Serious Matters, When Thieves Are About, Valatie Kills, Original Sharks
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
Such Gold is a punk/melodic hardcore band from Rochester, New York, currently consisting of Ben Kotin on guitar/vocals, Nate Derby on guitar, Jon Markson on bass/vocals and Matt Covey on drums. Such Gold formed officially in 2009, and self-released "Demo 2009" in the Spring of that year.
The band signed to Mightier Than Sword Records in June 2009 and released a CD EP/7" titled "Stand Tall" in August 2009.
In Spring 2010 Such Gold announced signing to 6131 Records and recorded their new CD EP/12", titled "Pedestals" ; "Pedestals" was released digitally in September 2010, and physically in November 2010.
A series of split 7"s were announced in early 2011, including a split with Into It. Over It., released in May 2011 and a split with A Loss for Words, released November 2011. The splits were released as a collaboration between Mightier Than Sword Records and No Sleep Records, with the A Loss For Words split also being released on CD in Japan via Ice Grill$ Records.
Such Gold has toured the US extensively, have toured in Australia, Japan, UK/EU, Canada and Costa Rica, and have played a number of festivals including The Fest, Sound and Fury, Bled Fest, SXSW, Fragile Joe's House of Metal Fest, Blood Sweat and Beers and Groezrock.
Serious Matters is a 4 piece Alternative/Post-Hardcore group from Union Beach, NJ. Formed in February of 2016 by Criss Madd and Kenny Byles of Jericho Guitars with only a few demo’s on hand. In September of 2016 they were joined by Matt Sandelman and began recording their debut EP, ‘Can You See The Sky From Here’ with Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, NY. The release of ‘CYSTSFH’ was published on SPIMGE (Speak Into My Good Eye) and many others. In early 2017, the band was joined by Daryian Kelton of Dark Horse Percussion and SoulTone Cymbals. Serious Matters released a new single titled, ‘Used’, mixed and engineered by John Ferrara of Portrait Recording Studios on June 8th, 2017. In July of 2017, the band had signed with New York based record label, Manic Kat Records.
When Thieves Are About
It doesn’t matter if you’re intimately familiar with When Thieves Are About or if you’ve never heard of the quartet straight out of suburban Lyndhurst, New Jersey before now: this band of friend’s have always made sure that the audience can sense the arrival of something big at any of their shows throughout their music and personality. Charged by positive morals, life experiences, and massive stage energy, When Thieves are about will always take care of their fans and will make sure that every single person in that room will always leave with a smile on their face, never forgetting the name When Thieves Are About.
With a style that dabbles with fast pop punk/melodic hardcore and the organization of their notorious catchy riffs with screaming metal breakdowns which still manages to keep a balance of soft music and poetic lyrics, it is hard find a song by these boys that the mass wouldn’t like. Some influences include NOFX, Boys Night Out, Lifetime, Comeback Kid, A Wilhelm Scream, Saves the Day, Set Your Goals, Daggermouth, Title Fight, Leftover Crack, Blink 182, Greenday, New Found Glory, Minor Threat, Glass Jaw, Thursday, Weezer and The Beatles.
Between 2007 and 2010, When Thieves Are About has recorded an amateur demo in 2007, an independent EP in 2009, bought a mini tour bus with the help of their ex label Stitched Up Records, changed their name from “Bio-feedback” to “When Thieves are About” and released their First EP “Challenger” in 2010. The band has taken off with very much success ever since then. Started playing shows with very well-known National Touring acts, spreading out their fan base by touring, releasing their 2nd EP “Senescence” in 2014, getting signed to Manic Kat Records in 2015 and recording a New Full Length that’s set to Release in 2017.
To date, the band has toured the Tristate many times and most of the east coast as well. Playing at well-known venues, where most national acts have played, such as
-The Gramercy Theater NYC, NY
-Club Krome in South Amboy NJ
-Starland Ballroom (2x) South Amboy, NJ
-Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY
-The Hangar 84 in Vinland NJ (2x)
-The Red Zone in Queens NYC
-NYC’s famous Webster Hall (7x)
-The School of Rock Hackensack, NJ (6x)
-Mexicali Live (8x) Teaneck, NJ
-The Fillmore at TLA Philadelphia, PA
-The Heirloom Arts Theater (3x) Dansbury, CT
-The Fire House 13 Providence RI
And many more.
The band was also featured at -Bamboozle May 4th 2008 -Warped Tour 09 for four dates (July 16th - Scranton, PA, 17th - Camden, NJ, 18th - Uniondale, NY, 19th - Oceanport, NJ ) -Warped Tour 2010 for two dates (July 17th- Uniondale, NY, and 18th Oceanport, NJ.)
With networking and little help from a few national act friends we have shared the stage with, When Thieves Are About have brought more and more people to expand the fan base and the their music scene nationwide and have managed to create a distinct sound that separates them from many clichés of today’s music.
When Thieves Are About has had the pleasure of sharing a stage with signed bands such as:
Set Your Goals
I am the Avalanche (2x)
A Wilhelm Scream
Hostage calm (2x)
The Swellers (2x)
Major League (2x)
Such Gold (7x)
Slingshot Dakota (x2)
Patient Pending (4x)
I Call Fives
Static Radio NJ (3x)
River City Rebels
We came as Romans
Anchors for Arms
Much The Same
This Time Next Year
Crime in Stereo
This is Hell
Bomb the Music Industry
With The Punches
The Wonder Years
Late Night Wars
The Tired and True (3x)
Still Rings True (2x)
Valatie Kills. Formed in March of 2016 with the intent to conquer their dreams. While many member's have been in the music scene for many years, (X) Naenia, Field Gray & Our Only Reason) Most took a long hiatus to recover from personal life. With a simple Facebook post to reboot his passion for music (Andrew) found new & old musicians to join him on his journey, and together formed Valatie Kills, a Post-Hardcore band from Poughkeepsie NY. Everyone left their secure and comfortable homes to move into a house together to take a huge chance, and hope to accomplish what they want out of life.
The combination of every member's different style of playing is what makes this band truly stick out. The influences range from Blink 182, After The Burial, Avenged Sevenfold, A Day To Remember, The Amity Affliction, all the way to Silverstein, Slaves, Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path, H20 and many others. With the release of their Title Track off of their Debut up-comming E.P - If Hearts Were Oceans - Valatie Kills has formed a following, & that following is rapidly growing with no intent to slow down. As 2016 is slowing coming to an end, Valatie Kills is not, & plans to take this world by storm in 2017.
$11 in advance, $13 cash at the door.
$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for ages under 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.
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