the fine lines

the fine lines

BandAlternativeChildren's Music

What the kids are listening to.


"The Fine Lines are the youth of New York City, in the most literal terms. It just so happens that unlike most of their peers, they have a way to make themselves heard."
Perfect 10 Magazine, Summer 2005 Issue

The Fine Lines are a four-piece rock band whose members hail from around the country – San Francisco, Boston, North Carolina, and New York City. Matt Rogers (drums, 18), Brett Schlesinger (bass, 20), Samford Justice (vocals, 19), and Toby Black (guitar, 19), met in New York in December 2003, they have performed along the East Coast for the better part of three years, earning a reputation for their high energy live shows.


The Fine Lines entertain clubs that they would otherwise be too young to enter. Their shows have included sets at the Knitting Factory, Mercury Lounge, Don Hill’s, Pianos, Rothko, Sin-È, Arlene’s Grocery, Continental, Crash Mansion, Club Rare and Toad. They have also played at numerous festivals including CMJ Music Marathon (New York), M.E.A.N.Y. Fest (New York), and The Nemo Music Festival (Boston). The Fine Lines have also shared the stage with both national/international touring acts including The Blue Van, The Cloud Room, The Harlem Shakes, Surefire and The Fame.


On March 31st, 2006, the Fine Lines released their self-titled E.P. recorded in August 2005 at Studio Plateau in Montreal with Mark Lawson (The Arcade Fire, Islands) and Drew Malmud (Stars, Metric). The E.P. was mixed by Grammy-nominated producer Josh Wilbur, protégé to Andy Wallace, at Soundtrack studios in New York City. They are due to realease their first full length in February 2007 along with a national tour for the upcoming year..


The Fine Lines - The Picture EP (2006)
The Fine Lines - Get Lost (2007)

Set List

Our personal collection of songs span for days; for the college kids we have a number of covers, generally in NYC we are used to hour-long sets..but we can go all night.