February 24, 2017 in Tour

Spring Shows Announced

Welcome to 2017! While we kicked our touring year off in low-key fashion with an unplugged set at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, the full-band fun starts in April! Expect plenty more shows to be added to the calendar.

03.02.17 – Maxfields – Boonton, NJ – 7p – Brian solo (w/ Renee Maskin, Rothenbeck, and Zach Russack)

03.11.17 – Stay Gold – Belmar, NJ – 7p – Brian solo (w/ Matt Cook)

04.15.17 – John & Peter’s – New Hope, PA – 8p – FREE ADMISSION (w/ Rothenbeck, Lowlight, The Vaughns, & Jesse Elliot and the Falconaires)

04.21.17 – Roxy & Dukes – Dunellen, NJ – 8p – $15 Admission – 21+ (w/ Yawn Mower, Black Flamingoes & Lowlight)

February 22, 2017 in News

Happy Fifth Anniversary Bordentown Guitar Rescue

BGR_LogoFive years ago, Mike Virok opened up his instrument repair and custom shop, the Bordentown Guitar Rescue. Since then they’ve grown significantly, moving to a new location with an expanded sales floor and lesson rooms. Most notably, they’ve partnered up with Rob DeAntonio of Jaded Faith Mods, one of the foremost amplifier experts in the region.

Virok has been a member of The Paper Jets since early 2015, having started as the band’s guitar tech since opening his shop in 2012.

 

February 13, 2017 in News

The Great Albums is the #1 Music Show on iTunes

TGAP_ChartThe Great Albums, a twice-weekly podcast which features our singer Brian and founding guitarist Bill Lambusta discussing and dissecting an album track-by-track, has now entered its second week as the #1 music show on iTunes. The program debuted in January 2015, quickly becoming one of iTunes’ ‘New & Noteworthy’ podcasts. It continued along with a mix of local and higher-profile guests and as it enters its third year, the program reaches its biggest milestone yet.

Said Brian of the achievement, “It’s flattering and humbling…hopefully we can keep it up.”

January 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

Hear a Brand New Song!

We weren’t lying when we said we were working on a new album! Get an advance taste with this a high-quality full-band recording of “Up to You,” a new song currently slated for inclusion on Everyday Forever.

The recording comes courtesy of Matthew Menafro, who recorded, mixed, mastered, and filmed our December 30, 2016, performance at The Court Tavern. Much obliged, good sir!

January 5, 2017 in News

Brian Named YDKJ Writer of the Year

ydkjtravtypelogo3invertedIn addition to being 1/4 of The Paper Jets, Brian writes a monthly column for You Don’t Know Jersey, a popular NJ culture website. And in December 2016 when YDJK announced its annual Local Music Awards, Brian’s name got called for ‘Top Writer.’

The seeds of collaboration were sown after editors Ed and Alice Magdziak visited Brian’s house in late 2015 to discuss his music collection. They were in attendance for The Paper Jets’ comeback show this past May and have been hugely supportive of New Jersey’s arts community. This past Summer, they tapped Brian for a column called ‘The Great NJ Albums’ which highlights some of the best music the Garden State has ever produced. The series started in August of 2016. In between regular columns, Brian also reviews albums and writes show previews.