May 4th, 2021:
Hey there, remember us?
Lots of changes since last we spoke:
Mike Potenza has taken over on Lead Guitar!
Scott Jones has taken over on Drums!
Simon has started singing the occasional backing vocal, in addition to his Bass duties!
Peter bought and sold a bunch of guitars!
We started recording a new record!!!
Thursday May 6th @ Pino's in Highland Park - PETER SOLO GIG @ 6 pm
Sunday May 23rd @ 423 Lincoln Ave in Highland Park for HP PorchFest PETER AND MIKE DUO GIG @ 12:30 pm
Thursday June 10th @ Pino's in Highland Park - PETER SOLO GIG @ 6 pm
Saturday June 26th @ 555 Riva Ave in East Brunswick FULL BAND GIG Time TBD
Thursday July 8th @ Pino's in Highland Park - PETER SOLO GIG @ 6 pm
Saturday July 10th @ Pino's in Highland Park - FULL BAND GIG w/ Sad About Girls @ 6pm, Council @ 7 pm
Saturday August 14th @ 388 Acacia Rd in Scotch Plains FULL BAND GIG Time TBD
Saturday August 28th @ Pino's in Highland Park - FULL BAND GIG w/ The Brixton Riot @ 6 pm, Council @ 7 pm
Feb 28th, 2020:
Upcoming show happening Saturday, March 7th at our favorite home away from home, Pino's in Highland Park.
We'll say the show starts at 8 p.m., but in true Rock-N-Roll fashion, the schedule will read thusly:
9:15 The Melancholy Kings
10:00 The Anderson Council
This is also a special show as it will the the finale for both Chris and Dave, who will say goodbye and become Council alumni following the show's conclusion.
Come slightly early, stay late enough to annoy your sitter, unless your kids are coming!
Jan 5th, 2020:
It's 2020 and the band heads back on the road!
Saturday Jan 11th, we will venture back to to Pottsville, PA. After the festivities at Winterfest, head over to HUCKLEBUCKS and warm up with some rock and roll! We will will be sandwiched in between hometown rockers the MARGIE TRICK and GLEASONS DRIFT. Showtime starts at 5.
On Friday, January 17th at 8:00pm, we will be at the legendary STONE PONY in Asbury Park, NJ with our JEM lablemates, The Weeklings.
For more details, head over to the SHOWS page.
November 12th, 2019:
Greeting from Council Land! Though it has been quiet few weeks, fear not! We are feverishly planning the next leg of the Worlds Collide Tour and have some shows coming up soon; in January, in fact! Details to follow!
In the meantime, there are still copies of the Limited Edition Worlds Collide spatter vinyl available! It really makes for a great holiday present! Get it at gigs, or here, at www.amazon.com or a Best Buy near you.
September 3rd, 2019:
Thanks to Rutgers Radio 88.7FM and Overnight Sensations, hosted by Frank Bridges for having us over on Friday night. See everyone this Friday, 9/13 at Asbury Brewery. Deets on the SHOWS page.
August 13th, 2019:
Our next show takes Worlds Collide to New Hope, PA. The band will be part of a fun bill at John & Peter's Place. Doors at 8pm and deets below:
96 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938
926X+GW New Hope, Pennsylvania
July 26th, 2019:
12:01am. Happy birthday to Worlds Collide!!! Our new LP is OUT NOW on all platforms! Digital, vinyl and CD (8-track forthcoming)...
If you have Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, won’t would please give it a click and download?
For a taste, click here:
July 7th, 2019:
Friends!!! On July 26th, The Anderson Council will release Worlds Collide on JEM Records. Here is the official teaser trailer for the LP. We are super proud of the songs and sounds on the record and would love for you to click and give it a listen!
In addition to all streaming and digital download outlets, Worlds Collide will also be available in a limited edition multi-coloured SPLATTER VINYL!
Get it while it's hot at an upcoming show or at Amazon.com or Best Buy!
June 21st, 2019:
Today, we are officially dropping the first single "Our Worlds Collide" from our new album Worlds Collide exclusively on SPOTIFY.
Be on the lookout for the Worlds Collide album teaser soon!
Additionally, lots of shows being added for the summer and the fall. Head over to the SHOWS page for updates and please come on out!
March 12, 2019:
This Saturday we have a show a show on 03/16/2019 at 04:00 PM @ Huckle Buck's in Pottsville PA for a St. Paddy's Celebration.!
Green beer and The Anderson Council!
January 20th, 2019:
We will be appearing on Saturday 1/26/19 at the The Autumn Leaves Project Benefit at Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen, NJ.
Stinky and the Spuds
The Anderson Council
Kris Rodgers and The Dirty Gems!!!
The Autumn Leaves Project assists those affected by Pancreatic Cancer and their families. Come out and support a fantastic cause, hear some great Rock and Roll, win some Tricky Tray goodies, and have a blast!!!
More info on the shows page.
Tickets on sale now @ www.roxyanddukes.com
Doors at 8pm
November 9th, 2018:
Thanks to Rent Party folks for giving us the opportunity to pitch in and fight hunger last night in Maplewood, NJ. Check out the live stream of the rock show at the link below!
November 5th, 2018:
As we roll into "NO SHAVE NOVEMBER", there are two chances to see The Anderson Council this week!
Pianos (yes, a NYC show!)
Thursday 11/8 10pm
International Pop Overthrow Festival
158 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002
We will do our part to benefit hunger in the community.
Friday 11/9 Doors 8pm, TAC 9pmish
60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ
For more details on either, please head over to our SHOWS page or visit us on Facebook.
Hope to see ya!
October 8th, 2018:
Join us in Sparta, NJ on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10 PM as we take the stage at Krogh's Restaurant & Brew Pub. Joining us will be The Jenny Pilots who will spin an opening set of soulful, retro, alt-rock melody and grit. Details over on the SHOWS page!
September 12th, 2018:
Thanks to the fine people in Woodbridge for having us tonight. The humidity and rain could not stop the ROCK! Our next show will be in Highland Park on Sunday 9/16 at the "Arts in the Park" street fair. We will be playing at 12:25pm after out buds in The Brixton Riot. For more info, click on the SHOWS page!
August 31st 2018:
Don't forget, the band is spending the last night of August with an in studio appearance on Overnight Sensations Live on 88.7FM WRSU. Join us for some talk and some rock with DJ and Master of Ceremonies, Frank Bridges. Showtime will be 10pm and will run until roughly midnight! If you are not local, download the Tunein Radio app and listen in!
As we slide into the last kisses of summer and begin to mix our next LP, the Council show machine is revving up. Here is an update of our upcoming dates thru October. For details, head over to the SHOWS page.
August 27th at the Wonder Bar with the Brixton Riot and Ruby Dear. This is a FREE SHOW.
August 31st overnight sensation’s 75th episode live on WRSU FM 88.7 At 10 PM
September 8 at 3 PM for the New Jersey friends of Clearwater festival at Brookdale community college.
September 12 7:30 PM at Parker Press Park in Woodbridge New Jersey with The Big Takeover (rescheduled from 7/25)
September 16 at Arts in the Park in Highland Park New Jersey. Time TBD...
October 20 at Krogh’s in Sparta, New Jersey 10 pm w/ The Jenny Pilots
Hope to see everyone soon!
Greetings! Council update! The cycle of playing shows is about to begin again. Here is where we will be in July!
Pino's Gift Basket Shoppe and Wine Cellar
13 North 4th Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Date and Time:
Friday, July 20th at 6:00pm
We will be rocking a live, electric show on the street outside Pino’s as part of “Music on the Corner”.
The Anderson Council
Live @ Parker Press Park
401 Rahway Avenue
Woodbridge Township, NJ 07095
732 910 7405
Date and Time:
Wednesday, July 25th at 7:00pm
This is an out door show with The Big Takeover!
For more info on shows, please see our showpage:
Happy summer!!! As the temps rise and patiently await the gestation on our new album, please take a few seconds to peruse an interview our friends at the Jersey Beat did on Peter! You never know when some "Pete-centric" trivia will happen at a show!
Things are brewing in Council-towne! Finishing touches on our next release are are being applied at The House of Vibes and we are super excited about what we are hearing. In the mean time, to get a taste of some new sounds (and some old), here is a link to our performance at SiriusXM Studios down in Washington DC. Enjoy!
December 1st, 2017:
Hey folks! Here's what's happening in Council Land for the rest of the year:
We are working on finishing our new record. The home stretch is in sight, but damn, this last bit is tough. It'll be worth the wait, we can assure you.
With that in mind, there will be no full band shows until summer 2018. HOWEVER, Peter will be playing solo at the following places in December...
12/9 @ Old Franklin Schoolhouse in Metuchen for this fundraiser show https://www.facebook.com/events/1964731280450603/
12/22 @ Pino's in Highland Park, opening The Rockin' Bricks reunion gig -https://www.facebook.com/events/2012591585645514/
Hope to see you all soon!!
November 10th, 2017:
Two shows coming up this week! On Thursday, November 16th, we will be hitting the stage at the Asbury Park Brewery. Here's the Info...
THE SAINT Presents Australian New Wave Power Pop w/From Perth, Australia, The Stanleys (Pop Detective Records) (10pm) / Dave Mooney & The Aztec Gypsys (11pm) / Brenyama (9pm) / The Anderson Council (8pm), Doors 7:30pm.
Then on Friday, November 17th, we will be at Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen, NJ. Here's the lineup: Hair Magic / The Brixton Riot / The Anderson Council / Lieder. Doors at 8pm, bands start at 9pm.
November 1st, 2017:
We're pleased to announce that we've FINALLY managed to get a show together at Drew's Place!!! It's going to be a good one! We will be playing acoustically at first to get everyone acclimated, and then we're going to plug in and be our usual nutty selves and deliver a rocking electric set. THIS IS AN ALL AGES SHOW!!!, information below!
The Anderson Council
Live @ Drew's
Saturday, November 4th
Doors @ 5:00, Council @ 6:00
Bring a snack/app to share!
$25 in Advance / $30 at the door
Info or ticket inquiries:
August 31st 2017:
We promised big band news, so here it is!
On September 15th, we are going to be playing at historic Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Our gig will be part of the Hard Rock Cafe's Friday Night Concert Series before the game vs. the Baltimore Orioles! Join us at the concert stage from 5:15 to 6:15pm in the new Outfield Experience area (behind right field) for some ROCK & ROLL, Council style!!!
Info and tickets here:
August 4th, 2017:
Greetings! It has sure been a while. The band has been busy as bees at the House of Vibes tracking our next release. Things are sounding especially awesome and we are excited to have it out by the end of this year, early 2018 the latest. In the meantime, the band has been playing sporadic shows in between recording which feature new material from the forthcoming LP as well as "hits" from our last release on Jem Records, Assorted Colours. If you've been wanting to see the band, you will get a chance next Thursday, August 10th at 7:00pm. We will be appearing with our friends, The Grip Weeds on the boardwalk in Belmar, New Jersey for a live rock show with sea, sand, sun & surf! Head over to the shows page for more details.
With September on the horizon, we have more shows upcoming and also have some special and exciting news which we will share with you later this month. See everybody soon and rock on!!!
May 5th, 2017:
Hey y'all! It's vote time!!!!
You can help The Anderson Council win a slot at the Local Legends Festival in NJ. This is a one time only vote, so please honor us by clicking or copying the link and pasting into your browser.
Thanks in advance!!!!!
March 2nd, 2017:
Just wanted to drop a quick update and let you know all the happenings in Council-land. As of today, we have begun work on writing and rehearsing tracks for the follow up to Assorted Colours. In the mean time, we are playing scattered dates. Check out our shows page to catch up with the band at a venue near you!
January 2nd, 2017:
Fab news! The Anderson Council's latest single "Magical" placed 7th in the "Coolest Song in the World" contest for 2016. Given the top notch competition, it goes without saying that this is an incredible honor! Thank you to all of our fans & LSUG listeners that voted for us. We'd especially like to thank Little Steven Van Zandt & the good folks at Little Steven's Underground Garage for all their continued support. Onward to 2017!
November 22, 2016:
Friends! Please VOTE today!
As many of you know, we recently had our latest single “Magical” named “Coolest Song in the World” by Little Steven and the good folks at Little Steven's Underground Garage, SiriusXM 21.
Now, Magical is in the running for “Coolest song of the Year, 2016”. You can help.
(FYI: you have to scroll down 12 albums).
It is quick and easy and you can vote every day!
Thanks again and Happy Holiday Season from all of us in the band!
Magical Video: https://youtu.be/JuKneQy_wgk
October 24th 2016:
Kids! The band is pleased to announce we have become part of the VEVO family. Our video for the latest single "Magical" from Assorted Colours has been added to the VEVO site and has been syndicated to YouTube as well.
October 10th 2016:
The Anderson Council packs up the roadshow and heads out tomorrow, down the Turnpike, to Washington, DC. We will visit the Loft Studios, Channel 30 Sirius/XM, where we will be recorded for "The Loft Sessions" which will air at a later date. More info to come!!!
September 12th 2016:
What a fab time we had last Saturday at the Haverford Music Festival in good ole Havertown, Pennsylvania. We met a lot of nice people and the other musical acts were delightful!
Onward to this week... On Friday 9/16 we return to our home away from home at Pino's in Highland Park, NJ. Joning us will be Mr. Payday and Rock and Roll Hi Fives. Show begins at 8pm!
September 1st 2016:
We have a busy month of September filled with music. Here is our next 2 weeks at a glance!
On Friday 9/2, we get to hangout live, in studio at WRSU Overnight Sensations Show! Aside from a chat, we will be plugging in and delivering some of the tracks from Assorted Colours, LIVE in living audio colour.
On 9/3, We will be gathering in Westfield, New Jersey to shoot a video for our next single, "Magical" with DAVID URBANO of Vivalahara. Be on the lookout for that soon...
Lastly, on 9/10, we will travel to Haverford, PA to headline the Sixth Annual Haverford Music Festival alongside Lisa Loeb, The Figgs and Sasha Dobson. More info here:
For more info, please visit the SHOWS page!
Hope to see you at a show soon!
August 4th 2016:
For immediate release:
The Anderson Council are pleased to announce the debut of our new video for Girl on the Northern Line, one of the new tracks from Assorted Colours. The video is unique in that it was created using 100% fan shot footage!
Click here to check it out here!
July 21st 2016:
Thanks to everyone who showed up for the in-store at Vintage Vinyl. It was a blast and was an honor to play Assorted Colours for you all. If you missed the show, here is some video courtesy of the good people at Vintage Vinyl.
By the way, our next show will be:
THU AUGUST 11, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Boardwalk, check. Ocean, check. Bands, check! Show up, dig in the sand, listen to music, buy merch. Bring the kids and sunbock!
July 15th, 2016:
The 7/15/16 release day is finally here!!!! Happy birthday to our new baby, Assorted Colours which has now dropped on the world courtesy of Jem Records.
Make sure you head on over to your favourite digital supplier or Amazon.com or Best Buy and get yourself a copy.
The band will have physical copies as well at our shows, of which there are two this weekend. Tonight, 7/15/16 at Porta in Jersey City, NJ and Sunday 7/17/16 at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ. Head over to the shows page for more details and head on over to the sounds page to give the songs from the album a spin!
June 29, 2016:
Today, we get out first peek at the Assorted Colours promotional video. It is a whirlwind audio tour of our July 15th release with some early quotes from insiders who have heard the album! Please click on the link below and give it a watch and head over to the iTunes store or Amazon.com to preorder!!!!
May 20, 2016:
Assorted Colours is available for preorder today!!!! Click the links below to get yourself a copy