All Time Low: Rising From Below

The streaking pop-punk band All Time Low will be playing at the MAC Center at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ, on Saturday, July 30. Led by Alexander Gaskarth, the group from Baltimore, MD, has been becoming more and more popular as the years go by. Released on …

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She’s Got The Power: Do The Ponderosa Stomp

If you’re interested in the history of women in the music world, go to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, July 30 for the event dubbed The Ponderosa Stomp: She’s Got The Power! From noon through 4 p.m. you will hear from Lesley Gore, The Angels and The …

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Jake Dreyer: In The Shadows Of Madness

After learning from legendary musicians like Megadeth’s Chris Broderick for several years, guitarist Jake Dreyer figured it was time to release his debut solo EP, In The Shadows Of Madness, in April. Having won numerous awards over the past few years, the young man from Panama City, FL, opened …

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Interview with Dave Mustaine from Megadeth: Blessed And Forgiven

Megadeth has essentially done it all ever since singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine started the group following his unceremonious dismissal from Metallica. Since he formed Megadeth in 1983, Dave has become recognized throughout the world as one of the greatest musicians in all of heavy metal. A huge influence on the thrash …

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Guide To The 2011 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

It’s time again for the annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival to come to New Jersey. Each year, the festival gathers some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal and showcases them to thousands of fans at dates across the country. This year, the tour is headlined by …

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Drum War 2011: Battery

Looking to see some very promising local drummers battle against each other in hopes of playing a live solo at Music Fest 2011? If so, head on out to The Crossroads in Garwood, NJ, on Sunday, July 24, for Drum War 2011. Featuring advanced RMC drum students, the …

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Pagan’s Mind: Heavenly Ecstasy

Hailing from Skien, Norway is the progressive metal band Pagan’s Mind. Led by Nils K. Rue on vocals, the group recently signed with SPV. They released their first full-length album since 2007, Heavenly Ecstasy, on May 31.

After a brief, 50-second intro comes “Eyes Of Fire.” It starts out …

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Ikillya: Recon

Coming to us from New York City is the metal trio Ikillya. Following their 2006 demo, Call To Arms, the group hasn’t released anything else until now. Their first full-length album, Recon, became available in April.

The album starts out with a short intro track called “At My …

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Bill Popp And The Tapes: 25X30

A true veteran in the music world, Bill Popp is a man who needs no introduction. Since he was a boy, he always knew that he wanted to grow up and be a musician. Joined by The Tapes, Popp sings and plays keyboards for the pop/rock band. Celebrating 25 years …

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Tom Vek: Alive And Kickin’

After essentially disappearing from the public eye for five years, the multi-talented Tom Vek is finally returning to action. His lengthy hiatus prompted fans to create numerous fan pages on Facebook like “Where Is Tom Vek?” but he is now back and better than ever. The London-based musician released his …

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