APB at the Wellmont, Come Fall In Love

APB is gearing up for a rocking night at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J., alongside opening bands the Porchistas, the Defending Champions and Reno's Men.

APB and their opening bands are sure to bring something new to the Wellmont.

Two years ago, the famous Red Hot Chili Peppers Band made it into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Their punk-rock style is so unique that it is almost impossible to not pay attention to their music. One of the bands that has been influenced by their music happens to be a Scottish post-punk band called APB, who are set on performing at the Wellmont Theater on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. If you love the sound of the RHCP, you will sure fall in love with the original sound of this 1980s band.

Don’t let the style of music scare you away if you are not familiar with APB. Before you make assumptions, take a listen to “Something to Believe In” or “Summer Love.” For music that was from the ‘80s decade, APB is quite catchy and are short enough to keep your interest.

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All seven APB band members work together to produce the funk sound they make. As a result, they came out with one of their booming first singles, “Shoot You Down,” in 1981. Copies were sent to New York City, which helped them gain popularity. Soon, the song was playing in the city’s underground dance clubs. Throughout their whole career, they have acquired eight singles.

What separates APB from many other bands is the fact that before 2006, it was very difficult to obtain copies of their albums. Most of them were only available in the United States, leaving other territories without a way to receive them. When their record company, Link Records, went out of business, there really was no way of creating more CDs for the public. Thanks to Young American Recordings, fans can now purchase a studio and live version of their album, “Something to Believe In,” as of 2006. This just gives you more of a reason to attend this event.

APB also has made two fairly recent radio show performances on the Evan “Funk” Davies Show Live at WFMU on Dec. 12, 2006 and Aug. 17, 2011. The recorded shows are available at freemusicarchive.org for a quick listen.

Tickets can be purchased online at Live Nation, which can be easily accessed through the Wellmont Theater website. Tickets are $19, which includes the $4 fee. The maximum number of tickets that can be bought at once is eight tickets. Doors open at 4:00 p.m., so make sure you get to the theater on time. Parking is limited, and the lot fills up fast.

Other rock band appearances that will take the stage with APB are Reno’s Men, The Porchistas and The Defending Champions. Whether you are fans or rookies, there will be a lot to see and take in next Sunday night, so be sure to purchase your tickets now and prepare for your ears to be rocked by the different rock styles of these bands.

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