Planning a concert is a delicate art that requires deep understanding of the audience, a fact demonstrated by Tiny Tim's disastrous tour with Black Sabbath. Catch a coherent evening of entertainment with this GrouponLive deal to see the Gotham Rocks Tour, featuring Charetta and Ghosts of Eden, at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch. For $8, you get one general-admission ticket for the show on Friday, June 8, at 7:15 p.m. (up to a $15 value, including all fees).
The bloggers and promoters of Gotham Rocks care as much about building community as they do about throwing hard-rocking shows. Scouting talent from the five boroughs and beyond, the agency has assembled a quintet of like-minded acts designed to bring a burgeoning scene together for the Gotham Rocks tour. The two-fisted tonsils of Angelina DelCarmen endow Charetta's rock angst with brassy vocal lines that could easily lead any pop-radio hit or all the town's children into the nearest Hot Topic. From selling out New York’s esteemed Irving Plaza to opening for bands such as Saliva, Charetta’s rising star burns bright as the band approaches its five-year anniversary. Feisty, fun, and heavy, Ghosts of Eden keeps the '90s alive with grungy nods to the Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam. A trio of local forces top off the evening, as local groove-metal artisans Dive continue the melodic approach to dark tones, A Criminal Risk conducts high-voltage punk rock, and A Life Thereafter corners the market on all-out aggression with its sludgy sonic catharsis.