Boy band Allstar Weekend are Poway’s answer to One Direction. The San Diego county-bred group got its start on the Disney Channel music competition Next Big Thing back in 2009. They took second place on that show, but the exposure helped the band ink a four-album deal with Hollywood Records, book a tour with Selena Gomez and score a few spreads in J-14 magazine.
Two albums into their record contract, though, Allstar Weekend and the label ran into “creative differences.” The latter wanted to continue milking the younger demographic, the former wanted to make more mature music, and they parted ways.
To fund their next work, this summer Allstar Weekend turned to Kickstarter.
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