Debra Devi and White Eagle Hall Present JC Rocks White Eagle Hall II
JC Rocks II feat. Overlake, Debra Devi, Desir Decir, Alex Tea, Drum and a Tantrum, 50 Ft. Furies
MC: Dontique BMR, DJ: Bizz Nice, Visual Artist: Kayt Hester
337 Newark Ave.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 18 and over
Overlake plays shimmering dreampop All Music calls “big music with an intimate heart.” The trio, comprised of Tom Barrett (voice, guitar), Lysa Opfer (bass, voice) and Nick D’Amore (drums), signed to legendary indie label Bar/None and worked with Cheap Trick-obsessed producer Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Jennifer O’Connor) to create their stunning new album Fall.
Overlake’s sound is massive, with Barrett’s delay-drenched guitar and whispery, laconic voice backed by Opfer’s driving basslines and angelic backing vocals, and D’Amore’s propulsive drum work. Overlake has spent the last few years touring throughout the U.S., delighting audiences with an all-enveloping wall of sound.
Devi’s Wild Little Girl EP is receiving raves for her classic rock/Americana sound and blazing guitar playing, with music videos premiering on The Alternate Root, American Blues Scene, Guitar Girl and The Pop Break.
JamBase calls Devi “a supersonic fret-burner who writes hauntingly memorable songs.” Urban Politico says, “Her music radiates infectious joy, putting us in mind of The Black Crowes, Prince and Little Feet.” Metal Hammer declares, “Devi's compelling voice reminds us of Sheryl Crow but her guitar playing is reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix."
Such praise has led Devi to festival appearances, and opening slots with Devon Allman, Ana Popovic and Marshall Crenshaw.
Desir Decir are not a classic rock cover band, they are not a group of DJs, and they are not a bunch of glue sniffing miscreants. They are a rock and roll band from Jersey City, New Jersey, and, according to ChicpeaJC, “These dudes write some seriously ballsy, no frills rock n roll with catchy hooks and straightforward riffs.”
Formed in 2013, Desir Decir has toured the eastern half of the U.S., and has released two EPs on Killing Horse Records. Desir Decir is Greg Reyes on bass and vocals; John Feuerbach on vocals, guitars, keys and harmonica; and Mitch Cady on drums and vocals.
Singer-songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Tea blends his unique voice with roots reggae, MPB, folk, funk and soul for a sound of his own.
Tea’s projects include Kiwi, Neon Sine, Sananga and Orquestra Raiz, and São Paulo-based producer Klaus Sena. Tea also contributed to records by producers Victor Rice, Klaus Sena, Jim the Boss, Curumin, and Esteban Descalzo, and has appeared on many recordings in both the US sand Brazil.
His latest collaboration is with acclaimed Jersey City-based drummer/composer/producer and bandleader Pat Van Dyke. Their new single “Misty Night” will be released September 21st.
Drum and a Tantrum
“You'd never know Drum and a Tantrum was a duo just by listening to ‘em,” NJ.com reports. “If you close your eyes,” NJ.com adds, “Drum and a Tantrum’s loud, pulsating music pulls you into the soundtrack to an imagined American psychological thriller. Open your eyes, and you see Julian Altbuch and Russell de Moose in a frenzy -- the former slamming piano keys and singing, wailing, crooning, crying; the latter, switching and somehow juggling a drum kit and a guitar, giving each tune its jolt and dose of rock 'n' roll.”
Drum and a Tantrum is currently working on a new album, Wildfire, the follow up to the duo’s album The End, and EP Last Ones Left.
50 Ft. Furies
Punk rock destroying patriarchy one gig at a time.
MC: Dontique BMR
Clever and sharply observant rapper Dontique Mangual leads this Jersey City-based hip hop collective that includes Junestar Blackman, DJBrown13, Constant Flow and other luminaries from the local scene, many of whom are now traveling the world bringing the Chilltown sound to hip-hop heads from Colombia to Europe.
DJ: Bizz Nice
DJ Bizz Nice spins a mix of reggae, hip hop, R&B, classics, club and dubstep. He is a co-founder of SNC (Society Needs Culture), a Jersey City collective of artists & like-minded souls established in 1999 for the sole purpose of keeping valuable cultures alive and teaching others the roots of them.
Through music,social events and various forms of art, Bizz Nice and SNC seek to shed light and open new doors for their community.
Visual Artist: Kayt Hester
Masking tape artist Kayt Hester creates intricate images with shreds of hand torn black masking tape. Hester has exhibited extensively, with solo shows in Jersey City and New York City. Her work has been featured in Nylon and Bust. Her series inspired by Pixies songs led to the band’s singer Black Francis becoming a fan of her work and visiting her at her JC studio.