Last week The Paper Jets made their triumphant official return to the stage at New Brunswick’s iconic Court Tavern. Friends and longtime fans were eager to see the band for the first time in nearly a year and they did not disappoint! Armed with a swath of new material (including the Elvis-baiting “Charlie It Can’t Be Done,” the wistful “Wonderful Love,” and raucous set opener, “Go On Go On”), the band had the audience on its heels the whole night. Guitarist Mike Virok played one of his new self-built guitars while singer Brian Erickson – decked out in all white – made his debut on keyboards. Drummer Frank Lettieri manned the engine room steadily while the band introduced new bassist Scott Austin Miller (late of Virok’s former band Evangelina & the Boys) to the accepting crowd.
The Paper Jets have added more dates to their calendar, though don’t expect many more as they continue work on their forthcoming album Everyday Forever throughout the Summer. Along with the new album and tour dates, the band has been recording practices, studio sessions, and performances as part of a yet-to-be-titled Ryan Hanratty-directed documentary film.
June 29 – Asbury Park Live
July 03 – Welcome America Festival – Independence Hall Square, Philadelphia, PA – 2:30p – All Ages
July 30 – FireFest – Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ – 7:00p – 21+
Sept 10 – Small Planet Radio Release Party – Court Tavern, New Brunswick, NJ – Time TBA – 21+