Another band that I will have the pleasure of sharing the stage with on July 20 at the Jersey Shore Music Festival at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ, is an act from Red Bank called Beyond Visible. I’ve played with these guys before at a memorial for my fallen brother Harry Dullys this past November, and I felt they were fantastic back then. I thought that I wrote about these guys already, but after I did a little search for them, it turns out I’ve neglected them. So, I have to apologize to this amazing and talented Jersey band.
Beyond Visible’s history is quite as incestual as most Jersey acts, which made it easy for me to easily be confused as to whether or not I’ve written about them before. I’ve written about all of their former bands in the past! Let’s see if I can get this straight: Back in 2005, singer Dean Nugent (who was a guitarist back then), guitarist Tom McNamara and Rob Yaros were in a group called Blind Hate Experiment, which was short-lived, and at the time, bassist Bryan Lozano had parted ways with his band, Severance. Bryan, Rob, Tom and the singer of Blind Hate Experiment tried to put a new band together in 2006, but that project fell apart in 2009, and Tom branched off to play guitar for my bros, Ashes Of Your Enemy, until 2011, when he moved on to start yet another project with Rob and Bryan. After trying out some singers, in September 2011 they decided to stick with someone familiar and made Dean, who never sang before, their new vocalist. Beyond Visible played their first show a month later, and in January 2012, filled out their sound with a second guitar player in Scott Smith.
Beyond Visible spent much of 2012 writing new material with their finalized lineup and in March 2013, entered the studio to work on their debut CD, Creating Change, which they hope to release in August or September. I got a little taste with the songs “Army Of Me,” “Burn (Playing With Fire)” and my favorite track, “Conscience Undone.” The songs are so well-written and Dean’s voice tells me he should’ve been singing all along! The production is also top-notch on this disc, which is very refreshing to hear. Check out Beyond Visible and their CD, Creating Change, at beyondvisible.net.
NORTH JERSEY NOTES UPDATES:
I haven’t heard this name in quite some time, but my old pal Queen V is putting out a brand new album on June 25 called The Decade Of Queen V, and she’ll be celebrating the release with a show at Tammany Hall in NYC on its release date. Also, keep your eyes peeled for the first single and video off the CD, “Cry Your Eyes Out,” which the Queen says she loves and can’t wait for people to see. Stay in tune with Queen V at queenv.com.
My bro David Marcus, singer of the band formerly known as Audio Machine, recently released his seven-song solo EP, Songs Without Meaning. It features the tracks “Wrecking Ball,” “At Your Mercy” and “Trigger Happy,” and I have to say that I love these songs and Dave’s voice! I’m a huge fan of this kid and wish I discovered him first! Help this kid buy a sandwich already and buy a $5 copy of Songs Without Meaning at davemarcus.bandcamp.com. By the way, Audio Machine is not finished. Unfortunately, there is a company called Audio Machine that filed a cease and desist against this small Jersey band and therefore, Facebook and ReverbNation took their pages down, forcing the group to come up with a new name, which they plan on announcing very soon.
And finally, Starland Ballroom in Sayreville is back! The popular Central Jersey rock club was forced to close its doors late last year due to structural damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Well, a couple of weeks ago, Starland announced that they will be back up and running this coming September with bands like Taking Back Sunday, Puddle Of Mudd, Volbeat, HIM, Three Days Grace and Saves The Day kicking off Starland’s reopening month. For more dates from Starland Ballroom, log onto starlandballroom.com.
That’s all for now! If your band is from North Jersey, and you want some exposure, send your press kits to Arts Weekly, c/o Tim Louie P.O. Box 1140, Little Falls, NJ 07424, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, where you can also let me know where you’re performing next!
Just remember….We’re all in the same boat, so every little bit of exposure counts!
Tim Louie is the Author of S**t Happens.
NJN Concert Calendar:
6/20—False Icons/Strap On Halo/Fhtagn/Rebuilt In Time/Answer Infinity—Dingbtaz, Clifton, NJ
6/21—HYNGD/Fuel—The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
6/21—Carbomb/Torrential Downpour/Resolution 15/Bangladeafy—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
6/22—Charetta—Even Flow Bar and Grill, Bayshore, NY
6/22—Long Gone Day/Social Distortion—Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
6/22—Julius Seizure/Throw The Heat/Torch The Throne/Franchise/Big Man With A Little Band—The Parkside Tavern, Pearl River, NY
6/22—Lowdown—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
6/22—Ropetree/FUEL—The Encore Event Center, Freehold, NJ
6/22—Beyond Visible/Negative Sky/Scarlet Carson/Incur The Cost/Carve Your Niche—O’Brien’s, Coram, NY
6/23—Syka—The Beachcomber Bar, Seaside Heights, NJ
6/23—Anti-Citizens/Gnar Life/The Unknown/Half-Witted Dogs/Raging-Semi/Darrow Chemical Company/The Murder Junkies—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
6/25—Queen V (CD Release Party)—Tammany Hall, NYC
6/27—Wasted Theory/Jaw Horse/Altar Of Dagon/Useless—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
6/28—Kosmic Daydream—Hat City Kitchen, Orange, NJ
6/28—Rockmore 64/Spider Rockets/Long Gone Day/Hair Metal Time Machine/Zyris (Reunion!)—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
6/29—Killcode/Borgo Pass/Mother/Breakage Rising/American Sugar Bitch—Revolution Bar and Music Hall, Amityville, NY
6/29—Beyond Visible/Carve Your Niche/Dragon's Bane—The Pool House, Bellmore, NY
7/5—King Kelly—The Bitter End, NYC
7/5—Beyond Visible/I Ignite—Barringtons, Hauppauge
7/6—Fever Vein/Sinners/Ogre/Reverser—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
7/6—Meatplow—Le Grande Fromage, Atlantic City, NJ
7/10—Apathy/Sanctuary—Gramercy Theater, NYC
7/11—Long Gone Day/Steven Adler—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
7/13—Borgo Pass/Thunderbrew/.49 Grain/Exist Among—Evenflow, Bayshore, NY
7/13—Of Earth—Spike Hill, Brooklyn, NY
7/14—Ten Ton Mojo—Just Jake’s, Montclair, NJ