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Hailing from Carteret New Jersey, The Smithereens have been going strong since 1980, churning out some of the hookiest power pop around. Straddling the gap between The Byrds and AC/DC, The Smithereens signature sound was an anomaly in the college rock scene of the late 80s. Ever unique, they brought devil may care weight to british invasion melodies. The product of these star-crossed influences is a style both brazen and intellectual.
The Smithereens are a cult act, but they bring something for everybody. Whether it’s their shimmering melodies, or their low down marshall sound, The Smithereens seem to hit every eclectic mark. Since their entrance onto the scene, demand for The Smithereens has been rock solid.
Come down to FTC and share what makes The Smithereens a rock and roll mainstay.
“Both the band and the audience know about hard work. They know that life will ultimately knock you down, and that rock music, at its best, doesn't make you forget your troubles so much as it makes you realize you're not alone.” - An excerpt from the band’s liner notes on The Smithereens - Live in Concert
“A new album by the Smithereens shows how much interpretive leeway a rock band can have, even when it intends to perform faithful covers.” - The New York Times talking about Meet the Smithereens!, a 2007 track-for-track cover album of Meet the Beatles!