I Set My Friends On Fire, Kissing Candice, Awaken I Am
Comb the Desert, Circadian Lapse, Tug of War Machine
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
I Set My Friends On Fire
Fusing together older influences of emo/post hardcore with a little bit of funk thrown in, I Set My Friends On Fire aims to set themselves apart from other bands with their unique sound that the band describes as “evil funk”.
‘Pop Goes Punk’ covers are everywhere nowadays, but back in 2008 I Set My Friends On Fire were one of the first to experiment with the concept on the track “Soulja Boy”. High school seniors, Matt Mehana and Nabil Moo put the single on their Myspace as a joke and it went viral immediately. The response was so overwhelming that Myspace took down the band’s page three times because they assumed the views were increasing so quickly because of being hacked to increase plays. The duo gave it one more try with a new page and would inevitably be the beginning of something special.
"Pretty, ugly, gross, bloody, pissed, catchy, heavy." These are the words spewed from KISSING CANDICE frontman Joey Simpson when describing the bands album, Blind Until We Burn, in stores now on Victory Records.
Blind Until We Burn is one of the most blood-drenched doses of violence that has been put to ears. Distinct themes of angry defiance and horror-laced hysteria snake throughout the album, which Simpson bodes, "Sometimes you never see things for what they are until it's too late."
Awaken I Am
Comb the Desert
The Hardcore and Punk scene is still alive and well in Northern New Jersey thanks to Comb The Desert, a Hardcore/Punk group formed in 2015 as an ode to the old school underground scene in Jersey.
"We come from a long turbulent but proud lineage of that vintage scene rock. we honor our past. we wanted to channel it, mold it, have our way with it. As we get older, shit happens and life goes on. But then sometimes the music comes full circle. Well, we brought that shit back."
The Loud and the Proud.
That sound we love.
- Comb the Desert
Circadian Lapse is a new progressive metal band formed in Stanhope, NJ. The current lineup is Shane Santucci, Ned Ryan, Matt Shindle, Ryan Flaherty and Levi Parkas. The band keeps a common time feel while shifting seamlessly through methodical meter changes and emotion reflective tempo shifts. The lyrics masterfully toe the line between insanity and poetry. Stainless fretwork and clean hooks mesh harmony with the murderous chugs and intricate riffs. The vocals are aggressive, and harmonize the contrasting styles of Shane and Ned. The punchy drum fills and tight unisons hit with staggering power.
Since the early months of 2016, the group has been relentlessly grinding to put out new material and meet new faces. They've played shows throughout New Jersey, put out two singles, including a music video, and wrote and recorded a full length record. Their debut album, "A Suppressed Existence", will be available on Friday, June 30th. You'll want to throw the heck down to this one.
Tug of War Machine
$15 in advance, or $18 cash at the door
$5 Food & Beverage minimum collected in cash at door for all guests under the age of 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.