The first gig is a short set at the legendary Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ. Later in the evening, the band offers a full show at The Record Collector, as part of The Living Room Concert Series. Details follow below:
The Grip Weeds have solidified their reputation as a powerhouse pop-psyche band with ripping guitars, powerful drumming and golden harmonies via a collection of critically acclaimed CDs and live shows. The Grip Weeds mix the spirit of 60's and 70's rock to deliver a sonic concoction of Beatle-esque sensibilities and rock edginess that fit into the modern era. The band has produced all their records in their own studio – House of Vibes – earning the status as D.I.Y. recording stalwarts.
Infinite Soul: The Best of The Grip Weeds, includes fifteen incredible tracks from their four previously-released albums, plus one newly recorded song, "She Brings The Rain," that promises to widen their loyal legion of fans. The central New Jersey natives -- brothers Rick (guitar) and Kurt (drums) Reil, Kristin Pinell (lead guitar) and Michael Kelly (bass) -- have fanned the flames of a growing audience thanks to immense press, significant radio/internet airplay, and tour dates throughout the U.S. and Europe.
"We like to mix it up in Jersey and The Grip Weeds are a great example," says Little Steven. "A touch of The Beatles, a bit of The Byrds, A dash of The Kinks, pinch of The Who, and a dollop of The Zombies and you get something quite original actually. And quite cool."
The Grip Weeds Live - July 12, 2008 -
2pm: Vintage Vinyl, 51 Lafayette Rd, Fords NJ (732) 225.7717; Admission: FREE