The Story So Far (IL) Claiming Name Over The Story So Far (CA)

Late-90’s/early-00’s band The Story So Far, from Chicago, IL, are claiming they have the rights to the band name over the rockers from Walnut Creek, CA. Read a statement from the Chicago version of TSSF below.

If anything further happens with the case UTG will be sure to update you all. What is your take on this matter?

So here’s the deal: As some of you may know, The Story So Far was a band Denis was in right after 88FL in the late 90s/early 2000s. There is now a new band using our name. While the band name itself isn’t terribly original, we (the band) own the rights to this name. On top of that, there has been some communication with their management about this, and the band are fully aware of what’s going on. They have used our songs, and whatever little recognition our band used to have, as a way to promote their own band. Check out anything on this band, especially iTunes and Spotify, and I’m sure our bio, tunes, etc. will be linked in. Unfortunately, none of us have the money it takes to fix this, although we did talk with a lawyer to try to get things rolling. If you have a chance, please like this page and spread the word. The music business is a fucked up place, and it blows my mind that things like this still happen. I believe we will be posting all of our tunes here, too. We may even try and find some of the demos we had done for the follow up to our Hopeless Records EP and post them. Thanks!

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6 Responses to “The Story So Far (IL) Claiming Name Over The Story So Far (CA)”

  1. Jack Mumm says:

    Cash grab to take advantage of an up-and-coming artist

  2. Guy Bowler says:

    Terribly unoriginal new band not caring about the history of their own genre or the people in it who have toiled for years trying to make their art.

  3. Leon Wilson says:

    TSSF (ca) is better anyways.

  4. Don Gordon says:

    The Chicago TSSF had members of 88 Fingers Louie, and that is infinitely cooler than any “punk” the CA TSSF puts out. Period.

  5. Cash grab??? You obviously don’t know any of these dudes or their bands. 88 Fingers Louie was a big punk band and the members of the original The Story So Far could care less about money…it’s more about bands using their name to promote themselves.