The time has come to announce the first group of bands for The North Jersey Indie Rock Festival set for September 23 at Cathedral Hall in Jersey City. We have already given you the two sponsors for the event, Jonathan LeVine Projects and, your’s truly, N.J. Racket. Now, we present the lineup of bands from, festival co-founder, Sniffling Indie Kids:
Adam and the Plants joined the Sniffling Indie Kids roster with their January 2017 release Born with the Gift of Magic, and this driving guitar-rock four piece, fronted by scene vet Adam Copeland has made an immediate impact.
Delicate Flowers includes two-thirds of Sniffling Indie Kids’ owners, Eric Goldberg and Frank DeFranco, both also members of NGHTCRWLRS. But Delicate Flowers has transcended being a “side project” with songwriting that is never afraid to walk the balance beam of melodic and chaotic.
LKFFCT is on of the true heroes of the local underground scene, and they have been tearing it up since 2012. This will be the second year that LKFFCT blesses the North Jersey Indie Rock Festival with their garage rock, stoner punk jams.
Quality Living will also be making their second appearance at the festival. The seven-piece alt rock band fronted by Darrel Norrell is planning a string of single releases for this year following up their 2016 self titled release. “Oh No,” the band’s first single of this year, premiered here on N.J. Racket.
Frontman Rocky Catanese is a tried and true veteran of the New Jersey indie scene. Already in 2017, Rocky and the Chapter have released a new EP titled You Are Not Mine, a stand alone single, “Overthinking,” and are planning another release on the horizon.
Surf punk trio Shred Flintstone arrived with their self titled debut EP on Sniffling Indie Kids this spring with five upbeat and infectious tracks. Shred Flintstone will also be performing at N.J. Racket’s festival preview show on August 11 at Stosh’s.
SPACE POWER OVER WATCH DESTORYING EVIL RATS! Spowder has been creating a huge buzz and earning the reputation as one of the premiere underground punk bands in the scene. Their last release, Health Palm, is a genuine throwback to the heyday of head banging noise punk.
Be sure to be dialed in over the next few weeks for more festival announcements, including the complete festival lineup release!
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