Toothgrinder @ The Saint

ASBURY PARK, NJ—The night was Dec. 28, one more Friday night show to get under my belt before 2013. I was more than excited to see one of my favorite bands, Toothgrinder, celebrate their CD release at The Saint. It’s always been one of my favorite venues; the venue not …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: The Black Clouds & Chemtrail

Locals, we meet again on my favorite day of the week. Happy Hump Day to you all, the month is flying, almost time for some Valentine’s Day cupids. Maybe some love notes from some of my local bands? Wouldn’t be the worst problem to have. Don’t worry, I’m not getting …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Roseld & Useless

Locals, we meet again for our one-on-one chat. Wednesdays are definitely my favorite day of the week, for more reasons than one! I hope you are all sticking to your New Year’s resolutions and getting out to some shows. In fact, some of you even sent me messages letting me …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: The Joe Baracata Band, Tommy Guns And The Hitmen & The Good Life

Happy Hump Day my local rockers, we meet again! I hope you enjoyed last week’s issue of the young bands, for they rock harder than most veterans. I’ve been trying to stick to themes in the last couple of weeks, but sometimes it’s hard! I received an overwhelming amount of …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Vin-Taze & Reality Check

Happy hump day locals, and a Happy New Year! Time flies when you’re embellished in good music, good people, and a great scene. Hopefully many of you have your resolutions in play, and have put the past year behind you! Looking forward is always a positive thing, and the fact …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: A Balance Between & Seconds To Impact

Locals, we meet again. Time for a new year, new music, and new beginnings! I recommend making your New Year’s resolutions to get out and support the scene! I have many friends who are unfamiliar with the amount of talent that there is out there, and day by day I’m …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Sink Tapes & GayGay/StraightGuy

Hello my local friends! It feels good to be back—these seven days apart definitely make my musical heart grow fonder. My radar has been booming this year, and 2012 was compacted with various new records, band lineup changes, insane live sets, and tons of smash singles for me to review. …

by   |  12/19/2012  |  Comments Off on Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Sink Tapes & GayGay/StraightGuy

The Gaslight Anthem @ Terminal 5

MANHATTAN, NY—As a hard-working music journalist venturing out to the city that never sleeps, your choices are endless, even on a Wednesday night in the middle of a frigid winter. I heard The Gaslight Anthem was heading into our neck of the woods, getting tickets for night one of their …

by   |  12/17/2012  |  Comments Off on The Gaslight Anthem @ Terminal 5

Maria Mar’s Local Radar: The Amboys & Rope Tree

What’s up all my friends? Welcome back to another week of Maria Mar’s Local Radar, embedding your brain with what is on my playlist, one week at a time! I’m writing this week about some dominant bands in the scene that may not be brand new to it, but …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: The Antics & New Theory

Greetings locals. I am getting more and more comfortable with meeting you all on a weekly basis. Wednesday is truly the new Friday—well, to me at least. I feel as if we are getting closer, and bonding over great music. The feedback I have been getting from bands that I …

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