“[I’m also playing] a squirrel on a cartoon, so that’s, I guess, how I’ve been describing my life for the past year: living in this cabin, going into the city and recording squirrel stuff.”
“We definitely wanted to keep the fun aspect because hardcore had gotten so hard at that point. It was a little too much machismo and violence, people flexing their muscles at shows, and that really wasn’t why any of us got into punk rock in the first place, you know?”
The Ergs! are set to play ahead of the Frantic City festival in AC later this month, which features a stacked lineup including Yo La Tengo, The Bouncing Souls, Murder City Devils and more.
“I remember just sitting in this back bedroom doing nothing but writing poems. Something switched in me, man. I just felt like I had to mend myself.”
The folks at Beneduce have taken great care to cultivate varieties of grapes that can not only survive in our unique climate, but flourish in the local terroir to create great-tasting wines.
A trip to the southern Shore provides some of the most beautiful sights in the state, regardless of season. the picturesque views of vast marshland, sedge islands, LBI and Atlantic City in the distance are awe-inspiring.
Putting away a couple of Brooklyn Square’s slices (and, trust us, you won’t be able to stop after just one) won’t relegate you to your couch for an hour to digest the brick in your stomach like Sicilian pizza typically does.
Hub City’s underground scene still exists, it just looks a little different today. But much of what you’ll hear in Dusters’ and Freezeheads’ music will feel like a righteous throwback.
“Earnest is typically the word I use to describe my stuff because I’m not really good at coming up with analogies or metaphors. I always sort of question it when I do, so I try to stick to being as literal and hope that if I can be hyper-specific about things, people can find ways to relate it to their own hyper-specific situations.”
“We want to make people feel like they’re not so alone going through these struggles.”
“I’ve been waiting to come up with these specialty drinks for so long it feels like. The recipes come from whatever I’m craving during the different seasons. I try to always do something a little different flavor-wise because I personally hate going into a coffee shop and there’s nothing interesting to try.”
“There was so much going on and so much we had to learn, like: the multiple types of hay, horse hay is different from cow hay and you can’t feed the cows hay that’s too dry, and even learning how to ride a tractor.”