Avenues (band)

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Background information
Origin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Genres Punk rock, pop punk
Years active 2006–present
Labels Wiretap Records, Stayposi Records, Gas Can Music,
Associated acts 52Metro, Shock Stars, Red Letter Diaries, Next In Line
Website [1]
Members Vin Smith
Shawn Brooks
Scott Brooks
Marc Perez
Past members Joel Maske

Avenues is a punk rock band formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 2006.[1]

The band consists of Vin Smith, Shawn Brooks, Scott Brooks and Marc Perez. Mark replaced original drummer Joel Maske in November 2015.[2] Avenues latest albums, "Creep Show" and "Post Cards from Ann Arbor", were recorded with producer Matt Allison at Atlas Studios in Chicago, IL, known for producing acts such as Alkaline Trio and The Lawrence Arms.[3] Their sound has been described as midwestern punk.[4]

Their song "Hold Me" was featured on episode 2 of the MTV reality series The Real World: St. Thomas in 2012.[5]

Avenues have performed at music festivals like Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival, Envol et Macadam, Summerfest and played shows with acts such as, Buzzcocks, Bob Mould, Rise Against, Strung Out, Teenage Bottlerocket, Less Than Jake, 88 Fingers Louie, Pulley, Masked Intruder, Red City Radio, The Gamits, Mustard Plug and Direct Hit.



  • NoHo (2012, Gas Can Music)
  • Postcards From Ann Arbor (2013, Stayposi Records)
  • Creep Show (2015, Wiretap Records)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • Music With Meaning: Vol 1 (2013, Stayposi Records)
    • Features the track "Hold Me"
  • Wiretap:Connected Vol 2 (2015, Wiretap Records)
    • Features the track "Messin' Around"
  • Another Wiretap Records Comp Vol 3 (2015, Wiretap Records)
    • Features the track "Rad Rad Ebola"
  • "ATTENTION: A Wiretap Records Compilation" (2015, Wiretap Records)
    • Features the track "She's Out Of Sight"
  • "ATTENTION: A Wiretap Records Fall 2015 Compilation" (2015, Wiretap Records)
    • Features the track "Hipster 101"


  • Jumping Ship (2014, Digital Split w/Jetty Boys)


  1. ^ Guszkowski, Joe (Dec 30, 2013). "A New Year for New Music". Milwaukee Magazine. Archived from the original on September 12, 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ Kathy (Nov 10, 2013). "Milwaukee Meowsic Fest III". OnMilwaukee.com. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wisconsin Punk Band Avenues Release Single "Fairweather"". The Clipper Press. March 12, 2014. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "AVENUES Release New Single "Delaware"". UK: Lights Go Out. May 15, 2013. Archived from the original on 29 May 2014. Retrieved May 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Music from Real World St Thomas Episode 2". MTV. July 4, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2014.