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May042010

Ace Enders @ Ramapo College 4.30.10

Ace Enders (photos by Brian C. Reilly)

Ace Enders solo live in NJ

River City Extension

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By John Fraze

Ace Enders showed up at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Friday April 30th to play a show supporting his solo project I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business. I Can Make A Mess released The World We Know on March 23rd. Ace hung out in the WRPR Ramapo Radio studio for a bit before the show and told us about his 1949 Kay acoustic guitar, his studio’s destruction due to rain and his top musical influences: Pearl Jam’s Single Video Theory documentary, Back to the Future and The Matrix Trilogy. Ace took the stage a little after 10pm, Telecaster in hand and loop station at foot. He got down dirty with tunes from both of his solo projects, I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business and Ace Ender’s and a Million Different People and even threw in some stuff from his band The Early November. Ace made brilliant use of his loop station and guitar, showing the small but dedicated crowd that he could in fact make a mess like nobody’s business all by himself.

Opening bands can be a coin toss, but before Ace, River City Extension took the stage; all eight of them. Sporting instruments like the French horn, trumpet, cello, banjo, and all of your standard rock band axes, keys, and skins these guys (and girls!) shook Ramapo up. The indie, country, bluegrass and what-have-you conglomeration that is River City Extension is sporting the release of their CD The Unmistakable Man on May 7th at the Asbury Lanes.

Reader Comments (4)

ace MEHders

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdude

love ace, but not going to lie I'd love to see a ten reunion already

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

I'd like to see him with a full band, but yeah this looked like it must have been a snooze fest.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterViv

River City Extension is sweet.

May 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDj Mo Bills
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