Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
The Scarlet Pub, 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 8pm on Sunday, Sept. 10, The Scarlet Pub & Caroline Romanelli Presents will be hosting the ROCK New Brunswick AFTER PARTY featuring four NJ-based bands. To RSVP to the event via Facebook, click here. Admission is $5. Ages 21 and over.
Among the evening's performing acts is alt-pop-rock band THE CLYDES. Enjoy this interview with THE CLYDES below:
1. What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do?
We are The Clydes from New Brunswick. Always have been and still are. We are an alt-pop-rock band on Mint 400 Records.
2. Briefly, what's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work?
We've been together for about six years. And yes, our name is a nod to New York Knicks great Walt "Clyde" Frazier.
We recently released a four-song EP called Lucid Garden — half of which is a bit darker than usual and half of which is a bit funky.
Now, we are about to release a full-length album, So The Story Goes, on Mint 400 Records on Oct. 20th. It was produced by the label's founder Neil Sabatino, the frontman of veteran Jersey rockers Fairmont.
Our focus is on songwriting. We believe even the best bands are only as good as their songs. Everything else comes second.
2. 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 have been based in New Brunswick for years and have spent many a night playing The Court Tavern. In that time, we got friendly with journalist Bob Makin, who helped put this show together. And he asked us to play. Plus, we're happy to help highlight the music from a city we love.
We're playing the after party Sunday night at The Scarlet Pub. Which is a bit of a homecoming. It's a bar frequented by students at Rutgers University, where all of us went to school. But we've only played acoustic shows there. This will be our first time playing electric. So nearby bars should buy earplugs for their patrons.
3. How can people connect with you online?
We are all over the interwebs:
CD Baby: http://bit.ly/1kE7A0R