Modern day rockers Pop Evil made a stop at one of New Jersey’s favorite theaters, the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank. The band has a long history with the state of New Jersey. It seems as if the guys in Pop Evil have been on the road non-stop, promoting their latest release, Up. They’ve been all of the United States, mostly on the festival circuit playing in front of thousands. It’s a very well deserved break for the band, as they’ve come long way from being the opener at Starland Ballroom. Which also happens to be where they scored their first record deal.
If you haven’t seen Pop Evil before, you’re truly missing out. They bring a highly entertaining show to the table, that is full of nothing but excitement and loads of adrenaline. Pop Evil is Leigh Kakaty (Vocals), Dave Grahs (guitar), Nick Fuelling (guitar), Matt DiRito (bass) and Hayley Cramer (drums).
Hayley Cramer joined Pop Evil earlier this year after the departure of Joshua Marunde (Chachi Riot) on drums. She’s remarkably one of the best female drummers around and she’s absolute powerhouse on the skins. With that said, it was enjoyable to watch the chemistry between the band and they played exceptionally well and had a ton of fun doing it.
For longtime Pop Evil fans, seeing them live is a real treat. They play a good variety of songs from their multiple studio albums. Fans in New Jersey got to see 100 In A 55, Trenches, Deal with the Devil, Trenches and Torn to Pieces to name a few hits.
I’m hopeful that we’ll see new Pop Evil material in the future. Get out to a show near you, they’re always on the road.