Maria’s Local Radar: Levy & The Oaks

Locals, we meet again. Although fall is right around the corner, this thick heat still has me sweating. That’s okay, though, because it’s still outdoor show season, and we have to enjoy that while we can. Last week I told you a little bit about a benefit that is happening …

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An Interview With Lita Ford: Living Like A Runaway

Being a female in the music industry is not always easy. I know from personal experience. However, hearing insight and knowledge from one of the queens of rock ‘n’ roll, Lita Ford, is something I will forever cherish. I had the opportunity to chat with her about her book, her …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Rock For Landon Cancer Benefit Event

Over the past few years in the Local Radar, I have featured many bands; one of them being in my top five, going by the name of Breathing Blue. With obstacles in each of their lives, they took some time off to reflect and pursue other dreams. But, for …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Parachute – LIVE At The House Of Independents – Asbury Park – July 29, 2016

Live music; it’s an age-old past time that has brought my friends together for years. On a hot summer night in July, location Asbury Park, I had the pleasure of seeing Parachute live at House Of Independents. If you are an avid reader of this column (thank you, by the …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Public Access T.V.

Summer is halfway over, is this real thing? My time has been occupied with work and I haven’t been getting out to as many shows as I would like, and that changes starting now! I have a few on my radar including Brick + Mortar at House Of Independents August …

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Maria’s Local Radar: An Interview with Parachute

New Jersey music lovers, we meet again! I had the opportunity to chat with one of my favorite bands these days, Parachute, before they come back to Asbury Park! This time around, they will be performing at an awesome new venue called House Of Independents right on Cookman Avenue. We …

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The Story Never Ends: An Interview with 311’s Aaron “P-Nut” Wills

For over 20 years, 311 have made their mark on the music scene. With countless live shows all over the world, a catalogue of amazing music, and an uplifting message to come along, they really know how to make a music fan have a good time. I wish I could …

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Maria’s Local Radar: An Interview with Billy Nally of The Wrecks

Hey friends! I recently chatted with my friend and New Jersey native, Billy Nally, about his up-and-coming band, The Wrecks! You may recognize them from SiriusXM, being on tour with Nothing But Thieves, and just kicking butt in general. Check out what they have coming up, and get to know …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Midnite Hellion

Ladies and gentlemen, ’tis the season for some summertime shows. I have to start off by listing a bunch of events that I am looking forward to, including Garbage July 27 at Starland Ballroom, 311 at The Stone Pony July 15, and so much more. Of course, there are so …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Recapping The Shadow Of The City Festival In Asbury Park

(Photo by Jeff Crespi: jeffcrespirocks.com)

June 18, at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, was the scene for Shadow Of The City Festival. If you recall a few weeks back I had written about the curator, Jack Antonoff (fun., Bleachers), and how he paid a visit to the …

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