The Dream Syndicate and Richard Lloyd will be among the performers at the Spring edition of the biannual Hoboken Arts and Music Festival. The all-day event takes place May 6, and returns to its traditional downtown location: Washington Street between the Observer Highway and Seventh Street. The Spring and Fall 2017 festivals moved uptown because of construction.
Known for its dark songs and explosive concert appearances, The Dream Syndicate was a leading alternative-rock band of the ’80s, but broke up in 1989, after which frontman Steve Wynn became a solo artist and a member of groups such as The Baseball Project and Gutterball. Since 2012, the band has been intermittently active once again, with Wynn joined by original drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton and guitarist Jason Victor.
Lloyd is best known as a member of the groundbreaking ’70s band Television, though he has also been a solo artist and worked with Matthew Sweet, Rocket From the Tombs, John Doe and many others
The festival’s complete lineup has not been announced yet, but other artists will include Long Neck, the Jaime Rose Band and Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns.
As usual artists will set up booths on Washington streets, and there will be food vendors, a children’s stage and more. For information and updates, visit hobokennj.gov.