‘Rent Party,’ The Cucumbers

Rent Party

An advertisement for a 2014 Rent Party concert, featuring James Maddock.

Since 2009, a concert series known as Rent Party has been raising money for hunger charities with shows in South Orange and Maplewood. It also has its own theme song, written by Deena ¬†and Jon Fried of the Cucumbers¬†‚ÄĒ a band that was part of the indie-rock explosion in Hoboken in the ’80s and ’90s¬†‚ÄĒ and series organizer Chris Dickson.

“Rent Party” the song is, appropriately enough, a party song.¬†Below is the Cucumbers’ upbeat, feel-good studio recording of it, featuring mentions of¬†some of the other Rent Party performers (including the Swales and the Thousand Pities) and volunteers. The footage comes from a variety of¬†Rent Party events.

For information, visit rentpartylive.com.

New Jersey celebrated¬†its 350th birthday in 2014. And in the 350 Jersey Songs series, we marked¬†the occasion by posting 350 songs ‚ÄĒ one a day, from September 2014 to September 2015 ‚ÄĒ that have something to do with the state, its musical history, or both. To see the entire list, click¬†here.

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