Jernee Mill Rd
Sayreville, NJ 08872
Nostalgia is a powerful, inexplicable beast. Images, movies, and even words can instantly take you back to the most memorable portions of your life in vivid detail, evoking just about every type of emotion. And while Saturday night at Starland Ballroom looked and sounded as it did during any other musical evening at the venue, the screams, chills, and tears of everyone present for The Early November’s reunion show proved just as vital to the night's energy as the band's own sounds and words.
The night began with a diverse bill of opening bands who all fit nicely into the musical realm that The Early November were once at the forefront of. The folky, honest pop-rock of Young Statues held the crowd’s attention just as much as the progressive, dazzling indie of A Great Big Pile of Leaves. Ohio pop-punkers Hit the Lights have been a staple in their scene for years, and the audience’s shouty reaction to their material old and new proved that they still are.
Less Than Jake, along with The Supervillians and Off With Their Heads, will be playing a show at one of NJ's best rock venues, The Starland Ballroom. It's an all-ages show (although, you can drink if you are 21+). Doors open at 6:30pm and tickets are only $16.50 in advance, and $19 at the door.
Less Than Jake is a long-running ska punk band, who formed in 1992, in Gainesville, FL. Since then, Less Than Jake has become one of the more popular third-wave ska bands, and have toured numerous times with notable bands, such as Streetlight Manifesto and Reel Big Fish.