An Interview with Hawthorne Heights: Combining Good And Evil

I recently had the chance to chat with Eron Bucciarelli, drummer for the Ohio post-hardcore band Hawthorne Heights. They have just released their fifth studio album, Zero, through Red Entertainment. You can catch them on the road this summer on the Vans Warped Tour, and they will once again …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Keys For The Kingdom

Local rock fans, we meet again to embark on some fresh talent for your ears. I appreciate all of the positive feedback I’ve been getting that you are digging the bands spotlighted; keep throwing your suggestions at me!

I’ve been noticing more and more groups based on their enthusiasm, for …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: The Careless Kids

It’s about that time again to talk about some local musicians currently on my radar. This week, I am going to talk about a band from Toms River, New Jersey, that is fairly new on the scene. Having been together for not even a year, The Careless Kids are making …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: In Our Glory

Greetings, locals. It’s about that time to talk about some musicians who have gotten my attention that you need to get to know. I took the advice of a certain someone I know to check out a band, and I am so glad I did. This group I am focusing …

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An Interview with We Were Promised Jetpacks: Opening The Vault

You may or may not have heard of a little indie band out of Edinburgh, Scotland called We Were Promised Jetpacks. You also may or may not have heard of Edinburgh, but I can assure you they are putting it on the map. As they gear up for a short …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: The Porchistas & InDisguise

It’s about that time to talk about local music once again. You should see the size of the list of artists I am aiming to cover—it’s miles long! Summer is back, shows are booming, and bands are ready to make their marks in the scene.

I confidently can say that …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Out For More & Franchise

Locals, we meet again. It’s now that time to talk about some talent that has got my ears aroused, letting me bask in the glory that is local music. I think the reason I am such a fan of Jersey acts is that I have much respect for these bands/artists …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Lovelectric

We meet again my local music lovers. This week I am going to dedicate my article to a band on the rise from New Jersey that has great drive and determination. Although they may not play my favorite genre of music, that doesn’t matter one iota. I like to spotlight …

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Only Living Boy @ Asbury Lanes

ASBURY PARK, NJ—The night was warm in Asbury Park, and music was blaring through the streets. Asbury Lanes has always been one of my favorite venues, and with recent renovations, including the sound, stage and bar, every element is flowing quite well together. Dozens of people were in attendance to …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: LEEDS & Snowball 37

It’s time for another week of Local Radar. The Jersey Rock submissions are pouring in like water—50+ CDs a week is a lot for one girl to handle—and it’s the best problem I’ve had in a while. I get bored with music that is called “popular” these days, for …

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