Although they are one of Alternative Press Magazine’s “Bands You Need To Know in 2010” Abandon Kansas is already looking forward to 2011 as they’ve already hit the studio to begin work on their next CD release with producer Mark Lee Townsend (Relient K, Deas Vail, House of Heroes).

This indie pop/rock act will surprise you with their sincerity with every listen to their latest EP release, Weʼre All Going Somewhere.   Check out the band’s latest video for the track “I Wonder If It’s Me” premiering today on

And hear all the tracks from the We’re All Going Somewhere EP here:

With an extensive touring schedule and DIY work ethic the band has already garnered a legion of loyal fans and Abandon Kansas is determined to continue to bring their music to the masses.

See them live:

7/1 – 7/3                             Spirit West Coast                            Monterey, CA

7/6                                         The Axiom                                          Oroville, CA

7/7                                         The Revolution                                                Ashland, OR

7/9                                         Riversdale Grange                          Roseburg, OR

7/9                                         Black Lake Grange                          Olympia, WA

7/10                                      Noisebox                                            Camas, WA

7/11                                       Studio 7                                               Seattle, WA

7/13                                       De Sales High School                    Walla Walla, WA

7/14                                       Braw Studio                                       Garden City, ID

7/16                                       Avalon Theater                                                Salt Lake City, UT

7/17                                       AF Ray’s                                              Greeley’s CO

7/18                                       Area 96                                                Scott City, KS

7/23                                      Jackpot Saloon                                                Lawrence, KS

7/25                                      Zeke’s                                                   Ames, IA

7/26                                      Blue Moose Tap House                                Iowa City, IA

7/27                                      The Firebird                                      St. Louis, MO

7/28                                      The Lemon Drop                             Springfield, MO

7/29                                      The Foundry                                     Joplin, MO

8/1                                         Rock Island Live                              Wichita, Kansas

8/14                                      Purple Door Fest (main stage)  Lewisberry, PA

8/15                                       The MACC                                          Crofton, MD


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In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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