We’ve been hearing from more and more friends and readers that they’d like to know where we’re going each week so they can join us. We get invited to events, hear about fun exhibits and are interested in lots of different places all the time. Here’s what is on our radar this week. We can’t guarantee that we’ll go to all these places but there’s a good chance we’ll be at some of them. Support local arts or get outside and do something with us!
Friday, February 10th at 7pm, Gold Sounds, Brooklyn
CLIQUE; Hodera; Figure Eight (“Forever” EP Release Show); White Pisces at Gold Sounds, 44 Wilson Ave., Brooklyn. Doors at 7:00. $10 adv / $12 dos. 18+ Tickets at https://www.ticketfly.com/
Saturday, February 11th from 2-5pm, Sofar Sounds, New Brunswick
Secret show… all we know is that there will be 3 cool bands and 1 cool place. Intrigued? We are, too!
Saturday, February 11th at 7pm, Espresso Joe’s, Keyport
Saturday, February 11th at 7pm, Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken
The Black Maria Film Festival’s 36th Annual Tour kicks off at the Hoboken Historical Museum, 1301 Hudson St., Hoboken, NJ on Saturday night, February 11th at 7:00PM. The program will be presented in-person by Festival director Jane Steuerwald. Jury’s Stellar Award-Winning films will be screened and filmmakers will be present for the Q & A. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation at the door is $10. The Littleman Parking-Independence Garage (Shipyard Lane, at 12th St.) offers 3 hours of free parking with Museum validation. https://
The Black Maria Film Festival celebrates creativity and innovation in the moving-image arts. It was named for Thomas Edison’s West Orange film studio dubbed the “Black Maria” due to its resemblance to the type of black-box police paddy wagon known as a “black maria.” The Festival is an annual juried competition traveling to audiences across the US and abroad, featuring new short works in all genres, and supporting the work of international independent filmmakers.
For further information, contact the Hoboken Historical Museum, 201-656-2240, www.hobokenmuseum.org; or Jane Steuerwald, Black Maria Film Festival Executive Director, jane@blackmariafilmfestiva
Saturday, February 11th at 9pm, Asbury Park Yacht Club, Asbury Park
“Signal To Noise” and CoolDad Music are pleased to present The Anderson Council, The Brixton Riot, Glazer and Big Quiet. Admission is FREE, with a suggested donation of $10, with all proceeds going to benefit WFDU.
THE ANDERSON COUNCIL were established in 1999, the brainchild of singer and songwriter Peter Horvath, whose love affair with late 60s pop informs and inspires the band’s sound and direction. The quartet of Horvath, guitarist Dave Whitehead, drummer Chris Ryan and Bassist Christopher Rousseau enthralls listeners with irresistible hooks and captivates them with intelligent layers of sound. Their 2016 album “Assorted Colours” includes “Magical,” voted the #7 “Coolest Song” of the year on Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
Combining American and English influences, THE BRIXTON RIOT fuse elements of 70s power pop and punk, 80s jangle-rock and 90s indie rock into a sound that is both familiar and distinct. The Replacements, Big Star and The Jam represent only a small fraction of the band’s influences. The band will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary with this performance.
MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL says this about GLAZER: “Post-hardcore indie rock from New Jersey, harkening back to the sounds of 1995. The music kind of rides that newgaze alt-rock sound with moments that remind me a lot of Hum, Chavez, and less so, Silkworm.”
As with a lot of great bands, when you really listen to BIG QUIET, you understand the depth of its attendant members’ music fanship. These three know their source material, whether it’s Athens, GA in 1982, Scotland in 1988, or New York right now. The Brooklyn trio’s knowledge of indie rock and post-punk history is real, and they’ll talk your ear off about it if you ever ask. But what Big Quiet plays isn’t just some kind of stoic record-collector rock. In a live setting, you’re struck by their sheer viscerality and volume.
“Signal To Noise” is a noisy rock and roll radio show that airs on WFDU.FM HD1 each Wednesday night from 10PM til 1AM, and focuses on local and independent music, with a heavy emphasis on local live shows.
Saturday, February 11th at 9pm, Index Art Center, Newark
37 Washington St, Newark. $8, 9pm. Live hardware and DJ sets by -Ase Manual (like that)
Sunday, February 12th at 8:30pm, Inkwell Coffee House, Long Branch
This Sunday come check out some amazing local music for a good cause! All the proceeds from this event go to Marty’s Place, a senior dog sanctuary in Upper Freehold Township. It’s the mission of Marty’s Place to provide older dogs a loving home and to combat the way older dogs are seen and valued. Come join together with Noise in the Attic and these amazing musicians to support Marty’s Place!
Performances by: Tara Dente; Devon Moore of Fun While You Wait; Denise Alfano, Sydney Lynn Grimaldi & David Hayes; Ryan Flood; Cold Weather Company. $5 minimum donation / ALL PROCEEDS GO TO MARTY’S PLACE!
Sunday, February 12th at 5pm, Stanhope House, Stanhope
Wednesday, February 15th at 9pm, The Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park
Hey, everybody! It’s another evening of free music with friends at The Asbury when Justin & Emily of Dentist (Band), Carter of Ragged Lines, and Avery of Avery Mandeville bring the acoustic noise. Come settle in for some mid-winter Wednesday wonderfulness at The Soundbooth Bar in The Asbury Hotel; 9pm; No Cover.
Thursday, February 16th at 7:30pm
7:30 Doors. 8:00-8:25 paul from the internet.[Acoustic]; 8:30-8:55 Hiroshi Jaguar; 9:05-9:35 TBA; 9:50-10:30 Sunflower; 10:45-11:15 NGHTCRWLRS
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