2010-08-04 / Front Page

Bands & cars will rev up Aug. 11 event

MANALAPAN — The Manalapan Arts Council will speed up the lazy pace of summer with a band showcase and car show at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Manalapan Recreation Center, Route 522.

The New Royalty hits Manalapan after its successful performance at the Vans Warped Tour in Oceanport.

The New Royalty plays cover tunes, but are also known for original songs and lyrics that give a new voice to teens everywhere.

Band members are Bree Iafelice (vocals), Nick Iafelice (guitar), Trevor Smith (guitar), Kyle Davis (bass) and Ricky Joyce (drums).

The New Royalty was a finalist in the Overplay.com songwriting contest for the song “When Poets Dream.” The lyrics were described as a “heady, juicy concoction of indie rock.” More information is available at www.myspace.com/thenewroyaltymusic.

Us Against You is a punk/rock band that plays original and cover tunes with major influences coming from Blink-182, Sum 41, NOFX and New Found Glory.

Band members Joe Lobosco, (lead vocals, guitar), Kyle Newins, (bass, vocals) and Mikey Rosen, (drums/backup vocals) hail from Freehold and Manalapan and attend Freehold and Freehold Township high schools.

Although the band has been together for just under a year, it is quickly gaining in popularity with its upbeat music and quirky, lighthearted attitude. More information is at www.myspace.com/usagainstyou.

American Noise members Andrew Padula (guitar/lead vocals), Jake Hummell (drums), Mike Maibach (guitar) and Jake Hershey (bass) call Jackson home and perform rock and roll. They recently recorded a demo with producer Jack Sharkey and performed at the Best Buy Battle of the Bands at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. More information about American Noise is at www.myspace.com/americannoisenj.

The Aug. 11 concert and car show is the second in a series of concerts in the park organized by the Manalapan Arts Council.

At the final concert on Aug. 25 at 8 p.m., which will feature a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute band called Ragdoll, the winner of a guitar package raffle sponsored by Musician’s Workshop, Route 9, Manalapan, will be announced.

Food vendors will be on site and donations for the Samaritan Center, a local food pantry that assists people in Manalapan, Englishtown, Marlboro and Millstone Township, will be accepted.

Registration is still being accepted for the Aug. 11 car show and will be accepted at the event for a $5 fee. All are welcome to attend. For more information and to register a car, call 732-446-8303 or send an email to slapkin@two.manalapan.nj.us.

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