Six Madison residents who comprise the band Running Late are slated to play the Stone Pony in Asbury Park on Friday with a band they grew up listening to—Third Eye Blind.
The Stone Pony says on its website Third Eye Blind, known for hits including “Semi-Charmed Life,” “How's It Going to Be,” “Graduate,” “Jumper” and “Never Let You Go,” is closing out the outdoor stage season at the Pony, with special guests Charlotte Sometimes and Running Late opening.
"All of us in the band have grown up listening to Third Eye Blind and have become heavily influenced by their music," said Alex Fillimon, Running Late's cellist. "The fact that we're playing with them at the Pony is amazing."
The members of Running Late are Noah Giglio, lead vocals/rhythm guitar; John Hall, saxophone/vocals; Alex Fillimon, cello; Mike Hall, bass guitar; Anthony Barretti, lead guitar/vocals; and Mark Spelker, drums.
Fillimon said they all grew up and went to school in Madison.
"Music has been an important part of all of our lives, and it's how all of us met," he said.
Since forming in 2009, Running Late has shared the stage with "Blondie, Collective Soul, Nicole Atkins, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Steve Conte, and other famous artists in venues such as Starland Ballroom, The Knitting Factory, Alive @ Five, Union County Music Festival, Black Potatoe Music Festival and, on September 21, it will be their third performance this summer at the Stone Pony," according to an announcement from the group.
In January, they ranked in the Top 32 Global Emerging Artists out of thousands of acts in Sony’s Music Sound Image Showcase, and their hit single “Get In Line” has been voted for airplay on Indie Music Channel’s exclusive radio show “The Radio Cafe Reverbnation Indie Music Countdown,” the announcement says.
Fillimon said the Stone Pony's booking agent was impressed with their music and crowds they drew the two other times they played the Stone Pony, which is how they came to be opening for Third Eye Blind.
The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday. For tickets and more information call 732-421-6564 or contact Running Late via Facebook: www.facebook.com/runninglatemusic. Tickets are $30 presale.