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WSOU 'Rotten Apple Fest' Concert Series Set to Rock New York City  

Photo of rotten apples on the groundWSOU 89.5 FM presents "Rotten Apple Fest," a fall concert series with performances from September through December in New York City, N.Y. The series will feature established and rising heavy metal and hard rock bands including Clutch, GWAR, Beartooth, Blessthefall, August Burns Red and more. The 11 performances will be held at venues throughout New York City, including Irving Plaza in Manhattan, Brooklyn's Warsaw Hall, and the Knockdown Center in Queens.

"WSOU is excited to be offering this fall concert series for our loyal listeners throughout the tri-state area," said WSOU Promotions Director Natalie Linares. "What is special about Rotten Apple Fest is that it takes WSOU's signature sound beyond Manhattan into Brooklyn and Queens as well. This is a great way for both the station and the bands to connect with fans."

Rotten Apple Fest features bands that are favorites among listeners to the heritage loud rock station. The first show takes place on September 10 with Parkway Drive performing at the Knockdown Center in Queens, N.Y. The Knockdown Center is a unique art center and performance space in a 100-year old factory building. Ten more shows will occur through December 7. For a complete listing of performances, please see below. 

  • Sept. 10, 2018 – Parkway Drive with August Burns Red, The Devil Wears Prada and Polaris at the Knockdown Center in Queens, N.Y. 
  • Sept. 16, 2018 – Blessthefall with The Word Alive, DED, A War Within, and Thousand Below at the Gramercy Theater in New York, N.Y. 
  • Sept. 22 and 23, 2018 – Beartooth with Knocked Loose and Sylar at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, N.Y. 
  • Oct. 10, 2018 – Paradise Lost with Solstafir and The Atlas Moth at the Gramercy Theatre in New York, N.Y. 
  • Oct. 26 and 27, 2018 – Clutch with Sevendust and Tyler Bryani & The Shakedown at Irving Plaza, New York, N.Y. 
  • Oct. 31, 2018 – It's Gwaroween Part II with GWAR, Miss May I and American Sharks at Irving Plaza, New York, N.Y. 
  • Nov. 16, 2018 – Suffocation with Cattle Decapitation, Krisiun and Soreption at the Gramercy Theatre, New York, N.Y. 
  • Dec. 6 and 7, 2018 – Ministry with Carpenter Brut and Igorrr at Irving Plaza, New York, N.Y.

Photo of New York City skyline at dawnTickets may be purchased on Ticketmaster. More information about WSOU's Rotten Apple Fest concert series can be found on WSOU's Facebook page and on the station's website,

About WSOU 
WSOU, which began broadcasting in 1948, is the student-run station of Seton Hall University. Part of Seton Hall's College of Communication and the Arts, the station is celebrated for its loud rock format and coverage of Seton Hall athletics. WSOU's signal reaches all five boroughs of New York City and much of northern and central New Jersey, and is available on iHeartRadio. WSOU was the 2016 winner of the National Broadcasters Association's Marconi Award for Noncommercial Station of the Year. More information about the station can be found online at and at WSOU's Facebook page

For more information, contact Promotions Director Natalie Linares at or general manager Mark Maben at

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For more information, please contact:

  • Mark Maben
  • (973) 761-9546
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