Local Noise: Blue Halo Effect

Blue Halo Effect is a collaboration between two prominent New Jersey musicians, both of whom spent time in various Jersey bands as well as touring with national artists. They found they not only shared a musical vision, but actually lived in close proximity, leading to the formation of the project.…

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Local Noise: Evie Archer

Evie Archer has taken quite a circuitous route to the career she always seemed destined for, that of singer-songwriter. She started writing at a very young age, but after forays into other professions and career paths, she always seemed drawn toward the creation of songs and the craft of writing. …

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Local Noise: After The Reign

After The Reign have become the premier country band on the Jersey circuit. They have two releases out, Hillbilly Clubhouse and Almost Famous, and have supported those releases with shows opening for major artists such as Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans, Rodney Atkins, Sawyer Brown and Josh Thompson, …

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Interview with Gary U.S. Bonds: Cashing In

Gary U.S. Bonds has lived the history of rock and roll, recording Top 10 hits and performing in rock and roll package tours in the early ‘60s, through the heady days of rock with hits in the ‘80s with assistance from Bruce Springsteen, up through the 2000s with stadium appearances …

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Local Noise: GreenStep

I have traveled around the world quite a bit in my life, and I’ve seen a lot of misfortunate places and people,” says Chris Stone, talking about his new project, GreenStep. “So I had the bright idea of naming the band more around a cause and a concept. My ultimate …

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Local Noise: Wood Shampoo

Wood Shampoo was initially the brainchild of Murph Daniels, but the group really came to fruition when he partnered with guitarist Tommy Byrnes to create the unique and eclectic sound that has become their trademark. I caught up with Murph to ask him how the project came together, and what …

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Local Noise: Amanda Fama

Singer-songwriter Amanda Fama chose the name Here To Stay for her recently released debut album. The title has a double meaning, in that while it comes from a song she wrote about a summer love, it also reflects the fact that she intends that both she and her music are …

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Local Noise: Down To Fox

One of the highlights of the recent Jersey Shore Music Fest was an appearance by Down To Fox, an eclectic yet intriguing new band quickly developing a following. “We’re trying to capture the power and emotion of rock and soul, while infusing the elements of catchy, melodically-driven music and tight, …

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Local Noise: Black Suit Youth

“We’ve played gigs at a pizza place, an alternative church, a Mexican restaurant, a log cabin, skate parks, you name it,” laughs Bryan Maher, lead vocalist and guitar player with Black Suit Youth. The group has come out of Long Island and built themselves into a fast-rising touring and recording …

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Local Noise: Strychnia

“Aggressive, brutal, and chaotic,” is how Strychnia describe their sound, and it’s an apt description of the intensity and heaviness that spews out of the fast rising death metal band. “We really try to make everything we write the best that it can possibly be,” says Kevin, vocalist for the …

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