Back in May, my bro Harry Dullys from Fate Strikes Twice introduced me to the singer of NYC’s The August Infinity, Joshua Hawksley, at my gig at The Delancey. A couple of months later, Scarlet Carson did a mini-tour with these guys up north and now, I’m hearing about The August Infinity all over the place. Now I have to admit that I had little a curiosity about these guys and needed to give them a listen. When I logged onto their website, theaugustinfinity.com, the first thing that pops up before you can even enter the site is a music video for their song “Some Kind Of Lullaby,” which is a brilliant marketing tactic since it kind of forces you to watch and give the band a listen before entering their site. The song is awesome and the video made the song even better! The other tracks that I listened to were “Make You Crazy,” “Fever,” and “Tattoos Of Angels.” It’s safe to say that I now know what the fuss about The August Infinity is all about. There is a quote about them on their website that reads: “Too hard to be considered pop but too pop to be considered hard rock!” I have to say that quote is dead on.
The August Infinity are normally a four-piece rock band born out of Brooklyn, NY. According to their website, their story begins with Hawksley, who made his first public impression on the 42nd Street subway stop in NYC as a one-man subway performer. Josh would add guitarist Peter Strzelecki and bassist Chris Moss to his growing project and together they created a catchy hard rock sound that began to catch the ears of some very important people, including Sirius XM’s Kayla Riley. Eventually, The August Infinity toured in support of their successful debut CD, Voices Of A Generation. Things started to really roll, as they would go on to share the stage with a slew of national acts like Hawthorne Heights and Red.
In July 2011, The August Infinity would celebrate the release of their new self-produced EP, To Whom It May Concern, with a sold out show at Irving Plaza. This band is ready for some big things and hopefully, a smart A&R rep picks these guys up because this is the type of band that can make you a ton of money. Give them a listen now at theaugustinfinity.com.
NORTH JERSEY NOTES UPDATES:
Scars Of Envy were recently chosen to perform at this year’s Slaughter By The Water festival out in Alameda, CA. Not bad for these Jersey boys! The event was actually held last weekend aboard the U.S.S. Hornet with acts like Exodus, PHILM, and Autopsy. The band was chosen to headline the Rock The Bike stage along with local favorites, Zombie Holocaust. For more on Scars Of Envy or to find out where they’re playing next, log onto reverbnation.com/scarsofenvy.
My boys from Audio Machine have posted another brand new song on their ReverbNation page from their upcoming debut CD. The song is called “Hellbent” and it rocks just as hard as its predecessors. Their coming out show last Friday night at The Blue Room in Secaucus went on without a hitch and was actually sold out. How’s that for a debut performance? If you missed that show, you can catch Audio Machine again on Sept. 14 at Dingbatz in Clifton with Long Gone Day, featuring Anthony “Main Vein” Coviello and Ixion Lux. To hear the new Audio Machine song log onto reverbnation.com/audiomachine.
And finally, my bros from Dead Fish Handshake and Life Without Warning recently landed a couple of big opening slots for Saving Abel, including a stop at the Starland Ballroom on Sept. 28. That’s a pretty big gig for both these bands so congrats to them! I also heard a rumor that Life Without Warning singer David Marin might be on this upcoming season of the hit tv singing show, The Voice. That could be just a rumor, though! Anyway, for more info on the Sept. 28 performance, log onto starlandballroom.com.
That’s all for now! If your band is from North Jersey, and you want some exposure, send your press kits to Arts Weekly, c/o Tim Louie P.O. Box 1140, Little Falls, NJ 07424, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, where you can also let me know where you’re performing next!
Just remember….We’re all in the same boat, so every little bit of exposure counts!
Tim Louie is the Author of S**t Happens.
NJN Concert Calendar:
8/29—Cascadence/August Infinity—The Bowery Electric, NYC
8/30—The Mentors/Gas NYC/Shat—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
8/31—Blue Food—Sullivan Hall, NYC
8/31—Kosmic Daydream—Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ
8/31—Vagora/Darrow Chemical Co.—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/1—Borgo Pass/Kill Devil Hill/Black Water Rising—Ollie’s Point, Amityville, NY
9/1—Flatleaver/Stingy Jack/Christian and the Rockmore 64—The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ
9/1—Sinners/Famous Monsters/Fever Vein—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/2—Lower The Veil—The Backstage at Championships Bar, Trenton, NJ
9/7—Rahway/Freak Of The Day/Jaded Past—Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse, Dunellen, NJ
9/8—Killcode/Star Killer/Brothers/Reserved For Rhondee/Breakage Rising—Irving Plaza, NYC
9/8—Mikell’s Plot—Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse, Dunellen, NJ
9/12—Steve Brown—Willie McBrides, Branchburg, NJ
9/14—Audio Machine/Ixion Lux/Long Gone Day/Flight Of Time/Freak Of The Day—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/15—Steve Brown and the Fallout—Willie McBrides, Branchburg, NJ
9/15—The Plot Thickens/Sinners/Arch Demon/Apathy/Voodoo Terror Tribe/Scars Of Envy—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/19—Steve Brown and Dennis Zimmer—The Orange Lantern, Paramus, NJ
9/28—Life Without Warning/Dead Fish Handshake/Saving Abel—Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
9/29—Syka—Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ
9/29—Knucklebone/Trixter—Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ