Local Noise: The Boomers: Not Quite Dead Yet

“The Boomers play ‘AmeriComica’ music, original classic rock with humorous lyrics dealing with issues of older Americans,” laughs Joe Grillo, the visionary of the new band known as The Boomers. “Think the Beatles-meets-Frank Zappa. We combine absurdity, rock and roll and multimedia for a truly unique visual, aural, and intellectual …

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Local Noise: Jim Beckerman And The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid

“It went very well. A sellout audience, literally no seats left, for all the performances,” exclaims Jim Beckerman, co-writer of the script and composer of the music for the new show, The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid. “The audiences seemed to be really into it. The tap dancing …

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Local Noise: Dennis Macarone: Firing Up Their Fans

“During the ‘70s and ‘80s, I played in the Northeast at various popular night spots throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia,” states Dennis Macarone, who is starting to make a mark on the New Jersey scene. “I am originally from Middlesex, NJ. Self taught on the …

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Local Noise: JoBonanno And The Godsons

“We have set a goal to sell 5,000 copies of Can’t Stop Now,” exclaims Jo Bonanno, vocalist and visionary of one of the Jersey shore’s hottest horn bands, Jo Bonanno & The Godsons, about their newly recorded CD. “Our last CD sold 2,000 copies. We want to more than …

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Local Noise: The Voodudes

From Bruce and Bon Jovi to Whitney Houston and Lauryn Hill, from old timers like Count Basie and Frank Sinatra to up-and-comers like Jesse Malin and Lisa Bouchelle, New Jersey has been home for many of the greatest artists the world has seen in a variety of musical genres. And …

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Local Noise: Plainfield Slim

“About 10 or 15 years ago I started going back to the origins of the old blues players,” snarls Plainfield Slim in his raspy, central Jersey drawl, sounding as much like an old blues master himself as any of the Southern bluesmen might after a hard night at the roadhouse. …

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Blues Traveler @ Highline Ballroom

NEW YORK, NY—Blues Traveler may be best known for their radio staples “Runaround” and “Hook,” but they showed there’s much more to the band than those two songs. They returned to New York City for the first time in a number of years, hitting New York’s hottest new music venue, …

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Interview with 3 Doors Down: Reunited And It Sounds So Good

“I think that was key, we took a long time off for the first time in the career of this band,” says Chris Henderson, guitarist with seminal American rock band 3 Doors Down, talking about the new self-titled album that has garnered both commercial success and critical acclaim since its …

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Interview with Ween: All That Was Middle Class

Ween are hard to pin down, not only musically, but even for an interview! But I was finally able to catch up with Gene and Dean Ween in the midst of their current tour, in support of their newest release, The Friends EP.

Out on their own Chocodog Records …

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