HETH AND JED: Brothers from New Jersey, playing since 2003.
SOUND: Classic rock, from aggro to sweet ballads. “We used to be little skate rats,” says Jed (bass). “Busking is like the musical version of graffiti or turning public spaces into a skate park. It’s sonic tagging.”
WORST (AND BEST) OF THE SUBWAY: “Break-dancers who dance in front of us, basically [stealing] the audience we’ve built,” says Heth (guitar). “Or some dude might throw at bottle at my head or punch Heth in the face,” says Jed, “which happens all the time but …” “We like it,” Heth adds with a laugh. “We get into fights sometimes. It’s punk to be a busker―DIY all the way.”
FIND THEM AT: hethandjed.com.
Listen: "Future Memory"
Heth and Jed, "Future Memory"