Spotlights: The Wrecks, Sink the Ship, Pop Empire, and Kataklysm Debra Kate Schafer September 18, 2019 Goings-On Rock Out and Chill Out with The Wrecks This Los Angeles five piece may own their SoCal roots, but they are one of the most cultured, worldly bands on the indie rock scene. There are so many layers to their original sound that there are times where you might find some post-grunge influences, modern alternative stylings, and classic rock inspirations in their music. It’s the perfect combination of live-show-energy and laid-back-nostalgia-trips. Homegrown, honed in talent mixed with true creative passion is something to not be questioned. Not now. Not ever. So, don’t question getting yourself tickets to see The Wrecks at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on Sept. 20! It’s worth every penny. Visit bandsintown.com for more info. Dingbatz to Host the Best Rock Headliners of 2019 I might not be the best at math, but I do know that two killer bands plus one stellar night equals a true can’t-miss experience. Sink the Ship, a high energy, in-your-face pop punk meets post-hardcore band from Cleveland, is teaming up with the soon-to-be legendary four piece, Long Island metalcore band, Call It Home. This lineup is everything and more, because if you don’t love heavy underground music, you still have something to enjoy. If you love the sound of authentic pop punk, you’re in for a treat. If you just love to rock out to rip-roaring rock bands, then you’re in store for something, too! For tickets to Sink the Ship and Call It Home’s Clifton, NJ stop on Sept. 24, check out dingbatznj.com. Pop Empire to Free Your Mind Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio is Pop Empire, psychedelic rock and roll trio that just released their first full-length record in five years – to rave reviews, might I add. Novena is both as cohesive as ever and as trippy as ever, for it grabbed ahold of the listener and wraps them in a new rock sound and a unique feeling of time and place; something that is mesmerizing and enticing. Be a part of that musical experience live is surely just as interesting, honest, and indescribable as the record itself, except maybe even more immersive. You will just have to go see for yourself. On Sept. 21, the band is coming to the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, just for the exact reason of bringing their sound to life for their enthralled listeners. For tickets, go to songkick.com. Kataklysm Comes to the Market Hotel! With 13 studio albums, three live albums, multiple EPs, and even more music videos under their belt, Canada’s supreme death metal band, Kataklysm, is pretty much one of the most powerful musical forces to be reckoned with in the heavy metal scene. Their music is described as melodic and technical, while still being the best kind of rough around the edges. Fans have flocked to see this iconic death metal group since the beginning of their career in 1991. Almost thirty years later, nothing has changed. Therefore, you have to get a jump on tickets to their Market Hotel concert in Brooklyn in Sept. 23 before every life-long fan buys them all out. Visit eventbrite.com now to get yours! Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.