Hero Jr.
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Hero Jr.

Tipton, Indiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Tipton, Indiana, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Rock




"Indy Concerts comments on Hero Jr."

“Straight-up, no gimmicks rock n’ roll.” – INDY CONCERTS - Indy Concerts

"Musical Family Tree reviews Hero Jr."

“Hero Jr. seemed to stumble on a formula for success right out of the gate: write a strong, catchy record, promote like hell and play the biggest shows you can get your hands on.” – Dan Fahrner / MUSICAL FAMILY TREE - Musical Family Tree

"NUVO reviews Hero Jr."

“Hero Jr. plays a solid post 90’s rock with a radio ready sound. They rock it out with a top 40 consciousness. In a music scene full of art rockers, I’m glad to see a band that’s not afraid to be likeable.” – Wayne Bertsch / NUVO WEEKLY - NUVO Weekly

"Album Rview - Hero Jr. "Backup Plan""

“Hero Jr.’s album is a polished survey of modern rock that isn’t too quirky or too brutish to turn off mainstream listeners. Lead singer, Evan Haughey, sounds like Kings of Leon front man Caleb Followill when he’s worked up and going for broke. Hero Jr. has everything in its right place. Haughey’s guitar licks, which range from gritty to artfully restrained, sound great, and his voice is radio-ready.” – David Lindquist / INDIANAPOLIS STAR - Indianapolis Star

"The best of 2010: top ten local albums"

The best of 2010: top ten local albums - Indianapolis Star

"Hero Jr. makes NUVO's Barfly Cartoon"

See Hero Jr. in cartoon form. Wayne Bertsch's weekly comic strip
"Barfly" appears in NUVO weekly and online at www.nuvo.net - NUVO weekly

"Hero Jr. Album Review in the Indianapolis Star"

New article and review of our album on INDYstar.com
".....a polished survey of modern rock that isn't too quirky or too brutish to turn off mainstream listeners" - Indianapolis Star


2010 HERO JR.

2013 TOWER 18





not every band that has the ability to set up a few microphones in the
living room, hit record, and finish up a half day later with a new
record.  Hero Jr.'s fourth studio recording Mixed Race Indiana Marriage is the result.

Indianapolis, IN four-piece rock band Hero Jr. picked up where they left off with their Tower 18 record.  The new MRIM
tunes are louder and a lot closer to how the band is on stage. 
Rehearsed and road tested over the last few months MRIM documents a
classic rock band doing their thing.  Hero Jr. has spent the last two
years touring the country with over 200 shows a year at clubs, festivals
and as support for Tom Petty, Offspring, Saliva… Hero Jr. is in their
element when they are on stage performing where no two adventures are
the same.  The legendary audio company Klipsch has embraced the Hero Jr. vibe by including them as one of a few artists to be included in their Emerging Artists program for 2015.

five tracks were written in five days and recorded in one as the band
found their vibe by hanging out in their rehearsal space / living room
where they recorded the new songs that germinated on 2013's Wishful
Thinking Tour.  Early favorites, Anger Room was inspired by Jimi
Hendrix’s last interview and Graveyard Of Mirrors was conceived in a
snowbound adventure in Chicago.  “We all travel in close quarters and
we all live a stones throw from each other so we are always together
and stuff we see finds its way into our tunes.”
  There’s also a lot
of laughing and banter on tour which makes its way into the tunes as
well.  The MRIM title came from some hilarious people watching episodes
at the local gas station where Hero Jr. fills up each time they leave
Indy on tour.  "That place is the melting pot of everything and it's right in our back yard."

good chunk of Hero Jr.’s hours in the tour van are spent listening to
comedy and podcasts.  Bill Burr, Marc Maron, Louis CK, Jim Florentine,
George Carlin and Comedy Central are a few favorites.  The band members
are fascinated and inspired by the similarities between comedy and
rock music.  The comics’ stories of hardcore rejection, growing ‘thick
skin’, and sticking to and fighting for their beliefs while moving up
the food chain resonate deeply within the band. 

Jr. continues to combine the tradition of Midwestern hard hitting rock
music with a twist of 70s Brit and have been described as comfortably
familiar yet completely unique.  Hero Jr. is in it for the long haul.


Band Members