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DETENTION is a high-energy pop-punk, alt rock band of teens from Akron, Ohio. During 2021, they performed at Wonderstruck Music Festival in Cleveland, Wonderbus Music Festival in Columbus Ohio among headliners Portugal The Man, AJR, Kesha, AJR and Dayglow.

After their power-house performance on the third stage, Denny Young, President of the Elevation Group invited DETENTION to play the main stage at Wonderstruck, WonderBus and WonderRoad (Indianapolis) in 2022. DETENTION recently had Gerald Casale of Devo join them onstage, as well as comedian and musician Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia) at DEVOtional in Cleveland.

Video: Fred Armisen sings ‘Fist Fight’ with Detention at DEVOtional in Cleveland, Fall 2021.

DETENTION­­­­ played at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go in LA and had crowd-surfing fans as they won the 24th Annual Tri-C High School Rock Off at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Barry Gabel, Senior Vice President for Live Nation said, “The band was tight, fun, exciting, and had the audience going crazy!”  

DETENTION spent the quarantine performing a bi-weekly residency at Jilly’s Music Room and working on new music and videos such as 56 minutes In Reverse and Good + Ready. Detention’s previous single ’56 Minutes’ has become one of the most played tracks on Sirius XM’s Faction Punk channel 314.

Detention includes lead singer Elliott Carter (17), bassist Fritz Dannemiller (19), drummer Luke Konopka (16) and guitarist Evans Cox (15).

The teen band from Akron, OH has another summer of festival appearances ahead (Wonder Road in Indy just announced for June 2022, with more on the way).

“The band was tight, fun, exciting, and had the audience going crazy!”
— BARRY GABEL, SENIOR VP, LIVE NATION
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