Purplestickey + Anthrophobia + BGL at Rivet! (New Date)
About this event
NEW DATE ANNOUNCED! Friday, June 2nd 2023.
3 amazing bands. 1 night! PurpleStickey, Anthrophobia and Big Green Limousine on the Rivet stage!
Event Details & Tickets
- Doors: 7:00 PM. Show: 8:00 – 11:30 PM.
- Tickets: ONLY $7 in advance / $10 day of show.
- All ages to enter with a parent or responsible adult.
- 21+ only w/ valid ID to drink. Sly Fox will be on tap!
About the bands
Purplestickey is a Metal/Punk fusion band promoting peace & love. Tristan M. Entered the music scene 2020 as PURPLESTICKEY with a stoner rap EP. 2021 he decided not to be limited to any one genre. He teamed up with Chuck Treece (McRad, Bad Brains, G. Love, etc. ) to make a fusion of punk and metal ultimately making a nostalgic sound for those with good taste. Tristan M. reached out to Ted Webb aka RAKE YOHN (CKY, Viva La Bam, Jackass) about being featured on the track “ROCK “. Rake loved the guys and how fun the experience was to make not just music but GOOD music. Instantly Rake wanted to become a member and the rest is history! Tristan M. is the artist formerly known as PURPLESTICKEY and the BAND adopted the name. The 2021 EP PURPLESTICKEY 420 dropped July 4th and the full length dropped 4/20/2022.
Big Green Limousine (BGL)
PA. Pop Punk ROCK and Roll LEGENDS.
The long running original band from Reading, Pennsylvania have been remarkably busy since their 7 year hiatus ended in 2015. Releasing 3 EPs in 4 years, including their latest, ‘Altered States’, a 6 song eclectic sonic ride fusing Anthrophobia’s unique fusion of rock, punk, and metal. Altered States follows the well received Rewired EP in 2016 and the late 2017 EP, Grind. The new release is their second in a row recorded at Magpie Cage recording studio in Baltimore, MD. with studio owner, engineer, producer, J.Robbins (member of Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Government Issue / engineered records for Clutch, Against Me!, The Sword, and Local H)
Anthrophobia started gracing basement and loft punk gigs in high school, progressing to small club gigs during college in Philadelphia, then DIY touring in the ‘90s. The band built a diverse following composed of multiple rock subgenres’ fan bases, as they carved their own niche. A positive result of sharing stages with bands like Ramones and Bad Brains, as well as, tons of forgotten one hit metal, punk, grunge and rock buzz bands of the day. After a few small indie-label 7 inch releases, the band landed a deal with BMG/EMI subsidiary Mausoleum/Oxygen Records. The single ‘Wreck Me’ from the Framework EP cracked into radio charts as the band toured the US. The full length Pulse album followed in 1998, as the single “Vanishing” climbed ‘active rock’ and specialty radio charts to minor hit status. Anthrophobia toured on the 30 band roster of the 1998 Vans Warped Tour, various summer radio festivals, 16 unfitting dates with Savatage as that band was transitioning into Trans-Siberian Orchestra, as well as, gigs and festivals with Incubus, Clutch, and Godsmack. Years of label jumping and line up changes followed with the release of In the Zero to 3 Movement, Magnetic, Hard by Design, and Ultrasound. Live and creatively, the band was firing on all cylinders, however, real life caught up with the guys and the band decided to retire in 2007, on a high note performing a hometown career-spanning ‘Phobia family reunion show.
As the calendar was turning from 2014 to 2015, a seven-year itch was surfacing. That New Year’s Day, an innocent jam session of old friends together to write a few songs and have fun turned into a second life as a band. “We’re just rewriting the last chapter,” Phobia said, “and we don’t really know how many pages are in that last chapter, but we’re having a blast writing and performing, with an urgency knowing we are probably living on borrowed time as a band. Keeping that type of mindset, we keep trying to raise our own bar and keep writing the best records we’ve ever produced and play every show like it’s our last. In September 2022, Anthrophobia were inducted into the Berks County Rock and Roll Hall of Fame…. inducted after Richie Kotzen and Bennie Sims, but, before Taylor Swift, go figure 🙂 Ha!
Anthrophobia: Fronted by Frank Phobia on vocals, Brent Black on guitar, Dickie Delp on drums, and bassist Rob DiJoseph.