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“Crave 4 Indie” At Crave 43 Marks The Rise of The Hudson County Music Scene



The local music scene in Hudson County is slowly picking up its feet and one of the most recent shows, “Crave 4 Indie” at Crave 43, is the living proof. Hosted by Miracle Mile Venues and Sebastian Suazo, the lineup featured local bands Starberries (West New York) and Cold Court (Weehawken) joined by Maple Ave and Soul Vacancy, fellow musicians Hackensack and Passaic County, respectively. 

A blend of indie, punk, emo, and noise filled the room that night. The floor tiles came off, people crowd surfed, and moshed like no tomorrow! Soul Vacancy brought some hats that ended up being thrown and tossed around, which quickly became a crowd favorite.

Crowds try to snatch the infamous squid hat away from each other. Photo by Chelsea Pujols

There was no doubt that the stars of the night were Cold Court. Hailing from Weehawken and with a 14 year old frontman, these guys brought a hectic and dissonant sound similar to that of Death Grips and Black Midi. They ended their set with Just by Radiohead, that was quite fun, considering I had recently revisited that album.

Cold Court performs at Crave 43. Photos by Chelsea Pujols

Maple Ave made their Crave 43 debut at this show, performing their most recently released single Silueta, which you can find on Spotify and Apple music. Member Zak Ishijima performed here with his other band Carte Blanche.

Zak Ishijima returns to Crave 43. Photo by Chelsea Pujols

Returning to Crave 43, the most anticipated band, Starberries, closed the night. (Sidenote: I play with these guys and our drummer Sebastian hosted the show, how crazy is that?) 

Starberries close the show with smiles on their faces. Photo by Chelsea Pujols

To follow and keep up with the bands, you can find them at @coldcourtband, @mapleaveband, @starberries.nj , @soul_vacancy on Instagram.