February 09, 2001|By LEN RIGHI Of The Morning Call
The bounded apostle was attractive for a big-name act. The bounded bandage capital to let its admirers apperceive it hadn’t disappeared. So Saturday night at the West End Adolescence Centermost in Allentown, Bedrock Kitty Productions will present an all-ages appearance accent by one of the Lehigh Valley’s top groups, Nooner, which will advertise actual from its accessible new disc.
The concert will accept a absolutely pop-punk flavor, featuring Humble Beginnings, The Punchline, Hidden in Plain View, and the East Coast Avengers, an Allentown-area bandage that will be appearance the absolution of its admission disc, “Next Stop Virginville,” on Allentown characterization Rug Rubber Records, endemic by Tim Cox and Ryan Murphy.
FOR THE RECORD – (Published Saturday, February 10, 2001) The abode of the West End Adolescence Centermost is 848 N. 20th St., Allentown. It was afield listed in a Friday A.M. Magazine adventure about an all-ages concert set for 7 p.m. today.
Tickets are $5 in beforehand (available by e-mail at [email protected]), $7 day of show.
Rock Kitty Productions is the abstraction of Capri Roth, a 17-year-old Emmaus High School senior. Aback she accustomed her business about a year ago, Roth has produced bristles shows at the 250-capacity adolescence center, the best contempo actuality aftermost weekend’s CD absolution affair for “Consider Your Position,” the admission disc from bounded ska bandage Royal Noise Brigade. “We awash out,” says Roth, who works with sisters Erin (17) and Leah (19) Miller of Allentown.
Rock Kitty additionally did a fund-raiser for the chief chic at Allen High School in October headed by Pittsburgh jailbait bandage The Punchline and four bounded acts. The accident aloft $550, according to Allen chief Sarah Sunny.
Rock Kitty additionally creates columnist kits for bounded bands — Royal Noise Brigade, No Blitz, Expo, and Evacuation Plan are amid her clients, Roth says — and articles commodity for them, including patches and T-shirts, and helps them adjustment promotional pins and stickers.
What prompted Roth to become a promoter?
“I accept been activity to shows aback I was 12,” says Roth, “seeing bands like Digger, Grieving Eucalpytus and The Overdrives at places like Club BPM and Club Carrigans and assorted blaze halls. I knew there were bands that I capital to see and cipher was accomplishing shows with them. I accomplished I would accept to do it myself.”
So to whom did Roth about-face for that best important promotional tool, money?
“I asked my parents,” she says. “They’ve been actual helpful.”
Judd and Phyllis Roth bankrolled Bedrock Kitty’s aboriginal production, advancing their babe about $500 for a bounded aptitude advertise at the adolescence centermost that included Dank, No Blitz, Government Satire, Wryneck and The Front. Admission was $5 and about 130 bodies attended. “I fabricated abundant to pay them aback afterwards the aboriginal show,” says Roth. “That’s how we absitively to accumulate going.”
How did she appear on the adolescence center?
“I had put on my 16th altogether affair there,” says Roth. “I busy it because I capital added bodies than my abode would hold.
“It’s not expensive, but the bodies who run it are actual afraid to hire it for concerts. Fortunately, I accept a acceptable alive accord with them.”
Although her shows accept featured mostly jailbait and ska bands, Roth’s agreeable tastes are wider-ranging. “I accept to a lot of applesauce — John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, about annihilation from the air-conditioned era — and a lot of archetypal bedrock ‘n’ roll, like Led Zeppelin.”
One affair Roth would like bodies to apperceive about Saturday night’s concert: “This appearance will alpha on time. Cipher anytime believes these shows will alpha on time, but this one will.”
Saturday’s all-ages appearance will be Nooner’s aboriginal in the breadth aback one aftermost summer with Aztek Trip at Allentown’s Crocodile Bedrock Cafe. “We appetite to appearance bodies we’re not dead,” says bassist Gil Resto.
Since September, Nooner has been alive on its admission feature disc, “The Concept Factor.” “We’re bond it now and we apprehend to accept it out by summer, again bout the U.S. and Canada alpha in July,” says Resto.
“Live at WFMU,” a recording of a radio concert aftermost February in Jersey City, N.J., will be appear by Carlisle Records in aboriginal summer, adds Resto.
At Saturday’s show, Nooner will alloy in new tunes such as “Turn and Run” and “Unchained” (both accessible singles, according to Resto), as able-bodied as “Eyes of the Gun,” “Stuck in the Middle,” and “Venus in the Making” with bandage standards such as “Warm September Air,” “Life 101” and “Falling Down.”
While the new actual isn’t “drastically different,” Resto says, “we are aggravating to breach out of a lot of pigeonholes. We’re activity for a complete sound. We experimented with a lot of altered being — drums loops, guitar effects. We approved out every abstraction we had.”
“The songs are added affect laden, absolutely boom driven,” Resto adds.
Nooner has been a three-piece aback aftermost May, back guitarist Greg Heistand larboard the bandage afterwards 11/2 years. His replacement, Russell Austin of Jim Thorpe, who was asked to accompany the bandage in December, will become allotment of the calendar abutting week.
Why won’t he be arena Saturday night?
“He’s aloof not ready,” says Resto.
Nooner, Humble Beginnings, The Punchline, Hidden in Plain View and the East Coast Avengers will comedy at an all-ages appearance Saturday night at the West End Adolescence Center, 28th and Greenleaf streets, Allentown. Doors will accessible at 6:30 p.m. and the appearance will activate at 7 p.m. Tickets: $5 in beforehand (available by e-mail at [email protected]) and $7 day of show.
Entertainment Editor Len Righi
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