Brick + Mortar

Thu Nov 18 2021

7:00 PM Doors

House of Independents

572 Cookman Ave Asbury Park, NJ 07712

$15.00

All Ages

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COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. There is an elevated exposure risk in public settings. There is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending an event in our venue will not be exposed to COVID-19.
 
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL
 
Beginning 9/15/2021 all attendees of House of Independents will be required to show evidence of their full vaccination against COVID-19 or produce a negative COVID-19 test performed at a pharmacy or medical facility within 72 hours of door time. Full vaccination is defined as receiving a WHO sanctioned COVID-19 vaccine and having had 14 days pass since receiving the single dose vaccine or the second dose of a two-dose vaccine. Acceptable vaccine documentation includes: physical copy or digital copy of CDC issued COVID-19 vaccination card or state sanctioned phone app (Docket, Excelsior Pass, etc.). Acceptable testing documentation includes: digital or physical copy of Negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of doors that includes full name and medical establishment where the test was taken. All attendees will be required to show a proof of identification that matches the name on their vaccine documentation or negative test. All attendees are encouraged to wear a face mask indoors, per CDC guidance. Please note that individual events may have additional restrictions or requirements as determined by artists or promoter.

Brick + Mortar

  • Brick & Mortar

    Brick & Mortar

    Music

    John Tacon and Brandon Asraf have truly been building a movement. Spreading a message of empathy, positivity, and self motivation… The two artists have been playing gritty, bright yet sinister, witty alternative pop for inspired audiences throughout the country. John Tacon started by playing in a few short lived bands. He suggested his friend, Brandon Asraf, pick up an instrument. He chose the bass guitar and it not only offered distraction, it changed the course of his life. While Tacon’s upbringing was reasonably normal, Asraf, on the other hand grew up "like wolves" amid five siblings in a New Jersey household headed by a conman father. Dad's schemes ultimately tore the family apart. "Mom didn't take everything that happened the best," he says. But you can learn more about that in VICE’s article: “My Buddy’s Dad Was a Blood Diamond Smuggler”. Google it.

    Asraf and Tacon jammed together for many years instrumentally before deciding to try writing songs. Asraf was initially concerned about his voice, but like with everything else, his confidence grew alongside his mastery. After giving their project its name in 2008, they followed in 2010 with Brick + Mortar’s first EP, 7 Years in the Mystic Room. It captured some buzz and, after lots of touring, the Bangs EP followed in 2013. For the past 2 years,Brick + Mortar have been criss-crossing the continent, playing their energetic anthems of empowerment. The band has given the two best friends an outlet to share their beliefs with the masses. Brandon says, “Music gave me a sense of value. I realized I could tell a story and express myself. It's positive. I'm meeting these people in the outside world that are making me feel like I can be the part of something positive on Earth, instead of being destined to this scumbag existence.”


    Coming from the wrong side of the tracks, Asraf knew what Janis Joplin meant about the freedom of having nothing left to lose. "I was just a poor kid growing up. I didn't have an identity. I wasn't really good at anything," says Asraf. "I didn't have a fear of failing or of dying or of any of that, because I figure that was just what was going to happen anyway. Because of my life at the time, I just didn't care." The two have started assembling a following of believers. People who can relate to where they are coming from. If the songs weren’t catchy enough, the authenticity of the artists behind the music is relatable on so many levels.

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Brick + Mortar

Thu Nov 18 2021 7:00 PM Doors

House of Independents Asbury Park NJ
Brick + Mortar

$15.00 All Ages

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER
 
COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. There is an elevated exposure risk in public settings. There is no guarantee, express or implied, that those attending an event in our venue will not be exposed to COVID-19.
 
COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL
 
Beginning 9/15/2021 all attendees of House of Independents will be required to show evidence of their full vaccination against COVID-19 or produce a negative COVID-19 test performed at a pharmacy or medical facility within 72 hours of door time. Full vaccination is defined as receiving a WHO sanctioned COVID-19 vaccine and having had 14 days pass since receiving the single dose vaccine or the second dose of a two-dose vaccine. Acceptable vaccine documentation includes: physical copy or digital copy of CDC issued COVID-19 vaccination card or state sanctioned phone app (Docket, Excelsior Pass, etc.). Acceptable testing documentation includes: digital or physical copy of Negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of doors that includes full name and medical establishment where the test was taken. All attendees will be required to show a proof of identification that matches the name on their vaccine documentation or negative test. All attendees are encouraged to wear a face mask indoors, per CDC guidance. Please note that individual events may have additional restrictions or requirements as determined by artists or promoter.
Brick & Mortar

Brick & Mortar

Music

John Tacon and Brandon Asraf have truly been building a movement. Spreading a message of empathy, positivity, and self motivation… The two artists have been playing gritty, bright yet sinister, witty alternative pop for inspired audiences throughout the country. John Tacon started by playing in a few short lived bands. He suggested his friend, Brandon Asraf, pick up an instrument. He chose the bass guitar and it not only offered distraction, it changed the course of his life. While Tacon’s upbringing was reasonably normal, Asraf, on the other hand grew up "like wolves" amid five siblings in a New Jersey household headed by a conman father. Dad's schemes ultimately tore the family apart. "Mom didn't take everything that happened the best," he says. But you can learn more about that in VICE’s article: “My Buddy’s Dad Was a Blood Diamond Smuggler”. Google it.

Asraf and Tacon jammed together for many years instrumentally before deciding to try writing songs. Asraf was initially concerned about his voice, but like with everything else, his confidence grew alongside his mastery. After giving their project its name in 2008, they followed in 2010 with Brick + Mortar’s first EP, 7 Years in the Mystic Room. It captured some buzz and, after lots of touring, the Bangs EP followed in 2013. For the past 2 years,Brick + Mortar have been criss-crossing the continent, playing their energetic anthems of empowerment. The band has given the two best friends an outlet to share their beliefs with the masses. Brandon says, “Music gave me a sense of value. I realized I could tell a story and express myself. It's positive. I'm meeting these people in the outside world that are making me feel like I can be the part of something positive on Earth, instead of being destined to this scumbag existence.”


Coming from the wrong side of the tracks, Asraf knew what Janis Joplin meant about the freedom of having nothing left to lose. "I was just a poor kid growing up. I didn't have an identity. I wasn't really good at anything," says Asraf. "I didn't have a fear of failing or of dying or of any of that, because I figure that was just what was going to happen anyway. Because of my life at the time, I just didn't care." The two have started assembling a following of believers. People who can relate to where they are coming from. If the songs weren’t catchy enough, the authenticity of the artists behind the music is relatable on so many levels.

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

All Ages
limit 8 per person
General Admission
$15.00

Delivery Method

ticketFast
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

Tickets cannot be refunded on day of show.


Proof of vaccination or a negative test required for entry. See event info for more details.