The One & Nines, featured on August 5th, combined a repertoire of original music and deep track blues and soul classics performed with in the moment rock & roll energy and gospel-soul spirit. Band members include singer Vera Sousa, Will Hansen on piano and organ, Jeff Marino on vocals and guitar, Lorenzo Wolff on bass guitar, Travis Ferrara on drums and saxophonist Barami Waspe.
The Metuchen Cultural Arts Commission, in association with the Metuchen Recreation Commission, present its annual outdoor summer concert series, “Metuchen Rocks!” every Thursday night in August at 7:30 p.m. plus an end of the summer dance party and fireworks display on Sunday, September 5th. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. The concerts take place in the heart of downtown Metuchen on Center Street next to the Metuchen Senior Citizen Center (behind the A&P Liquor Store).
This year’s concert series includes five New Jersey bands with diverse styles starting on August 5th with The One & Nines, a rhythm & blues band from Jersey City. The music continues with Asbury Park’s Readymade Breakup on August 12, the Reggae band No Discipline on August 19, and the New Jersey indie roots/rock band The Roadside Graves on August 26.
Metuchen Rocks! ends the summer with a dance party and fireworks display on Sunday, September 5th featuring music of the central Jersey band The Spidermonkeys.