Alternative Music Series begins with Van Atta High at the Black Box Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts September 24

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Image: All Night Dynamite

All Night Dynamite

On Thursday, Sept. 24, Van Atta High (VAH) appears as the first band in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts' new "Alternative Music Series" (AMS) at the Black Box (Wien Experimental) Theatre at Fairfield University at 8 p.m. Opening for the band are two local groups, All Night Dynamite and Two O'Clock Courage. Tickets for Fairfield University students and the public are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. No seating, only dancing.

Van Atta High is a band whose roots go back to June 2006, when founding member Steve Kellner (vocals) formed the band with a few friends. Stephen Jasko (guitar/backup vocals) and Clark Starace (bass) joined the band in 2007 and Glenn Petnel (drums) joined in 2008.

Image: Van Atta High

Van Atta High (Photo credit: Jonathan Melamed)

With an established core fan-base in North Jersey, Van Atta High set out to create a larger buzz for itself and win over a larger audience. The band landed spots on Taste Of Chaos 2007, Warped Tour 2007/2008 and Bamboozle 2008. These large festivals partnered with shows in other regions and as the band acquired an intense Internet presence, local and national press coverage grew. VAH was named Alternative Press Magazine's "Unsigned Band of the Month" in Aug. 2008. By Dec. 2008, VAH inked a licensing agreement for one EP with indie label Thriving Records (prior home to Sky Eats Airplane and Emarosa). On March 10, 2009, VAH released their first nationally distributed record entitled "Doin' Somethin' Right (EP). Band website:

Next up on the AMS schedule in October, These Green Eyes. Check out the website for more information at Tickets are available at or at the Box Office, (203) 254-4010.

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Posted on September 9, 2009

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