The Suffers To Perform At House of Independents In Asbury Park
(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Houston's award-winning 8-piece ensemble The Suffersare currently finishing up their upcoming sophomore record and released their newest single "I Think I Love You" in November. They will bring their headlining North American tour to the House of Independents in Asbury Park on Friday, April 20th - sandwiched between a show at the World Cafe in Philadelphia, PA (April 19) and Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, NY (April 21).
The Suffers' wrapped a tour with Turkuaz late last year, and co-presented a Hurricane Harvey benefit concert with Newport Folk Presents. The concert, billed as "With A Little Help From Our Friends", featured The Suffers, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Shakey Graves, and more, raising $80,000 for hurricane relief efforts!
Established in 2011, The Suffers' lineup was curated by bassist Adam Castaneda and vocalist/keyboardist Pat Kelly, who brought on trumpet player Jon Durbin, trombonist Michael Razo, guitarist Kevin Bernier, percussionist Jose "Chapy" Luna, and drummer/vocalist Nick Zamora, while frontwoman Kam Franklin topped off the group with soaring vocals.
The last three years have brought the band to new heights, as they played over 300 shows across North America, Europe, Japan and Australia, visited NPR in Washington, DC for a Tiny Desk Concert, made their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman, and released their highly anticipated self-titled album alongside performances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live!
In a short time, the band has progressed from packing Houston venues to accepting invitations for featured performances at Hangout Music Festival, Forecastle Festival, Electric Forest Festival, Afropunk, Pemberton Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival, High Water Festival, XPoNential Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Landmark Music Festival, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, LouFest, AmericanaFest, UTOPiAfest, SXSW, Free Press Summer Festival, Untapped Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, and more. The Suffers have remained a local favorite, accepting 23 Houston Press Music Awards in the last four years.
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty has announced the line-up for the eighth Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival to be held on the Green on Saturday, August 18, from noon until 10:00pm. The annual free concert will feature performances by Rhythm in Blue, Bria Skonberg, LaBamba and the Hubcaps, Bernard Allison Group, and Davy Knowles.
Melanie & Friends: Back to Bleecker
(NEW YORK, NY) -- Melanie began performing in Monmouth County coffeehouses, became a fixture in Greenwich Village, and a legend at Woodstock. Now based in Nashville, she will return to the Village on August 10th when (le) Poisson Rouge Presents Melanie & Friends: Back to Bleecker. Doors open at 6:30pm; showtime is 7:30pm; and tickets are $35/$40.
Celebrate A Night On Broadway with Doreen Taylor
(SEWELL, NJ) -- Celebrate A Night on Broadway with Billboard Top 100 singer/songwriter Doreen Taylor as she hosts her largest bash to date at Proof Productions in Sewell on Wednesday, July 25th from 7:30pm to 11:00pm. Admission is free with complimentary food by gourmet chef Geoff Johnson, complimentary beer and wine. There will be a DJ, dancing, special celebrity guests, giveaways and a live performance by Taylor.
The Hackensack Music Festival To Take Place At HACPAC On May 26
(HACKENSACK, NJ) -- The Hackensack Performing Arts Center will present The Hackensack Music Festival on Saturday, May 26 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Artists scheduled to perform include Duke Jones, Armando son Jimenez and his band “Sabor”, Priya DeBerry, Daneik Ashley, SOAR, and Cedrina Shari. Admission is $20.