Thursday, June 23, 2011

Maplewoodstock schedule


Saturday, July 9, 2011

  • noon — Almost Canadians ( … acoustic folk rock and blues; soft with an edge)
  • 12:42 — Pyroclast ( … the result of individuals with chemistry creating their own intense brand of charismatic rock with a decidedly funky aftertaste)
  • 1:24 — Mark Murphy Band ( … Paul Simon meets Sting, meets Nick Drake)
  • 2:06 — Shaky Ground ( … rock, funk, and soul covers …)
  • 2:48 — Backspin ( … one of Maplewood’s favorites …)
  • 3:30 — Rock the Houses of the Holy ( … Rock The House’s collective Led Zep tribute band)
  • 4:12 — Vibe Merchants ( … If Stevie and Bruce had a four-headed step child …)
  • 4:54 — Good Luck Mountain ( … Americana or Alt-Country band, but we think of it as Folk Rock; not unlike The Band but with more atmospheric treatments and guitar sounds …)
  • 5:36 — AUGUST ROSE presents teau ( … R&B, Nu-soul, Jazz, and Hip-Hop rhythms)
  • 6:18 — featured artist Seth Walker ( … the driving delivery and infectious down-home style of Walker’s voice and songs resonate with blues and roots music …)
  • 7:15 — featured artist Alex Kariotis and The Rock Opera Orchestra (… Combines grand arias and the emotional subject matter of operatic masters with compositional wizardry, electric guitars and vocal pyrotechnics …)
  • 8:30 — headliner Raul Malo ( … a lifetime’s journey, from the Cuban neighborhoods of Miami through years with The Mavericks to one of the most intriguing and talented artists in the Americana and World Music scenes …)


Sunday, July 10, 2011

  • noon — New Dakota ( … fun, eclectic mix of modern and classic rock, blues, and country …)
  • 12:42 — Three Citations ( … four-piece funky bluesy rock band …)
  • 1:24 — Thursday Habit ( … modern progressive rock; Foo Fighters meets King Crimson …)
  • 2:06 — Third Gear ( … a tasty stew of rock, blues and alt-country plus a few originals …)
  • 2:48 — Mophat ( … funky, rockin’, dance friendly, reggae, jazzy, family …)
  • 3:30 — Jimmy Lee Ramblers ( …classic country music from the 40′s through the 70′s …)
  • 4:12 — Ray Adkins ( … blues- and reggae-influenced original singer songwrtiter … )
  • 4:54 — featured artist Rich Pagano ( … Maplewoodstock adopted son; New York city drummer, singer, performer, producer, writer, and member of The Fab Faux ...)
  • 5:54 — featured artist The Revelations (… no auto tune, no samples: nothing but pure, unadulterated soul sung by a red dirt artist ...)
  • 7:24 — headliner The Smithereens ( … Jersey legends, with heavy guitars and an unabashed fetish for British Invasion pop …)

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. If weather interrupts the schedule we pick up the schedule as per the “clock.” In other words, if it pours rain from 4 pm to 5:45, we pick up the schedule with whatever band is scheduled to be playing at 5:45. We stepped it up to a professional covered stage in 2010, so light or moderate rain shouldn’t stop us.

Updates to the schedule will be announced in real-time on our Twitter channel —

Pray for sun. ;-)

Friday, June 3, 2011

Maplewoodstock merch for sale! T-shirts, hats, lawn signs

Our merchandise is in! You’ll be starting to see Maplewoodstock folks out and about town selling our gear. We will occasionally post to our Facebook and Twitter pages where and when we’ll be selling.

Look! Here's Gary Shippy and Tom Kerns at last week's Maplewood Duck Race selling our gear! Be the first on your block or the first in your class to sport the 2011 version of our merch.

Purchase via PayPal on the Maplewood Online site.

We’ve got t-shirts, hats, and lawn signs. As we’ve done in past years, we are offering Pledge Packages to help support Maplewoodstock.

  • Package A ($25.00) – one shirt, one lawn sign
  • Package B ($25.00) — one hat, one lawn sign
  • Package C ($40.00) — one shirt, one hat, one lawn sign
Additional hats and/or shirts for $10.00 each are available to Package C pledgers only.

See more photos of our merch on our website.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Smithereens to headline Maplewoodstock 2011

Dressed in leather, brandishing heavy guitars, and an unabashed fetish for British Invasion pop, New Jersey’s own The Smithereens was an anomaly in the American college rock scene of the late ’80s.

For the past quarter century, this iconic rock band has toured non-stop, recording and releasing Gold and Platinum albums that spawned countless Top 40 radio hits.

The Smithereens will close out Maplewoodstock 2011 on Sunday night, July 10.

» The Smithereens official website

Raul Malo to close day one of Maplewoodstock 2011

Malo’s latest album (Sinners & Saints) was self-produced in his home studio and is brimming with deeply personal beliefs and passions. It is the most intimate, honest and complex album he has made in an already distinguished career. You will hear in it a lifetime’s journey, from the singer and songwriter’s youth in the Cuban neighborhoods of Miami through his years with hit country band the Mavericks to his place today as one of the most intriguing and talented artists in the Americana and World Music scenes.

Malo will close out Saturday’s schedule (July 9) for Maplewoodstock 2011.

» Raul Malo official website