The third annual North Jersey Indie Rock Festival comes White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on Saturday, October 6th from 4-11 p.m.
Featuring 18 NJ bands—each playing 20-minute sets, back to back—this year’s show will feature bands from local NJ labels Mint 400, Sniffling Indie Kids, Rhyme and Reason Records, State Champion, and Little Dickman.
“The goal of each year’s fest is to showcase the talented bands and amazing people that create and
support meaningful art right in our backyard,” says co-founder Neil Sabatino. “Plus, it’s a great way to bring the local music community together.”
The first North Jersey Indie Rock Fest took place in September 2016 at Cathedral Hall in Jersey City.
Despite it being the first ever event at the short-lived Cathedral Hall, the event was a resounding success and was followed up in 2017 at the same venue. This year, founders Neil Sabatino and Frank DeFranco are very excited to bring the NJIRF to an established music venue like White Eagle Hall.
“If guitar rock is dead, I’m afraid New Jersey didn’t get the memo. The scenes and bands coming out of Asbury Park, Montclair, Jersey City, and all the surrounding areas have never been more vibrant”, says co-founder Frank DeFranco. “We’re really excited that we get to do this another year.”
Tickets for this year’s event are $10 ahead of time and $12 at the door. Even if you aren’t familiar with a lot of these acts, the show is a must-see if you’re a fan of indie/guitar rock music. Nowhere else are you going to find this much relatively undiscovered talent on one show. Plus, the sets for each band are only 20 minutes, so there won’t be a single dull moment throughout the entire event.
These days, community and art are more important than ever. Come be a part of it!
THE LINEUP (Alphabetical Order):
- Black Wail
- The Components
- Glenn Morrow’s Cry For Help
- Guilty Giraffe
- Professor Caveman
- Psychiatric Metaphors
- The Royal Arctic Institute
- Secretary Legs
- Shithead’s Rainbow
- Tony Saxon
- Ultra Major
- The Vaughns
- Yawn Mower