From the hot/cold tundra of Northern Michigan comes the new hard core/alternative psychedelic band named 'Jupiter Avenue.' The name Jupiter Avenue is a lot like their sound but they are five hard working young men. There are two brothers, Timothy Haynze Whitmore - drums and Andy Whitmore - guitar. These two brothers come from a very musically inclined family. They were the last two to join Jupiter Avenue that at the time was named Nail. Nail started as a three piece comprised of Chad Okuly - guitar, Kevin Santer -bass and Chris Maxwell - vocals. After practicing very hard in Chad's dad's basement of his local convenience store, they decided they had pulled their hair out enough. The trio decided to try and recruit the Whitmore brothers but at the time they were in another local band called 'Smoked Fish' which had a pretty good following and a pretty good future until it all came to a halt. The band broke up because of creative differences. At that time, the Whitmore brothers were free to join Nail. So, as the Whitmore brothers came on board, the sound of Nail changed and so did the name. Street Smack 120 (SS-120) was born- five guys kicking ass in a basement and vying for a spot in rock history. In the summer of 1997, SS-120 went to Minneapolis, Minnesota to record their first CD entitled 'Trendsetter'. Later that same summer Trendsetter was released and sold 1,500 + copies in Northern Michigan. As the millenium was coming, SS-120 has changed their name once again to Jupiter Avenue. They still retain to their roots with new bass player Josh Agee The two singles 'Joint Compound' and 'P.K.M' appeared on 94.5 'The Zone'(followed by an interview with the band) making Jupiter Avenue's music heard throughout upper to middle Michigan. Jupiter Avenue has also submitted material to farmclub.com and received enough votes to be on the digital jukebox. . All five of us in Jupiter Avenue feel our music is first and foremost. We hope that you will too.
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