Rock The Farm @ Brookdale Community College

LINCROFT, NJ—Rock The Farm, which was held on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus on Aug. 27, was a strange mix of rock nostalgia, family fair, and bro reggae jam. It was indeed a unique hodepodge that answered the question, “Where can I get cheese curds and watch the singer from Dispatch noodle …

by   |  10/12/2016  |  Comments Off on Rock The Farm @ Brookdale Community College

Neko Case @ Apollo Theater

MANHATTAN, NY—Neko Case is something of a ringer. Whether or not you’ve seen her live, watched performances online, or just know the albums she’s released on her own and with the New Pornographers, it’s evident that her voice rises a step above the rest. There’s soul in the timbre, mixed …

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Marc Maron @ Count Basie Theatre

RED BANK, NJ—Mike Lawrence warmed-up the crowd with his patent mix of comic book references and embarrassing-but-funny accounts of daily life. On stage, Lawrence seemed nervous as he launched into jokes about marriage, Florida, and being the “Jamaican bobsled team of sex” (he knows he won’t finish the race, but …

by   |  09/29/2015  |  Comments Off on Marc Maron @ Count Basie Theatre

Strand Of Oaks/Felice Brothers @ Cannon’s Blackthorn

(Photo by Casey M. Rosen)

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY—On Feb. 7, 2015, Strand Of Oaks, Timothy Showalter’s biography as rock ‘n’ roll band, played to a sold-out audience at Cannon’s Blackthorn in Rockville Centre, NY. Opening with “Heal,” a mid-tempo Tom Petty-esque rocker about youthful pain, Showalter and co. worked their …

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Shellac: Post Punk of America

Underground noisemakers Shellac, aka “What Steve Albini does in his spare time,” will be touring this fall. There’s no word on any new material, but fans can check comic book shops in Europe in the hopes of finding a new single. Their last LP came out in 2007 and …

by   |  09/04/2010  |  Comments Off on Shellac: Post Punk of America

Wooden Shjips: A Crew of Misfits

Grunge gypsies Wooden Shjips have just put out a compilation of hard to find singles titled Volume II, and are touring to play the songs. Droney and psychedelic, the band could easily be mistaken for a younger Pink Floyd who doesn’t care about things, like melody. Get your slow …

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Paramount Sessions: Labor Day Extravaganza

Paramount Sessions is a free event held in Asbury Park on Labor Day weekend. Filled with street musicians, food donations and a concert featuring up and coming local bands, the planners of the event hope this will be one for the history books. The concert is hosted by local music …

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Fox in the Henhouse: Fox in the Henhouse EP

Fox in the Henhouse is a quirky, seemingly pretentious musical duo that’s equal parts theatrics and hipster quirk. On their self-titled EP the band manages to come across as amateurs who think they’re in a position to get away with not caring about what their music sounds like. Thoroughly irritating, …

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Bob Rea: Ragged Choir

Bob Rea’s Ragged Choir album is a bastardization of modern roots music. Each song is overtly dramatic and full of awful lyrics that make it seem like a comedy album. His cartoonish posturing has put Bob Rea into the discount CD bin right next to Milli Vanilli and Poison.

On …

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Your Youth: Aloha

Indie darlings Your Youth are back with a small batch of songs on Aloha, an EP that has six strong examples of their sound and songwriting. Lo-fi in it’s own way, the EP is fuzzy sounding, poppy, and overtly indie. There is no posturing or naval gazing on here, …

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