N.J. Racket is thrilled to present the second installment of the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival Lineup Announcement. Last week, we released the full lineup of artists from festival co-founder, Sniffling Indie Kids, which consisted of Adam and the Plants, Delicate Flowers, LKFFCT, Quality Living, Rocky and the Chapter, Shred Flintstone, and Spowder. Now, we present the lineup from the remaining festival co-founder, Mint 400 Records.
Adam Bird debuted his new solo project with his first single “Polluto” earlier this spring. Stylistically, A Bird is a very different project than anything he has done in the past, but so far in limited releases and performances it has been very well received. A Bird will be headlining N.J. Racket’s festival preview show at Stosh’s on August 11.
The Brixton Riot, from Keyport, New Jersey, is a power-pop band that has been active for ten years now, having released their debut album Sudden Fiction back in 2007. As their name suggests, their influences run deeply in Brit-pop/punk fused with elements of 90’s alternative.
Cyclone Static is the musical project of festival co-sponsor Jonathan LeVine, who plays drums behind guitarist and vocalist James Salerno and bassist Danny Patierno. Cyclone Static is one of Mint 400’s newest additions and will be playing the North Jersey Indie Rock Fest for the first time this year.
Americana singer/songwriter Don Kincaid and the Wait will be a change of pace from the rest of the heavily punk and alt-rock inspired lineups. Kincaid released his newest album back in April of this year titled Whiskey and Women, which i know are two of your favorites.
The Duke of Norfolk Adam Howard is not a New Jersey local, but rather an international folk-fusion artist who is about to kcik off a tour this August about Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Back in May, Kult of Mary released Mighty Fine, their second EP to be put out on Mint 400. Fronted by guitarist Zach Baransky, Kult features a dark, hard rocking sound that is reminiscent of classic, low-fi punk fused with low, ripping thrash.
The Skullers plan to release their debut EP this September after having released their first single “Can We Do That Again” this past April. But although this will be the bands first release together, vocalist/guitarist Jack Skuller has been active in the local scene since he was fourteen year old and boasts solo releases on both Mint 400 Records and Bar None Records.
So far, fourteen bands have been announced for the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival, and yes I know that’s a lot, but there are still more artists to be announced! For the first time this year, Killing Horse Records, Little Dickman Records, and Bar None Records will also be participating in the festival, so be sure to check in to the next announcement to see who they’ll be featuring.
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