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The Grip Weeds

Rank #18 US Highland Park, NJ Rock / Psychedelic / Power Pop


  • Kurt Reil Drums
  • Rick Reil Electric Guitar
  • Kristin Pinell Electric Guitar
  • Dave DeSantis Bass
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Sounds Like: The Who, The Beatles, Oasis, Fleet Foxes, Buffalo Springfield

Label: Rainbow Quartz, Wicked Cool

Manager: Eli Ransford

Bio: A powerhouse pop-psyche band extraordinaire who write insanely gripping melodic nuggets- a gorgeous alchemy of the 60's and 70's brought into the 21st century, with ripping guitars, explosive drumming and golden harmonies. More info and their complete catalog at www.gripweeds.com!

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"A fascinating series of dusty gems culled from the trippy center of their minds."
— John Pfeiffer, Aquarian Weekly
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  • 2014

    May 17

    Long Branch, NJ, US | 8:00pm

    Long Branch, NJ, US
    Sat May 17 8:00pm
  • 2014

    Apr 12

    Rockville Centre, NY, US | 7:30pm
    Odd Fellows Hall
    Rockville Centre, NY, US
    Sat Apr 12 7:30pm


    Benefit Show for The Rockville Centre Odd Fellows Lodge- Grip Weeds perform a full show at 8:30 pm.

  • 2014

    Mar 1

    Bordentown, NJ, US | 7:30pm

    Bordentown, NJ, US
    Sat Mar 01 7:30pm


    "Acoustic" show- Grip Weeds opening for Robyn Hitchcock.

  • 2013

    Nov 2

    Bordentown, NJ, US | 7:30pm

    Bordentown, NJ, US
    Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:30pm


    We’re celebrating the release of Inner Grooves with two full sets, and the CD will be available at this show for the first time anywhere! Fans know that this is a special venue for The Grip Weeds, as it’s where Speed Of Live was recorded, so you know this one is not to be missed. This could be the last show of the year, so come on out and get your Grip Weed Groove on!

  • 2013

    Oct 5

    Center Valley, PA, US | 10:00pm
    Upper Saucon Social Quarters
    Center Valley, PA, US
    Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:00pm


    A benefit for research on fighting Huntington's disease in honor of late Creatures of the Golden Dawn pointman Mark Smith. Headlining will be THE GRIP WEEDS with a full set at 10pm. This will be the same weekend as the Allentown Record Convention Admission will be on a sliding scale of $10-$15-$20 Doors @6pm Cash bar Food will be available for purchase until 9pm There will be a silent auction taking place. Please get in touch if you wish to donate for the auction. Musically and culturally-related items only please.

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  • Scott Alan (Artist) Scott Alan
    great songs! I was a fan back when you were on WHTG 106.3! and Im still a fan now! Rock ON! -Scott
  • Kindred Spirit (Artist) Kindred Spirit
    Back for another listen!
  • Kindred Spirit (Artist) Kindred Spirit
    A few bars into Speed of Life and I became a fan! Fantastic work guys!
  • Mike Glendinning (Artist) Mike Glendinning
    The into to Speed of life is killer. The vibe to the song is cool.
  • Sammy Flow (Artist) Sammy Flow
    Great sound man
  • Chemical Gunns (Artist) Chemical Gunns
    Cool tunes from New Jersey! Rock on! Our singer is a Jersey native.
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