New Music Monday: The Old Fashioned
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New Music Monday: The Old Fashioned

these guys should definitely stay on your radar.

New Music Monday: The Old Fashioned
The Old Fashioned

You know those clever top 40 mashups that pop up online now and then?

The Old Fashioned are the MASTERS of these mashups.

They started off as a Los Angeles bar band, playing ~you guessed it~ mashup covers of top 40 songs. That is until Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls heard them and asked them to join his band on their 10 year anniversary tour.

Despite having been virtually unknown before the Boys Like Girls tour, The Old Fashioned still managed to put on a fantastic and energetic show every night the entire tour. They did an excellent job keeping everyone entertained and excited before BLG took the stage by performing mashups of different songs from the 2006 emo-rock phase, along with classic 90's hits from the likes of the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC and Britney Spears.

On top of their amazing mashups, The Old Fashioned also performed original songs that were just as amazing as their mashups. However, because they knew that many people in the crowds would have no idea who they were, the made sure to only play a few original songs so audiences didn't get bored.

That alone sets the bar for the type of musicians these guys are. While they were excited to get exposure, they didn't shove themselves on to Boys Like Girls fans. They played enough to get a feel of if you would like their original music or not, and they made sure to keep you entertained and guessing what song they'd mashup next.

Having seen The Old Fashioned live at the Filmore in Philadelphia, I can say that these guys should definitely stay on your radar. They're super talented and have a fantastic stage presence that many bands lack nowadays. They understand audiences and know how to read them, so they kill it every single show.

I can't wait to hear more about these guys, and I hope I made you interested in them, too.

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