- Mean Venus
Background information Genres indie rock Labels Negative Neptune Records Website www.meanvenus.com Members 'J'
Mean Venus is an American indie rock band from New Jersey. The quintet consists of 'J' (lead singer and songwriter), Adrian Freyre & Marcelo Cardosa (guitar), Russ Ippoliti (drums), and Chigger (bass). Formed in early 2006, Mean Venus has shared the stage with numerous national acts including 7Mary3, Skid Row, Extreme, Ratt, Dokken, L.A.Guns, Stryper, King's X, Rainbow, UFO and many others. In April 2008, Mean Venus headlined the Hawaiian Chopper Magazine's Motorhead Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii. They also performed at 2008's Clearwater Festival. Mean Venus songs have received radio airplay all over the country (WDHA, WZZO, WYSP, etc.)
The band released its debut album, PCP, in June 2008, and their second album, CRAZY ASS AMERICAN, under Negative Neptune Records in July 2009.
- Patrick Slevin. Mean Venus Plays the Stone Pony in the Aquarian Jersey Show of the Week, NJ.com/The Aquarian, September 2009.
- Michael Re. Milltown-bred Mean Venus winning over fans with old approach to new music , Home News & Tribune, August 2008.
- Music Inc. (reality show episode), MUSIC INC: EPI 2 CHAPTER 2
- Stephen Bove. Mean Venus: Don't call it a throwback , Asbury Park Press, February 2008.
- Audio interview @ maximumthreshold.net, #140 MT Show: Mean Venus | Memphis May Fire | Snew
- Audio interview @ maximumthreshold.net , 7/19 Show : "J" (Mean Venus), Steve Smyth (The EsseNess Project /ex Nevermore/Testament), Lynam
- Dunlop Guitars Band of the Week, Band of The Week
- Stephen Bove. Things have turned around for this heavy rock band , Asbury Park Press. August 2008.
- Dave Iozzia. A Five & Dime With Mean Venus
- Hal B. Selzer. local noise , The Aquarian Weekly.
- Tim Louie. north jersey notes , The Aquarian Weekly. April 2009
- Debut Album Review, "PCP" by Mean Venus
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