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The Smithereens

  • SOPAC 1 SOPAC Way South Orange, NJ, 07079 United States (map)

Best known for writing and playing catchy 1960s-influenced power pop that inspired countless alternative rockers including Kurt Cobain, New Jersey’s own Smithereens gained popularity with 11, the album the spawned the hits “A Girl Like You,” “Blood and Roses,” and “Blue Period.” 2011, The Smithereens most recent album of new material was produced by Don Dixon (who helmed “Especially For You,” the group’s breakout debut). The album 2011 features 13 tracks and finds the seminal New Jersey rockers picking up right where they left off: with irresistibly catchy hooks and rapturously fuzzed-out guitars.