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CK5Trenton, NJ’s The Cryptkeeper Five (sometimes referred to as CK5) and Brooklyn, NY’s Stringer will be touring together from November 15-November 23rd. See dates below.

The Cryptkeeper Five are a punk rock band formed in Trenton, New Jersey in 1997. They draw influence from artists such as The Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, U2, The Arcade Fire and have been compared to Against Me!, The Misfits, The Gaslight Anthem and The Menzingers.

Recently signed with Richmond, VA label Say-10 Records, the band will be re-releasing their newest record ‘The Stronghold,’ with a bonus cover of Arcade Fire’s “Wake Up”, exclusively on vinyl.

An alternate master of the track “1000 Keys,” done by Roger Lima (bassist of Less Than Jake) at his Moathouse Recording Studio, is also available as a Spotify exclusive.

Having toured the US and Canada for several years, in 2016, they started touring internationally, traveling to Germany, London, Liverpool and Belfast.

As one of the resident “house bands” at the beloved– recently closed– NYC underground venue Shea Stadium, Stringer (known in a previous incarnation as Heeney) has been active in the Brooklyn DIY scene for several years (most recently featured in the Rolling Stone doc ‘DIY in NYC’). Over the years, the band has played shows with the likes of Titus Andronicus, So-So Glos, Porches, Speedy Ortiz, Slothrust and SWMRS to name a few.

Max Kagan & Mark Fletcher, both native New Yorkers, met on 12/12/12 during a 24-hour long noise show at their beloved hometown venue/clubhouse Shea Stadium. After joining forces with powerhouse drummer Johnny Spencer, the three have been making music under various names ever since. The most refined & fully-formed version of that collaboration can be found in the form of Stringer, who, with the addition of Riley Zimmer (bass), have been a band since late 2015. Stringer likes eating ethnic food & drinking at old man bars that open at 8am.

The band’s latest album ‘My Bad’ is out now on Wiretap Records.

CK5/Stringer Tour:

11/15: The Metropolitan | Annapolis, MD

11/16: Wonderland | Richmond, VA

11/17: Studio Brew | Bristol, TN

11/19: The Southgate House Revival | Newport, KY

11/20: Slash Run | Washington, DC

11/21: Tusk | Philadelphia, PA

11/23: Millhill Basement | Trenton, NJ

12/02: Dingbatz | Clifton, NJ (CK5 only)

12/21: Millhill Basement | Trenton, NJ (CK5 only)






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