Official Blog of Dead Fish Handshake


New Show Announcement – New York City, NY

DFH @ Slake

DFH @ SlakeWe’re inching closer and closer to heading back into the studio to get started on a long-overdue new record, but we have an evening in New York City before that happens. Join us on October 16th at Slake | NYC with our friends, Syka.

DFH – Live at the Food Truck & Rock Carnival

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Here are the set times for this weekend’s Rock Carnival!


DFH – “The Crusade” (Final) – Live at Crossroads, Garwood, NJ

We’re on the way to performing at the Food Truck and Rock Carnival in Clark this September. Thanks so much to everyone who’s gotten us this far. We’re stoked to share the event bill with so much talent, but still need your help getting on the main stage.

So, on August 30th, we’ll be playing a set at the Crossroads in Garwood. Hope you all can come out and help us take that next step. We go on bright and early. Set time: 2:30 pm sharp!

They’ll be taking 4 bands from this show to play the main stage at Oak Ridge Park alongside the likes of Slash, Stone Temple Pilots and more.

NOTE. The date and location ARE indeed correct.
Original date for this was 8/29 in Rahway, but has been swapped to 8/30 at Crossroads.

DFH – “The Crusade” – Live at GameChanger World, Howell, NJ

We have an opportunity to earn a slot at this year’s Food Truck and Rock Carnival in September. But first we need your support.

On Saturday, July 18th, we are performing a 30 minute set at GameChanger World in Howell, NJ for a chance to advance to a final showcase in late August.

We have $12 advanced tickets. Please come out and help support us as you always do for a chance to play the main stage at the ROCK CARNIVAL among some of rock’s biggest names.

Tickets available here:

New Show Announcement: 07.25 – Kenilworth, NJ

DFH @ 10th Street Live

DFH @ 10th Street Live We’ve been in writing mode for a new release. Lots of great ideas brewing.  But it’s also been a little while since we’ve seen each other. So let’s remedy that.
Join us on 07.25.15 at 10th Street Live in Kenilworth, NJ

Rescheduled Date – 4.18.15

CrossroadsLast month’s weather-related postponed show has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 18th at 10:30 pm. A full band acoustic performance at Crossroads in Garwood. Hope to see all our friends that night.

Show Cancelled Due To Inclement Weather

Hey all, XXroads
Unfortunately, due to the weather, tonight’s show at the Crossroads has been postponed. You never want to have to cancel a show, but there comes a time when you have to consider the circumstance. The safety of everyone involved is paramount and the risk is not worth it. We’ll have a new date soon. In the meantime, stay safe. See you all soon.

New Show Announcement: 03.18 – Millville, NJ

DFH at Levoy Theatre

DFH at Levoy TheatreMatt and Rob will be performing a special acoustic set at the beautiful Levoy Theatre in Millville, NJ alongside the Gin Blossoms. Tickets available thru this link:

New Show Announcement: Hartford, CT

DFH @ Sully's

DFH @ Sully'sIt’s been a little while since we’ve been back to CT to visit our friends. On March 21st, we’ll be at Sully’s in Hartford, CT with our buddies in Civil Drone. Save the date.

Show Announcement – 02.21.15 – Garwood, NJ

DFH @ Crossroads

DFH @ CrossroadsWe return to the Crossroads in Garwood, NJ on Saturday night, February 21 to strip it down for an acoustic set. Showtime at 11pm. Hope to see you there.

An Evening With Dead Fish Handshake (Providence, RI)


DFH @ DUSKWe are back in Providence, RI with an acoustic evening in Providence, RI when we return to DUSK on Friday, 01.02.

Come out and help us kick off 2015. 

New Show Announcement: Maxwell’s Tavern

We’re excited to take part in the new Maxwell’s Tavern. Playing alongside our good friends, Crewman Number Six. Hope you’ll join us on Friday night, December 5th.DFH - Live at Maxwell's Tavern, Hoboken, NJ

New Show Announcement: Trojan Hotel Ballroom

We’re headed up to visit our friends in Troy, NY on Saturday, November 29th. Join us in the historic Trojan Hotel for an evening of DFH!

DFH - Live at Trojan Hotel Ballroom at O' Brien's Public House, Troy, NY

New Show Announcement. September 13th at 10th Street Live, Kenilworth, NJ

On Saturday, September 13th, we’ll be at 10th Street Live in Kenilworth, NJ for an evening of great live NJ music. Great bill. Save the date.

New Show Announcement: 07.25.14 at Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

Join us on Friday, July 25th at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ with our friends Scottish Widows and Knuckle Bone. Presented by Neue Regel Radio.

New Show Announcement: 07.20.14 at Empire City Casino, Yonkers, NY w/ Queensryche

We had so much fun last time, why not do it again? Join us on Sunday, July 20th at Empire City Casino in Yonkers as we open for Queensryche.
Tickets available here:

Camp Shiprocked – Club Getaway

We’re excited to announce that we are taking part in this Summer’s Camp ShipRocked – Camp Getaway in Kent, CT along with Sevendust, & Fuel as well as No Fun Intended & Frank M. Rodriguez. Book your cabins today. CALL IT IN and let them know you’re thrilled to see us included.

Go here for bookings:

Announcement: Special Benefit Show

Next Friday night, we are taking part of a special benefit at Claddagh in Highlands: HUNTER’S HEROES – proceeds benefiting the family of Hunter Pedersen who was tragically taken at the young age of 10. We will be playing along side our good friends, New Theory and Tool Tribute, Schism. Please join us on the evening of Friday, May 30th at 7:30pm at Claddagh, 297 Bay Avenue, Highlands, NJ 07732.

For those interested in a little more detail please see this link:

New Show Announcement – DFH w/ Paul Rodgers

This Wednesday night, join us at the State Theater in New Brunswick as we open for the legendary Paul Rodgers. Excited to be part of this bill. 8pm. Tickets now available here:

New Show Announcement. DFH w/ SALIVA

On Sunday, May 4th, we’ll be at the Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ with Saliva. Our friends in Beyond Visible will also be on the bill, as will Xombie. Advanced tickets available through our DFH store.

For this week only, tickets will be on sale for $13 each.

New Show Announcement – DFH w/ Tantric at 1150 Oak Bar, Cranston, RI

Easy come, easy go.
…or in this case, is it easy go, easy come? We will be in RI on 3/15 after all, Thanks to the fine folk over at 1150 Oak Bar & Grill, we were just added to their show with Tantric.

Providence Show Postponed.

Unfortunately, those of you waiting for our return to RI are going to have to wait a little longer. Due to a scheduling conflict with the club, our March 15th date has been cancelled. Sometimes things are just out of our control. We are, however, working on a new date and will share it with you as soon as we have it confirmed.

New Show Announcement: Legendary Dobbs, Philly

Thinking about Philly. Any DFH fans in the Philly area?
It’s been awhile. How about a show?

Thank you.

photo by Eugene Parciasepe Jr

Last night was a fantastic evening…and it’s all made possible because of your incredible support. Thanks to the wonderful staff at bergenPAC and the crew in 3 Doors Down & 105.5 WDHA. Most of all, as always, it’s a pleasure and honor meeting so many avid music fans. THANK YOU!!! See you again soon.