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The Hold-Up / Press

"There’s something about a hold-up that screams rock ‘n roll.”

“The Hold-Up have become one of my favorite Delaware bands, not least of all because they work zombies into their songs a lot. And, you know, Delaware and zombies go together — Slaughter Beach was practically a character in “Survival of the Dead.” It wasn’t actually filmed there, but we’ll take what we can get. When I first heard “Hallowed Ground,” with its “RISE UP!” chorus, my mind filled with images of the undead — and I was pleased to later learn that not only was that an accurate interpretation, but they’d also made a Romero-esque video for it. ”

“The evening started with one of my local favorites, The Hold Up, in full "Fight Club" ensemble, doing their old school rock 'n roll flavored tracks like "On Hallowed Ground" and "Zombies Ate My Neighbors."”

“Wilmington, Del. — Cinema Jams will bring film and rock music together, as five local bands duke it out to see who the Delaware rock king is. But there’s a catch, each band’s set must accompany a familiar film playing simultaneously.”

“While zombie popularity is at an all-time high and vampires are essentially and afterthought – except if you’re a fan of the “Twilight” series – The Hold-Up will remind Rock Circus patrons that vampires need a little love, too. The band will perform “Vampire Blues,” a song about despair told “from a vampire’s perspective,” said guitarist Devin Zito of Wilmington. The Hold-Up, which draws influence from ‘50s and ‘60s rock-n-roll, blues and punk music, will also perform their song “Sharon Stone,” loosely based on the actress’ film “Basic Instinct.” “We bring a lot of energy and classic rock appeal that not, too, many bands are doing right now,” said Hold-Up front man Jason Webb of Wilmington. “Our music is like Johnny Cash meets the Ramones, with a little splash surf rock.””

"Great live show from a group of very talented musicians. A mix of Rock and Blues performed with the sensibility and energy of Punk" Commenting on 6 Great Local Bands.