Interview with Gates: Opening Up

Every now and then, a band that’s been dominating the local market starts to catch fire on a much larger scale. Of course, we want to call them our hometown heroes, or our best-kept secret, hoping to say we knew them before they were stars. In this case, I am …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Ropetree

What’s up my local rockers? It’s about that time to talk about music that is making the headlines and making our heads bob! I have been getting a ton of submissions, so please continue to keep them coming! I love to hear your input of what you are listening to …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Madysin Hatter

My local friends, I hope you are enjoying the New Year! We are well on our way to a great year of local music and are stuffing our faces with talent that cannot be ignored. This week, I will be talking about a woman that goes by the name of …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Negative Sky

Locals, we meet again. It’s about that time to express our joy on local music that is making us excited to be a part of this scene. It’s crazy how the New Year is already upon us, and 2013 was one for the record books! Local acts are going on …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Badwolf

Locals, we meet again! It’s about that time to talk about all that is hot in the local music scene. This week, I am writing about a band that I am somewhat newly acquainted with, for they are just starting out in the scene as well and could use a …

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An Interview with The Bouncing Souls: Returning Home

For the seventh straight year, The Bouncing Souls are bringing the holiday spirit to Asbury Park with their Home For The Holidays showcase Dec. 26 to Dec. 29. Being an avid fan and supporter of these Jersey legends, it is one of my favorite times of the year, for it …

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Interview with Lost In Society: Setting Sail

As you all know, it always brings me great pleasure to talk local music. Every once in a while, there is a band that does something huge, even outside of the local scene. This time around, I am talking about Asbury Park natives Lost In Society, who are straight-up punk …

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An Interview with The Brigantines: Surf’s Up

While creating a mission to get in the holiday spirit, I took the time to chat with another one of the many openers on The Bouncing Souls’ Home For The Holidays showcase! Having been a fan of The Brigantines for a while, I thought it would be the perfect time …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Amy Malkoff And The Moonshines

All of my local music friends and family, it’s about that time! I have done some heavy research this week trying to bring a new band to the table, and success has been the result. Of course, I had to narrow it down because there are so many out there …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Two Strike Mark

Locals, we meet again. It’s about that wonderful time of the week where we chat about some hot new bands that need to be in the spotlight. The talent just seems to get stronger and stronger as the weeks go on, and I am doing my best to keep it …

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