John Faye and Those Meddling Kids, Dr. Beardfacé and the Spaceman, Gillian
1039 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
In an era of television music idols, internet video sensations and interchangeable indie bands that are about as edgy as a pair of mom jeans, Lost Romance harkens back to an earlier, simpler time. With a plug in and play brash rock sound that is just as home with the likes of The Replacements, Husker Du and The Lemonheads as it does with Nirvana, Buffalo Tom and fellow New Brunswick, NJ natives The Smithereens and The Gaslight Anthem.
Since late 2011, LR have made a name for themselves throughout the North East as a live act to be reckoned with. Averaging close to 100 tour dates a year, the band has been winning over fans from Maine all the way to Florida with raw, honest rock n' roll. They have shared digital space on comps with Real Estate, The Front Bottoms, Nicole Atkins, La Sera and have shared stages with Rye Coalition, TAB the Band, Elliot Easton (The Cars), Clem Burke (Blondie) to name a few. In addition they have also been nominated for several Hoboken Music Awards including Outstanding Male Solo and E.P. of the year.
In 2013, LR signed with Los Angeles based independent label, Starving Dog Records and released their debut E.P. “The Light And The Dark”. A mix of power pop, raging guitars and strong melodies, it gained ground in the press, social media and on radio including WDHA 105.5FM, one of the biggest rock stations in New Jersey. The band toured heavily throughout 2013 into 2014 in support of the album culminating in a 10 city East Coast tour in October 2014. The tour kicked off with Lost Romance being chosen as one of only a handful of bands to play ReverbNation's showcase at the CBGB Festival 2014 in NYC and ended up taking the band as far south as Florida.
2014 also saw the recording of Lost Romance's first full length album. Going back to basics, the new tracks were recorded at LR bassist Dan Haag's (The Astrojet, Benzos, Jody Porter & The Black Swans) basement studio on four track cassette. With drums and guitars recorded live with no overdubs to tape, there was no room for error. The guys locked in solid for these intense and sweaty recording sessions during the summer to make for a truly authentic vibe.
2015 started with Lost Romance playing Light Of Day Benefit in Asbury Park, NJ for the third year in a row alongside such luminaries as Suzanne Vega, Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Willie Nile, John Eddie and the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen. Lost Romance's Gerry Perlinski was asked by the charity to curate a Spotify playlist to help promote the yearly event. They also opened for rock supergroup The Empty Hearts featuring members of The Cars, Blondie and The Romantics. The year will also see the release of their new full length album along with major touring throughout the East Coast and Mid-West.
John Faye and Those Meddling Kids
With 2 decades in the music business under his belt, Philly rock veteran John Faye has truly taken matters into his own hands: his new solo album Meddling Kid (which he is releasing a song at a time until the full record drops later in 2015) is an artistic tour-de-force on which he plays every instrument and sings every note (with the one notable exception of inviting all of his colleagues from his former band IKE to sing gang vocals on his remake of that band's signature hit "Into Philadelphia"). The lead single, "D.N.A.," is a scathing rebuke of skin-deep relationships and snap judgements in the age of Tinder and short attention spans.
John Faye has amassed an impressive musical resume dating back to his major label days fronting 90's alt-rockers The Caulfields (whose single "Devil's Diary" cracked the modern rock top-40, and whose album tracks landed on soundtracks for Disney's "The Babysitter's Club" and "Melrose Place"), to his first solo foray The John Faye Power Trip, which morphed into the aforementioned IKE (who put out 6 full-length records from 2003-2011), and his punk / garage-rock influenced duo John & Brittany, who gained notoriety on the Sirius/XM channel "Little Steven's Underground Garage" and on MTV-u with their video for their song "Paper Planes."
Now, in 2015, Faye is forging a brand new DIY path with his new record and live band, fittingly called John Faye & Those Meddling Kids! With sold out headlining shows in their home town and a coveted slot at Radio 104.5's Summer Block Party with Nate Ruess of Fun, The War On Drugs, MS MR, and Civil Twilight, John Faye is poised to bring out the Meddling Kid in everyone within earshot.
Dr. Beardfacé and the Spaceman
Dr. Beardfacé and the Spaceman is a high-energy rock band from Philadelphia, PA. Influenced by a variety of music ranging from punk and alternative to 50’s rockabilly, Beardfacé has received positive reviews from various blogs and music magazines and has been featured on Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR, Delaware's 93.7 WSTW's Hometown Heroes, 99.3 FM Columbia, SC, 93.5 WZBH, Goldie's Garage Show on Sirius XM Radio, UK's Amazing Radio and many other FM and online radio stations.
Although Dr. Beardfacé and the Spaceman is a newer band, its members have been involved in music for a number of years, sharing the stage with a wide variety of performers such as Sublime w/ Rome, Pepper, The Expendables, Stick Figure, Deep Purple, Sponge, Tommy Conwell, Cypress Hill, Pasadena, Alien Ant Farm, Hed PE and more. Members of DBATS have also performed numerous festivals with acts such as Slightly Stoopid, Stephen Marley, G. Love and Special Sauce, B. B. King, Rebelution, Matisyahu, Collie Buddz, Zion I, moe., Keller Williams, Styx, Foreigner, Darius Rucker, and many more.
The band is currently playing and booking shows all over the U.S. for 2015. They released their second EP on July 18th, 2015 and were selected as 93.3 FM WMMR's Artist of the Month for July 2015.
Guitarists Geoff Bennington and Paul Demyanovich have shared bands since the 2nd grade. After parting ways to go to college, seven years later they found themselves together again in Brooklyn and "Gillian" came soon after. Geoff met Alex Fedorow (bass) and Kym Hawkins (vocals/percussion) while working at a guitar store in the East Village and called up childhood friend Brian Yurachek (drums) to complete the recipe.
The quintet's tight, feisty live show quickly gained a reputation. Crowds enjoy the band's chemistry on stage, and find their energy infectiously contagious. With catchy melodies and syncopated rhythms that beg you to move, even the most jaded of New Yorkers leave with a smile. The band is even apt to pleasantly surprise bartenders whose ears have grown used to the constant noise that is thousands of bands trying to make it in the big apple.
Gillian has been on two national tours and held a June '15 residency at Arlene's Grocery after selling out the venue earlier this year. Their first single Freak Flag(Nov '13) received international press from NYC's "Death+Taxes" to London's "The 405", setting off reviews as far as Germany and Japan. They've since released two EPs, The Eyes in My Head (July '14), and Colorize (April '15), to much acclaim, including write-ups in Baeble, The Deli, Raw Ramp, Stereo Pill, Indie Minded, Diffuser, and SPIN Magazine, who hosted an exclusive premiere of their title track "Colorize" and compared the band to the likes of Alabama Shakes, Gwen Stefani and the Yeah Yeah Yeah's.
Their sonic pallet and celebratory live performance is ever-growing, with the recent addition of live projections, a brass section, and sometimes balloons and dancers in the mix. They are currently preparing to get back into the studio to record a single for Converse Rubber Tracks as well as beginning to record their first full length release.
Tickets will also be available at the door for $12 if space permits, however, advanced purchase is always recommended.