EDWARD ROGERS / SONGS OF WINTER HOURS / SPEED THE PLOUGH
8:00 p.m. Edward Rogers is a Brit-born, NYC-based singer-songwriter. His new album "Glass Marbles" was released on Zip Records in March to rave reviews: Pop-rock classicism (The Vinyl District); his Sandinista, or Blonde on Blonde or Here Come The Miracles (New York Music Daily). Over the past decade, Rogers has been extremely prolific, releasing six solo albums and two with Bedsit Poets. For "Glass Marbles," one year's body of work consisting of over 50 songs was written, and Rogers, along with his producer, Don Piper, selected the best songs, the right recording venues, and the musicians to fit each of the 18 songs. The concept of this album is to present the listener a with cohesive piece of work, while offering a diversity in style and sound.
In the past couple of years, Rogers has had some impressive opening slots in the US and UK, opening for The Zombies' Colin Blunstone, Terry Reid, Ian Hunter, and Dave Davies. In addition to his fruitful songwriting and performing career, he co-hosts the weekly radio show Atlantic Tunnel on Dashradio.com/EastVillage Radio. Glass Marbles is scheduled for release in the UK on September 2 via Proper Distribution.
9:00 p.m. The Songs of Winter Hours is original member Bob Perry and friends celebrating the music of Winter Hours. Winter Hours enjoyed more than a modicum of success from 1984-1991 with releases on Link Records ("Wait Till The Morning," "Say The Word," and "Leaving Time") and their self-titled major label debut on Chrysalis records. The band often headlined sold-out shows from Boston to Virginia and opened for national acts the Hoodoo Gurus, Translator, Robyn Hitchcock, Let's Active, The dBs, Marshall Crenshaw, Cheap Trick, and Squeeze to name a few.
The Songs of Winter Hours features Perry on guitar and lead vocals, along with Hoboken music scene veterans Ray Nissen on bass and harmonies, James Higgins on guitar and harmonies, Chris OHara on drums, and Paul Moschella on percussion and harmonies. Joseph Marques, lead singer and songwriter for Winter Hours, passed away in 2003, and only last winter we lost guitarist and songwriter Michael Carlucci to a sudden heart attack. These shows help to keep their music and memories alive.
10:00 p.m. Speed the Plough is a New Jersey-based chamber pop/indie rock band that has been playing since 1984. The band rose out of the ashes of The Trypes, a mainstay of the early '80s Hoboken scene, which included most members of The Feelies, many of whom continued with STP through that band's first decade.
Speed the Plough has released seven full-length albums (on Coyote/Twin-Tone, East Side Digital, and Bar/None Records), a limited edition single on the French label Acetone, and a self-released EP. They have had songs featured in two independent films, Strangest Dreams (1990) and Paradise Park (1993). Their 2013 release, "The Plough & The Stars" (Bar/None) is a 30-year retrospective of the band. Their eighth album entitled "Now" marks the relaunch of groundbreaking label Coyote Records in early 2016.
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