Maxwell's Presents The Inverse Aviary Takeover featuring
The Dead Flowers, Overcoming Gravity, The Paper Jets, Little Rose, Pizza Rat
1039 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Dead Flowers
Fabricated in the basements of the underground New Brunswick music scene, The Dead Flowers is a young Rock N Roll band that bring involuntary movement of the head and hips. The hypnotizing melodies and chest pounding rhythms combined with a captivating live performance sends shock waves through an already mesmerized audience. Fueled by a train of euphoric solos, galvanizing vocals and thundering beats, these are not you're conventional Rock N Rollers.
Truly an excitement live, these 4 bring the party. With much more to come, and for all to experience. We are The Dead Flowers.
Phil La Placa and Adam Zaccaria met a decade ago both having a love for music and trying to find a way to give this new found attraction a vehicle to play for the masses. The two wrote their first song together which years later turned into what is now "Her Name" which is not only the single that has driven this band, but the success this song has had is nothing short of amazing. Over the years the two have honed in on their talents and have been very fortunate in the success the music they create together has landed them in some pretty cool situations. Phil and Zac, have opened up for Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, The Sick Puppies, Stroke 9, Rusted Root, The Bravery, to mention a few, they also have had songs like "Mystery Rose" "Collapse" "Her Name" and countless others spun on major and internet radio around the nation and world. "Overcoming Gravity" is a pop rock band in which has its own Pandora station, and is on Spotify and any other major music streaming site. They have a distribution deal and publishing deals, making their music possible to be heard on a global scale world wide. Michael Mazzucca is a long time friend of Zac and Phil's. Michael has watched the two threw out the years and has been playing along side of them since the beginning. Michael is the lead guitar player for the band and is the heart and soul of Overcoming Gravity. His melody sense and taste in notes make for raunchy yet beautiful sophisticated arrangements . Justin Rodgers, is the backbone of Overcoming Gravity, and is behind the kit drumming for the band. Justin and Phil had met by chance, threw conversation Phil was blown away with the amount of passion and love Justin had for music, and how Justin had an understanding what was amazing about music and what it meant to him. When he got behind the kit for the first time it was a no brainer that Justin had the chops and rhythm to keep this band and the people in perfect time. The two of them knew that this band made sense and that Justin should be a part of the flavor. Overcoming gravity has been spun on 93.3 WMMR, Radio 104.5, 93.7 WSTW, Gashouse Radio, and many many others. This band is full of love and passion for their craft and the awareness of what music means to themselves and others, and would never be careless with such an amazingly powerful thing. They will see you all very very soon.
The Paper Jets
The Paper Jets aren’t your typical New Jersey rock band. Eschewing the epic bombast and hard-edged emo-punk that often defines the state, The Paper Jets deliver their own brand of pop-based alt-rock that folds in elements of Big Star, Weezer, The Beach Boys, Ben Folds, and Spoon. The result is an eclectic, melody-focused sound with the power to move, both physically and emotionally.
Based in Princeton, NJ, and consisting of Brian Erickson (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Virok (lead guitar), Scott Austin Miller (bass/backing vocals), and Frank Lettieri Jr. (drums/vocals), The Paper Jets have developed a strong following in the Asbury Park and New Brunswick, NJ, scene thanks to dynamic live performances at venues such as House of Independents, The Stone Pony, The Court Tavern, The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park Yacht Club, The Saint, and more. In 2015 and 2016, they earned two straight Asbury Music Awards nominations for Best Alternative Rock Band.
Their debut full-length album, 2014’s “We Are All Strange Friends,” further established a solid foothold in Philadelphia, with radio airplay for single “Cooking Up an Accident” on alternative rock station Radio 104.5, two on-air performances on the station’s “Live at 5” program, and concert performances at the Welcome America Festival, the Trocadero Theatre, World Cafe Live, Xfinity Live, and more. The band has also played at Piano’s and The Bitter End in New York City, Club Passim in Boston, The Abbey Pub in Chicago, and many more.
Little Rose is a group made up of friends from the Rutgers/New Brunswick area who enjoy making sounds together.
Writing songs to dampen moods everywhere since 2006.
Singer-songwriter from New Jersey.
Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 if space permits, however, advanced purchase is always recommended.