Runaway Kids, In The Whale, Rene Avila, Breaklite
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
Since ’94 Authority Zero has brought their unique signature blend of anthemic melodic-punk and reggae to the masses. A lot has changed in the 20 plus years since the band got their start and they’ve found a way to persist and thrive in today’s ever-changing music world. “It’s been a long trek”, says Jason Devore (singer and longest running member of the band) as he recollected on the band’s past. The band was formed in the mid 90’s in Mesa, AZ by a group of high school friends with ample ambition but no lofty expectations. After a few years, they refined and established their sound: a mix of SoCal punk with reggae and ska tendencies. With the release of their debut album A Passage in Time (2002, Lava Records), the band’s career gained momentum quickly and they’ve since spent their fair share of time on the road, having toured extensively with such acts as Pennywise, Sum 41, Flogging Molly and many more. In recent years Authority Zero has gained momentum internationally, spending time on the European festival circuit as well as stints in Japan, Australia and even Russia. They’ve released a total of 5 full length studio albums (most having seen spots on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart), and their music has been featured in numerous video games, tv shows and movie soundtracks throughout the years. The band’s many successes have been accompanied by a few bumps in the road (as to be expected for any group that’s been around over two decades) including a slew of line-up changes, music industry letdowns, and most recently having their van, trailer and equipment stolen while on tour in Texas. Their secret to the longevity is simple: keep it pure and believe in your music.
In The Whale
In The Whale formed in Greeley, Colorado.
With an undeniably real and invigorating live show, the band wants to remind you that rock 'n roll is not dead.
A steady presence in the local music scene for the past 15 years, Rene has fronted rock bands - Chipper Dove, Maximum Overdrive and Laughin’ Luggage. Searching for an outlet to showcase his catalog of original music, in 2008 Rene began performing as a solo acoustic act, opening up for various local bands at bars and clubs in and around New York and New Jersey. As a singer/songwriter/guitar player, he has performed at the ‘Gotta Sing’ singer’s showcase in NYC and regularly attends Open Artists Night at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. While residing in Kinnelon, NJ, Rene continually adds new music to his ever-expanding repertoire of covers and originals.
“Breaklite is a cult.”