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 atMadisonSquareGardenmeant loud, heavy guitars, a larger than life persona, and a touch of the dark side. As …

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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 separate journey, which has culminated in his newly released EP, Shake The Gates. Talley …

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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 it is still a solo project, but he is currently in the process of …

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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 San Francisco. We recently changed our name to ‘The Haight’ because we feel that …

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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 while growing their fanbase and letting their sound evolve. The band includes Mike McGarry on …

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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 Dregs, the legendary progressive jazz/country/blues/Southern rock instrumental group …

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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 young band they were destined to be.

Originally known as Breathing Blue, Matt and …

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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 thing, along with Ray Charles and the Raelettes, really influenced the way …

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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 on lead vocals and guitar, Mike Dreher on bass, and Sam Agnew on guitar.

“I …

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Local Noise: In Cages

In Cages have been hitting the scene in a big way recently, most notably with a performance at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, as well as New York hotspots such as Sullivan Hall, the Parkside Lounge, and Bar East, among others. But their favorite venue right now is …

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