Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Gates & Deal Casino

Locals, we meet once again. These weeks apart are killing me! However, they do allow me to scout a number of acts, some that you may have heard of and others that may be brand spankin’ new to your ears! I cannot emphasize enough how much talent there is in …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Idöl Threat, The Luna Laval & EdTang

Locals, we meet again. The warm weather has finally embraced us, shows are getting booked, bands are recording, and local life is good. This week I am going to rant and rave about some tremendous bands that are on the course of a bright future that you need to get …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Mildly Medicated & Science

Locals, we meet again. It’s time to chat about some hot local artists from New Jersey that are on my radar! I am pleased to say that I have some bands to feature that are somewhat new to me, for I have just become introduced to them. It still blows …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Nine Eighteen, Creeptones & Easy Company

Locals, we meet again. I’ve found a few groups that I am just being introduced to that may not be brand new on the scene, but they are new to my ears. With three completely different sounds, each one of these acts is making their mark on the map of …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Lance Green

Locals, we meet again. I hope you are all enjoying this warm weather and getting excited for summer! There are a few shows in our backyard that I cannot wait for, including Toothgrinder with Whitechapel at Asbury Lanes in mid-May and two nights of The Gaslight Anthem at The Stone …

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The Wonder Years @ The Stone Pony

ASBURY PARK, NJ—Down by the beachfront of The Stone Pony where the boards are slowly but surely being rebuilt, a distinctive pop punk energy was flowing throughout the area. The Wonder Years were in town, ready to embrace a sold out crowd in Asbury Park. The line was wrapped around …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Kid Felix

Locals, we meet again to chat about some of New Jersey’s hottest musicians. I know we are only apart for a week at a time, but lots of things can happen! I’ve been finding out about some new groups, some cover bands, new material, locals opening up for national acts, …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Empire Escorts

Locals, we meet yet again to bring some awesome Jersey music to the drawing board. Week to week, I try to blow your minds with some bands, solo acts, and music that have become trending on one scale or another. I got a ton of positive feedback on our bands …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: The Elephant In The Room & Agency Of Record

Locals, we meet again. I always get excited knowing that warm weather is just around the corner. It’s always so much more motivating to get off our butts and get out to some shows when it’s not 17 degrees outside, you know what I’m saying? Plus, venues open up their …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: The Obvious

Locals, we meet again. We have already put quite a dent into March, my how time is flying past! I must say that I’m happy, as this means the weather is getting warmer, some outside shows are slowly but surely creeping in, and tons of national acts will be cruising …

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