Battle of the Bands

Galloway, N.J. -  Stockton`s Performing Arts Center (PAC) in combination with Stockton radio station WLFR 91.7 FM presents the first Battle of the Bands between Creem Circus and The Burdens at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Campus Center Theatre.  This is the first of a series of musical battles that will culminate in a final battle among the finalists in 2022.

Creem Circus is from Philadelphia, PA and is named after their two favorite 70's rock magazines. Hear them and you will hear original tunes with riffs and choruses that rocket you back to 1974. See them and you will be blinded by the sequins glued to the sides of their homemade platform shoes and glitter bug-eyed glasses. Meet them and you will feel the inexplicable urge to run away with the Circus! The Creem Circus!!

The Burdens is a punk rock band from the Jersey shore consisting of Lead Singer/Guitarist Johnny “Spanky” Burden, Drummer Rob Albert, Bassist Jay Ramirez and Guitarist Bill Ridenour. The Burdens were founded by Singer/Guitarist and main songwriter Johnny Burden in 2017, rising from the Ashes of Atlantic City Ska Punk Band No Comply. In 2020 The Burdens released their Debut EP “Greetings from The Burdens' ' recorded By Pete Steinkopf of the Bouncing Souls. In January 2021 two members of the Burdens were involved in a Fiery car crash in which Guitar player Bill saved Johnny’s life. Now after recent line-up changes the Burdens are back with a vengeance!

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