• The Cringe - photo gallery

 

  • The Cringe – fronted by singer and songwriter John Cusimano, whose members
  • include lead guitarist James Rotondi (Air, Mr. Bungle), bassist Jonny Blaze
  • (Crash Moderns, Alice Smith) and drummer Shawn Pelton (Sheryl Crow, SNL
  • Band, Bruce Springsteen) – have been lauded both for their incendiary live
  • performances and top-flight musicianship, reveling in rough-hewn textures, bold
  • instrumental turns, and aggressive grooves. The band’s fifth and most recent
  • studio album “Blind Spot” was produced and mixed by the legendary Don
  • Gilmore (Linkin Park, Train) and is slated for release in late 2015.
  • Over the last decade, the Lower Manhattan-based band has made a name for
  • itself by opening incredibly explosive live shows for bands like Motley Crüe, The
  • New York Dolls, Steel Panther, Trapt, Alter Bridge, and Fuel. Check out video of
  • The Cringe performing the song “In God We Trust” from their album Tipping
  • Point during a show at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC on the 2014 fall/winter
  • leg of Mötley Crüe’s “Final Tour.”
  • The band has made believers of fellow artists like Bob Schneider, Cheap Trick,
  • Vertical Horizon, and Sister Hazel, all of whom have invited the Cringe onto
  • opening bills, as well as food celebrity Rachael Ray, who Cusimano married in
  • 2005. Ray, a fervent alt-rock aficionado, stokes the crowd before her husband’s
  • band takes the stage at Stubb’s each year during her immensely popular annual
  • Feedback event in Austin, TX.
  • Enthused All Music Guide, “Cusimano’s infectious and insightful songwriting is
  • the foundation for the band’s dynamic mix of artful, harmonic power pop and raw,
  • aggressive punk garage-band energy.” The Cringe are, said AMG, “this decade’s
  • answer to the Foo Fighters,” a perfect mix of “blistering energy and thoughtful
  • contemplation for these troubled times.”