Exit, Emergency, the Blackout Summer, Lankford

Exit, Emergency

Exit, Emergency started in early 2012 as Brian and Thomas recording a few free jams in Downtown Iowa City. We then added Isaac and David to play drums and bass, and Kyler to add extra melodies and rhythms to our sound. We're a really ambitious band that likes to make friends and have a good time with music, feel free to contact us!

the Blackout Summer

Blackout Summer began as a Craig's List meeting between Gianni Vitale, MU student, and Steven Reifsteck, Columbia local, at a Subway in downtown Columbia. After hearing two demos Vitale had tracked on his independently with Evan Cottrel, Reifsteck decided to put his folk project on hold to return to his roots in pop-punk. The name Blackout Summer was created by combining previous member Grant Peters' suggestion of Summer Heat and Vitale's suggestion of Last Night's Blackout, with the naming process transforming the act from Vitale's autocratic solo project to a democratic band instead. Since then, three new members have been added: Mike Klein, longtime friends with Reifsteck; Dean Wilsbacher, MU student who was also discovered on Craig's List; and Rob Kaltenbach, a.k.a. DJ M3ow Mix. The group has created a cult following with Columbia natives as well as locals in Saint Louis. Currently, they look to expand their library of original tunes, track a full EP, and save money for the Winter tour, all while juggling school, work, and an assload of debts. Though very busy, Blackout Summer is never discouraged, and with good friends and fans alike, it is not hard to believe they will be going places in the near future.


Pop-punk, beers, fun people...thanksgiving dinners...

$8.00 - $10.00


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