For more than 30 years The Brighton Bar has been a home for live original music with a storied stage that’s been graced by a diverse array of musicians ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Flogging Molly, Blondie to Screaming Females, and everything in between. The Brighton Bar has been a fixture, an institution, and an inspiration in the Jersey Shore music community, and now, to preserve this legendary Punk palace in a time where history is often laid to waste in chase of a quick buck, current owner Greg Macolino and local Punk auteur Jon Caspi, as well as his Jarze Records partner Doug Lane, will launch Brighton Bar Records.
“I had planned on starting a label for years,” explained Macolino via official press release, “but now I finally found the right partners to do it with.”
And first, as is proper, the trio and their fourth enigmatic silent partner will take care of their own, as Brighton Bar Records’ initial releases will be Jon Caspi & The First Gun’s forthcoming LP Suckers, an anticipated followup to the outfit’s 2011 full-length The Little Ones, and an EP by Macolino’s own X Men titled Kid Blast, which will act the outfit’s first new release in 25 years.
Both of those records will drop on April 27th at Brighton Bar Records’ official launch party which will be held at, you guessed it, The Brighton Bar. A limited edition 7″ split between Caspi and company and X Men will also be unveiled at the showcase. Find more information and RSVP to the free, all-ages, event here. Special guests and big surprises have been hinted at…so don’t miss it.
Though the official Brighton Bar Records bill of works to come has not yet been released, the label is planning to have a compilation ready for the fall which already has such lauded Punk purveyors as Captain Sensible (The Damned), The Angry Samoans, and Anti-Nowhere League signed on to take part.
Stay tuned for more on Brighton Bar Records.