I spend a lot of time trying to figure out where my tax dollars go here in the 'burbs, but I'm a little psyched knowing that guys like Robert Schneider and Dave Wakeling will get a small piece of the dough that Union County gets from me...
This Saturday is the yearly Union County Music Fest, being held at Nomahegan Park in Cranford. Check this lineup:
Beale Street Love
The English Beat
Chuck Berry (Backed by The Smithereens!)
The Old Ceremony
The Apples in Stereo
Fountains of Wayne
That's an incredibly long day...
Not sure if I can hang for the whole thing, but I plan showing up for brunch with The English Beat and then probably coming back for The Smithereens on through The Alarm, whose leader Mike Peters is really one of the most compelling performers in rock. Seriously. I don't think I need to see Live, especially since their doppelgangers Daughtry already hurt my feelings on a regular basis...
Directions to Nomahegan Park here.
The Apples in Stereo - "Energy" mp3
The English Beat - "Live at KEXP" mp3
The Old Ceremony - "Papers In Order" mp3
The Alarm - "Festival Of Light (demo)" mp3