Emerson Booking Presents: Pines Kick Off Tour w/ Tie Goes the Runner // Better Machines // Rachel // Bike Routes // Crash Landing

Friday, March 17, 2017, Mays Landing, NJ

By Sean McCall | Posted Thursday, March 2, 2017

Emerson Booking is a D.I.Y. booking agency based out of New Jersey that hosts lots of local shows for up-and-coming bands and artists.  Their agency is one of the branches under Grandaire Booking, which is one of South Jersey’s most well-known booking companies that helps give local bands a home.

“In September of 2014 Emerson Booking hosted our first show at the Grand Formage in Atlantic City.  After just a few months of paying our dues to the local music scene, building connections with South Jersey Bands, and getting involved with our local hometown leaders we were able to create a new pocket of the music community based out of Mays Landing, NJ.“


For this show, the boys in Pines are starting their spring tour in Mays Landing at The Watering Hole.  Come hang and kick off their tour right before sending them on the road, you feel?  This show will be on Friday, March 17th, 2017 starting at 6pm.  It’s $5 at the door before the first band, and $7 after, so save that 2 bucks for some quality Taco Bell and support ya music makers.

The Watering Hole is a Mom and Pop bar and restaurant located in Mays Landing, NJ.  They serve multi-cuisine lunch, dinner, and drinks.     

“Welcome to the Watering Hole Café, a South Jersey icon with a colorful history.  It is a fantastic place with an unpretentious attitude, great food and great music, where all are welcome.  Set on 12 acres of NJ Pinelands with an outstanding outside appeal, the Watering Hole Café is the latest name of this legendary establishment.

Early in the I900s, it was said to be a stagecoach stop.  People would come, pick up some supplies, eat some food and quench their thirst.  During Prohibition, runners from Philadelphia would stop here on their way to Atlantic City (and maybe have a beer or two). 

Dating back to the mid 50’s, Doaks was its name, with turkey shoots on the weekends, a truck horn on the roof to blow when cars drove by, and entertaining clothes hanging from the ceiling.  Afterwards it became the Country Pine Inn, which for the most part was a family restaurant serving hearty meals.  Next, it was Uncle Mike’s in the early nineties, which was a fabulous destination for motorcyclists because of the scenic stretch of road leading here.     

So after a hundred years we’re not much different from the Weymouth Furnace (located lust north of us) having aged while remaining the same.  We are a local standby as well as home to a stranger, new comer or tourist, where all walks of life are always welcome warmly.

We hope you enjoy the music, your meal, a drink, your day, a game or anything else while visiting us and hope you will return real soon.  In ending, if you know of any history, weddings, memorabilia, that we should know about our establishment please share it with us, and we’ll be sure to hang it or post it for all to see.”   

 - Byron & Maria

To get more information on The Water Hole such as their menu, calendar, activities, directions, etc. you can visit their website here.

- Friday, March 17th
- 6pm
- $5
- Pines is going on tour, help them, touring is a money struggle


Four Piece grunge/emo from ya home state
Most Recent Release: “(I Think) Things Will Get Better”


Atlantic City, NJ sing-along dude rock / indie prog funcore fusion
Most Recent Release: “Entanglement”


Hammonton, NJ Post-Punk
Most Recent Release: “Honesty”


Rachel… What a concept
Most Recent Release: “MOON”


Alternative Party Punk From Marlton, NJ
(just did a split with Old City Revival - Peep that new new)
Most Recent Release: “CL // OCR” (Split)


Beautiful Acoustic Tunes pulling at ye heartstrings from a Beautiful Boy
Most Recent Release: “Doesn't It Suck?” (It’s a bop)

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About the Writer

Sean McCall is a Music Business Technology Major studying at Rowan University with a Minor in Theatre.  He has been attending shows since he was young, and is currently in Breaking Tradition and FV, and is actively involved with The Calcifer Sessions.  He has an ear for music and challenges himself in learning as many instruments as he can.  Sean has sung in multiple competitive honor choirs throughout the country ranging from All-State to All-National Honor Choir.  With a passion for writing, creating, and music in general, he is adding music journalism to his resumé to contribute even further into this talented area we call home.