Duncan Reid And The Big Heads, Wyldlife, Low Doses
43 Montgomery St.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM
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Duncan Reid And The Big Heads
There are only two people in the entire world who can claim to have played with the Ramones while not actually being tagged with the ‘Ramone’ nom-de-plume. Duncan Reid is one of those people.
As singer and bass player of Joey Ramone’s favourite band, The Boys, Duncan rode on the crest of a wave during punk’s original late-1970s heyday as part of a wider collective of friends and peers that included Sex Pistols, The Clash, Generation X and a host of other power-chord pioneers. The Boys remain one of the best-loved and influential bands of their generation.
Montevideo, from the Big Heads’ debut album “Little Big Head”, earned Duncan the keys to the Uruguayan capital (the only other musicians to achieve this being Elton John and Paul McCartney).
Following a cornucopia of stellar reviews for 1st album Little Big Head, The Big Heads developed their unique, effortlessly entertaining, melodic brand of harmony laden pop punk with: “The Difficult Second Album”.
2017 saw the release of their third album “Bombs Away”. Fourteen catchy little ditties about life, death, paranoia and Viagra.
Bombs Away has been nominated as Album of the Year in the Vive Le Rock Awards as well as receiving similar accolades around the world.
2018 sees the Big Heads touring eternally in the UK, USA, South America, Scandinavia and Germany including festival dates at North West Calling and Boardmasters.
Reviews for Duncan Reid and the Big Heads:
“A mesh of angsty agitation and glitter mod stomp – 4 Stars”: Mojo
“The Peter Pan of powerpop”: Uncut
“He’s lost none of his song writing flair as he serves up 13 powerpop nuggets”: R2 Magazine.
“An autobiographical garage-pop soundtrack; energetic, infectious and charming -9 out of 10”: Vive le Rock
“If there was ever a gig that deserves to reside in the ‘you should have been there’ conversations then this was it.
First gig of the year for me and the benchmark is already set ridiculously high.
“Duncan Reid and his band of stalwarts are a force to be reckoned with”: FFRUK
“This really was a set I could quite happily have watched again and again. If Duncan Reid And The Big Heads roll into your town sometime soon make sure you’re in attendance for what will be a special night of rock and roll, Trust me”: Uber Rock
Straight out of New York City, WYLDLIFE’s bright and brash Rock & Roll attitude updates ’70s punk, glam and garage rock for the modern age. After two self-released records, the band now steps up swinging for the fences on their Wicked Cool Records debut, "Out On Your Block".
“A lot of bands start to move in a different direction when the third album comes around. Maybe these songs sound a little bit ‘bigger,’ but I think if there's anything that WYLDLIFE does correctly, it's that we're not looking to change, really, for anybody. These are 10 new songs that we think will continue with the ethos of the band: try to have a good time for as long as you can in this life, because you only get to go around once.” – Dave Feldman, lead singer of WYLDLIFE
Coming to you from the crossroads of New York and New Jersey is the heart-skipping pop of Low Doses! A three-piece sprung from the mind of song-writer Ryan Masterson, Low Doses is pure pop for pop people. The A-Side is a 2:21 mini-masterpiece that merges a relentless martial beat to chiming guitars and the summer-sun harmonies of Masterson and bassist Christina Caira (also of Quitty & The Don’ts). Flipping the wax over you’ll find “One More Try”—a hard-hitting, compact, late-70s skinny tie anthem distilled down to a smidge over two minutes. Both tracks are simultaneously biting and sweet with plenty of guitar and ear-worm melodies to go around.
$10.00 - $12.00
Tickets Available at the Door