Arts & Culture Maplewood

PODCAST: ‘Amish Internet’ to Open Maplewoodstock

Lucas Dalvi, Hudson Pollock and Misha Nicholas of Amish Internet

Along with headliners like Josh Ritter and Third World, a slightly lesser known band named Amish Internet will be playing Maplewoodstock this weekend. In fact, Amish Internet opens the festival at noon on Saturday, July 14.

But unlike the headliners, Amish Internet is comprised completely of local talent AND that talent will all be housed in Columbia High School this fall. Hudson Pollock (guitar and vocals), Lucas Dalvi (drums), and Marley Striem (bass guitar) will all be freshman at CHS come September. Misha Nicholas (keyboard) is a rising junior.

(Fun facts: 116 bands applied to play Maplewoodstock this year; 11 of the 19 bands selected have local ties.)

Marley Striem

Danielle Perrotta recently featured the band on her new podcast. She interviewed three members (Marley was at sleepaway camp). Lucas explained how he and Hudson did not start out as friends but ultimately found they had music in common and formed a band about a year ago. Misha, who is also in the band Israeli Disco, met Hudson through the SOMS Chorus. The band’s first gig was Hudson’s parents’ anniversary party.

What does Amish Internet sound like?  For now they are focused on covers — although members do write original music as a part of other projects. Covers include eclectic sounds from The Cars to Arcade Fire. Hudson called the band a “passion project” in which they play “songs that we love and we grew up with.”

“It’s incredibly exciting that I was able to get a VERY LAST-MINUTE interview with an incredible band, Amish Internet!” wrote Perrotta on “To say that the interview was inspiring and eye-opening is an understatement. If you know anything about me it’s this – talking to young people is an ultimate thrill for me – it was really fascinating to hear their advice for parents on support their kids’ musical ambitions or lack thereof and their excitement at playing the ultimate gig in Maplewood – Maplewoodstock!”

The full Day 1 schedule:


Saturday, July 14, 2018

NOON – Amish Internet
Eclectic mix of classic rock hits and new indie rock covers.

12:42 – Luca Max
Original songs blending funk, R&B, and hip-hop with choice covers.

1:24 – Bennett McLaughlin Band
A tight Bluesy Rock band.

2:06 – Woodfish
Mix Dave Matthew, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hootie & The Blowfish.

2:48 – Cold Weather Company
New Brunswick-based alternative folk band, returning to Maplewoodstock with new music from their upcoming third full-length album.

3:30 – Dave Murphy Band
It’s about the song! It’s Folk/Roots Rockin’ Americana. Sweet to edgy & gritty.

4:12 – The Lord Calverts
Original ‘60s-inspired garage rock, trashy, catchy, nasty and fun!

4:54 – Los Traficantes del Amor
Latin Rock and Folkloric.

5:36 – Whitney Jackson
Smooth and sultry fusion of Soul, Jazz, R&B, Afro Beat and Hip Hop! Her music will take you on a thrilling ride through space and time.

6:18 – SisterMonk
A female-powered, genre-bending band combining djembe-driven Worldbeat with Rock, Funk,Pop and thought-provoking lyrics.

7:15 – Danielia Cotton
This Hopewell, N.J. native has opened for the likes of Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks and Bon Jovi. With an equal emphasis on rock, jazz, and soul — and with roots in gospel — New York-based singer Danielia Cotton draws on a wide range of influences, from Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones to Mavis Staples and Etta James.

8:45 – Third World
One of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae-fusion”.

NOTE: Schedule subject to change. If weather interrupts the schedule we pick up the schedule as per the “clock.” In other words, if it pours rain from 4 pm to 5:45, we pick up the schedule with whatever band is scheduled to be playing at 5:45. However, we have a covered stage, so light or moderate rain won’t stop us.

Last minute updates to the schedule (due to weather or other factors) will be announced in real-time on our Twitter channel —

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