WLFR 91.7FM Lake Fred Radio and the Stockton Performing Arts Center present BATTLE OF THE BANDS!
The winners of our 2021-2022 Battles of the Bands will face off for the ultimate winner!
THE CALLOW GENTRY
Do you know who "your favorite band's favorite band" is? It's probably the most glamtastic band to come out since BOWIE wiped the lightning bolt off his face. They are from Philadelphia, PA and Creem Circus is what they call themselves (after their two favorite 70's rock magazines, of course...but you knew that)! Hear them and you will hear original tunes with riffs and choruses that rocket you back to 1974. See them and you will be blinded by the sequins glued to the sides of their homemade platform shoes and glitter bug-eyed glasses. Meet them and you will feel the inexplicable urge to run away with the Circus! The Creem Circus!!
I’m 15 from South New Jersey tryna make it out. Doing it all in my own no team or nothing. I’m taking features only if the money right though. Get at me!
Molly Ringworm is an independent rock band from Atlantic County, New Jersey.What started as front person Sarah Holt’s diaristic solo project of four-track demos has since solidified into a full band effort with guitarist and cousin Johnny Zappas and bassist Andrew Simpson. The three began playing music together at their performing arts high school and have been inseparable ever since. Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Michael Auble joined them on the drums in early 2021, effortlessly meshing with the tight band members.Dedicated to doing-it-themselves, their latest EP, Good Ol Boys, was recorded and mixed by the band in their homes over the course of 2019. The EP topped the local college radio charts and led them to open for indie folk rocker Faye Webster that year. The band recently signed to Kidokoro Records and are currently working on a new EP set to release in Fall 2021.
Wild Mothers are a multi-vocal rock trio from New Jersey specializing in pretty melodies, raunchy guitar tones, clever lyrics, vocal harmonies, and heavy choruses. Equally inspired by the fab fours and lead balloons of yesteryear, Wild Mothers combine mixed vocals with hard-hitting improvised jams. The virtuosity of Luke Petersen on guitar, Brett Thompson on bass, and Alex Bierman on drums allow Wild Mothers to change the shape of any song at will. Elements of funk, psychedelic, proto-punk, and grunge are all part of their heavy sound, so expect to dance and mosh in equal proportions. Off-stage, their different personalities seem to compliment each other perfectly, ensuring that their music will continue to be as unique as their dynamic.
THE CALLOW GENTRY
The Callow Gentry is a three piece outfit from South Jersey whose members include Eric Festenstine, Paul Moré & Daniel Walker. In the early nineties they were part of group called Jupiter which dissolved as bands do and Paul left to explore different projects. Eric and Daniel went on to form the Angry Breed, a noisy, lo-fi psych/shoe-gaze band. They played several venues in NJ, PA, RI & NY that included the Lakeside Center at Stockton University. A 7” single and a cassette were self released on their TAB 25 label. Fast forward to 2017, Paul moves back to NJ and the three began working on new and old material for their album “Shackamaxon Discard”. The album was recorded by Daniel Smith at his Familyre studio in Clarksboro, NJ and mastered by Kramer. The Callow Gentry will be joined by Adam and Niko Berrardo to help expand their live sound.