Owel, North End

Reminiscent of recent Radiohead, Smashing Pumpkins and experimental Icelandic artist Sigur Ros, New Jersey-based Owel layers ethereal vocals with cellos, violins, glockenspiels and conventional drum and bass.

Though they issued an EP, I’ve Seen Colors, in 2012, their new self-released and self-titled album is the first with their current lineup. “This being our first full-length record, it almost felt like the first day at a new school. We felt a great freedom to explore different sounds and songs,” says lead vocalist Jay Sakong, a native of Woodbridge.

Drummer Ryan Vargas of Fords, violinist/keyboardist Jane Park, bassist Pat McGee, and Wall Township guitarist Seamus O’Connor (who studied at the Institute of Audio Research in New York with Sakong) round out the quintet. Vargas, O’Connor and Sakong performed previously under the band name Old Nick. With the addition of Holmdel natives Park and McGee for some extra strings they became Owel.

An instrumental band from West Chester/Reading PA with influences such as Minus the bear, Maserati, The Mars Volta, Irepress, and The Mercury Program.

Mohican

Mohican is a 4-piece instrumental rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Imaginary Boys

Post-punk shoegaze duo from South Jersey.

$8.00 - $10.00

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Owel, North End with Mohican, Imaginary Boys

Saturday, November 2 · 9:00 PM at North Star Bar