AVENUES W/ THE MIDDLE GROUND (CD RELEASE)
Avenues is a punk quartet from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In the fall of 2011, Avenues ventured to Hollywood, California to record their debut EP with Grammy nominated producer/engineer Davey Julson-Rieley at godaveygo Studio. The EP NOHO was released in early March, and Avenues also released a video for Hold Me off the NOHO EP in May of 2012.
The Middle Ground emerged on the Milwaukee music scene in late-2012 as The Joe Neary Band, and has quickly become a crowd favorite. The band prides themselves on their DIY approach and records everything on their own. Their first album, “From Love, to Loss, to Living,” was released June 2013 under the name Joe Neary, and was nominated for a 2013 RadioMilwaukee Music Award. The band’s varied influences of pop, blues, and alternative have likened them to Coldplay, Maroon 5, and Imagine Dragons. In their first full year together, The Middle Ground had showcases at RedGorilla Music Fest in Austin, TX, Summerfest, and Yellow Phone Music Conference, and has opened for The Voice Season 5 finalist, Will Champlin. The band won the 2014 WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award for New Artist of the Year, and is releasing a self-titled EP on November 7th.