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, an...

Local Noise: Syka

Syka played their first show in December 2011. But even though the band has only been together a short period of time, they’ve already been featured on Q104.3, opened for major acts, and been filmed as part...

Local Noise: Matt Wong

While he’s only 15 years old, Matt Wong is already receiving accolades for his guitar dexterity, and is starting to perform outside his home area of Central New Jersey. While starting out as a classical gui...

Local Noise: Magic Thrust

Magic Thrust have burst onto the scene with, well, you can make your own pun based on the name of the band. But musically they have developed a unique sound that has brought them to the forefront of the New...

Local Noise: Sara Carlson

Heralding from the Jersey Shore, by way of Italy, comes Sara Carlson, who recently released her third album, Heartdance. The release is a mixture of eclectic melodies and rhythms, and includes tribal drums ...

Local Noise: Social Hero

You don’t hear many young groups these days that sound like the great classic rock bands of the ‘60s and ‘70s; bands that capture the spirit and emotion of great rock and roll pioneers like The Who, Led Zep...

Local Noise: The All Ways

The All Ways have come out of the local music scene and in a relatively short period of time, managed to play at venues such as Arlene’s Grocery, Webster Hall, Hammerstein Ballroom, Maxwell’s, and the New J...
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Local Noise: Kat McGivern

“I really miss the diners in New Jersey; there are no good diners in Boston,” laughs Kat McGivern about her return to Boston after spending much of her college years in the Garden State. Kat still considers New...

Local Noise: Marshall Railroad

Marshall Railroad is the musical vision of Joe Varga and Jason Deemer. They’ve been at it since they were kids and don’t plan on stopping in the foreseeable future. “We started playing together when we were...