Step Aside has a vision, and that vision includes a music scene that people are proud to be a part of because it never dissapoints. How do they bring this vision to reality you ask? The answer is by giving back to the fans as much as possible and providing them with the funnest and most outrageous shows. Not many bands in this day and age are concerned with providing shows like that. Step Aside is the result of a merger between two previous bands. When one of those bands, Wombat Warfare fell apart in 2003, rhythm guitarrist Vinnie Punziano joined up with two future Step Aside members Adam Kokoni and Tom Sobolow in a band called Day 4. The band became serious and started playing shows around the New York City area. In 2004, bassist Richie Fazio announced that he was leaving the band for college. Adam, Vinnie and Tom cried extensively upon hearing the news. (Tom still cries a little bit on the weekends sometimes.) The summer of 2004 was an experimental period for the band. They found a bassist and added on a third guitarrist. Under this lineup, they played one show under the name 'Selfless Act' on a sidewalk in Gerritsen Beach. After a decision to revamp the band and focus on the music that they originally set out to play, the two new additions to the band were replaced with bassist and former Wombat Warfare member, Jeremy Cea. The new band named themselves Step Aside after an MTA subway add. In 2005 the band recorded the 7 song EP 'Don't Be Sad' with producer and former Supertouch member Andy Guida. An extra track for the EP was recorded and produced by the band themselves in early 2006. Less than a year later, the band moved in to Vudu Studios for three weeks and recorded their first full length album with producers Mike Watts and Rich Liegey. There's only one way to know if Step Aside throws the greatest shows of all time and that is to experience them for yourself.
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