Shoreworld: Secret Syde & Larry “Bozo” Blasco

The Secret Syde Reunion—The Brighton Bar—April 25

Back in 1980, when The Brighton Bar was little more than a dank, carpeted cave, the music scene was an exploding revolution and a far different animal than what we see today. Jersey was crawling with cutting edge groups all screaming to burst …

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Shoreworld: Deena Shoshkes, Black President and Bouncing Souls

Deena Shoshkes—Somewhere In Blue

I can remember when The Cucumbers were at the height of popularity, playing alongside The Bongos, the Feelies and many others, and causing quite a commotion with the 1987 Profile Records release of “My Boyfriend,” a song that got extensive play time on MTV. It …

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Shoreworld: Jack Brag & Jon Caspi

Jack Brag—Fear Of Falling Overturned

The ‘80s was a wild decade for sure. The clothes, the coke binges, the clubs and the music were off the gnarly scale. It was a period of formation for many eclectic bands and those quirky underworld sounds were the foundation of many of the …

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Shoreworld: The Chronic Sick @ Brighton Bar And Rob E. Greenburg’s Saturday Morning

The Chronic Sick—Brighton Bar—LIVE—Feb. 28
Bobby, Greg, Jo Jo and Artie are back and better than ever as they showed a whole new generation of Brighton faithful just how you get hardcore done. With the help of L.A. Gun’s Adam Hamilton at the engineering helm, the band has released their …

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Shoreworld: Robert Hazard Tribute And The Singer Songwriter Cape May—March 27 and 28

I remember listening to Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” from She’s So Unusual and not knowing till years later that Robert Hazard had actually written it. The Philadelphia legend wrote that song back in 1979 and though it was never really a hit for him and he …

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Shoreworld: Little Steven’s Big Score & Lisa Bianco’s Post Data

Steven Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records has been stirring up buzz everywhere lately, scoring legions of fresh new fans with bands like The Chesterfield Kings, The Grip Weeds, The Urges, The Chevelles and now, from Norway, The Cocktail Slippers. The premier label for garage, grit and grunge, Wicked Cool Records …

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Shoreworld: John Luraschi & The Stone Pony’s 35th Anniversary

John Luraschi

The End Of The Road

The Wonder Bar — March 22

John Luraschi has long been part of the area’s original rock gangs formed during the music explosion of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s and he’s kept his rock and roll roots deep in the local Jersey …

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Shoreworld: Rick Barry—This Antediluvian World

Much has been written about Rick Barry, mostly by local journalists and not always in the most challenging of ways. Many have given him the pass, gushing over his acoustic accomplishments while excusing the band stuff as “experimental.” Whatever the case might be I know that this CD is important …

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Shoreworld: Turtle Soup, Dan Reed

Phanphest Presents: Turtle Soup—CD Release— LIVE! @ The Saint—Jan. 29

I still enjoy being challenged by musicians who can open my jaded eyes to the wonders of improv. Turtle Soup is a band that’s managing that task lately, stretching the envelope and taking chances on record as well as live.…

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UNK Guitars And The 12th Annual Brookdale Guitar Show—Feb. 15

Some folks go nuts over baseball or golf, but to me, nothing beats a stroll around the vendor areas at the guitar show, looking to capture my next six-string Wildebeest. This year features the usual vintage fare, as well as a much larger presence of up-and-coming companies like Fuchs Technology, …

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