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Crater and the Catalyst

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

At long last! The Elk Creek debut!!

Crater and the Catalyst was born from the musical passion and fervor of high school friends Tommy Gargiulo and Carter Freije in State College, PA.

Instilled with the raw passionate energy of early punk, paired with virtuosic undertones of jazz and progressive rock, Crater and The Catalyst will take you on a genre-bending escapade to lands previously uncharted. Their most recent album, 2021’s “The Forefront of Nothing in Particular”, showcases a diverse soundscape of swirling, cutthroat guitar and bass work, angelic vocal melodies, and thundering drums that will blow your hair back.

Led by the creative vision of Tommy Gargiulo (guitarist/vocals), the group’s lineup has undergone a variety of permutations, currently including Huck Tritsch (drums), Jon Spearly (bass), and Nicole Gargiulo (vocals), and a series of friends and collaborators that sit in with the group on many occasions. Though much has changed regarding the band over the past decade, Crater’s creative fire has consistently raged on with intense purpose. Whether live or in the studio, their musical chemistry is a steamrolling force of nature that is sure to captivate.

Since 2013, the band has played countless venues locally and throughout the northeast and is currently planning a plethora of regional tour dates, while simultaneously working on an exciting new follow-up album.


March 30
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Elk Creek Cafe
100 West Main Street
Millheim, PA 16854 United States


Elk Creek Cafe + Aleworks
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