Kim Russo, Filter and 1964 Beatles Tribute Set for bergenPAC; Tickets on Sale 2/14
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey truly offers music for everyone at affordable prices... New shows going on sale Friday, February 14TH See Kim Russo- The Happy Medium, or Filter and special guest band Sponge and 1964 - The Beatles Tribute - 50th Anniversary of the Beatles Coming To America Tour.
Be sure to reserve tickets for these new shows at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.
KIM RUSSO "Happy Medium"
Friday, April 18, 8PM
$60, $45, $30
Kim Russo, also known as "Kim The Happy Medium," has been able to see the world of spirit since the young age of nine. Growing up, Kim often saw random spirits in her bedroom and sometimes felt their presence walking home with her from school. Not knowing what they wanted, they scared her then. Now she is comforted by their presence, speaking to them more than she speaks to the living on some days.
Kim is as comfortable with her mediumship as anyone with any special talent could be. She explains her ability to understand the voice of spirit as nothing more than being fluent in their language. As Kim often describes, "they do not move their lips when they speak to me; as they relay their messages to me mind to mind or by certain gestures they allow me to see." Sometimes referring to herself as a translator for the spirit world, Kim also calls herselfthe psychic journalist, as she prides herself on the accuracy in understanding their language and is most careful to "interview" the spirit coming through during a reading.
Being a mother of three boys, Kim is no stranger to reading parents who have lost children. With her compassion as a mother and a Medium, Kim wants her sitters to have absolutely no doubts that they are communicating with their loved ones. It is Kim's usual practice to give many identifying details, including names and descriptions of the energy with whom she is communicating. Whatever the loss, be it a child, a sibling or a parent, many of her clients have reported having life changing experiences after having a session with Kim.
FILTER with Special Guest SPONGE
Wednesday, April 23, 8PM
Shoving a fist in the face of tradition has been Filter's modus operandi since the release of their self-produced debut album, Short Bus. The album's rough-around-the-edges production consisted of inebriated answering machine samples, lavish bass lines, and jagged guitars set to a backdrop of drum machines punctuated by the unfurling of Richard Patrick's vocal prowess and signature roar. Patrick, Filter's magnetic, profoundly intelligent nucleus and frontman jubilantly admits that his creative process is unorthodox, whether he's staring down and conquering new technology or coalescing with new bandmate and co-conspirator Jonny Radtke on Filter's current release, The Sun Comes Out Tonight.
Patrick believes in adapting and improvising in the name of achieving results, fully aware of what he's rebelling against. He addresses his unconventional methods with utmost conviction in his voice, "Let's break the rules, let's put a finger up to the establishment and do something wrong. If William Shakespeare was alive today, he'd be using a word processor. He'd be copying and pasting. Does that change things? Yeah, but at the same time, it's flexible and different. It has to be done." This perspective is evident on The Sun Comes Out Tonight's lead single, "What Do You Say," an explosive track featuring Patrick's rousing howl, hypnotic synthesizers, smoldering guitars, biting lyrics, and the triumphant resurrection of the pulsating drum machines that cemented Filter's reputation for delivering a distinctive sound unlike any other band in existence. Patrick laughs, "It's all drum machine, just like Short Bus! I like that we're getting away with something that's wrong. There's almost this notion that someone like Skrillex is less of a talent because his music centers around making a computer do incredible things. Music is an interpretive art form."
"The Only Way (Is The Wrong Way)" isn't merely a stand-out track from 2002 release The Amalgamut, it's an integral component of the career Patrick has fabricated with Filter as a truly capable multi-instrumentalist and vocalist hell-bent on releasing top-notch material and delivering electrifying, intense live performances. Patrick's many collaborations and side-projects have transcended the boundaries between rock, industrial, and electronic music by utilizing the talents of musicians Trent Reznor, Robert and Dean DeLeo, Ray Luzier, Josh Freese, John 5, The Crystal Method, Danny Lohner, Clayton Worbeck and Wes Borland.
Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City's heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album "Rotting Piñata" (Sony). Emerging from Detroit with hits like "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles)" Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both "Plowed" and "Molly" hit #5 on Billboard's Modern Rock Charts, catapulting "Rotting Piñata" to Gold, and ultimately Platinum status.