June 5, 2017 in Tour

Brian Announces Summer Solo Dates

While the band continues to wrap up production of its next album, Brian has added several solo dates to keep the seat warm in the meantime.

06.10.17 – Transparent Clinch Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ – 1p – FREE

06.17.17 – John & Peter’s, New Hope, PA – 8p – FREE

06.23.17 – The Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ – 8p – FREE

07.08.17 – Roxy & Dukes, Dunellen, NJ – 1p – $10.50

07.08.17 – Hansil’s, Oakland, NJ – 8p – FREE

07.10.17 – Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ – 7p – FREE || Brian & Frank will be performing an unplugged set

07.15.17 – John & Peter’s*, New Hope, PA – 8p – FREE || *Playing bass for Finding Feebas

07.19.17 – The Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ – 8p – FREE

07.27.17 – The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ – 8p – $5.00

07.29.17 – Old Franklin Schoolhouse, Metuchen, NJ – 8p – $5.00 || Brian & Frank (w/ Jeff Fiedler) will be performing an unplugged set

08.02.17 – The Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park, NJ – 8p – FREE

08.03.17 – The Chubby Pickle, Atlantic Highlands, NJ – FREE

08.12.17 – Scout’s Coffee Bar & Mercantile – High Bridge, NJ – 10a – FREE

08.12.17 – Beach Haus Brewery*, Belmar, NJ – 1:30p – FREE || *Playing bass for Matt Cook

08.12.17 – Music Sucks: A Barbecue, Ringwood, NJ – private event w/ Quality Living, A Bird, Chris Nova (of Ruby Bones) & Ben Resnick (of We’re Ghosts Now)

08.19.17 – John & Peter’s, New Hope, PA – 8p – FREE || The Paper Jets full-band w/ Tara Dente, Jesse Elliot, Jenny & the Felines, and Dentist

June 5, 2017 in News

The Night Kristen Leu Came Back

18839206_10155173987366125_5746194349352287684_nOn Thursday June 1st, Brian Erickson was joined on stage by former Paper Jet Kristen Leu for the first time in seven years! Brian was tapped to lead an ensemble of area musicians in a front-to-back performance of The Beatles’ iconic Sgt Pepper album in honor of its 50th Anniversary. Leu joined the group on piano and vocals.

Leu was a member of The Paper Jets from 2009 – 2010, joining the group shortly after their first album Face Forward came out. She appears on the band’s now out-of-print Bored In Town concert film but never made it onto a studio recording.

The full lineup included the following local musicians:

Anthony Carrera – sitar

Brian Erickson – vocals, guitar

Dallas Hosey – lead guitar

Will Hosey – bass

Bruce Krywinski Jr – trumpet

Brian Lawrence – trombone

Keith Leming – drums

Kristen Leu – vocals, keys

Ryan Weil – percussion, drums, vocals

Anthony Xerri – backing vocals

The event was produced by Bob Makin for Makin Waves.


May 19, 2017 in Releases

Produced by Frank

a1332863630_10Lemonade Lemonade, the new EP by Trenton dance-rock quintet Meeko Brando, is here and it was recorded/produced by our very own Frank Lettieri Jr at Aurora Studios.

Featuring the lead single, “Uh,” early reviews are quite positive with 2Guys1Review calling it “astonishing,” and praising Lettieri’s tight, even-handed production.

You can download the new EP via Meeko Brando’s Bandcamp page on a name-your-price basis.

May 2, 2017 in Tour, Video

WATCH: Brian’s Recent TV Interview

B_interviewOn May 1st, 2017, Brian made a live TV appearance on One More With Danny Coleman. The hour-long program saw Brian weigh in on myriad items including tours, musical origins, measuring success, Stevie Nicks, and pastries. The interview is capped off by a performance of the songs “Charlie It Can’t Be Done,” “Kiss Arcana,” and Tim Ryan’s “Jo Don’t Let Me.” WATCH IT HERE

March 17, 2017 in Releases

Surprise! Frank to Drop a Solo Record

frank_hatOur drummer Frank Lettieri Jr recently took to Facebook to announce the release of Analog Mind Bender, his first full-length in five years! The LP will be credited to Dust of Days, the moniker under which Lettieri has been writing, performing, and releasing music for over a decade.

The album was recorded at Pachyderm Studios (where In Utero was famously captured) and mastered by Bob Ludwig. It features former touring Paper Jet Jim McGee (who spent the first half of 2012 with the band) and will be released by frequent collaborator Jeff Fiedler’s Aqualung Records on Friday August 4, 2017.