Three Parents Who Rock bands, all with children at Montclair's Bradford School, are getting together to raise money for the Bradford PTA with a special benefit show featuring five hours of live music.
The bands—Ruby on the Vine, Sock Monster, and the Eugene Chrysler Band— will be performing at Bradfest, a rocking parents night out to raise money for the Bradford PTA Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., upstairs at Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road in Montclair.
Bradfest will feature a cash bar, raffle and live music, including a set by each band.
Ruby on the Vine will be showcasing songs from their upcoming CD, “Along Kings Highway,” on which singer/guitarist Myrna Marcarian explores the transitions in life with worldly wise lyrics, crunchy guitar riffs and a garage rock sensibility.
Sock Monster plays a mix of smart covers—powerpop, alternative and punk shoulda-been classics, finding great songs from The Kinks, Clash and Replacements and mixing them up with more recent gems.
The Eugene Chrysler Band’s original music is a highly-danceable, rocking and rootsy blend of Texas swing, country and rockabilly, delivered with a wallop, and the over-the-top moves of frontman, Dan Karlok, aka Eugene.
The evening will end with the first-ever performance of the Bradford All-Nighters, made up of band members and other Bradford parent musicians who join forces for a late night, close-the-joint-down jam.
Tickets to Bradfest are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. To reserve tickets, go to www.bradfordpta.org and click on the Bradfest heading.