Walter Etc., Teenage Halloween, Hoity-Toity + Cowboy Boy [Upstairs, $15]

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03/25/2022 7:00 pm - 03/26/2022 2:00 am

Broom Closet Records & In Your Pocket present...

Walter Etc. and Teenage Halloween with support from Hoity-Toity and Cowboy Boy.


Walter Etc. is the brainchild of Dustin Cole Hayes, who has been creating music (originally as ), writings, videos, and art between Southern California and Portland, OR for over a decade. He co-runs the label and art collective Making New Enemies with , and has worked alongside  and Ian Farmer ( / ) in the studio. Walter's newest album "There There" (self-released via Making New Enemies, May 7th 2021) showcases the band's return to a home-recorded and self-produced approach. With a revolving door of band members and a foray into different genres, it is Hayes' gift for lyricism and DIY ethos that holds all of his projects together in one cohesive canon.--------

Since their start in 2014, power pop group Teenage Halloween have nurtured DIY roots in the New Jersey punk scene. Teenage Halloween was founded by Asbury Park locals Luk Henderiks(lead vocals/guitar) and Brandon Hakim(sax) and had operated on a rotating cast of members. Over the past few years a solid lineup was established including Eli Frank(lead guitar), Jane Lai(keyboard), Tricia Marshall(bass/backing vocals), and Peter Gargano(drums).  Their 2020 debut self-titled album Teenage Halloween was recorded by Evan Bernard at Big Mamas Recording Studio in Philadelphia, PA and released by NJ based label Don Giovanni.