New Jersey Stage

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tara Elliott and The Red Velvets present: Richard Barone EXPOSED!


(ASBURY PARK, NJ)-- Revolutionary, entrepreneur and frontwoman, Tara Elliott is dedicated to showcasing the spirit of gritty rock 'n' roll by featuring NJ and NY's best artists: Richard Barone as headliner, local legends Frankenstein 3000, Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets, and Clinical Trials. Get ready for a killer rock 'n' roll party! Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets' signature drink special The Red Velvet Shot (only $4) and delicious red velvet cupcakes will be served at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Friday, February 18, 2011. In addition, Tara Elliott is featuring special guest, Tom & John's Chocolate Factory whose musician-inspired urban apparel will be on sale.

Wake up! You're being given the chance to witness and feel the raw-powered energy of rock 'n' roll. Allow yourself to be titillated. Indulge yourself with a Red Velvet Shot. Answer your sweet tooth's cravings. Together with Richard Barone (signed to Bar/None Records), Frankenstein 3000 (signed to Main Man Records), and Clinical Trials (Indie Artist), experience a night of great energy and music. Prepare to be rocked hard at Tara Elliott and The Red Velvets present Richard Barone EXPOSED! Richard Barone (NY) - "Is there a musician more deserving of the moniker Man About Town than Richard Barone?" - The New York Times.

Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, and producer. Since his beginnings at age seven as “The Littlest DJ” on top-forty radio in Tampa, Florida, and later fronting Hoboken's indie-pop icons The Bongos , Barone has produced countless studio recordings. He has collaborated with artists in every musical genre - from Lou Reed and Moby to Liza Minnelli , Tiny Tim and most recently, Pete Seeger. As musical and theatrical director, he scores shows and stages all-star concert events at such venues as Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, and New York's Central Park. His first book, FRONTMAN: Surviving the Rock Star Myth, was published by Backbeat/Hal Leonard Books and performed as a Musical Reading at Carnegie Hall. Barone recently completed work on his fifth solo album, Glow, produced by Tony Visconti. Glow, released fall of 2010 on Bar/None Records, is a critics' favorite appearing on numerous Top Ten and Best CD of the Year lists for 2010. (http://RichardBarone.com)

Tara Elliott and The Red Velvets (NJ/NY) - This red-hot punk blues power trio is referred to in print as “The Bastard Child of Janis Joplin and the Stooges” -Thomaxe, New York Waste. Fronting the band, Multiple Asbury Music Award Nominee Tara Elliott performs in a theatrical demeanor: rocking hard head-to-toe in red velvet that is self-designed as her duly trademark. Tara Elliott and The Red Velvets rocked over 5,000 people at NJ's 19th Annual Pride Celebration. They've shared the stage with international acts: Bon Jovi's David Bryan, Steve Conte of The New York Dolls, Nicole Atkins, The Ramones' producer Daniel Rey, Hamell On Trial and more. In December, their self-released eponymous debut EP listed at No. 9 in SIMGE's TOP 12 EPs of 2010. The EP was engineered by Monster Magnet drummer, Bob Pantella; Pantella is featured on the drums of “Teenage Secret”. In an attempt to revive good old fashioned rock 'n' roll humor, Elliott let Rosemary Conte (mother of New York Doll guitarist, Steve Conte) wash her mouth out with soap for the album cover art. Currently, Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets are recording their debut full-length album. (www.myspace.com/taraelliottblues)

Frankenstein 3000 (NJ) - "F3K can be described as a throw-back to when music was alive with intense energy and break-all-the-rules mentality." -The Aquarian Weekly Recording artist, signed to Main Man Records and Asbury Park Music Award Winner for Best Rock Band. They've shared the stage with such luminaries as The Smithereens, Skid Row, Monster Magnet and countless others; the band can easily hold their own, winning over any crowd they play for. They've become a regular opening act for The New York Dolls, and even hit the road with them for a short tour in the summer of '08. Frankenstein 3000 have also served as the backing band for such legends as Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), Cherie Currie (The Runaways) and Annabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow), and have been joined on stage by David Johansen (New York Dolls), Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper) and Earl Slick (David Bowie, John Lennon) (http://www.frankenstein3000.com)

Clinical Trials (NY) - Electro-grunge, bad ass girl duo from NYC. "The sound of Clinical Trials is influenced by Nirvana, Patti Smith, PJ Harvey, Ladytron, Sonic Youth, Depeche Mode, Ayn Rand, long walks on an imaginary beach, and Russian literature. Bingham's sonic goal is to meld her unhealthy Kurt Cobain obsession with dirty synthesizers and distorted beats - and she finds success on the debut EP "In the Wake of the Digital Afterlife," which was digitally released on January 1, 2010." (http://www.clinicaltrialsmusic.com/)