An Interview with Brian Dales from The Summer Set: Making Dreams Come True

It’s always exciting to sit down with musicians who have done so much in their careers when they are still so extremely young. With such a bright future ahead, I had the opportunity to recently chat with Brian Dales, lead singer of The Summer Set. They recently embarked on the …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: First To Friday & The Project

Locals, we meet again. Putting a dent into March already, time flies when you’re listening to music I suppose! Every week I try to dedicate this column to up-and-coming musicians, and even acts that have been active for quite some time. As we have seen over the past few months, …

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Interview with The Menzingers: Peacemakers

As an avid music lover, I can’t help but try to stay on top of my game with the latest talent and trends. Whether it’s attending live shows, downloading the iTunes free single of the week, or just browsing the shelves of the rare existing record store, I always find …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: The Scandals & Tara Elliott And The Red Velvets

Locals, it’s that time again to bring some New Jersey talent to your attention. I hope you were all digging the piece I did on Graviteer last week, for their new music is amazing, catchy, and fresh. While it’s not unusual to notice music that can offer saccharine relief from …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Graviteer

Locals, I’m back to bring you some hot, new, stimulating, eccentric musicians and songs that I feel you need to get on your radar. This week I’m going to dedicate this article to one specific band, their journey, process, new music, and just about each and every thing I can …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Modern Chemistry & Jakes Gorilla

Locals, we meet again. My inbox has been flooded with submissions so far for 2013, and there are so many new bands and solo acts happening. Just when I thought it was impossible to hear any more new music, you all went blowing my mind and eardrums once again! Whether …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Venus Vegas

Locals, we meet again. It’s so hard to believe it’s already February! Well, I guess it’s true what they say, time flies when you’re listening to music. I know, I adjusted the saying just a little, but it’s suiting. I hope you all were digging last week’s issue with For …

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Owel @ The Court Tavern

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The night was cold, the drinks were flowing, and the venue was packed. I decided to make the hike out to The Court Tavern in New Brunswick to see one of my favorite bands, Owel (formerly known as Old Nick). We were there to celebrate the release of …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: For The Foxes

Locals, we meet again. First and foremost, I was thrilled to be getting some feedback on Cara Salimando, finding out that you guys were digging her style. She is going to have a big year, so be sure to keep her on your radar. Each and every week, I try …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Cara Salimando

We’re back again with another week of Maria Mar’s Local Radar. I’ve been pumping out features on local bands like crazy, and the attention these acts are getting is better than ever! This week I’m going to dedicate my article to one specific artist in particular. Although she may have …

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