• 149 WESTCHESTER AVENUE, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573-4549 · (914) 937-4126

  • Striven

    Friday Night ROCK!


    East Coast Rednecks, I The Fire, Thunderon

    Fri, May 25, 2018

    Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

    Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre

    Port Chester, NY

    $5.00 - $7.00

    This event is 21 and over

    Based out of Westchester, NY & CT, Striven is a hard rock band featuring:
    Greg Capra (Rhythm/Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals)
    Conor O’Leary (Drums)
    Steve Riccio (Bass Guitar)
    Liam Murphy (Rhythm/Lead Guitar & Backup Vocals)
    Formed in 2011, they have remained true to their grunge-rock and heavy metal roots. The focus of Striven is to retain true to that style while also producing a new sound for a modern audience. The word Striven means to struggle in opposition, to break through adversity and reach a desired goal. Through prior hiatuses and lineup changes over the past 7 years, Striven has remained steadfast in its resolve, performing shows to various audiences and providing tour support for national acts to the likes of Puddle of Mudd, Fates Warning & Tim “Ripper” Owens, among others.
    As the band is currently hard at work recording in the studio, Striven is set to release their first official EP in late Fall of 2018.
    For fans of hard rock & heavy metal, click here to see where they are performing next or click here to listen to their first demo track.
    East Coast Rednecks
    East Coast Rednecks
    Who’d have thought that Westchester NY could produce a rock band as unique as the East Coast Rednecks? Hailing from East Chester, Port Chester, and the Bronx, ECR pulls influences from rock bands such as Clutch, Rival Sons and Alice in Chains but with their own unique twist that’s sure to deliver a one two punch to your rock ‘n roll psyche! Prepare to have your world rocked, ECR style.
    I The Fire
    I The Fire
    I The Fire stands for self empowerment: The fire to persevere by possessing the utmost confidence in yourself in order to succeed in life. Although the overall sound of the band is aggressive and intense the message is one that is meant to be positive and upbeat. “I had hit a point in my life where I was surrounded by people and situations that were extremely negative and draining, which was killing my confidence and drive” says lead singer Joe Salvatore. This influenced a lot of the ideas for the songs on their debut album, in which Joe stated he was “catering to his ego” by allowing it to provoke this internal conflict. The heavy, yet melodic sound of the band draws from this realization and inspired the name of the album, “Disable The Ego” which was released independently on Sept. 5th 2017.

    Early adopters describe the band’s sound as energetic hard rock that will resonate with fans of Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch. The band also draws inspiration from more recent bands like Nothing More, Of Mice & Men and OTHERWISE . “Their new 12-song release is a nice wake-up call that there are still new bands out there that have that classic hard rock edge,” said Jim Pasinksi in a recent review on JP’s Music Blog (JPsmusicblog.blogspot.com).

    I The Fire’s home base is in New York’s Hudson Valley, where they recorded the songs for, “Disable The Ego.” The flame ignited when Joe Salvatore parted ways with his previous band, Sweet Cyanide, and began writing and recording solo. He states, “I needed an outlet and writing on guitar alone just wouldn’t suffice this time around.” Salvatore continues, “It was important for me to develop the confidence in myself to express my emotions, and although I never wanted to be a singer I knew that it was the only way for me to do it.” In The following two years it took to complete the album, Joe commissioned his most talented friends to contribute. I The Fire is lead singer Joe Salvatore, bassist Bobby Bello, drummer Randy Pasquarella, rhythm guitarist JJ Reed and lead guitarist Mikey Alfero.

    I The Fire is truly destined for something great, and 2018 will be a busy year for the band. They will take to radio and tour in support of the album in depth starting spring of 2018. Band Lineup: Joe Salvatore (vocals) Bobby Bello (bass) JJ Reed (guitar) Randy Pasquarella (drums) Mikey Alfero (lead guitar)
    Thunderon (thunderon.bandcamp.com) is a three-piece band from Westchester County that recently completed recording its debut E.P. with Brendan Tobin of Made Out of Babies, Low Estate, and Red Sparowes. Members of Thunderon have played in numerous bands in New York City, Brooklyn, Westchester, and New Jersey, including Titan (titanaut.bandcamp.com) and Alcian (alcian.bandcamp.com). They blend a mix of doom, stoner, post rock, and 70's hard rock into a mix of songs about death and the supernatural.
    Venue Information:
    Garcia's at The Capitol Theatre
    145 Westchester Avenue
    Port Chester, NY, 10573