Wed, Sep 02|
Woodbridge High School
Co-Headliner: Chapin Sisters/Bandits on the Run
Plenty of Indie Pop, Rock and Folk on tap in Woodbridge
Time & Location
Sep 02, 2020, 7:30 PM
Woodbridge High School, Woodbridge High School, 1 Samuel Lupo Pl, Woodbridge, NJ 07095, USA
The Chapin Sisters: Making music that The New York Times praises as “tantalizingly close to beauty”, The Chapin Sisters carry on a proud family musical legacy: Father Tom Chapin is a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter, legendary late uncle Harry Chapin was a musical artist and activist best known for his 1974 #1 hit “Cat’s in the Cradle”, and grandfather Jim Chapin was an esteemed jazz drummer and author of seminal drum instructional books.
Since 2005 the sisters have garnered critical acclaim by forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they “wed lilting voices, dynamically complex vocal harmonies, and folk-influenced melodies to dark, wryly sarcastic lyrical content” notes Amazon.com in an editorial review.
Bandits on the Run: Bandits on the Run is a refreshing new answer to the tunes of days gone by. Forged in the acoustics of NYC subway stations, the group’s signature 3-part harmonic voice stands at the center of their musical equation. Throw in some serious cello action, hooks played on various and sundry toy instruments, and a steely spine of rhythm guitar all accompanied by a suitcase drum packing a powerful punch and bang! you’ve got the basic magic of banditry — an alchemical science in which each bandits' distinct singing and songwriting voice is used in a multitude of combinations, resulting in an un-pin-down-able sound that can veer from shades of motown to witch-pop to folk-soul to punk-rock on a dime. Bandits are also known far and wide for bringing various non-music shenanigans to their live performances including shadow puppet shows, costumed characters, and party favors.