We are excited to announce our first Stay Home Fest on Saturday July 11 from 5pm-7:30pm. Perth Amboy Artworks Stay Home Fest will feature 7 artists live streaming performances from the safety of their home on the Perth Amboy Artworks facebook page. Featured artists include Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen, Mikey Erg, Exmaid, Shannon Perez of Erotic Novels, Luke Henderiks of Teenage Halloween, Catbite- feauting Brittany Luna of Perth Amboy, NJ, and Nikki Nailbomb.
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Live at the Ferry Slip Music Series for 2020 is canceled and instead Perth Amboy Artworks will be organizing Stay Home Fests. See you live at home July 11! Next Stay Home Fest is being organized and will be announced soon! We love Perth Amboy and look forward to bringing the community together online for a great time.
The Perth Amboy Artworks July 11 Stay Home Fest features 2 artists from Perth Amboy. Shannon Perez of Erotic Novels is a Perth Amboy native and artist since the 90’s, she owned and helped curate events at the now defunct Curmudgeon Records from 1994-2011. A promoter and true punk, she started in the band Don Juan Destroyer out of Perth Amboy, NJ in 1997. Shannon is now a board member of the nonprofit Perth Amboy Artworks. She curated the Stay at Home Fest . Also playing is Catbite- featuring Brittany Luna of Perth Amboy, NJ. Catbite is the tri-state, premiere ska band. They have been touring the world, putting out records and are now doing quarantine shows on the most professional level. Technically bringing all members in for actual full band shows in a livestreaming format, Catbite are paving the way for bands stuck in quarantine.
Also playing the Perth Amboy Artworks Stay Home Fest July 11 is Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen. He is the tri-state area premiere punk rocker, legend and talent who’s been touring, writing and painting since 1983. Originally Philadelphia punks, The Dead Milkmen won the world’s hearts with the chart topping anthem, Punk Rock Girl.
Also playing the Perth Amboy Artworks Stay Home Fest July 11 is Mikey Erg, Jersey’s own, true, punk rock legend. He’s a songwriter and drummer of the very successful kings of pop punk, The Ergs. He’s gone on to perform in countless bands, do countless tours all over the world and he has a very successful solo career.
Also playing the Perth Amboy Artworks Stay Home Fest July 11 is Exmaid. Exmaid are another Jersey treasure, featuring artist, drummer, reiki therapist and mom, Miranda Taylor. Originally the drummer of Hunchback, Miranda Taylor has gone on to be an influential songwriter and member in bands such as Black Wine and Noun. Exmaid is psychedelic rock of the pop persuasion.
Luke Henderiks of Teenage Halloween will also be playing the Perth Amboy Artworks Stay Home Fest July 11. Luke Henderiks is a Jersey punk from down the shore, who’s been writing, touring and performing since his teens. Now 22, he was recently signed to Don Giovanni records. He has been curating shows and working with other bands such as Kissies, Magic Ghrelin and filling in for so many other bands, he is definitely following in Mikey Erg’s footsteps. Truly groundbreaking, queer activist, he is an inspiration to many.
Also playing the Perth Amboy Artworks Stay Home Fest July 11 is Nikki Nailbomb, a New Jersey native from the Trenton area, doing her own style of ska/punk /rock/metal all over the world. A member of Molly Rhythm, The Amorphous Blob, curater of asthenosphest and bar manager of Champs, she is one of the busiest people working in the business we call show. A writer, teacher and performer, she does it all with ease.