Updated 8/09/06

August 12, 2006 - 8:30 PM - Strangers and Fakers. Fender sends Stranger's Vibe to Luna to join local favorites, The Fakers, for a great night of music.

The Fakers

The eclectic folk rock foursome that is Stranger's Vibe assembled in Philadelphia in the fall of 2004 when TJ Board (guitar, vocals) and Richie Lopatin (guitar,vocals) found each other through the marvels of modern internet technology, and began a zealous collaboration...working at a feverish pace to share old material, write new material, and complete the band. Tim Biermaas (percussion) and Ethan Gray (bass) had already forged a tight musical relationship while playing in another Philadelphia area band. The two have laid down a rhythm section together for almost three years, and their mutual affinity for the low end is apparent in the pulse they create together. These virtual strangers have come together, embarked on a songwriting journey, and forged a musical relationship that has allowed them to showcase their individual talents while creating an original, collective sound.

Former members of North Jersey rock bands Joyseed, Giganticor, and Swamee Parade have joined forces to become The Fakers, adding a fresh new breath of life into the classic rock genre, with a hint of country thrown in for good measure. The Fakers features Brian Bilby on guitar and vocals, drummer John Deventer, Leo McClusky on guitar and vocals, and Ron Strebel, bass and vocals.

Each show is hosted by our official DCT emcee, WDHA-FM's Jeff Charone. The Luna Stage crew created a top-notch stage and lighting design, while DCT sponsor QSC has provided a state-of-the-art sound system. Don't miss a show! But if you do, you can catch it soon at!

Next Week:

August 19th - The DCT Wrap Party. Hawaiian artist Donavan Chapman, Laura Dodd and Friday's Child will play, plus sneak-preview videos from all of our artists will be featured on a giant screen.

Folks who plan on attending the 19th should call for tickets now, or email the box office at

The Luna Stage is located at:
695 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
Telephone: 973-744-3309
Fax: 973-509.2388
Box Office :

Doors open at 8:30 PM for all shows. Tickets are $10.00. All shows will be video/audio recorded for internet download & podcasting.

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Thanks everyone for your support!

For more information, go to

Click the image to view the first sample videos of
each artist for the past few shows of The Digital Cafe Tour's
Summer 2006 Live Concert Series:

Produced by Brian Jude and Tom Walker. Directed by Brian Jude. Edited by Steve Maio.
Director of Photography, Bill Scalzitti. Photography by Kevin Jahoda.


On Saturday, June 17, 2006, Friday's Child launched the Digital Café Tour's Summer 2006 Live Concert Series at Luna Stage in Montclair with a rare blend of old favorites and first-time performances of new material. Saturday, June 24th was Indie Women Rising, featuring rising Country Blues Pop star, Laura Dodd, and hauntingly confessional singer/songwriter, Carrie Engdahl. Jersey Rocked on July 8 with home-grown rockers The Dark Marbles and a surprise command performance by Friday's Child. July 15th was Indie Women Rising II with Montclair local folk rock hero, Susan Chamberlain and New York's own piano-wielding songstress, Clare Cooper. July 22 was Jazz Night, featuring the critically acclaimed quintet The Mark Tonelli Group and Brazilian jazz artist Monika Oliveira with Portinho Trio. July 29th was Classical Chamber Music Night featuring The New Jersey Saxophone Ensemble. Who'da thunk that Funk & Punk would be such a slam dunk on August 5th with Nashville's southern-fried funk-fest Secret Gossip and local favorites The Audibles!


Thanks to John C. Havens of for posting about us in his blog. Look for more news, interviews, and other fascinating DCT info from John soon!

Thanks to Frank Edward Nora for plugging the Digital Cafe Tour on his daily podcast, The Overnightscape! Click here to give it a listen!

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