Maplewoodstock weekend!

jamie

Here's the Day One lineup:

http://maplewoodstock.com/day1.php

Saturday, July 13, 2019

NOON - Switch Mob America's Band - a melting pot of musicians who have created an infectious sound. Think '90's Soul meets Black Eyed Peas meets 2019. Website: https://switchmobnj.com/

12:42 PM - Auguste & Alden This alternative/rock/pop power trio is known for lighting up the room with their passion-filled songs, feel, and love for what they do.

1:24 PM - Counterfeiters Wowing audiences from The Hamptons to DC, NJ natives, The Counterfeiters are the best party band you will see. Period! Website: https://thecounterfeitersband.com

2:06 PM - Joe Taino A mix of blues, jazz, and 60's rock with a latin/Caribbean flavor. Website: https://www.joetaino.com

2:48 PM - Thursday Habit Returning with new material in their unique altprog sound, Thursday Habit is influenced by Crimson, Bowie, Foos, Gabriel and Quetiapine. Website: https://Facebook.com/ThursdayHabit

3:30 PM - Control the Sound Brooklyn rockers! A teenage band who exploded on the scene by blending jazz, hip-hop, funk, and rock. Website: https://www.controlthesound.net

4:12 PM - Tall Pines Dirty Rock & Roll, Southern Soul and shack shaken' pleasures. Website: https://www.thetallpines.com

4:54 PM - Bryan Hansen Alternative Rock from Central Jersey combining funk, blues & soul into their original blend of music. Website: https://www.bryanhansenband.com

5:36 PM - Zach Matari A unique blend of Pop, R&B, and World Music. Like his song "Dancando" says, Dance like nobody's watching. Website: http://www.zachmatari.com

6:18 PM - Emily Cavanagh Americana, folk, jazz, and indie pop sounds. Her songs reflect the throwback sounds of the 30's, 40's, and 50's while maintaining a great pop sensibility. Both a musician and an activist she brings music to underserved communities here and abroad. Website: http://emilycavanaghmusic.com

7:00 PM - Autumn Jones Maplewood native R&B singer-songwriter Autumn Jones returns with her band to Maplewoodstock with more funk and soul! Website: http://www.autumnjonesmusic.com

8:15 PM Headliner - Antibalas
Antibalas has long been revered for re-popularizing the classic Afrobeat sound while adding their distinct New York City grit to the mix. Influences of punk, rock, free jazz, and hip-hop seep into their expansive works to define a truly 21st century translation of the Afrobeat genre and beyond. Website: https://antibalas.com/



jamie

field is filling up


oots

looks like many spaces with no people already


soda

Some people just can't avoid being who they are when they get to Maplewoodstock...

-s.


EBennett

We've been here for about an hour.  Really enjoyed Auguste & Alden.  The Counterfeiters started off with a solid cover of "American Girl" and are still going strong.

Had an excellent lobster roll from Freeman's.  My husband is still deciding what to eat first ;-)

Thank you to all the organizers - this is an amazing event.  

When I went online to check out the schedule I saw that funding fell short this year and donations are needed.  https://maplewoodstock.com


joan_crystal

Jamie:  Thank you.  It is possible to see the stage from the senior tent this year which is much appreciated.  We had the tent filled with seniors for much of the time I was there today which is a real improvement from the last few years.  Special thanks to the entire committee for being so age friendly.


ml1

Control The Sound just played one of the greatest sets in the history of Maplewoodstock. 


jamie

Bryan hansen on now


galileo

I have to agree with ml1. Control the Sound was a great group.


soda

Please imbibe moderately...

-s.


metaphysician

There’s a huge crowd here. And the music is fab!


DaveSchmidt

Antibalas were all that.


Harriet

What a great day!   The organizers did an awesome job of putting together a line-up of bands that appealed to a wide-range of age groups, etc.  I think it was the most diverse audience yet.

The only issue - the music between sets was TOO loud.  In between bands we like to chat with our neighbors, but we could not hear one another.  Honestly I thought the sound for most of the bands was too loud, especially for Autumn Jones.


bub

Small complaint about that old issue of people locking up seating space for themselves.  

Generally, we come for the closing acts.  I assume and expect that I will sit way to the side at that hour and will only try to improve our seating if I see any existing attendees leave, creating a decent patch of green that we can grab (we just bring chairs, no blanket or sheet to amplify "our" space).

Lat night we were pretty far to the right, facing the stage, sitting near a group of young people that had laid down the largest tarp I had ever seen for this event, or maybe anywhere.  It was so big that at least half of the tarp surface was unused.  I'd say anywhere from another 15 to 30 people could have been sitting on the unused parts of the tarp.  And even this far to the side, the grass was crowded around this luxury tarp.

There's got to be some kind of rule of reason and policing of this kind of thing.  If the people to tarp ration is so great that there is a four or five foot deep unused perimeter of your tarp, then you should have to fold it in to make space for other attendees.   


Formerlyjerseyjack
bub said:
Small complaint about that old issue of people locking up seating space for themselves.  
Generally, we come for the closing acts.  I assume and expect that I will sit way to the side at that hour and will only try to improve our seating if I see any existing attendees leave, creating a decent patch of green that we can grab (we just bring chairs, no blanket or sheet to amplify "our" space).
Lat night we were pretty far to the right, facing the stage, sitting near a group of young people that had laid down the largest tarp I had ever seen for this event, or maybe anywhere.  It was so big that at least half of the tarp surface was unused.  I'd say anywhere from another 15 to 30 people could have been sitting on the unused parts of the tarp.  And even this far to the side, the grass was crowded around this luxury tarp.
There's got to be some kind of rule of reason and policing of this kind of thing.  If the people to tarp ration is so great that there is a four or five foot deep unused perimeter of your tarp, then you should have to fold it in to make space for other attendees.   

 Should be easy to regulate.


rhw

Next year I am bringing the tarp they use at Yankee stadium during rain delays oh oh 


jeffl
Harriet said:
What a great day!   The organizers did an awesome job of putting together a line-up of bands that appealed to a wide-range of age groups, etc.  I think it was the most diverse audience yet.
The only issue - the music between sets was TOO loud.  In between bands we like to chat with our neighbors, but we could not hear one another.  Honestly I thought the sound for most of the bands was too loud, especially for Autumn Jones.

 I actually thought that the volume for autumn Jones was dangerous. I can’t imagine what the decibel level was like right in front of that stage.


But once again an incredible job of organizing this event. Kudos to all. What an enormous effort and a huge success.


DaveSchmidt
bub said:

Lat night we were pretty far to the right, facing the stage, sitting near a group of young people that had laid down the largest tarp I had ever seen for this event, or maybe anywhere.  It was so big that at least half of the tarp surface was unused.  I'd say anywhere from another 15 to 30 people could have been sitting on the unused parts of the tarp.  And even this far to the side, the grass was crowded around this luxury tarp.

I think the piqued me and the passive me would’ve been having an inner dialogue about whether to just plop my chairs on their tarp. Not sure which me would’ve won.


sbenois

Interesting to read both of your comments about the sound.  I actually was directly in front of the stage for the  whole show and didn't think that it was louder than previous years.   

There is a different configuration this year with the bass speakers being at bottom of the stage (actually on the grass) and I wonder if that is contributing to what you are hearing.   Where were both of you when she performing...up on the lawn?


jamie

Thanks for the heads up on that tarp issue - I'll try to monitor it.  Maybe next year we'll have a tarp size limit.  And at least reserve the right to fold them in half - if they're not being used when the headliners start.


tomcat

We were sitting way over to the left of the stage (in front of Maplecrest Auto), and the volume was just a tad too loud (in particular during Autumn Jones).


Harriet

We were about halfway up the hill, almost directly in front of the stage.


And having lower volume for the music between bands would make it a bit easier to ask people if they are using all of their tarp/blanket space.  Its difficult to sound friendly when you have to yell to be heard.


jamie

3rd gear is rocking it


ml1
jamie said:
3rd gear is rocking it

 we had a blast grin

What a great audience to play to. 


exmaple

I don't live in Maplewood anymore, but from reading these M-woodstock posts, I checked out "Control the Sound" and have been listening to the songs they offer on their website. SUPER TALENTED, imho! I'm sure they were awesome to see/hear in person!



jamie

great set by sister sparrow!



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