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Pencey Prep
PENCEY PREP was an American rock band from Belleville, New Jersey . CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 After Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
* 3 Band members * 4 Discography * 5 References * 5.1 Citations * 5.2 Sources * 5.3 Online sources * 6 External links BACKGROUNDSeveral of the Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
members came from local punk bands, Frank Iero from Sector 12 and Neil Sabatino from Stick Figure Suicide. While a student at Rutgers University
Rutgers University
, Iero was guitarist and lead vocalist for Prencey Prep. Between 2000 and 2001, Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
signed with Eyeball Records . Like their label-mates Thursday , Pencey Prep was considered part of New Jersey's growing post-hardcore and punk scene. They performed across the United States alongside Atom it was later re-released under Eyeball Records in 2004
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Wayne, New Jersey
WAYNE is a township in Passaic County , New Jersey , United States less than 20 miles (32 km) from Midtown Manhattan . As of the 2010 United States Census , the township had a total population of 54,717, reflecting an increase of 648 (+1.2%) from the 54,069 counted in the 2000 Census , which had in turn increased by 7,044 (+15.0%) from the 47,025 counted in the 1990 Census . Wayne was formed as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 12, 1847, from portions of Manchester Township . Totowa was formed from portions of Wayne and Manchester Township on March 15, 1898. The township is home to Willowbrook Mall , Wayne Towne Center , High Mountain Park Preserve and William Paterson University
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Belleville, New Jersey
BELLEVILLE (French : "Belle ville" meaning "Beautiful city / town" ) is a township in Essex County , New Jersey
New Jersey
, United States. As of the 2010 United States
United States
Census , the township's population was 35,926, reflecting a decline of 2 (0.0%) from the 35,928 counted in the 2000 Census , which had in turn increased by 1,715 (+5.0%) from the 34,213 counted in the 1990 Census
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Emo
EMO /ˈiːmoʊ/ is a loosely categorized rock music genre characterized by expressive, often confessional, lyrics. It emerged as a style of post-hardcore from the mid-1980s hardcore punk movement of Washington, D.C., where it was known as EMOTIONAL HARDCORE or EMOCORE and pioneered by bands such as Rites of Spring and Embrace . However, as emo was echoed by contemporary American punk rock bands, its sound and meaning shifted and changed and it was reinvented as a style of indie rock and pop punk encapsulated in the early 1990s by bands such as Jawbreaker and Sunny Day Real Estate
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Punk Rock
PUNK ROCK (or simply "PUNK") is a rock music genre that developed in the early to mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Rooted in 1960s garage rock and other forms of what is now known as "proto-punk " music, punk rock bands rejected perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Punk
Punk
bands typically produced short or fast-paced songs, with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk
Punk
embraces a DIY ethic ; many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through informal channels. The term "punk" was first used in relation to rock music by some American critics in the early 1970s, to describe garage bands and their devotees
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Post-hardcore
POST-HARDCORE is a punk rock music genre that maintains the aggression and intensity of hardcore punk but emphasizes a greater degree of creative expression initially inspired by post-punk and noise rock . Like post-punk, the term has been applied to a broad constellation of groups. The genre took shape in the mid to late 1980s with releases by bands from cities that had established hardcore scenes, such as Fugazi
Fugazi
from Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
as well as groups such as Big Black
Big Black
and Jawbox that stuck closer to post-hardcore's noise rock roots. CONTENTS * 1 Characteristics * 2 History * 2.1 Origins * 2.1.1 The Washington D.C
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Eyeball Records
EYEBALL RECORDS was an independent record label based in Northern New Jersey , formed in 1995 by Alex Saavedra. It released albums by artists such as Thursday , My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance
, and Murder by Death , focusing on indie /alternative rock and punk rock (particularly post-hardcore and pop punk ). It had an imprint label named Astro Magnetics , which was owned by Eyeball manager Marc Debiak, Alex Saavedra and Thursday's Geoff Rickly . Eyeball Records shut down in 2012 On April 17, 2007, the music sharing blog Kinixtion was shut down after being sent a letter by Eyeball Records. The webmaster deleted the blog and sent an apologetic letter to the label. Eyeball Records also sent a letter to many peer labels in an effort to curtail copyright infringement of music. Eyeball Alliance was a team of fans who supported and promoted the label through online marketing. The company closed in 2012
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My Chemical Romance
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE (often abbreviated as MCR) was an American rock band from Newark, New Jersey , active from 2001 to 2013. The band's best-known lineup consisted of lead vocalist Gerard Way , guitarists Ray Toro and Frank Iero , bassist Mikey Way and drummer Bob Bryar . Founded by Gerard, Mikey, Toro, Matt Pelissier, and later joined by Iero, the band signed to Eyeball Records and released their debut album I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love in 2002. They signed with Reprise Records the next year and released their major label debut Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge in 2004. Shortly after the album's release, Pelissier was replaced by Bob Bryar. A commercial success, the album was awarded platinum status over a year later
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Leathermouth
LEATHERMOUTH (often typeset as LEATHERMØUTH ) was an American hardcore punk band led by Frank Iero
Frank Iero
. The band formed in 2007, and in January 2009 released their first album XO . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Band members * 2.1 Timeline * 3 Discography * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY Leathermouth
Leathermouth
was formed in 2007 by some friends of My Chemical Romance 's rhythm guitarist Frank Iero
Frank Iero
. Iero had heard a few demo tracks from the band, and wanted to sign the band to his own independent label, Skeleton Crew. It was not until the previous lead singer had failed to write any lyrics that Iero became a member
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Fairmont (band)
FAIRMONT is an American indie rock band based in northern New Jersey . The band is fronted by longtime indie/punk music veteran Neil Sabatino . They have done several US tours and released nine full-length albums as well as six EPs. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Early years * 1.2 Recent work * 1.3 Other work * 2 Discography * 2.1 Full-length albums * 2.2 Extended plays * 2.3 Compilations * 2.4 Appears On * 3 References * 3.1 Citations * 3.2 Online sources * 4 External links HISTORYEARLY YEARSAfter leaving Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
, Sabatino signed with Reinforcement Records in 2001 under the moniker Fairmont, initially an acoustic project he compared to Dashboard Confessional . The debut sixteen track album Pretending Greatness Is Awaiting was released on 3 December 2001. Work on the second album Anomie was delayed in March 2003 as three of the members quit the night before recording began
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Frank Iero
FRANK ANTHONY IERO, JR. (born October 31, 1981) is an American musician who was the rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist of the rock band My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance
and post-hardcore band Leathermouth . He has a solo punk rock project titled FRANK IERO AND THE PATIENCE. He released an album under the previous moniker FRNKIERO ANDTHE CELLABRATION titled Stomachaches that was released on August 26, 2014. The first single off the album, called "Weighted", premiered on BBC Radio One on July 8, 2014. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Music career * 2.1 Early bands and Pency Prep (1998–2002) * 2.2 My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance
(2002–2013) * 2.3 LeATHERMØUTH, solo and side projects (2007–present) * 3 Equipment * 4 Personal life and political views * 5 Discography * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFEHe was born in Belleville, New Jersey
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Neil Sabatino
NEIL SABATINO is an American musician. He is lead singer of Fairmont and the founder of Mint 400 Records . He was also the lead guitarist for Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
. CONTENTS * 1 Early work * 2 Fairmont * 2.1 Other work * 3 Mint 400 Records * 4 Discography * 4.1 Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
* 4.2 Fairmont * 4.3 Other work * 4.4 Producer * 5 References * 5.1 Citations * 5.2 Online sources * 6 External links EARLY WORKIn the late nineties Sabatino played in the punk band Stick Figure Suicide. By 2000 he joined as lead guitarist for Pencey Prep
Pencey Prep
, a post-hardcore and punk band fronted by My Chemical Romance
My Chemical Romance
guitarist Frank Iero
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Shaun Simon
SHAUN SIMON is an American comics writer. He wrote The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys with Gerard Way
Gerard Way
for Dark Horse Comics
Comics
as well as writing Neverboy, also for Dark Horse. CAREER Shaun Simon is the former keyboardist for the New Jersey band Pencey Prep , which he founded with Frank Iero
Frank Iero
and John McGuire. Following the band's break-up in 2002, he accompanied Way's band My Chemical Romance on tour. It was while on tour that many of the ideas for Killjoys comic book took shape. At the 2012 New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con
, it was announced that a first look at the series would be released on 2013's Free Comic Book Day . The series will be drawn by artist Becky Cloonan and edited by Sierra Hahn
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Emo Music
EMO /ˈiːmoʊ/ is a genre of rock music characterized by an emphasis on emotional expression, sometimes through confessional lyrics. It emerged as a style of post-hardcore from the mid-1980s hardcore punk movement of Washington, D.C. , where it was known as EMOTIONAL HARDCORE or EMOCORE and pioneered by Washington, D.C. hardcore bands such as Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring
and Embrace . However, as the genre was taken up by a new generation of musicians in the early 1990s, its sound and meaning shifted and changed and it was reinvented as a style of indie rock and pop punk by bands such as Jawbreaker , Sunny Day Real Estate
Sunny Day Real Estate
, Weezer , and Jimmy Eat World
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Rutgers University
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (/ˈrʌtɡərz/ ), commonly referred to as RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, RUTGERS, or RU, is an American public research university and the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey . Rutgers was chartered as QUEEN\'S COLLEGE on November 10, 1766. It is the eighth-oldest college in the United States and one of the nine colonial colleges chartered before the American Revolution . The college was renamed RUTGERS COLLEGE in 1825 in honor of Colonel Henry Rutgers (1745–1830), a New York City landowner, philanthropist and former military officer, whose $5,000 bond donation to the school allowed it to reopen after years of financial difficulty. For most of its existence, Rutgers was a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church
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Thursday (band)
THURSDAY is an American post-hardcore band, formed in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1997. The band consists of Geoff Rickly (lead vocals), Tom Keeley (lead guitar, backing vocals), Steve Pedulla (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Tim Payne (bass guitar), Andrew Everding (keyboards, backing vocals), and Tucker Rule (drums). Thursday released their debut album, Waiting , in late 1999 with original guitarist Bill Henderson, who left the band in 2000 and was replaced by Steve Pedulla
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