Local Noise: Scuzbot

“Pop punk rock, with a hint of power slop, with an edge. We call it Scuz,” says Mitch Koehler, bass player with Scuzbot, in trying to describe the music that emanates from the band. Mitch is joined in Scuzb...

Local Noise: The Motherlode Band

“A home for wayward metal heads…” That’s how The Motherlode Band describes themselves, and with good reason. They profess their allegiance to the rock spectacles of the old days, when a rock concert atMadis...

Local Noise: Talley Summerlin

Talley Summerlin was born into a musical family, in that his brothers are part of Seal’s musical team. He joined with them in school choirs and musicals, and eventually a band, before embarking on a separat...

Local Noise: Farewell Luna

Farewell Luna is the brainchild of Jared Wohl. Formerly the lead singer and guitarist with the group N.O.O.E., he continued working on material after the band split up and it led to the new group. Presently...

Local Noise: The Haight

“We all have an extremely deep respect for the musicians of the 1960s, so we chose an iconic name from that era,” says Jenna Calderon, lead guitarist of The Haight. “The Haight refers to Haight-Ashbury in S...

Local Noise: Listen Close

Listen Close are starting to create quite a buzz in the New York and New Jersey music scene. They played last summer’s Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park, and have been hitting venues throughout the region w...
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Local Noise: Flying Colors

Dave LaRue was long a prominent member of the Jersey Shore music scene. He was often in the area clubs with the likes of Glen Burtnik, Alice Leon, and The New Dogs. He ended up leaving the area to tour with The...

Local Noise: Graviteer

It may have been a circuitous route to get to the current lineup, but with the return to the band of guitarist Matt Basilotto and bass player Chris Dechert, Graviteer evolved into the energetic and exciting...

Local Noise: Zak Smith Band

“I love Phil Spector's Ronnettes records and his Darlene Love stuff,” says Zak Smith about the unique mix of modernity and classic rock and roll that he puts out with band the bears his name. “That type of ...

Local Noise: Condition Critical

“Fun, brutal… and intense! Throw that into a grinder and that’s us!” So exclaims Ryan Donato, drummer of the fast rising thrash metal band Condition Critical. Ryan is joined in the group by Alonso Maguiño o...