“It’s been decades since ‘girls to the front’ started, and we still have to yell that. Why are we still screaming that? This should have already been solved. We want to create a space that is accessible to women, to nonbinary punks, LGBTQIA punks, and people of color.”
“It’s a helpful way to work through stuff and make something out of a situation that can be difficult. Like, at least I got this song out of it.’’
Harford opens Studio 17 with his esteemed Rogue Oliphant bandmates on Nov. 11, with more art and music programming to come.
Their debut full-length album, Cults Near Me, comes out Nov. 11; they’ll play John and Peter’s in New Hope on Nov. 12.
Check out his excellent new EP, French Blonde, and the companion film he co-wrote and-produced, If We Run, before he visits Jack’s Music Shoppe on Nov. 27.
Silversun Pickups come to The Wellmont Theater in Montclair on Nov. 5.
Blakesberg, who grew up in Clark, shares his photography at the museum (opening Oct. 14) and in a new book, which features hundreds of shots of the culture and prominent artists over the decades, from Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young to Green Day, Fiona Apple and Pearl Jam, and tells the story of a lifetime.
“Going outside living in New York and hearing all the sirens nonstop, but seeing zero people on the street, it was jarring. I thought, if we get through this, I’m gonna tell people about this. It was trying to grab onto those moments.”
“A lot of people who play music with me, and a lot of people in town, are like, ‘Ella’s the baby.’ But these songs are like, ‘Oh, she’s growing up now.'”
“I reached out to Jesse [Malin] and said, ‘Jonesy is toasting you a lot with this song and we are putting out a new version, and would you like to be a part of it?’ He wrote back immediately that he was in.”
“I have a bit of imposter syndrome, and I still don’t consider myself a singer in a band, which is insane because I have been doing this for 20 years. But I don’t. Part of that is what keeps making me write music.”
The Australian indie artist come to the NJ area Sept 28 and 30.