Reminder: THIS THURSDAY, Tom Brislin w/ special guests The Tea Club

For this show, Tom is going to have a band backing him for a portion of the set.  Tom will be joined by Shueh-li Ong on synth and Theremin, Dave Edwards on drums, and Dan and Patrick McGowan from The Tea Club will be contributing their talents on guitars and bass.

This concert celebrates the brand-new vinyl release of Tom Brislin’s Hurry Up and Smell the Roses LP, imported in limited edition by Plane Groovy Records (UK).

Also…. Roxy & Dukes will do a drink special on Sailor Jerry rum drinks!

NOTE: Online pre sale ends 6PM, Wednesday, December 11th. Walk up sales (cash only) will begin 7PM the day of the show.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS


Who: The Tea Club | Tom Brislin
http://www.theteaclub.net | http://tombrislin.com

When: Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 7:30PM Show | 7:00PM Doors

Where: Roxy & Dukes | 745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ

Cost:
Online Presale $12 (includes $2 processing fee)
Walk-ups Day of Show $15 (Cash Only)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS


 

Tom Brislin

http://www.tombrislin.com

TB

 

“From a young age, I always knew that I would be a musician. While I was fortunate to have a clear sense of purpose early on, other decisions proved to be elusive. I loved so many types of music. I enjoyed writing songs and playing for other artists as well. Rather than choose one path, I just immersed myself in nearly every musical opportunity I could find myself in. Inevitably, the time came when I had to dig deep, put myself in a new environment, and create an album that reflected the different directions I’ve been pulled towards, both in music and in life.”

Tom Brislin is a musician, songwriter, and producer. After worldwide touring and recording on keyboards with several notable rock and pop artists, Tom relocated to Nashville, Tennessee from his native New Jersey to write and record his debut solo album, Hurry Up and Smell the Roses. The album, which Brislin describes as “Cinematic Pop”, was released in Fall 2012.

Hurry Up and Smell the Roses was written, produced, performed, and recorded by Brislin. The album features guest contributions from guitarist and platinum songwriter Clint Lagerberg, vocalist Annie Haslam of Renaissance, and Theremin synthesist Shueh-li Ong.

Influenced by his older siblings’ classic rock record collections, his parents’ love of jazz and classical music, and his own discovery of synth-laden pop, Brislin would eventually find himself performing in all of these settings. He has toured and recorded with Yes, Meat Loaf, Debbie Harry, Renaissance, Camel, Glen Burtnik, Francis Dunnery, and was the founder, lead singer and songwriter for the band Spiraling.

Music review site Babysue.com proclaims: “Hurry Up And Smell The Roses is a slick album chock full of intelligent compositions that shine a spotlight on this man’s unique gift for writing memorable melodies and smart pensive lyrics. He’s a master craftsman with arrangements…and he’s got a voice that’s absolutely fantastic.”

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS


The Tea Club

http://www.theteaclub.net

THE_TEA_CLUB

The Tea Club is a band from New Jersey. The band consists of Patrick McGowan (vocals/guitar), Dan McGowan (vocals/guitar), Joe Rizzolo (drums), Jamie Wolff (bass/vocals), and Renee Pestritto (keyboards/flute/vocals).

The Tea Club was formed in 2003. Between the inception and 2007, they made several recordings, one of which attracted the attention of producer Tim Gilles (Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, The Fiendz). Tim produced, recorded and mixed their first full length album at his studio in Jersey City, Big Blue Meenie Studios. The Tea Club’s first album, General Winter’s Secret Museum, was released in July 2008. The album included original artwork by Dan and Patrick McGowan. The album cover was a painting done by artist Kendra DeSimone.

After briefly touring General Winter’s Secret Museum along the East Coast, The Tea Club returned to Big Blue Meenie Studios to record their second album in the Fall of 2009. The album was again produced by Tim Gilles, and featured guest keyboardist Tom Brislin.

The Tea Club released their second album Rabbit on October 9th 2010. Like General Winter’s Secret Museum, the album cover was painted by Kendra DeSimone and featured original artwork by Dan and Patrick McGowan. Rabbit was met with very positive reviews. The Organ ‘zine called Rabbit “excellent” and praised The Tea Club for being a band that is ”not afraid to nail their colours firmly to their mast and fly directly in to the face of fashion.” Indie Music Reviewer said that Rabbit ”can appease any listener of just about any genre,” giving the album 5 out of 5 stars.

They spent the rest of 2010 and the majority of 2011 playing many shows along the east coast, including the ProgDay festival in North Carolina. Reviews and articles about the band were featured in publications such as Metro Philly, Indie Music Reviewer, altprogcore, Origivation, and JUMP. The band also released several homemade music videos for songs from the Rabbit album. They ended the year 2011 by playing an acoustic show opening for Jimmy Gnecco of the band Ours at the North Star Bar in Philadelphia.

In early 2012, The Tea Club once again returned to Big Blue Meenie Studios to record their third album with producer Tim Gilles. Following these recording sessions, The Tea Club were asked to open for Beardfish on their mini-tour of the United States in May 2012.

The Tea Club’s third album, Quickly Quickly Quickly, was released on November 15th, 2012. Once again, the album cover was done by Kendra DeSimone and featured original artwork by Dan and Patrick. Quickly Quickly Quickly was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. Dangerdog Music Reviews called the album “wildly inventive”, while Instrumentali.com said that “The Tea Club has taken the dormant rock beast and tied a choke chain onto it.” Conor Fynes of The Metal Observer had this to say in his review of Quickly Quickly Quickly: “Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson once stated in an interview that ‘…the Mars Volta, Tool, and Radiohead. . .are the future of progressive music.’ I would like to add The Tea Club to that list.”

On May 18th, 2013, The Tea Club performed at the Terra Incognita Festival in Quebec City, Canada. This was the band’s first live appearance outside of the USA. The band is currently touring the Northeast United States in support of Quickly Quickly Quickly.

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

The Tea Club | Tom Brislin (December 12, 2013) Vinyl Record Release Show – “Hurry Up and Smell the Roses”

This concert celebrates the brand-new vinyl release of Tom Brislin’s  Hurry Up and Smell the Roses LP, imported in limited edition by Plane Groovy Records (UK). Brislin’s one-man piano/vocal show will be enhanced with several special guest performers, including members of The Tea Club, the evening’s opening act.


 

Who: The Tea Club | Tom Brislin
http://www.theteaclub.net | http://tombrislin.com

When: Thursday, December 12, 2013 | 7:30PM Show | 7:00PM Doors

Where: Roxy & Dukes | 745 Bound Brook Rd, Dunellen, NJ

Cost:
Online Presale $12 (includes $2 processing fee)
Walk-ups Day of Show $15 (Cash Only)

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS


 

Tom Brislin

http://www.tombrislin.com

TB

 

“From a young age, I always knew that I would be a musician. While I was fortunate to have a clear sense of purpose early on, other decisions proved to be elusive. I loved so many types of music. I enjoyed writing songs and playing for other artists as well. Rather than choose one path, I just immersed myself in nearly every musical opportunity I could find myself in. Inevitably, the time came when I had to dig deep, put myself in a new environment, and create an album that reflected the different directions I’ve been pulled towards, both in music and in life.”

Tom Brislin is a musician, songwriter, and producer. After worldwide touring and recording on keyboards with several notable rock and pop artists, Tom relocated to Nashville, Tennessee from his native New Jersey to write and record his debut solo album, Hurry Up and Smell the Roses. The album, which Brislin describes as “Cinematic Pop”, was released in Fall 2012.

Hurry Up and Smell the Roses was written, produced, performed, and recorded by Brislin. The album features guest contributions from guitarist and platinum songwriter Clint Lagerberg, vocalist Annie Haslam of Renaissance, and Theremin synthesist Shueh-li Ong.

Influenced by his older siblings’ classic rock record collections, his parents’ love of jazz and classical music, and his own discovery of synth-laden pop, Brislin would eventually find himself performing in all of these settings. He has toured and recorded with Yes, Meat Loaf, Debbie Harry, Renaissance, Camel, Glen Burtnik, Francis Dunnery, and was the founder, lead singer and songwriter for the band Spiraling.

Music review site Babysue.com proclaims: “Hurry Up And Smell The Roses is a slick album chock full of intelligent compositions that shine a spotlight on this man’s unique gift for writing memorable melodies and smart pensive lyrics. He’s a master craftsman with arrangements…and he’s got a voice that’s absolutely fantastic.”

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS


The Tea Club

http://www.theteaclub.net

THE_TEA_CLUB

The Tea Club is a band from New Jersey. The band consists of Patrick McGowan (vocals/guitar), Dan McGowan (vocals/guitar), Joe Rizzolo (drums), Jamie Wolff (bass/vocals), and Renee Pestritto (keyboards/flute/vocals).

The Tea Club was formed in 2003. Between the inception and 2007, they made several recordings, one of which attracted the attention of producer Tim Gilles (Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, The Fiendz). Tim produced, recorded and mixed their first full length album at his studio in Jersey City, Big Blue Meenie Studios. The Tea Club’s first album, General Winter’s Secret Museum, was released in July 2008. The album included original artwork by Dan and Patrick McGowan. The album cover was a painting done by artist Kendra DeSimone.

After briefly touring General Winter’s Secret Museum along the East Coast, The Tea Club returned to Big Blue Meenie Studios to record their second album in the Fall of 2009. The album was again produced by Tim Gilles, and featured guest keyboardist Tom Brislin.

The Tea Club released their second album Rabbit on October 9th 2010. Like General Winter’s Secret Museum, the album cover was painted by Kendra DeSimone and featured original artwork by Dan and Patrick McGowan. Rabbit was met with very positive reviews. The Organ ‘zine called Rabbit “excellent” and praised The Tea Club for being a band that is ”not afraid to nail their colours firmly to their mast and fly directly in to the face of fashion.” Indie Music Reviewer said that Rabbit ”can appease any listener of just about any genre,” giving the album 5 out of 5 stars.

They spent the rest of 2010 and the majority of 2011 playing many shows along the east coast, including the ProgDay festival in North Carolina. Reviews and articles about the band were featured in publications such as Metro Philly, Indie Music Reviewer, altprogcore, Origivation, and JUMP. The band also released several homemade music videos for songs from the Rabbit album. They ended the year 2011 by playing an acoustic show opening for Jimmy Gnecco of the band Ours at the North Star Bar in Philadelphia.

In early 2012, The Tea Club once again returned to Big Blue Meenie Studios to record their third album with producer Tim Gilles. Following these recording sessions, The Tea Club were asked to open for Beardfish on their mini-tour of the United States in May 2012.

The Tea Club’s third album, Quickly Quickly Quickly, was released on November 15th, 2012. Once again, the album cover was done by Kendra DeSimone and featured original artwork by Dan and Patrick. Quickly Quickly Quickly was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. Dangerdog Music Reviews called the album “wildly inventive”, while Instrumentali.com said that “The Tea Club has taken the dormant rock beast and tied a choke chain onto it.” Conor Fynes of The Metal Observer had this to say in his review of Quickly Quickly Quickly: “Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson once stated in an interview that ‘…the Mars Volta, Tool, and Radiohead. . .are the future of progressive music.’ I would like to add The Tea Club to that list.”

On May 18th, 2013, The Tea Club performed at the Terra Incognita Festival in Quebec City, Canada. This was the band’s first live appearance outside of the USA. The band is currently touring the Northeast United States in support of Quickly Quickly Quickly.

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

NJProghouse Homecoming – Updates!

 

Please see the changes and updates to our schedule.  We are very excited to announce that taking the stage by storm as our Sunday evening headliner will be BEARDFISH!

Also, note band start times and updated pricing.
We are looking forward to a weekend full of outstanding music!

To celebrate 15 years of live progressive music under the banners of NJ Proghouse and its previous monikers, we here at the home offices are pleased to announce:

NJ Proghouse Homecoming Weekend – October 12th and 13th, 2013

We welcome the following acts to the stage at Roxy and Duke’s in Dunellen, NJ:

Saturday, October 12th
12:30 PM: Advent
2:30 PM: The Tea Club
5:00 PM: Frogg Cafe
8:30 PM: IZZ

Sunday, October 13th
12:30 PM Tammy Scheffer’s Morning Bound
2:30 PM: Thank You Scientist
5:00 PM: District 97
8:30 PM: Beardfish

Full Weekend Tickets go on sale next Tuesday, June 18th at 10 AM on our website: www.njproghouse.com

Ticket prices are $125 for a full-weekend pass. (Single-day tickets, priced at $70, will go on sale Friday, June 21st at 10 AM, subject to availability.)

General admission seating. Weekend pass holders will be able to retain their seats for both days.

There are only 150 seats available so be prepared to buy tickets without delay.

Also, we will be accepting a limited number of NJP “supporter” ticket orders. For $200 you will have the ability to select your seat for the entire weekend with early-entrance seating—and you will also be able to enjoy that same early-entrance privilege through the end of 2014 for all NJP shows for which you purchase tickets. Please contact jim@proglion.com for this option.

Roxy and Duke’s has a tasty selection of beer and, of course, a full arsenal of the usual bar goodies as well as a wonderful menu from their full service kitchen. So be prepared to eat, drink, and be proggy!

We will soon post a list of some decent hotels in the area for anyone looking to stay the night.

More to come, of course, but that is all for now. I hope you all are as excited as we are here at NJP!

NJ Proghouse Homecoming Weekend – October 12th and 13th, 2013

To celebrate 15 years of live progressive music under the banners of NJ Proghouse and its previous monikers, we here at the home offices are pleased to announce:

NJ Proghouse Homecoming Weekend – October 12th and 13th, 2013

We welcome the following acts to the stage at Roxy and Duke’s in Dunellen, NJ,  on Saturday, October 12th:

Opening the weekend will be:
Advent
Followed by
The Tea Club
Then, in a triumphant return to the stage for one night only:
Frogg Cafe
and to cap off the night we welcome:
IZZ

On Sunday the 13th, we will have the following acts:

To kick things off –

(Well that is just it – we don’t know just yet –  but we will know before tickets are on sale)

Second will be:
Thank you Scientist
followed by
Oblivion Sun
and we will top the night off with:
District 97

Tickets go on sale next Tuesday, June 18th at 10 am at our website: www.njproghouse.com

Tickets are $65 per day or a weekend pass of $115.
GA seating. All who buy weekend seats will be able to hold their seats for both days.

There are only 150 seats available for each day so be prepared to buy tickets without delay.

Also, we will be accepting a limited number of NJP “supporters” ticket orders. For $200 you will have the ability to select your seat for the entire weekend with early entrance seating and then you will be able to enjoy that same privilege of the early entrance option through the end of 2014 for all NJP shows that you purchase tickets for.  Please contact me at jim@proglion.com for this option.

Roxy and Duke’s has a tasty selection of beer and of course a full arsenal of the usual bar goodies as well as a wonderful menu from their full service kitchen. So be prepared to eat, drink and be proggy!

Soon we will post a list of some decent hotels in the area for anyone looking to stay the night.

More to come of course but that is all for now. I hope you all are as excited as we are here at NJP!

BEARDFEST 2013: MAY 31 – JUNE 2

beardfest-2013

BEARDFEST 2013 – MAY 31 – JUNE 2

www.beardfest.net

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ixEF9-uwKI

Join us this summer for the single most interesting and enriching event ever to take place in Waterford Township, NJ. Beardfest is not just for musicians and music lovers but for anyone wishing to be part of something beautiful and diverse. Aside from an eclectic bill consisting of over fifteen extraordinary musical acts and a developing lineup of talented and quirky visual artists (fire spinning is a visual art, right!?), Beardfest will have an emphasis on growing a sense of community by learning and sharing experience together. Throughout the weekend there will be classes/seminars open to all Beardfest attendees. Subjects include yoga, natural building, guitar craftsmanship, outdoor living/survival, gardening and more. Also, SPORTS! Bring a frisbee, bring a football, bring your hot new Nikes, there will be at least one organized sporting event.

PreSale tickets for the whole weekend are available at http://beardfest.net/tickets.html for a discounted price.
$25 gets you a presale ticket for the whole weekend.
This offer ends on Memorial Day, May 27th.

Tickets at the door will be as follows:
$15 gets you in for Friday
$20 for Saturday
$35 for the whole weekend.

***Children 10 and under get in for FREEEEEEEE!

If you are planning on coming, PLEASE BUY PRESALE TICKETS! By buying presale tickets, you will save money and you will help make this festival even better by increasing the budget that the organizers have to work with. Buy now at http://beardfest.net/tickets.html

Camping – Bring a tent!

Music – Beardfest is primarily a music festival. For Beardfest 2013, we are bringing together an eclectic collection of local and touring musicians for a exciting and diverse days of music. Below are some of the bands.

Yoga – Yoga is a practice that leaves participants feeling refreshed and energized. We are lucky enough to have some amazing local yoga teachers to share their gift with us at Beardfest. We will be having community yoga classes on Saturday and Sunday mornings (and by mornings we mean 1pm). Saturdays Yoga class will be taught by Elizabeth Sitzler of the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia!

Art/Performance – Live interactive visual artwork coinciding with musical acts including but not limited to fire spinning, on site canvas and face painting and hula hoop dancing. More TBA in this category.

Workshops – The South Jersey/Philadelphia community has many hidden talents. Beardfest hopes to help share some of the inspiring work that is being done right here in our community. At Beardfest you can learn how to build a guitar, grow a garden, cook over a fire, and even build a house out of trash!

More TBA!

BAND LIST:

Out of the Beardspace
www.beardspace.com

Consider the Source
http://considerthesourcemusic.com/source/

Au5
https://www.facebook.com/TheAu5?fref=ts

iNFiNiEn
https://www.facebook.com/infinien?fref=ts

Thank You Scientist
https://www.facebook.com/ThankYouScientist

Left of Logic
http://leftoflogic.bandcamp.com/

The Quixote Project
http://www.theqpmusic.com/

The Tea Club
http://theteaclub.net/

Hold Your Own
https://www.facebook.com/holdyourownband?fref=ts

The Mahlors
http://www.themahlors.com/fr_themahlors.cfm

Sexoffice
sexofficemusic.com

Dirty Cartoons
https://www.facebook.com/dirtycartoonsmusic?fref=ts

Pumba
http://pumba.bandcamp.com/

Linus in the Saphhire
https://www.facebook.com/linusinthesapphire?fref=ts

The Alec Goldfarb Quintet

The Creeptones
http://creeptones.net/

Robyn Mello
https://www.facebook.com/SleepyBeaverFarm?fref=ts

Josh Mayer

The Bhakti Boys (filming scenes for a movie!)
http://thebhaktiboymovie.com/

Madd Roots
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Madd-Roots/336282043077797?fref=ts

The Sun Flights
https://www.facebook.com/TheSunFlights?fref=ts

WORKSHOPS WITH:

Philly Earthship (Natural Building)
https://www.facebook.com/PhillyEarthShip?fref=ts

Out of the Beardspace (Organic Food Production)

Loudo Guitars

Fest Rules: No illegal drugs/substances, NO NITROUS; No illegal, immoral, or violent behaviors; No weapons; No fires except for in the designated firepits; Please recycle, and do not litter. Dont be a weenie! By entering Beardfest, you agree to abide by the rules of the festival, and you release Out of the Beardspace, its affiliates, and the proprietors of 1677 Conrad Ave, Waterford Works, NJ from any responsibility concerning damage or injury to yourself or your property.