Soup is not usually a summer food, but we don't care. We are taking over New Jersey this summer.
Our Pop-Up Tour is going strong, with the next two shows under our belts. We were fortunate enough to inhabit Chamber 43 in New Brunswick on August 7th, and Lofidelic Records in Belmar, both to incredible crowds.
At Chamber 43, we were graced with stellar performances from Ali L, Trashboat Dickinson, Boots, Marc A. Tappan, BassKidd, Josh Cabrera, and Peach Creek. Marc A. Tappan has a smooth voice, almost from another generation, but still sounds fresh as a newborn. Trashboat Dickinson is an unbearably underrated songwriter, and his vocals hold nothing back. Boots has a voice of velvet, and her songs match it perfectly. Listening to Josh Cabrera is like watching an entire full length movie in fifteen minutes, and wishing it were longer. We were also fortunate enough to get a visit from this issue's featured photographer/poet, Ameerah Shabazz-Bilal!
Thanks to Chamber 43 and everyone who came to show love!
On August 16th, LoFidelic Records opened up their doors to the culture once again, and invited into their wax-lined walls intimate and passionate sets from Alise Versella, Heather Hills, Lake Champagne, The Foes of Fern, and stopping in from their tour, Myles Bullen and Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise. We also had guest appearances by BassKidd and James Dalton Jr.
Lake Champagne has an ear for catchy tunes, laced with lyrics full of wit and bite. Heather Hills not only set the mic on fire, but then actually got down to dance while closing out her set, proving she aims to claim a spot in your long term memory. Alise Versella gave the best poetry reading I've ever seen from her to date, getting lost in her own words and taking the entire room with her. And in the middle of the evening, Myles Bullen had everyone in their feelings, displaying vulnerability and pure emotion while inviting the listeners to do the same.