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Show To Watch: April 17th at The Barbary

Let's face it, there are a ton of shows going on literally all the time, every day of the week. So how do you know what show is worth going to, and which you can catch the next time around? The Hook is interested in keeping every one up to date, so we're filling you in on a show to watch within the next few months!

Monday, April 17th at The Barbary is going to feature a ton of local Hook favorites including Secret Nudist Friends, Honeytiger, When Ships Collide, and The Big Drops! Doors are 7PM with a $10 cover, but be sure to get those $7 advance tickets for a few bucks off!

We've even got the set times for you, just so you really don't miss the show! Check 'em out!

April 17th At The Barbary:
07:00pm - When Ships Collide
07:50pm - Honeytiger
08:45pm - The Big Drops
09:40pm - Secret Nudist Friends

For more on this upcoming show to watch, check out the bands pages, or the Facebook event! Save this date in your calendar, a Monday night show you definitely don't want to miss!

Outerloop Records Announces Label Showcase

November 17th is going to be a packed day for Outerloop Records, as they have just announced their upcoming label showcase at Webster Hall in NYC!

This comes after the recent announcement of the formation of a new artist development deal with Cooking Vinyl America, and will be featuring performances from all four label artists, Lorna Shore, Chasing Safety, Youth in Revolt, and Megosh! 

Outerloop Records founder, Mike Mowery, states, "One of the first things that we discussed with Cooking Vinyl was the importance of live shows for our artists.  Developing artists requires getting them in front of people, and we are excited to give the fans of these bands, and the music industry professionals in the greater NYC area, the opportunity to see all of our bands in one place on one night.  We plan to make the evening a fun one including some gifts, prizes and contests."

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here!

For additional information, check out the social media links below!

Outerloop Records: Website // Facebook // Instagram

Electric Halloween An Experience Not To Miss

Still looking for something to do this upcoming Halloweekend? We know you've got a really solid costume idea and no where to show it off.

We'll meet you over at Electric Halloween, a three day music/camping fest that takes place right in New Jersey's Pine Barrens. You want spooky, Electric Halloween has spooky. Entering it's fifth year, the three day festival is sure to have something for everyone. During the day you can expect traditional Halloween activities such as face painting, pumpkin carving, tarot reading, mummy wrap game, and more! 

It's like a three day long Halloween party, October 28th - October 30th!

According to the event page, there will even be a magic show, fire spinners, and artists painting live on stage. Not to mention costume contests, apple cider, and best of all: live music. Electric Halloween is unique because it offers not just camping, but also 60 of the best bands within the tri-state area! Consider every genre on the spectrum represented, post hardcore, metal all, jam, electronic, you name it! 

Check out the flyer below!

We're all about the local scene here at The Hook, and we're stoked to be getting some coverage on Electric Halloween! The festival is located at Paradise Lakes Campground on Route 206 in Hammonton, NJ, and tickets are still on sale, check out the prices below!

3 day passes: $60
Day Passes: $30

Camping is included with all ticket purchases, and there is a $5 parking fee, but re-entry is free! Which is a huge steal if you ask us! We're not gonna miss this, and neither should you. Check out the links below for more on Electric Halloween, and get your tickets fast!

An event that's sure to be a really spooky time & Hook Approved!

Electric Halloween: Website // Facebook 

Death Index Head On North America Tour

In support of their debut album, Death Index has begun their North American tour!

They kicked off their first ever tour at the Cake Shop in NYC on April 21st!  The band, which features members Carson Cox (Merchandise, Neon Blud, Church Whip) and Marco Rapisarda (La Piovra, Sgurd, Archaic), are set to tour North America April 21st through May 4th! Then they head off to Europe May 12th through 28th!

Their debut album, Death Index, was released back in February! The album boasts simple synth lines and manic guitars swirl heavily throughout, while Carson’s infectious vocals serve as an impressive anchor through the encompassing hills and valleys! You can purchase the album, or stream it on soundcloud!

Otherwise, check out the tour dates below!

North American Tour:
April 21 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
April 22  Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel
April 23 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
April 24 Toronto, ON @ Void / Faith
April 26 Chicago, IL @ 2040
April 27 St Louis, MO @ Blank Space
April 28 Memphis, TN @ Murphy’s
April 29 Atlanta, GA @ Atlanta Mess Around
April 30 Raleigh, NC @ Ruby Deluxe
May 1 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
May 2 Washington, DC @ Cafe Saint-Ex
May 3 Philadelphia, PA @ Vox Populi
May 4 Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
European Tour Dates:
May 12 Turin, IT @ Astoria
May 13 Marina Di Ravenna, IT @ Hanna Bi
May 14 Venice, IT @ Ve Hc Fest
May 15 Milan, IT @ Ligera
May 17 Antwerp, BE @ Music City
May 18 Norwich, UK @ The Owl Sanctuary
May 19 Leeds, UK @ Temple Of The Boom
May 20 London, UK @ DIY Space
May 22 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
May 23 Copenaghen, DK @ Underwerket
May 24 Berlin, DE @ Tiefgrund
May 27 Wien, AU @ Venster99
May 28 Zagreb, CR @ Mochvara

For more on Death Index, check out their social media!

Death Index: Facebook // Bandcamp

Summer Scouts Announce Debut Album

Summer Scouts, the five piece from Allentown, PA, gears up to release their album, Furthest Reach on May 20, 2016. The group formed in 2013 and has been preparing this masterpiece for three years now, with the intentions of making music that has emotive instrumentals and catchy hooks. 

With a sound completely organic and like no other, they are best known for their mix of pop and post-rock. Before the album releases, the band will bless their fans with a sneak-peak of the album on their tour. That begins on April 23, 2016 in Amity Teen Center in Woodbridge, CT, then will be heading to New Jersey, Long Island, and Upstate New York. While the finale will take place in Pittsburg, PA just before their album release.

The album consists of ten tacks including “Olympic White,” - a tune that created a lot of buzz in 2015. Check out the track-list below!

1. Diamond Days
2. Seafoam
3. Olympic White
4. Vessel
5. Once Lived
6. April
7. Carry On
8. Telepathy
9. Flares
10. Fight Off All The Years

For more info on Summer Scouts, take a peek at their social media!

Summer Scouts: Website