Acoustic Show at OQ Coffee

Nelson outside of OQ Coffee
Nelson outside of OQ Coffee

Wrong Side of Dawn will be playing a free acoustic show at OQ Coffee in Highland Park on Friday July 3rd, 7-9pm. Come join us and support sustainable coffee, local business, and live music! There are board games, paintings by local artists on the walls, and chairs with umbrellas on the sidewalk so you can enjoy the lovely weather outside. We’ll be selling our t-shirts and CDs, so if you’ve been dying to wear a WSD logo on your chest, now’s the time to try it on 🙂 Who could turn down two hours of our groovy tunes? Only the ungroovy, and you don’t want to be ungroovy, do you?  You can RSVP at the Facebook event if you like.

at the Saint, tonight!

After our first much-anticipated show at the Saint was cancelled due to snow, we finally have another gig there. However, the show is TONIGHT! TONIGHT! TONIGHT!  That’s right, music starts at 7:30, we’re on at 8:45.  Tickets are $10. 18 and older. 601 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.

By the way, Nelson and I were thinking of visiting the recently opened Silverball Museum afterwards, which offers all-you-can-play pinball on a bunch of historic machines for a flat fee.  In fact, to get pumped up for this, we might even include an appropriately-themed cover in our set.Brian sitting outside The Saint

CD release show Weds March 17 at the Whiskey Bar in Hoboken

Inside The Whiskey Bar, Hoboken

There have been some delays, but Wrong Side of Dawn’s full-length album “Stay Awake” will finally be on sale for the first time on St. Patrick’s Day (Wednesday, March 17th) at the Whiskey Bar in Hoboken.

The Bad Side of Down. That's right, these feathers just don't give a fuck.
The Bad Side of Down. That's right, these feathers just don't give a fuck.

Music should start at 9pm; our set should start at 10pm and last for 45 minutes. Cover is $5. Must be 21 to enter. Don’t believe the Whiskey Bar’s online calendar (, which currently lists “Bad Side of Down,” our evil twins in an alternate reality, as performing at 10:00. We’re scheduled for that spot. And if we really were a bad side of down, they wouldn’t have booked us.

Come out to grab a pint or two or twelve for St. Paddy’s Day, hear original music, and be one of the first to own the next big album of the millennium! Our consolations to those who will be unable to make it because they are not in the same hemisphere as Hoboken or are under 21. But even if you aren’t in New Jersey/New York, you can still be a part of the event in your own lame little way. As of our set, our album will be available to the world online! Be sure to check back for details when the date gets closer.

But wait, there’s more! Kickin’ the Mustard, featuring Brian’s fellow North Brunswick legends James Hsu, Wayne Karolevich, Megan Algeo, Matt Astel, and Noah Gordon, will be on right after WSoD. This guarantees that the music will never stop! Or maybe it will stop at midnight, as scheduled. Maybe somebody claiming to be “Bad Side of Down” will show up, and a good old Irish bar brawl will ensue. In any case, you don’t want to miss it.

(Did anyone else giggle at the phrase “unable to make it”? I did, just a little.)

Line-up for this show:
Nelson Pavlosky – Rhythm guitar, vocals
Brian Rose – Lead guitar, vocals
Andres Gonzalez – Bass guitar
Eric Serviss – Drums
Steven Stratvert – Piano
Katie Richards – Backing vocals, percussion

RSVP at the Facebook event ^_^

Tonight’s show is canceled

The venue owner just called me to cancel tonight’s gig, because some of the other bands backed out and he didn’t think he’d have enough people to fill the venue. So I am sorry to say that tonight’s show will not be happening. My apologies to our fans and friends around Asbury Park.

The venue owner intends to reschedule the show, so we expect to play a show at The Saint soon!

Pre-release show this Friday at The Saint in Asbury Park

Brian sitting outside The Saint
Tomorrow, Friday February 25, 2010, Wrong Side of Dawn will be playing a pre-release show at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ! Our set will begin around 9:15pm, but the music should begin around 8pm, so come and support the other bands too, including Betrayall, Father Divine, The Shock Trials, and Scantily Clad. Tickets are $10 at the door, or $12.55 if you buy tickets online due to “convenience fees.” Sorry, we didn’t make that stupid pricing decision 😉 Anyone 18 years or older can attend, so bring your college friends 🙂 RSVP to the Facebook event if you’re a Facebook-y person.

We are aware that there will be some snow the day of our gig (although it should be dying down by the afternoon), so to entice you to come we will give you this exclusive offer: we will give our new CD to anyone at the show at whatever price they desire! Yes, tonight only at the Saint our CD will be pay-what-you-want 😀 I will also be giving out free hugs or high fives to anyone who needs one.

Oh god, I’ve used up my exclamation point and smilie quota for the day, I have to stop writing now! Hope to see you at our show 😉
The view from the stage

We are alive and well

Several days ago, while our web site was down and we were in the process of moving to a new web host, an ancient blog post was somehow re-posted to our Facebook page, claiming that we were on “indefinite hiatus.” This is definitely not the case, Wrong Side of Dawn has never been more active. In fact, we have booked a show at the Whiskey Bar in Hoboken on March 17 at 10pm. We’ll remind you plenty about that show in the weeks to come, and about other shows and events as we confirm them 🙂 Do not worry, Wrong Side of Dawn will continue to make great music for you for the foreseeable future.

See us live on Dec 29 at the Lickety Split

On Tuesday, December 29, 2009, Wrong Side of Dawn will be playing its first live show in over three years! We will be the featured artist at an open mike at acoustic venue The Lickety Split in Philadelphia, located at the corner of South St. and 4th St. (401 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147). The musicians actually start playing at the open mike around 9pm, and we’ll probably be playing sometime between 9 and 11, we’ll post an update if we find out our exact set time. We’ll be displaying our softer side, so perhaps you’ll be able to hear all of the nuances to our music that you might miss when we annihilate your eardrums at our louder concerts 😉 Please join us! There’s no cover charge, just awesomeness. (This is a 21+ venue, our apologies to our younger fans.)