Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Beyond Dishonor

My local friends, we meet again! The holidays are quickly approaching, shopping has begun and, of course, bands are wrapping up the year with some amazing shows! This week, I am going to talk about a head-banging, fist-throwing, mosh-making group that has had quite some success as of late. They …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Young Rising Sons

Local music fans, it’s about that time to spotlight some artists! 2013 has been an incredible year to say the least, and I want to keep the momentum going for next year. That being said, if you know of any bands or are a musician putting out some new music …

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An Interview with Frank Turner: From The Heart


Frank Turner is one of those artists that when I first discovered his sound, I wanted to bottle it up and keep it all to myself. However, with his recent global success, I could not be happier to say I am a fan of such a multi-talented singer and songwriter. …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: The Places You’ve Been

It’s Wednesday, my favorite day of the week. I’ve found out about so many amazing bands that I cannot wait to indulge into in the last few weeks of 2013. This has been a great year in the local music scene, as Lost In Society got to open up for …

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An Interview with The Story So Far: Right Here, Right Now

The Story So Far have had quite the year, hitting every nail on the head by releasing an awesome album, going on the Vans Warped Tour, co-headlining with Man Overboard, and now hitting the road as headliners. It’s crazy to think these guys have been a band since fresh out …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Reach

Hello my local lovers, it’s that time again to talk about some New Jersey-based musicians! Thanks to all of you who have been giving me some great feedback and suggestions on some bands to feature in the Local Radar. To be honest, I’ve been getting more submissions from friends …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Crimson Sky

It’s about that time to talk local music. Aren’t Wednesdays just the greatest? Just when I think I am going to run out of local music to boast about, bands and artists keep on popping up out of the woodworks, sparking my interest time and time again.

As we all …

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An Interview with New Found Glory: Connecting The Dots

If you’re a fan of punk music (or just good music in general), then for over 15 years you’ve been hearing hits from the Florida-based quintet New Found Glory. With countless amounts of sold-out tours, records and a strong passion to keep fans satisfied, it almost seems as if they …

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Interview with Less Than Jake: Seeing The Light

With over 20 years of music under their belts, Less Than Jake are back with this week’s release of See The Light, their first full-length effort since 2008’s GNV FLA. I recently had the chance to talk with vocalist/bassist Roger Manganelli about the many things Less Than Jake …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Beyond Visible

Local rock fans, it’s about that time! Thanks to everyone who has been sending me new tunes and giving excellent feedback on the Local Radar acts in the past few months! I am glad to help contribute some material to your playlists, week after week!

We’ve all been there: You …

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