Maria’s Local Radar: Catching Up With Sweet Chin Music

This time of year, when the weather is warm and the drinks are flowing, I find myself leaving my nest more and more. A specific hobby of mine involves going to see cover bands, as you may see I write about often in my Radar. A band I have …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Vestibule

With an inbox filled with local music, I can tell live show season is in full effect. With a full-time job and a heavy load on my plate, I don’t have as much time to get out to all of the shows like I used to, so it’s always very …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Chelsea Carlson

Local friends, we are back with another week of talent to throw into the spotlight. First and foremost, thanks for all of the love on the Jack Antonoff article; I hope to see you all at his Shadow of the City Festival in Seaside Heights June 18! Now, it’s time …

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Maria’s Local Radar: A Day With Jack Antonoff

Some work days are better than others, in every field, and I recently got to experience a great day on the job. April 19, the subject of the day was two words: Jack Antonoff. I am sure many of you know him from his various projects including fun., Bleachers, Steel …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Wild Americans

I always love getting new music to get me through that mid-week slump of the workweek, you feel me? I am sure most of you agree; a song can really change the pace and mood of the day, and my artist of the week has done just that.

I recently …

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Maria’s Local Radar: The Flying Ivories

It’s about that time, and I have some great music to talk to you about this week. If you know me and follow this column, you know I am a complete sucker for a good cover band. However, a cover band with a twist, this is something new to me, …

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Maria’s Local Radar: An Interview with A Balance Between

Greetings! I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Brian Grego of A Balance Between about their new record, shows, and so much more. If you live locally, you will want to check these guys out; they are the real deal!

First and foremost, it’s been a while since we

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Maria’s Local Radar: Manny Cabo

Can you believe how much this year is flying? I feel like just yesterday I was saying Happy New Year to you all. Well, at least I can say I have seen a lot of bands this year, heard a lot of new music I like, and have gotten to …

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Alive And Well: An Interview with Silverstein

In 2015, I had the pleasure of seeing Silverstein share the stage with Senses Fail on an epic co-headline tour. Come back to 2016, I had the chance to chat with Paul Koehler, drummer of Silverstein, about their new headlining tour, the music industry, and so much more. It’s crazy …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Brian Fallon – Live At Starland

(Photo by Jeff Crespi)

Friends and family, we meet again. If you are an avid reader of the Radar, you know I always have ongoing support for New Jersey’s own Brian Fallon. I had the pleasure of reviewing one of his holidays show from Crossroads in Garwood, New Jersey, …

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