Head Spell

Head Spell

Stereo Jo, Alma Mater, Dude Diligence, Chris De La Cruz

Fri · August 23, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

$10.00

21+ to drink

Must have ID to drink

Head Spell
Head Spell
Head Spell is an indie rock band from Pocono Summit, Pennsylvania. Formed in January of 2017, the band consists of guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Arocho, drummer Conor McKeown ,guitarist Zack Dondey and guitarist Sean Kelsey. The band released their Winter Demo in February of 2017, following it up with shows throughout the Northeastern Pennsylvania & Philadelphia areas. In May of 2017, they entered VuDu Studios with engineer/producer Billy Mannino (Oso Oso, "The Yunahon Mixtape") to record their debut EP "Take What You Can Get". The EP was released on November 17, 2017, via Honest Face Records/ok sweet records.
Stereo Jo
Stereo Jo
High Energy Rock! Stereo Jo has been active in the New Jersey original music scene since 2015. Current lineup includes: Jimmy James – guitar & vocals; Nick Fantauzzi – bass ; Tommy Riley – drums & percussion. Defined by groovy guitar solos, melodic bass, Bonham-esk beats, and vocal harmonies; Stereo Jo is extremely energetic and upbeat. They are becoming known for their improvisational abilities -- as well as wild stage personality.

Since the beginning, Stereo Jo has opened for some pretty cool national acts (Ritchie Ramone, Drake Bell, Puddle of Mudd, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Ballyhoo, Sponge, The Toasters, Hookers N Blow, The Slackers, & Fishbone). Anchored out of North New Jersey; Stereo Jo has made the legendary blues club turned modern music venue, The Stanhope House (Stanhope NJ), as their home base with other favorites including: Jiggs’ (Butler NJ) and The Clash Bar (Clifton NJ). They are currently based out of Butler/Stanhope NJ.

Playing in their current 3 piece line up, they have been compared to RHCP, Cream, STP w/ a touch of the Beastie Boys, and even a little Floyd. They frequently invite guests to perform with them on stage.

Stereo Jo is set to release a new single, “Games” with a second track called, “Can’t Feel” late 2017. Previous recordings include: “getting to know..." 2015 - consisted of 7 original tracks (2 live) all recorded, mixed, and mastered at the original home studio; “Evil Placebo” 2016 - consisted of four new original tracks; “Monovision” – the first of three 5 song EP’s. The second album for the EP trilogy is set to start recording in early January and be released in early March.
Alma Mater
Alma Mater
Alma Mater was formed by longtime friends Vinny Amarando & Jerry Maloney. The two started writing the band's first collection of songs in basements, dorm rooms, and eventually in a small recording studio. The band shuffled through potential members for almost a year before bringing Ryan Grutt into the group. With a variety of influences across its members; Alma Mater is now bringing a new sound to alternative music and your local music scene.

"Cloud Cover" showcases the band's early songwriting and features exciting verses, with larger than life choruses and infectious breakdown sections. The band spends a large portion of the writing/recording process perfecting the harmonies on every track which brings an energy and fullness to their live performance that you rarely see with local bands. The EP ranges in dynamics and structure, but keeps a uniform sound due to the final touches Joe Loftus (Esta Coda, Permanence, University Drive) gave while mastering the project.
Dude Diligence
Dude Diligence
Dude Diligence is a three piece Punk Rock band from Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania that was formed in early 2019 consiting of guitarist/vocalist Dom Korovich, bassist James Dekmar, and drummer Cody Choynowski. In Late June 2019 the band released their self recorded and produced debut EP, "Handcrafted and ......".
Venue Information:
Sherman Showcase
522 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA, 18360