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THE OCEAN BLUE with special guests Riverside USA

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THE OCEAN BLUE with special guests Riverside USA・Friday, Oct. 1・Live at The Bell House!・7:30pm Doors・8:30pm Show

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ABOUT THE OCEAN BLUE

The Ocean Blue arrived as the 1980s drew to close, and their debut record on the famed Sire Records label in 1989 seemed to summarize the best of the musical decade. The band of four teenagers from Hershey, Pennsylvania quickly achieved widespread acclaim and radio & MTV airplay, with top 10 Modern Rock/College Radio hits like Between Something and Nothing and Drifting, Falling. They followed their debut release with the subtle and atmospheric Cerulean, which included perhaps their most beloved song, Ballerina Out of Control, and followed that with their highest charting pop album Beneath the Rhythm and Sound and the single Sublime, featuring a video of the band in the sublime landscape of Iceland. The band's fourth record for Mercury/PolyGram, See The Ocean Blue, was a mid-90s departure to a more guitar rock sound of the 60s and 70s but with the band's 80s DNA peeking through. After a busy decade of recording and touring, the band left the majors in the late 90s. Several independent releases and related touring followed in the 2000s, including 2000's Davy Jones Locker and 2004's Waterworks, and some wider international touring. In 2013, after much anticipation, the band released their first full length record in 10 years, Ultramarine, on Korda Records, a Minneapolis-based label cooperative the band helped launch that same year. The record was a welcome return for fans of the band as well as a younger generation of like-minded fans, and garnered widespread praise as one of their very best albums. In 2015, the band worked with Sire and Rhino Records to reissue their first 3 Sire albums on vinyl. The band marked the occasion by performing the first 2 albums in their entirety at limited concerts throughout the U.S. In 2016, the band did a full South American Tour where some of their most passionate fans reside.

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ABOUT RIVERSIDE USA

The ringing guitars and British-styled alternative pop of Riverside echoed the Anglophiliac passions of another Pennsylvania combo, the Ocean Blue. Not surprisingly, Riverside's debut album, One, was produced by former Ocean Blue keyboardist Steve Lau. When One was released on Sire Records in 1992, Riverside was virtually alone in their unyielding devotion to the mid-'80s jangle of the Railway Children and the Smiths. Featuring Keith Kochanowicz (vocals, guitar, organ) and his brother Glenn Kochanowicz (bass, vocals), Kenneth Jackson (guitars), and Geoff Verne (drums), Riverside formed in the wrong decade. The heavy metal thunder of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains had punctured holes in new wave's domination of alternative radio, and Riverside's dreamy melodies were simply too polite to attract attention. The video for "Waterfall" appeared on MTV's 120 Minutes and then swiftly vanished. If the album had been released four years earlier, perhaps it could've found the audience it deserved; however, tastes changed, and One was dead on arrival.

Riverside recorded a second album, Taste, for Sire, but they were dropped by the label before it landed on the shelves. Glenn Kochanowicz (bass, vocals) eventually sold cassette copies of the album through the Internet. Placing Riverside on hiatus, the Kochanowicz brothers formed the group Deluxe.

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This event is mostly standing room and not socially distanced. All attendees must have proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the event. Please download and register with NY’s Excelsior Pass. You must present this at the door to verify your vaccination status. If you are visiting from out of town or can not access the Excelsior Pass app, you must present your vaccination card at check-in. NAME ON VACCINATION CARD MUST MATCH YOUR ID.

Full Vaccination is 14 days after your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or at least 14 days after your single dose of the Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine

All guests are asked to wear masks when not seated . The Bell House will follow all City, and State guidelines to ensure a safe performance for patrons, staff, and artists.

This event will be presented in accordance with applicable public health requirements as of the date of the event; which could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites, procedures, and other protective measures. Any updated protocols will be included in your ticket reminder email closer to the event date

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Brooklyn, NY 11215

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