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SP Sessions: Go Outside, Tempe-based indie punk band

Musicians from around the ASU community perform sets and answer questions in The State Press newsroom


ASU indie punk band Go Outside performs in The State Press newsroom on the Tempe campus on Saturday, April 7, 2018. 

From soloists to full bands to a cappella ensembles, there are incredibly talented student musicians who call ASU home. In the spirit of NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, The State Press invited some of these students to perform their music in our basement newsroom on the Tempe campus. 

Go Outside, an indie punk band formed in 2016, is the next group featured in SP Sessions. While the band describes itself as an indie punk group, they played a quieter acoustic set during the session. 

The band's influences include Weezer and Logic

“At the Drive-In is probably what we sound like the most, but that’s not it,” Nick Rennemann, a design studies junior and Go Outside member said.

Craig Johnson, a journalism junior and the band's drummer, was absent during its SP Sessions set. However, the remaining members maintained rhythm and high energy through the set despite being down a member. 

Rennemann and his brother Markus Rennemann, an ASU alumnus, met Ricky Arnold, a business entrepreneurship senior, and Finn Palomar in high school, and they have been playing together in varying degrees ever since. 

“We pretty much tricked Craig into joining by telling him we’re a punk band,” Arnold said jokingly. 

Go Outside is active in the Tempe music scene. The band released its first music video for the song “Lighters” in January and will release its first album in May. 

Check out for upcoming SP Sessions videos coming soon. 

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