Jacqueline Smith has been a godsend for area lovers and musicians with her online platform JC Music Scene, transcending scene and genre boundaries with show announcements and hyperlinks to new releases. And now, soon after a pause pressured by the pandemic, she’s restarting her JC New music Scene showcases at an thrilling new venue.
On Thursday, April 21, JC Audio Scene will existing 4 bands at Quantum Seem, a restaurant and function room near Washington Park with a one of a kind history of its have. The concert will function three Jersey Town-based functions: the pop-rock trio Emergencies, the lush Anglophile dream-pop of Royal Blush, and a solo set from Kelly Sullivan of Hex Code. Opening will be up-and-coming singer/songwriter Alexander Yearns from Palisades Park.
Smith experienced been holding her every month showcases at 902 Brewery in Jersey Metropolis. But when a scheduling conflict compelled her to come across a new location, she was thrilled to be approached by Quantum Audio, a reasonably new facility that occupies the space previously utilised by the historic Significant Blue Meenie studios, where the likes of Queen Latifah and INXS (as perfectly as an military of Jersey musicians) recorded.
“I employed to stay in Hoboken but I moved up the hill in the tumble of 2017 and they were being making this place practically throughout the avenue from me,” Smith claimed. “I was often curious what it was going to be, so I commenced pursuing them on social media and uncovered out it was heading to be a restaurant/bar/ lounge and then, just through the research I did, I observed out that it also had a presence in music, historically speaking. So I considered that was truly neat. But you know, I was just selfishly monitoring the genuine estate up this way, and thinking what my new community would be.”
According to real estate website Jersey Digs, “512 Quantum Sound Bar & Restaurant is housed in a two-story pink brick developing suitable where by Jersey Town, Union Town, and Washington Park satisfy. It dates to the 19th century and was applied as a chandelier factory until eventually 1981, when producer Reggie Lucas, most effective identified for developing Madonna’s self-titled debut album, acquired the constructing and opened Quantum Seem Studios.”
“So it is funny,” Smith mentioned. “When I at first started JC Songs Scene, I kind of put in my brain, oh, that would be a actually awesome location to organize a demonstrate at, but this was when the site was in its infancy and we weren’t rather there but. But then (Quantum Audio) actually ended up reaching out to me, a very little little bit more into my time controlling the page, indicating, hey, we’d appreciate to get a band night time going, because that will be one thing new for us. We went back again and forth with that a tiny little bit but the timing was just never ideal.
“Now, there’s a require for me to discover a new house for some of my demonstrates and I’m also attempting to give various neighborhoods, the opportunity to have showcases occur their way,” Smith ongoing. “The web page definitely has a Hudson County aim, it is not just Jersey City. So, I just thought, you know, let us check out this out. And they truly have this set up as a seriously wonderful performance room.”
At her 902 Brewery showcases, Smith has hosted every little thing from rock to hip hop to digital dance acts, mixing proven bands with talented newcomers. For this present, she’s particularly hyped to convey Yearns to Hudson County.
“I adore his music and I listen to he’s an remarkable stay performer, so I’m actually so content to have him open up the present,” she claimed.
Yearns began accomplishing as a 13-12 months-outdated, drumming in his more mature brother’s band. But as he matured, he moved absent from the drums and produced a passion for songwriting.
“I was in a band with a team of men that were a great deal older than me at the time, so I obtained to do a great deal of touring at a young age,” Yearns explained. “It was not until it’s possible five or six a long time into that when I started off creating my possess my individual new music, and then I started off carrying out that music by myself in 2018. Given that then, I have been crafting my have new music and performing it all close to the tri-state spot.”
His debut album, 2021′s “Phoenix,” is made up of intimate love music with spare preparations featuring him on vocals and acoustic guitar.
“I was actively playing with a band for a even though but had to end throughout the pandemic,” he said. “So I will be carrying out solo at the showcase but I am in the procedure of striving to set a new band back again jointly.”
The JC Tunes Showcase can take put at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at 512 Quantum Seem, 512 Paterson Plank Highway, Jersey Town. Admission is $10 at the doorway.
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