Official Release: “Whitfield, Nebraska” Soundtrack

We are super excited to announce that the online of release of the “Whitfield, Nebraska” Soundtrack is now available!

For now, the physical CD will be available only at Grown Up Avenger Stuff live shows and Durden Kell’s author events, while supplies last.

Some of you will notice that the songs on this CD are both old and new. That’s because they were curated specifically for the “Whitfield, Nebraska” novel and we highly recommend reading it while listening to the soundtrack.

Where can you get the “Whitfield, Nebraska” novel by Durden Kell? Glad you asked, it can be found on Amazon here!
The “Whitfield, Nebraska” Soundtrack by Grown Up Avenger Stuff can be found by clicking here!

There’s some exciting, never before released songs on the “Whitfield, Nebraska” Soundtrack, including:

Snow – A song we’ve been wanting to release because we’ve recieved some fan love (and a tear or two) when this one has been played at shows.

Love Please – a crowd favorite, and one that’s been requested enough that we are very happy to finally be able to make it available.

Here (acoustic) – this is the same song from Alive, but with a new piano arrangement with an acoustic feel. It’s transformed the emotion of the song and is worth a listen. Plus, you get to hear Hunter on piano and Tyler on acoustic guitar.

Crooked Lines – A little different from our usual sound, with more harmonies and a message, “don’t wait for the future”

Wasting The Light – this one is hot off the presses after being mixed by Mark Needham (he also mixed Imagine Dragons and The Killers)

There are 12 songs on the CD, including two previously released singles (You Never Know, The River) and five from our previous albums.

Interested? Go no further, the “Whitfield, Nebraska” Soundtrack is available just by clicking here!  (If you add all the MP3’s to your cart, for a limited time, you can purchase them all for $9, or all the higher quality WAV’s for $12)


Upcoming Show/Regional Tour Dates

We are off the road for the rest of 2015. We will miss you all, but we will be busy working on finishing up our next CD, Eclectica.
It’ll drop (as they say) in January 2016!

Look for the first single off our new CD to be released later this year…

[– last updated 27 October 2015]

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When you flash that smile…

Canada. We love you. K-Days in Edmonton was amazing and we did our best to make the US proud as we headlined the North Stage.

So what’s next?

indie-week-canada-2015 October sees us in Toronto for Indie Week Canada and we are super excited to play both for the first time!
Before we head out of the country, we have a headlining show at The Visulite in Charlotte, NC!

Fan favorites Beitthemeans are joining us, as is the rocking, Boston based Stone Giant.


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Something exciting and new to us is happening between The Visulite show and the Indie Week Canada shows…

We are going to EUROPE!!  We start in Italy, then head to Poland, the Baltics, and end in Finland to hang out with friends and play some shows!


Upcoming Show/Regional Tour Dates


  • 9 Sep : The Rock Shop : Fayetteville, NC : 8p (it’s a PARTY!)
  • 10 Sep : ReverbNation *private show* : Raleigh, NC (w/ Sweet Leda)
  • 12 Sep : The Dev : Utica, NY : 10p : Utica Music & Arts Fest
  • 19 Sep : The Visulite : Charlotte, NC : 8p (w/ Beitthemeans, Stone Giant)
  • 24 Sep :  Rusty Rudder : Dewey Beach, DE : midnight : Dewey Beach Music Festival


  • 2 Oct : Pulp : Parma, Italy
  • 6 Oct : Mokomoko (VENUE CHANGE: Rock Side 99) : Warsaw, Poland
  • 7 Oct : Klub Depo : Riga, Latvia
  • 8 Oct : Red Emperor Bar : Tallinn, Estonia
  • 10 Oct : Side Bar : Helsinki, Finland


  • 14 Oct : The Bovine : Toronto, ON : Indie Week Canada (1st show)
  • 15 Oct : The Bovine : Toronto, ON : Indie Week Canada (2nd show)
  • 16 Oct : tba : Toronto, ON :  Indie Week Canada (3rd show)


  • 22 Oct : Sky City : Augusta, GA : (w/ Kick The Robot)
  • 23 Oct : Radio Room : Greenville, SC : 9p
  • 24 Oct : The Sparrow : North Charleston, SC : 8p

[– last updated 2 October 2015]
Please check back, as more shows will be added soon!

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Whitfield, Nebraska (a soundtrack)

Whitfield, NE – the Album for the Novel

Indie Rock Band Grown Up Avenger Stuff Announces Joint Project With Novelist

Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC8/29/2015 — Crime novel “Whitfield, Nebraska,” by author Angela K. Durden, will feature original lyrics supporting the storyline and characters’ motivations, written by Deirdre Kroener, and performed by her band Grown Up Avenger Stuff. Lyrics will be inserted between select chapters. Live music download links will be available only in e-book format, though links in print copies will be easy to access online.

“I’m a big fan of the band. So, when I was looking at additional ways to differentiate my book from other crime novels, I thought it would be cool to provide a soundtrack to it. Sort of like a movie you can hold in your hand. I sent a prepub manuscript to the band’s manager, Erica Thomsen, along with my idea,” said author Angela K. Durden. “Erica loved the book, thought the idea had legs, and we shook hands.

“I’ve always been one who believes in serving the reader a great experience. I’m so tired of characters that must stop the bad guy or else the world will implode,” Durden said. “Attention to story integrity, tight editing, and believable everyday people working with limitations but who must solve a thorny problem, are the principles by which I write.”

Resurgence of liner notes

“Liner notes for individual songs and on entire albums are making a comeback. So, when Angela approached us with her idea, we immediately saw a great tie-in as our songs tell stories and her book filled in the narrative,” said band manager Erica Thomsen. “For those who purchase the book, they will have the novel itself, plus a lot of extra material to help the reader better bond with the band as our words and music resonate with them.”

Durden is the author of the book “Navigating the New Music Business as a DIY & Indie: Coming Clean with the Down and Dirty”, available through in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Europe, as well as other business and children’s books, and “Twinkle: a memoir.”

She is also CEO of Notes2Bucks LLC, which offers services designed to protect and defend intellectual property rights of creators through

Grown Up Avenger Stuff is a Charlotte, NC, band with a heavy U.S. touring schedule that recently added Canada to its reach. Known for high energy live shows – the rock four-piece attracts a growing and loyal fan base.

Original Press Release here.

The latest information is available on our website here.

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20th Anniversary of Divakar on 106.5 The End !

Twenty years ago in Charlotte, 106.5 FM The End took over the radio airwaves with the latest Rock & Roll tunes. This new station wasn’t entirely devoted to just playing the record labels’ favorite bands, they introduced Divakar and for 90 minutes Charlotte’s local bands got to hear their songs on the radio.

It was amazing.  It still is.

Divakar’s 90 Minutes has since grown to 120 minutes of local and regional bands.

We have been honored to have had several songs in rotation and been in the studio a few times for interviews and live performances.

To celebrate, Divakar is throwing a Party!  Bands include (alphabetical order): Bum’s Lie (reunion), Grown Up Avenger Stuff, ISH, Lü Fjord (semi-reunion), Radio Lola, The Sammies, Tattermask, The Waves, and The Funky Geezer

Divakar Anniversary Show!

20th Anniversary Show!

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“The book of love has music in it”

We know most of you, and a lot of you like to read while you listen to music.  Through a recent collaboration, you can read about us & the music industry in the newly released “Navigating The New Music Business as a DIY & Indie – coming clean with the down & dirty” by Angela K Durden.

We are featured in Chapter 15 as we dish on our early years, and tell some tales of the road.

Angela also gave us a shout-out in the acknowledgments, and we are very honored.


This is an interesting & informative book, not only for those in the music industry, but also for the fans who want to support their favorite bands.

You can pick up your copy on Amazon here!

Upcoming Show/Regional Tour Dates

  • 12 June : Dugout : Anderson, SC : 8p (w/ Beitthemeans)
  • 13 June : Chop Shop : Charlotte, NC : NoDa Summerfest (w/ Kick The Robot, Revel In Romance, American Mannequins, Beitthemeans, J and the 9s, & more!)
  • 12 July : The Cat’s Cradle: Carrboro, NC : 7p (opening for The Protomen)
  • 14 July : The Milestone : Charlotte, NC :  8p (w/ Cusses)
  • 16 July : Caledonia Lounge : Athens, GA : 8p (w/ Kick The Robot)
  • 22 July : On The Rocks : Edmonton, Alberta Canada : Meet & Greet show (w/ Our Good Wolf)
  • 23 July : North Stage : Edmonton, Alberta Canada : K-Days Festival
  • 25 July : The Hunt Club : Tulsa, OK : Center Of The Universe Fest : 9p
  • 29 July : The Rock Shop : Fayetteville, NC : 9p : Art Attack
  • 14 Aug :  Mojo 13 : Wilmington, DE : 8p (w/ J and the 9s)
  • 15 Aug :  The Rock Shop : Fayetteville, NC : Fayetteville MusicFest
  • 22 Aug :  Chop Shop : Charlotte, NC : Divakar’s 20th Anniversary Party!
  • 27 Aug : Haven Lounge :  Winter Park, FL : 8p (w/ Blaine The Mono)
  • 28 Aug : Burro Bar : Jacksonville, FL : 8p (w/ Blaine The Mono)
  • 29 Aug : Market on 7th : Tampa, FL : 8p (w/ Blaine The Mono)
  • 9 Sep : The Rock Shop : Fayetteville, NC : Shawn’s Birthday Party!
  • 12 Sep : The Dev : Utica, NY : 10p : Utica Music & Arts Fest
  • 19 Sep :  The Visulite : Charlotte, NC : 8p


    Check back for show updates and the latest scoop!
    [– last updated 30 July 2015]


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