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Jersey City Theater Center's season runs from September to June which includes three distinct thematic series. This season opened with the theme of Fear. "We are are committed to inspiring conversations about the important topics of our times through progressive and invasive performing and visual arts programming that embrace diversity of Jersey City, bringing its community closer together and improves quality of life for all." - Olga Levina (Artistic Director)
There are a bunch of cool spots to check out on the way from downtown Grove St. to White Eagle Hall. The Latest Noise caught up with members of Big Wake, Sylvana Joyce & The Moment, Christina Alessi & The Toll Collectors, Smoke and Mirror Routine, Jaime Rose and James Calleo to hear about their favorite spots along the way.
“Music is a healing thing, music is an escape for people, music is a community and I look forward to supporting the Jersey City and Hoboken musicians and fans. I look forward to seeing local bands getting really big and selling out this place and their friends opening up for them. ” - Heath Miller
Davey and the Trainwreck are a Hoboken band that formed in 2010 lead by Dave Calamoneri. The Latest Noise sat down with Davey to discuss their show at White Eagle Hall,talk about the songwriting process and about the various 'Trainwrecks' that have graced the stage over the years.
The First Annual Hudson West Folk Festival will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Cathedral Hall, located at 380 Montgomery Street in Jersey City, NJ. Hudson West is Jersey City's first major folk festival will feature 13 musical artists--national and regional--as well as musical workshops, cultural vendors, food, drink and a full bar. The Latest Noise chatted with festival organizer George "Gidge" Miller and local musician Abbie Garner to get their perspective on the festival.
The Latest Noise also highlights bands outside of our area to get a new perspective on all the aspects of performing music, touring & and promoting. When Andrew Green (Banjo - Roosevelt Dime) reached out it sounded like a great opportunity to interview and learn from 3 band currently touring the East. The tour is coming to Maxwell's Tavern on 6/28/17. The first part of the interview is about the booking and touring process with Andrew. The second part takes a look at the bands and what they are trying to get out of this 2-week tour.
The Greatest View, from Houston, TX is David Upp's music project. The Greatest View combines elements of classic instrumentation and modern digital sounds to create a unique soundscape to back Upp's lyrics and vocals. Recently they took a trip to NYC to film a live video in Central Park for their song 'Paris'. During the trip The Latest Noise spent time with the band and this is the resulting interview:
James Calleo is a gifted songwriter who covers universal topics of communication understanding and love. He is a world traveller and yogi. This past year James has been honing his sound performing in a wide variety of venues from Maxwell’s Tavern, Finnegan's Irish Pub, yoga studios and a gothic church in Hoboken that was built in 1872. He has also been hard at work on his album. The Latest Noise talked to James as he nears his album release and show in April. This interview was published on 3/9/17.
It’s important to view a music scene through more than just one lens. The musicians are, of course, an integral piece to a successful music scene. Equally important are the people who produce, record and mix the music and build an environment for the musicians to create in. John Roccesano, Max Feinstein and Benjamin Scott of Silver Horse Sound have built an environment which does exactly that. The Latest Noise digs into their background, what they worked on in 2016 and what they are looking to expand upon this year. This interview was conducted on 2/8/17. www.silverhorsesound.com
The Saturators bring their unique blend of Dancehall, Reggae, Funk, Hip-hop and Afrobeat, which they call “Wet Music”, to Maxwell’s Tavern on 12/31/16. Put on your red shoes and get ready to MOVE! The ticket includes a 5-hour premium open bar, 2-hour food buffet and a champagne toast at midnight! TLN got the scoop from Misha “Silky” Savage (guitar / vox) to learn more about the band and what “Wet Music” is all about. This interview was conducted on 12/28/16.
Sylvana Joyce and the Moment are performing a very special show this Friday night (12/9/16) in Brooklyn, New York. The Latest Noise sat down with Sylvana to discuss her background and how mixing elements of the theater, lighting and music create a powerful experience. This interview was conducted on 12/7/16.