New Jersey Stage

Monday, November 14, 2011

Outside The Box Offers Pair Of Tickets For Performance of "The Last Waltz" As Part Of Community Turkey Drive


(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -– Outside the Box, the Jersey Shore based rock band, will perform The Band's 'The Last Waltz' on its 35th anniversary at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ on Friday, November 25. Tickets are available in advance for $10 at the Stone Pony box office or online at ticketmaster.com and will be $15 day-of-show.

'The Last Waltz', The Band's farewell performance from November 25, 1976 at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, was made into one of the most highly regarded rock films of all-time, directed by Martin Scorsese.  The Band, who consisted of Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Robbie Robertson were joined by an all-star group of musicians that night including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Dr. John, Ron Wood, Ronnie Hawkins,The Staples and many more throughout 'The Last Waltz' performance.

Leading up to Thanksgiving, Outside the Box has teamed-up with WindMill Gourmet Fast Food and Sixpoint Craft Ale for a turkey drive supporting the non-profit organization, Move For Hunger.  Each person who brings in a frozen turkey to a participating WindMill restaurant will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to the Outside the Box performance on November 25 as well as a WindMill hot dog. The turkeys that are collected will be donated to Move For Hunger for families of Monmouth County, NJ.

“'The Last Waltz' was the first concert film I ever saw”, said Outside the Box lead singer Jeff Cafone. “Mark (Masefield) and I bonded over the movie before we started OTB in 2004.  We used to act out the performances, interviews, and personality quirks of the guests even before we could perform the music.  It is an honor to be performing 'The Last Waltz' on its 35th Anniversary and pay homage to the band that is largely responsible for the existence of OTB – The Band.”

Outside the Box will open the show with songs off of their debut album, 'Bridge', released in July 2011.

'Bridge' has already received rave reviews:

The Aquarian's John Pfeifer wrote: “While retaining that dirty Jersey vibe, ('Bridge') rocks with the rebellious spirit of Graham Parsons and Elvis Costello.”

The Star Ledger's Jay Lustig wrote:  "Bridge," highlighted by "Love Is the Villain," a song whose driving energy and hint of a snarl reminds me, more than anything else, of early Graham Parker (though you can hear traces of Petty and Costello and Dylan in there as well).”

Chris Rotolo from the Asbury Park Press said: “(Bridge) has monstrous melodies and choruses that will be engrained in the minds and on the tips of tongues of Jersey Shore beach combers for years to come.”

The JerseyBeat.com called 'Bridge': “a winning surplus of raw energy, sturdy musicianship, and positively infectious go-for enthusiasm…a totally kick-ass album”.

Rich Robinson from 90.5 FM “The Night” said: “Some of the most amazing musicians that the Jersey Shore has come out with in a long, long time.”

The album is available on itunes, www.outsidetheboxband.com or at Jack's Music Shoppe in Red Bank, NJ.

Outside the Box (outsidetheboxband.com) has quickly developed into one of New Jersey's most dynamic new original rock bands.  Formed in 2004, band members consist of Jeff Cafone (Guitar, vocals), Mark Masefield (Hammond B3 organ, keyboards), Francis Valentino (Drums), and Ryan Wheeler (Bass).

The band released their debut album 'Bridge', which includes eleven tracks, on July 12, 2011 and was produced by Asbury Juke member Jeff Kazee (Schaeffer Records).

OTB have shared the stage with artists such as Buddy Guy, Blues Traveler, G.E. Smith, Govt Mule, Steven Van Zandt, Jesse Malin, Ryan Cabrera, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Joe Grushecky, The Smithereens, The Fab Faux, Jeffrey Gaines, and many more.