When Thieves Are About
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 6:00 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
Watch & Listen
Since their inception, during high school in California nearly two decades ago, the Mad Caddies have toured the world countless times delighting fans with their unique blend of reggae, punk, ska and pop, and with their newest album Dirty Rice the Mad Caddies have proven they’re just as impassioned and energetic as ever. In many ways the band’s first full-length in seven years sees them coming full circle, demonstrating while trends and times have changed, the Mad Caddies’ commitment to creating dynamic music has only grown stronger.
Yet the Mad Caddies are a difficult band to pin down. We’re not sure what’s more impressive, the fact that Mad Caddies have sold over 400,000 albums or they’ve managed to combine a wide range of influences – - dixieland, reggae, punk, ska – - into a collection of songs which are incredibly diverse yet still make for a cohesive listen from start to finish. “We love the fact that we’re able to expand our sound with every album,” Lazor explains, citing the fact that the band goes over just as well at family-friendly festivals as they do late-night rock shows alongside their punk peers. “I don’t know many bands who are able to have such a wide range of songs and styles at their disposal.”
When Thieves Are About
It doesn’t matter if you’re intimately familiar with When Thieves Are About or if you’ve never heard of the quartet straight out of suburban Lyndhurst, New Jersey before now: this band of friend’s have always made sure that the audience can sense the arrival of something big at any of their shows throughout their music and personality. Charged by positive morals, life experiences, and massive stage energy, When Thieves are about will always take care of their fans and will make sure that every single person in that room will always leave with a smile on their face, never forgetting the name When Thieves Are About.
With a style that dabbles with fast pop punk/melodic hardcore and the organization of their notorious catchy riffs with screaming metal breakdowns which still manages to keep a balance of soft music and poetic lyrics, it is hard find a song by these boys that the mass wouldn’t like. Some influences include NOFX, Boys Night Out, Lifetime, Comeback Kid, A Wilhelm Scream, Saves the Day, Set Your Goals, Daggermouth, Title Fight, Leftover Crack, Blink 182, Greenday, New Found Glory, Minor Threat, Glass Jaw, Thursday, Weezer and The Beatles.
Between 2007 and 2010, When Thieves Are About has recorded an amateur demo in 2007, an independent EP in 2009, bought a mini tour bus with the help of their ex label Stitched Up Records, changed their name from “Bio-feedback” to “When Thieves are About” and released their First EP “Challenger” in 2010. The band has taken off with very much success ever since then. Started playing shows with very well-known National Touring acts, spreading out their fan base by touring, releasing their 2nd EP “Senescence” in 2014, getting signed to Manic Kat Records in 2015 and recording a New Full Length that’s set to Release in 2017.
The band was also featured at -Bamboozle May 4th 2008 -Warped Tour 09 for four dates (July 16th - Scranton, PA, 17th - Camden, NJ, 18th - Uniondale, NY, 19th - Oceanport, NJ ) -Warped Tour 2010 for two dates (July 17th- Uniondale, NY, and 18th Oceanport, NJ.)
With networking and little help from a few national act friends we have shared the stage with, When Thieves Are About have brought more and more people to expand the fan base and the their music scene nationwide and have managed to create a distinct sound that separates them from many clichés of today’s music.
$20 in advance, or $25 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.