(STANHOPE, NJ) -- Jersey City duo BLUEOX will perform in The Stanhope House Beer Garden on Saturday, May 8th along with Randy Haze Trio. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase online.
BLUEOX embraces the sounds of stoner-rock psychedelia, anti-folk, and the unconventional use of instrumentation. The band recently released the official video for their song “Whatever It Is” from their debut EP, out now. With haunting melodies and bold lyrics, singer Kieran Sullivan delivers each song with captivating confidence, while producer and multi-instrumentalist Donny Dykowsky is a perfect complement to Kieran’s grit and melancholy as they both set the tone for a story-telling concept with themes of light and dark, the afterlife, and beyond.
“This was the first song we wrote. With Donny I found myself in a safe musical place to start unpacking some of the demons and angels I had on my back and in my heart. This could only happen because we inherently knew we were both committed to making the music sound its best,” says Kieran. “We weren’t precious with the performance, so it’s a beautiful thing to hear the energy of Kieran and I finding our footing on the record. The melody carries your ears over unexpected chords - the story is visual and haunting,” adds Donny.
The original songs on the EP range from visceral and melodic, to raucous and unpredictable, BLUEOX delivers an inspired set of songs that nods to rock’s past with fresh eyes.
The Stanhope House is located at 45 Main Street in Stanhope, New Jersey.