Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Volume IV, New Brunswick, NJ
Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10, New Brunswick, NJ's cultural and artistic diversity will be on display at ROCK New Brunswick, an expanded version of Hub City Sounds' annual free local music festival. ROCK New Brunswick will feature five events -- a panel discussion, two warm-up parties, a main event, and after party -- over the course of three days. (For more information, see the Press Release.)
Starting at 7pm on Saturday, Sept. 9th, Hub City Sounds, New Brunswick Cultural Center, Smugbug Productions, NJ Music Media Partnership will be presenting the
ROCK New Brunswick Warmup Party at Volume IV (120 Jersey Ave). To RSVP to the event via Facebook, click here. Admission is $5. All ages show.
Headlining the evening's event will be Power Pop band MR. PAYDAY. Enjoy this interview with guitarist/vocalist Doug Zithum, below:
1. What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do?
The name of our band is Mr. Payday. We're a 4-piece Power Pop band with Punk Rock influences from New Brunswick, NJ. We've been together since 2011. The band is Doug Vizthum on Guitar and Vocals, Caroline Feinman on Keyboard and Vocals, Tom DiEllo on Bass and Vocals and Nick D'Amore on Drums and Vocals.
2. What's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work?
Doug was an original member of seminal NJ Hardcore band Pleased Youth. Doug and Tom played together in a band named Bad Karma from 1988 -2000 and also Lunar Ensemble from 1986 to 2008. Doug also worked at the Court Tavern from 1984 until the original Court closed in 2011 and booked the club for 15 years during that time. Nick also plays in the band Overlake. Mr Payday just released a new record, Welcome To The Modern World, on there own Polanco Record label. It is their 3rd release and first full length recording.
3. How did you hear about ROCK New Brunswick? What can we expect to see/hear at the festival, and what are you personally most looking forward to?
We were asked by Bob Makin to headline the kick off party. I think overall it's a great showcase for the New Brunswick music scene, and we're looking forward to playing to a younger crowd and connecting with people that haven't been exposed to us.