March 3rd, 2020 6pm Stage 1
A staple of the NJ music scene, C.R. Gennone’s hard-livin' songs frequently haunt the air of punk clubs, DIY spaces and the occasional house party. Resembling a countrified vampire cheating on the evening, his dark glasses are smudged and his stubble is unapologetic. Backed by the powerful Degenerates, with James Abbott on guitar and pedal steel, Harrison Bieth on synth, John Crane on Bass and Evan Luberger on drums, Gennone matches their live intensity offstage with a never-ending flood of inspired albums.
C.R. and the Degenerates are back at it again with Coming of Age, their fifth album in just two years. Calling singer/guitarist C.R. Gennone a prolific songwriter is kind of an understatement at this point but the band he’s built up around him since the project began has grown into the perfect accentuator to his alt-country leanings. Coming of Age is a great entry point to an already storied discography.