28
  • Remy said:
    yo, man ur songs are rockin this is the first time i heard about ya and u guys frekin rock man Remy:) Oct 19
  • This Could Be A Possibility said:
    Great sound! Aug 09
  • Ro_dro said:
    Oo amazing Jun 24
  • L@urie said:
    awesome... Jun 23
  • said:
    that was pretty cool, rockit Jun 23
  • V is for VICIOUS said:
    Ur from Cleveland- YEAH! Jun 17
  • Iona said:
    oooo you guys r awesome! i really like \"one day\" fukin brill tune! xx Apr 03
  • kingpolt99 said:
    come 2 marryland now cuse i said so Mar 22
  • DRAGON3WINGS said:
    i love your songs, and hope u guys get big. *thumbs up* Dec 25
  • xoxoemoliciousxo said:
    Awesome Vocals Dec 11


Jul 08, 2007


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