PWR's Annual Backyarder Benefit Set for this Saturday, Sept. 20

Come one, come all and join us for the annual Parents Who Rock Backyard Family Event,
which, because of inclement weather, has been moved to Saturday, September 20, from noon to 6 p.m. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic so you can relax and enjoy some rocking music to benefit a great cause.

The outdoor event will be held in the backyard at 72 High Street in Montclair.

Here's the lineup of performers and a tentative schedule of performances. All performance times are very tentative!

12 noon -1 p.m.
Ilah Saltzman, Ana and Kate Tressel and
Becca Herrick
The Garden Statesboro Boys
Gabe Slon's band

1-2 p.m.
L.V. and CC
Alma and Brian
Abandon Ship

2-3 p.m. 
The Hey Honeys 
Teach Mayer
Matt Arons

3-4 p.m.
TNT Ramblers

4-5 p.m.
Ed Carine and friends

5-6 p.m.
Aliza Mattensen and Ciaran Kinsella

In addition, there will be face painting from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and yoga from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

Donations will be collected for the COPE Center in Montclair. 



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Eugene Chrysler Rocks Ruthie's BarBQ This Friday, July 25th!

Come on out for some tasty barbecue and swinging, stomping music this Friday, July 25. The Eugene Chrysler Band is back to rock Ruthie’s Bar-B-Q!

Come early and grab some tasty bites at Ruthie’s, then settle in for the band’s delicious blend of rockabilly, western swing and Honky Tonk, from 7 to 9 p.m. The band will play in the backyard deck, weather permitting. It’s the perfect place to kick back, chow down, grab a cold one and listen to some great music!

Ruthie’s is located at 64 Chestnut Street, Montclair. No cover.



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Cool Off with Sock Monster This Saturday, July 12th, at The Old Canal Inn

What’s better than cool songs and cold beer on a hot night?

Come beat the heat this Saturday night, July 12, with Sock Monster at The Old Canal Inn.

The band—John Paul Uva - guitar and vocals;
Jim Kvoriak - guitar and vocals;
Bob Terhune - bass and vocals; 
Andy Yeates - drums—have added some new songs to their smart pop/alt rock mix. 

The Old Canal Inn, located at 2 East Passaic Ave. in Nutley, is a new venue for them. It features great bar food, and a good selection of beers. 

Music starts at 9 p.m.

Good food, cold beer on tap, and loud, fast rock & roll.  What more could you possibly ask for on a Saturday night?

Check out Sock Monster on Facebook.

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No-Rehearsals Play Before MFF "Annie Hall" Screening This Friday, June 27


Join the Montclair Film Festival for its 5th summer of outdoor free films and hear some great  live rock ‘n’ roll from PWR performers. This Friday, June 27, the double bill features The No Rehearsals at 8:15 p.m. and a screening of the film, Annie Hall, beginning at 9 p.m.

The film will be shown at Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, in Montclair.

For this show, The No Rehearsals will feature PWR founder Alma Schneider, doing vocals; Bob Mellman on guitar, Peter Roaman on bass and Miguel Rodriguez playing drums.

Admission is free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and come out for some great entertainment this summer.



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Eugene Chrysler Record Release Party Friday the 13th at Ruthie's!

Because the best things come in threes, come out and celebrate Friday the 13th, the full moon and the release of a new CD from the Eugene Chrysler Band—“Nothin’ But the Hits!”

The bands' record release party will feature Eugene and the boys playing their mix of rockabilly, western swing and Honky Tonk, from 7 to 9 p.m., this Friday, June 13, at Ruthie’s Bar-B-Q. There'll be great food and rockin' music, guaranteed to make you leave the join howling at the full moon for more!

Ruthie’s is located at 64 Chestnut Street, Montclair. No cover.




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In The Dreamlife at Rockn' Joe in Caldwell this Friday, May 30th

Help In the Dreamlife kick off the summer music season at Rockn' Joe in Caldwell this Friday, May 30.

They'll start at 7:30 p.m. with an acoustic set, then add their new rhythm section (Brett Vallone and Steve Ward) to make your coffee bounce to the beat. They'll be rocking until about 9:30 or 10 p.m.Click here  for more info.


Rockn' Joe is located at 339 Bloomfield Ave. in Caldwell.


C'mon out and party.

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Jazz Musicians Invited to Next Community Monthly Jazz Jam Saturday, May 17


Doug Andrews (bass), a parent who rocks and and also plays jazz, has passed on the date for the next next Community Monthly Jazz Jam session at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair at 67 Church St. in Montclair—Saturday, May 17, from 7 to 11 pm. All interested musicians are invited!

In this supportive, non-competitive environment, everyone gets an opportunity to play and several sessions may be going on. If you want to play or sing a tune that’s not in the Real Book, please bring copies of the music in the key you want to do it in. Original charts welcome. A $5 donation is requested (for the space and for refreshments). You can drop by at any point during the evening, for as long or as little as you like. Get more information here.



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