You wanted it. You asked for it. You got it! Here’s the DL on the Lectric Pulp/Stanhope House breakup from the perspective of Joe Dimeck of Lectric Pulp. Even though this is a written interview, I assure you at least 1 velvet suit was worn during interrogation.
Some say you helped re-build a sense of a North Jersey/Sussex Scene. What’s your take on that? What is the difference between the scene now than six months ago, as you see it?
Well, I certainly appreciate the folks who feel that way. It’s one of those heart warming/soul caressing kind of feelings if people actually think that. However, I’m just one person. Yea I may have booked a bunch of shows, but if people didn’t come out and support those shows there wouldn’t be any community at all. When it comes to building a music scene it really takes a collective effort. I just handled a lot of organizational things, but I think a lot of credit is spread out across the bands and the fans.
As for where the scene is 6 months ago. I don’t know, it seems like there’s more going on, which is cool. Whether I played a role in that I don’t know. It’s not like The Stanhope House was the only place hosting shows. Honestly, I’m kind of looking forward to being able to explore all the other places that I couldn’t go to because I was working a show. I keep hearing Pearly Baker’s Ale House in Easton is really cool. I mean, I like beer and music, and I hear they got a lot of both. Nevertheless, in the meantime, I got to get a job haha. It’s not like I was making much at The Stanhope House, but I was making something. Back to living on credit I guess
Click readmore to find out why Lectric Pulp will cease booking at the venue and what shows were Joe’s favorite…
On Saturday, a very special show takes place at the Stanhope House. The Benedict Arnold Trade School debuts their ambitious full length album, “The Bakers, Does-Ology,” a 13 song folk infused, high-energy rock and roll masterpiece. They will be playing the 48 minute epic in its entirety joined by apocalypse rockers Dead Unicorn and folk quintet, Rusty Wheel. We could go into how awesome album the is, but it speaks for itself. Be there, dance hard, pick up the record, and “For Best Results: Play straight through at high volume.” In the meantime, get this! We here at Bedside Manner were lucky enough to have somewhat of a stop-and-chat with Pat (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar) and Jake (Drums). Let’s see what they had to say…We apologize for all of the poor editing and bad quality, but the message and enthusiasm are really what’s important here. Click readmore for part 2!