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

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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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Maria’s Local Radar: Brogues

It’s about that time; Wednesday, my favorite day of the week. Why, you ask? Well, the week is halfway over at work, and I get to talk about music with all of you. Isn’t that reason enough? That being said, I have SO many things on my radar; Shadow of …

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Maria’s Local Radar: An Interview with Daniel James & The Loveless

Cool band alert! I recently had the chance to chat with Daniel James of Daniel James & The Loveless following their recent show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey! If you haven’t heard of this band before—which consists of vocalist/guitarist Daniel James, guitarist Mike Perdichizzi, and bassist Joe Petruccio—now …

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Maria’s Local Radar: An Interview with The Ones You Forgot

Congrats are in order to local band The Ones You Forgot for recently winning the Starland Ballroom Battle of the Bands. Having been there for their performance, it was very deserving on a day filled with so much talent. Each band I saw was amazing! The Ones You Forgot won …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Chris Young LIVE At Mercer County Park Festival Grounds

Locals, we meet again. I recently had the pleasure of hanging at Starland Ballroom for a Battle of the Bands, an event I always find intriguing. However, this time around, it was all love from each act, and so refreshing to see. Not only did each band congratulate one another …

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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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