Modern rock band with intelligent lyrics, solid harmonies, and powerful guitar riffs.


What started as a part-time college cover band has grown into one of the biggest original bands in Pennsylvania and is now spreading throughout the region. In 2002 alone Axum received airplay on radio stations from Philly’s Y100 to Altoona’s Q94. In addition, Axum was featured on compilations from local artist showcases [Grape Street Pub, Volume II] to snowboard videos [2K2 : Sick Day, First Track Productions].

Axum’s current tour schedule consists of about 200 dates a year, including multiple trips to CBGB’s and The Continental [NYC], the Trocadero and Grape Street Pub [Philly], and other esteemed venues throughout the northeast such as Crowbar [State College, PA], The Chameleon [Lancaster, PA], Nick’s Fat City [Pittsburgh, PA], The Vault [Baltimore, MD] and Jaxx [West Springfield, VA]. They have headlined local festivals and played with some of the biggest names in music, such as Chevelle, Our Lady Peace, Apex Theory, Jimmy Eat World, The Get Up Kids, The Violent Femmes, Jimmies Chicken Shack, Sponge, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Caroline’s Spine, Laughing Colors, and more.

On April 29th, Axum released their second full-length CD. Axum’s first CD, Heresay, sold about 1,000 copies during 2002, its debut year. With the release of the new CD Axum will be going for national exposure. Their immediate goal is to sell 10,000 copies of the new disc.


Full Length Albums:
1. Heresay (2002)
2. Like So Much Therapy (2003)

Singles Receiving Airplay:
1. The Point (2003)
2. Sign Here (2002)
3. Injection (2002)

Radio Stations That Have Spun Axum:
1. Y100 : Philadelphia, PA
2. WZZO : Allentown, PA
3. WQWK : State College, PA
4. WGMR : State College, PA
5. Q94 : Altoona, PA

Streaming Audio:

Set List

Typical sets range from 35 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. Usually the band will do about 11 originals and possibly a creative cover (such as a rock remix of Boyz II Men).

Axum has played for as long as 4 hours by splitting the night into half original / half covers.

Here is a sample setlist (Grape Street Pub, Philadelphia, PA) :
1. The Point
2. Fable
3. Trade It All
4. Burn
5. Injection
6. Abuse the Unhealthy
7. Finer Things
8. The Waiting
9. Heresay
10. Avenues
11. Normal