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THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES TO THE 2ND SEA.HEAR.NOW MUSIC FESTIVAL

DAY 2: HERE'S THE RUNDOWN ON THE ARTISTS PERFORMING ON SUNDAY!


By Diane DiMemmo

August 22, 2019

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As mentioned in our previous article, the 2019 installment of the Sea.Hear.Now Music Festival is bursting with talented musicians ready to dominate the three massive stages on the beach and in Bradley Park on September 21-22. Who  will be the artists performing on Sunday and how should you plan your day? Take a look at the list below, visit the band links, and listen to their music to help you decide. Leave comments letting them know which songs you'd love to hear!


"Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in early 1991 when vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews decided to put some songs he had written on tape. Instead of simply recording himself with a guitar, he opted to bring in some instrumental help to give his musical ideas more depth."  Read more ...

What songs do you hope DMB plays?

DROPKICK MURPHYS: CELTIC-AMERICAN PUNK ROCK

"Dropkick Murphys are an American Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1996.The band was initially signed to independent punk record label Hellcat Records, releasing five albums for the label, and making a name for themselves locally through constant touring and yearly St. Patrick's Day week shows, held in and around Boston."  Read more ...

Name the songs you'd like Dropkick Murphy's to play.

DISPATCH: ROCK

"Dispatch, the upbeat rock band that’s heralded as one of the biggest independent bands in history, is in the middle of one of their most prolific periods to date. The band is riding a creative wave with a slew of studio recordings amidst a rigorous tour schedule that only seems to fuel their fire even further." Read more ...

Let Dispatch know what songs you love!

"It is well known that the B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band. And nearly forty years and over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. Any mystery concerning the band’s longevity and ongoing appeal is immediately solved when exposed to a B-52s concert experience. From groundbreaking songs like 'Rock Lobster,' 'Dance This Mess Around' and 'Private Idaho' to chart-topping hits like 'Love Shack' and 'Roam' and 'Deadbeat Club' to their thrilling reemergence on the pop scene with their 2008 CD Funplex the B-52s’ unforgettable dance-rock tunes start a party every time their music begins." Read more ...

What tunes are you dying to hear of the B-52's??

"St. Paul and The Broken Bones is an American eight-piece soul band based in Birmingham, Alabama, United States, that formed in 2012. The band is composed of Paul Janeway (vocals), Browan Lollar (guitar), Jesse Phillips (bass), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keys), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Amari Ansari (saxophone), and Chad Fisher (trombone). They have released three albums and two EPs while touring internationally."  Read more ...

What is your favorite song by St Paul & The Broken Bones?

MATT AND KIM: POP-PUNK

**Looks like Matt and Kim may need to cancel this appearance due to an injury Kim suffered during a recent performance. We wish her a very speedy recovery!!**

"The Brooklyn-based duo Matt and Kim -- Matt on keys and vocals, Kim on drums -- started playing energetic dance punk in the early 2000s, then edged into the mainstream in 2007 with the song "Daylight," which became a viral sensation thanks to its witty video. They held on to that level of popularity by releasing albums and eye-catching videos that enthusiastically melded punk-pop, hip-hop, and radio pop."  Read more ...

What would your dream setlist by Matt & Kim look like?

"We pour every ounce of ourselves into every note when we perform live,” says Pigeons Playing Ping Pong singer/guitarist Greg Ormont. “When we’re recording in the studio, we try to maintain that euphoria while finding a way to pack it into a tight, focused vessel. Each song becomes like a spring-loaded can of worms: there’s all this energy boxed up in a neat little package, and then when you come see us live, the cap comes off and the contents fly out in every direction like fireworks.” Read more ...

Name your top three favorite tunes by Pigeons Playing Ping Pong!

STEEL PULSE: REGGAE

"Steel Pulse are one of Britain's greatest reggae bands, rivaled only by Aswad in terms of creative and commercial success. Generally a politically minded Rastafarian outfit, Steel Pulse started out playing authentic roots reggae with touches of jazz and Latin music, and earned a substantial audience among U.K. punks as well as reggae loyalists."  Read more ...

Let Steel Pulse know what you hope to hear !

THE MARCUS KING BAND: SOULFUL ROCK AND ROLL

"Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only 23 years of age, Marcus King has been writing songs and performing onstage for half his lifetime, delivering a southern fried brand of blues and psychedelia inspired by rock n’ roll. All five members of the band—drummer Jack Ryan, bass player Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, sax player Dean Mitchell and keyboard player—create a blistering, yet soulful unit that has honed their synergy through endless touring.Read more ...

What is your #1 Marcus King Band song?

RIPE: FUNK

"Ripe is seven musical soulmates who refuse to believe in a single definition of dance music. They are an unstoppable groove, an extended moment of ecstatic release, the catalyst for taking “just another night” and elevating it into something else entirely. They are the swagger of funk filtered through a rock anthem, a musical journey that somehow gets as stuck in your head as your favorite pop banger."  Read more ...

What Ripe songs are you excited to hear?

JADE BIRD: ALTERNATIVE

"Jade Bird is fast becoming one of the most exciting new British voices. With her debut release the ‘Something American’ EP and 2018’s follow-up breakthrough single ‘Lottery’, Jade has won the hearts of people across the globe. She has already performed on ‘Later’ with Jools Holland, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and at SXSW she won the Grulke Prize for upcoming talent, following her win of the ANCHOR Prize at the Reeperbahn festival in 2017."  Read more ...

Which songs by Jade Bird do you hope to hear at Sea Hear Now?

"Life is a struggle. Even when things go our way, it’s a constant swim against the tide, kicking against the current in the hope we’ll eventually find the shore. That’s the premise behind Dave Hause’s fourth album, Kick. Kicking was the first thing he saw his newborn twins do and it’s something he himself has been doing all his life. His career as a musician has spanned two decades, and his songs have always been a quest for personal survival – about pushing through against the odds – but his perspective shifted dramatically after the November 2016 election."  Read more ...

Tell Dave what songs you'd love to hear him play!

THE WRECKS: INDIE ROCK

"Los Angeles-based indie rock band The Wrecks root from Thousand Oaks, CA. Heavily influenced by groups such as The Pixies, The Strokes, Weezer, and Vampire Weekend, this group isn't afraid to blend undeniably catchy choruses, with lyrics and vocals that have an underlying substance and a certain quirk that give them their young, signature sound."  Read more ...

What Wrecks' songs must you absolutely hear at the festival?

BRICK + MORTAR: INDIE ROCK


"Brick + Mortar is an independent band from Asbury Park, NJ. The band consists of long-time best friends, Brandon Asraf and John Tacon, who bonded as teenagers over their mutual love of music and sense of alienation. The pair built a world for themselves musically by combining catchy melodies, eclectic electronic elements, and intense live instrumentation."  Read more ...

Here's your chance to let Brick + Mortar know what songs you like best!

LOWLIGHT: INDIE ROCK


"Describing their sound as “Roadhouse Chic, Lowlight is a synth-soaked indie-rock band based in Asbury Park, NJ. They blend psychedelic grooves with sweeping country twang, and subtle echoes of their former prog-rock pasts."  Read more ...

Let Lowlight know what songs of theirs you love!

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