Our Velocity Productions presents The Cross Pollination Tour featuring
Circle Takes the Square, B Dolan, United Nations
Boatrocker, Weekday Warriors with Safety Meeting
270 E Main Street
Newark, DE, 19711
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Watch & Listen
Circle Takes the Square
Hailing from Savannah, Georgia, Circle Takes the Square are an experimental punk band known for their fusion of the melodic with the chaotic, bound together within meticulously crafted, epic compositions. Since the turn of the century, CTTS has been hammering out their unique brand of apocalyptic hardcore, characterized by founding members Kathleen Stubelek (bass), and Drew Speziale's (guitar) dual vocal onslaught, which ranges from soft-spoken chants and whispers, to abrasively cathartic screams. In 2004, the band released their debut full length, As The Roots Undo (Robotic Empire/Hyperrealist) to wide ranging acclaim from both their underground fanbase and mainstream critics alike. In 2007, the addition of drummer Caleb Collins (Ex-Mare) and guitarist David Rabitor, propelled the band to refined levels of technicality, brutal intensity, and uninhibited experimentation. After a lengthy writing and recording process, the band unleashed their second full length album, Decompositions: Volume Number One on December 21, 2012, on their own label, Gatepost Recordings
An American rapper, activist, and performance artist, based in Hanton City, Rhode Island. B. Dolan's music is often genre-defying; though his work bears a clear hip-hop influence, it has been known to incorporate extremely diverse elements of rapping, storytelling, clowning, and absurdist theatre, among others.
A very rare appearance by the "almost" unknown line-up of this experimental
punk super-group, whose roots go back to at least 2005, and were formed by
Geoff Rickly, the singer/lyricist of the seminal post-hardcore band:
Other artists rumored to be involved in the project most notably include:
Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw/Head Automatica fame along with Ben Koller of
Converge. A handful of other names have also been mentioned: Christopher
Conger(The Number Twelve Looks Like You), Eric Cooper (Kiss It Goodbye),
Lukas Previn (Acid Tiger), Tom Keeley (Thursday), and Jonah Bayer (The
Since Rickly is the only member whose primary band is currently not under
contract, his name is the only one that can legally appear in press
materials. Press photos of the band released in 2008 depict four people
wearing Ronald Reagan masks, believed to be because of this reason. The
only exception to this being when Daryl briefly mentioned being involved in
the project to Punk News in 2005 (http://www.punknews.org/article/13238).
The actual international organization, United Nations, for which the band
is named after, discovered that a musical group had formed under the name
of United Nations, and ordered Facebook to remove their official page.
After deleting their page, Facebook informed the band about the removal and
also stated, “The use of the name ‘United Nations’ by the Band and the use
of its Logo which resembles the UN emblem has not been authorized and
violates international and United States laws…” The band’s record label
comically responded the situation stating, “The United Nations, an
international organization of some kind, has been taking issue with the
band that shares it’s name. Who had the name first remains open to debate,
but the problem exists nonetheless.”Their label also hinted at the
possibility of no longer being able to release their debut album. In
December 2008, a little over a month after the band’s Facebook was deleted,
their MySpace page was also deleted.
Boatrocker is a 4 piece (Will, Chris, John, Sean) post-whatever band from Wilmington, De, that formed in 2007. Their first full length is available for free via download from http://boatrocker.bandcamp.com/
Boatrocker will be back at Big Blue Meanie Studios in New Jersey, this Fall to begin working on the follow up to 2011's Delicious Jams.
Weekday Warriors with Safety Meeting
Step 1.Start with a few talented friends: Russell Que-Vocals, Acoustic
Guitar, Brian Davis - Bass, and Dan Lord- Percussion. Compliment the sound
by enlisting the vocal talents of Tory Bello to form the foundation of the
acoustic hip-hop act: Weekday Warriors.
Step 2: Weekday Warriors perform live as often as possible. Showcasing
their blend of acoustic hip-hop/soul/rock, playing anywhere that would have
them.....from various open mics, pop-up street performances, all the way up
to the official People's Fest After-party held at The Queen.
Step 3: Enlist locally celebrated, and sometime collaborator/producer/ MC
Allen Hawkins , on the 2nd mic; and additional guitarist: Barry, to form an
entirely new approach to the original concept. Thus, The birth of Safety