The Dust-Ups

The Dust-Ups are an original four-piece band from north/central New Jersey. Influenced by pioneers such as Old 97’s and Whiskeytown and country legends like Johnny Cash, their sound blends a down-home country sound with punk rock energy.

While they all call New Jersey home today, The Dust-Ups’ origins span from New Orleans (lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Ryan Chatelain) to Quebec (bassist Stephen Swalsky). Aside from their collection of mostly lively, catchy songs, perhaps the most intriguing aspect of their live show is watching multi-instrumentalist Joe Palmisano shift back and forth from lead guitar to pedal steel to mandolin, ensuring the band’s sound never gets stale. The Dust-Ups also include drummer Alek Speck, who toured the world with the indie rock band Run Run Run.

The Dust-Ups, who formed in 2022, plan to begin work this summer on their debut album.


we are milk milk! formed earlier this spring, we are local to new hope and lambertville. 

we hope you can catch our set - it's a little bit surfy, a little bit country, and a little bit rock with a mix of random 90s songs, obscure country covers, some original folk tunes, and modern surf rock covers! 

hope to see you there