Bands will rock Wild West City

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:47

STANHOPE — Quimby Mountain Band brings its special brand of rock 'n’ roll to Wild West City on Friday, July 8 at 8:30 p.m. to help benefit a rock 'n’ roll team of another sort, the Skyland Roller Girls. A roller derby team that plays its home games in Hackettstown, Skyland Roller Girls feature women of varying backgrounds, from wives and mothers, to teachers and business professionals, all of whom have a competitive love for the skating game of roller derby. The Skyland Roller Girls are in the midst of their six month season, which includes bouts throughout the Northeast. Opening up for Quimby Mountain Band at Wild West City is folk singer Emily Barnes, and then the band Randy Morning. Playing predominately originals, Quimby Mountain Band’s sound is multi-genre, with pieces of funk, blues, rock, reggae, soul all mixed in. They’ve played at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, Triumph Brewery in New Hope, and at trendy Mexicali Live in Teaneck. Randy Morning, which includes Skyland Roller Girl Rebecca Brendler, mixes covers and originals, utilizing strong harmonies with three of the members taking turns singing separately and together. Members include Ryan Bleck on guitar and vocals, Alan Tepper on bass, Rebecca Brendler on tambourines and vocals and her sister Rachel Brendler on percussions and vocals. Opener Barnes mixes folk/country originals in her play list. Wild West City is located near Routes 206, 46 and 80. Tickets are $10, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Skyland Roller Girls to help defray the costs of equipment and travel. Tickets can be purchased the night of the 18-and-over show at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. For more information visit