Days Awake taking a break
Bongo Jones is Dead
I'm working on a lot of stuff behind the scenes at BlowUpRadio.com, so I'm going to keep my message this week short. But soon I'll have some big announcements.
In the meantime, I hope to see you all this Saturday as BlowUpRadio.com sponsors a show at Mexicali Blues Cafe.
North Jersey's Echofission, which is comprised of John Rango, Gebhardt Zurburg, Jon Abate, Ken Sidotti, and Troy Thoden from day one had a large and loyal fanbase. Even the first Echofission show in Feb. 2002 had fans waiting on line to get in to see them perform. With Echofission's 3rd release "Amplify The Sun" hot off the press and a successful cd release on Jan 14, 2006 at Mexicali Blues in Teaneck, NJ hosted by WRSU, EF is currently playing shows in support of Amplify The Sun. This is the band's most mature and cohesive album to date.
The youngest of four brothers, Brian Fitzpatrick was born in Holliston, MA and grew up in New Jersey, where he still resides. He embraced music at an early age and, influenced by such legendary artists as The Who, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Jackson Browne, was already playing guitar and writing his own introspective, character-driven songs by age 11. “Being Irish, there’s a long lineage of storytelling I associate with my grandfather and down the line,” Fitzpatrick has said. “So, the most interesting thing for me has always been songwriting and storytelling more than playing guitar or being a rock star.” Given such a heritage, one might say it was “luck of the Irish” that nonetheless brought the latter of these aspirations knocking on Fitzpatrick’s door in the form of various hardcore bands with whom he spent his early twenties touring Europe and the U.S. In spite of this early success, Fitzpatrick has said of that era, “I was miserable. I was up there on stage with 5000 people in front of me and realized none it meant anything. It wasn’t me.” Having arrived at this daunting conclusion, Fitzpatrick promptly quit the hardcore scene and returned home to NJ. Unsure of his next career move, he sought solace in the boyhood friends who had once shared his acoustic songwriting vision and collaborated on his early musical endeavors. Encouraged by their continued interest in and willingness to support his work, Fitzpatrick gradually discovered his Other Side – a collection of personal reflections and a mix of musical styles that became his debut album, released in 1998. He began playing local venues in both solo acoustic and full-band formats and, of course, continued to write. He has since put out two more CDs, "when I bleed", and, "further down the line".
the Breadbox Band
Based in Northern New Jersey, the Breadbox Band offers a unique fusion of original funk with a classic feel good rock sound. Combining the likes of several genres, BBB provides listeners with the uncompromising sound of original music and favored covers sure to keep viewers on their feet and leaving with a melody in their head. BBB merges the talents of bassist Phil DiGiorgio, drummer Chris Pedersen, lead guitarist Chris Rinaldi rhythm guitarist Dave Halchak and keyboardist Jordan Simms to produce a fresh new sound to the live music scene that attracts listeners both young and old. More than just music, but contagious enthusiasm, BBB is undeniably sure to please.
Little Dipper - counting backwards
The best way to describe the music of little dipper is "uniquely familiar". Play the music in the background around some friends and they'll swear they've heard this band before..but yet ask them who they sound like and they won't be able to classify it. The band produces it's own unique sound...
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|Mazeffect||know a girl||...you'll be screaming it later|
Friday - Hey Tiger, The Mike Tichy Disaster, Transfusion M, double-breasted @ Maxwell's
Saturday - Echofission, Brian Fitzpatrick, The Breadbox Band @ Mexicali Blues Cafe ...(more)
Wednesday - John Radio, Josh Bicknell, Matt Colligan @ Goldhawk
Thursday - Tris McCall @ Grace Church Van Vorst ...(more)
Friday - deSol @ Wonder Bar ...(more)
Thursday - Tris McCall @ Grace Church Van Vorst
Friday - Hey Tiger, The Mike Tichy Disaster, Transfusion M, double-breasted @ Maxwell's ...(more)
|Tuesday September 19th|
121 Brighton Ave
|Wednesday September 20th|
936 Park Ave (at 10th st.)
95 Stanton St
|Thursday September 21st|
34 E.34th St
|Friday September 22nd|
5th & Ocean Ave
The Mike Tichy Disaster
1039 Washington St
1843 1st Ave
|Saturday September 23rd|
601 Main St
|Bastards of Melody||Parkside
317 E Houston St