Indie Rock History!!! The Jersey City & Hoboken Chapter

Indie Rock History!!! The Jersey City & Hoboken Chapter

Thu, April 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm


Indie Rock History!!! The Jersey City & Hoboken Chapter
Indie Rock History!!! The Jersey City & Hoboken Chapter
The Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy Presents Indie Rock History: The Jersey City & Hoboken Chapter.

Hosting the panel will be Todd "Todd-O-Phonic Todd" Abramson. Todd was the long time booker and co-owner of the legendary Hoboken venue Maxwell's and is also responsible for many of the events at Monty Hall. Additionally he is now the music programmer at the new Jersey City venue White Eagle Hall and has also promoted a string of successful shows at The Landmark Loew's Theater in Journal Square. Todd can be heard on WFMU (as "Todd-O-Phonic Todd") Saturdays 3-6 p.m.

The panel features an array of local luminaries. Drummer Bob Bert was an integral early drummer of Sonic Youth and then moved on to Pussy Galore and a host of other bands. Currently he performs in Wolfmanhattan Project with Mick Collins and Kid Congo Powers. Bob also published and edited his own fanzine, the highly acclaimed BB Gun.

Glenn Morrow is the owner of the esteemed independent label Bar None, which is operated out of Hoboken (where Glenn was a longtime resident). Acts on the label have included They Might Be Giants, Yo La Tengo, The Front Bottoms and many more. The label continues to thrive. Glenn is also a performer. He was a fixture in the early Maxwell's scene with The Individuals and now fronts Glenn Morrow's Cry For Help.

Ralph Cuseglio is the vocalist for the infamous Jersey City band Rye Coalition. Rye formed in the early 90's among a group of prep school friends. They recorded for a number of acclaimed indie labels and were eventually signed by Dreamworks. What transpired after was largely the basis for a highly acclaimed documentary: Rye Coaltion: The Story Of The Hard Luck 5. The band still performs occasional shows, much to the delight of their fans.

Emmy Black works with Glenn Morrow at Bar None Records and was responsible for their signing of Front Bottoms. Emmy also spent time working for one of the leading distributors of diginatl music, The Orchard. She now devotes most of her time to her own company Rhyme & Reason Records a women owned label based in New Jersey. Artists on the label include Pronoun, Red Baraat and Sweet Crude. Rhyme & Reason also plans to reissue Dolly Parton's great girl group single originally recorded for Monument Records "Don't Drop Out"/"Control Yourself".

This is going to be a fun and informative night of looking back at history and looking forward to see what the future holds for music in Hudson County.
Venue Information:
Monty Hall
43 Montgomery St.
Jersey City, NJ, 07302