North Jersey Notes: Ronin, Robots And Monsters, Division 1.1 and More!

So, I ran into Ronin guitarist, Stone, a couple of weeks at the Sixx:A.M. show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ and he asked me if I ever got a copy of their CD Rise Of An Empire. I told him that I didn’t yet and that they need …

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An Interview with Don Jamieson: He Knows You’re A Metalhead

“You might be a metalhead…if 99 percent of your wardrobe is black!” That’s one of the quotes from my bud and stand-up comedian, Don Jamieson’s new book, You Might Be A Metalhead. It seems Don needed another outlet for his comedy outside of his live stand-up shows and CDs …

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North Jersey Notes: Dentist, Panzie*, One Hundred Thousand and More!

So, there was a very cool band who reached out to me back in April, but I missed their email and shows, but I was a bit curious about their band, so I went to give them a listen. I swear that while I listened to them, I felt I …

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Inked Out: East River Tattoo

After a recent wedding in Brooklyn, my wife and I drove through Greenpoint down by the waterfront, and we happened to drive by a tattoo shop called East River Tattoo on Manhattan Avenue. So, I made a U-turn and headed back to check the shop out, still in our wedding …

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North Jersey Notes: Decades, Killcode, Major Crush and More!

A couple of weeks ago, I featured a band called Ender featuring my bud Danny Lavarco on drums. Well, it turned out, Danny plays in two bands. When he emailed me about Ender, he also emailed me to let me know about his other band Decades, which is bit …

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An Interview with Sixx:A.M.: Returning With Their Own Prayers For The Damned

Now that Motley Crue has officially retired and called it quits, how did bassist Nikki Sixx plan to spend his retirement? By releasing a new (double) CD with his band Sixx:A.M., playing the biggest festivals this festival season, a headlining tour and a blockbuster tour planned for this fall with …

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North Jersey Notes Updates: Seas Of Wake, Ronin, Rahway and More!

My boys, Seas Of Wake, finally officially released their new CD, Depth Of The Marrow, last Friday, but they will be celebrating the CDs release this Friday night (5/20) with a CD release party at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Depth Of

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North Jersey Notes: Ender, PJ Farley, Division 1.1 And More!

I thought I featured these guys a while back, but after going back and forth with my old bud and the band’s drummer Danny Lavarco, I’ve never featured these guys, and it’s a shame because they’re North Jersey guys and they’re pretty awesome! I’m talking about the band Ender. …

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Inked Out: Cosmic Primate Tattoo

My wife and I were driving through the suburbs of Pennsylvania recently near the Willow Grove area in a town called Hatboro, when we came across this small tattoo shop called Cosmic Primate Tattoo. The name is actually what caught our eyes. What the hell is a Cosmic Primate? Is …

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North Jersey Notes: Fun While You Wait, Incognito Theory, VengeanceFest 2 and More!

I came across a really cool band out of Freehold, NJ. They’re not the traditional band that I normally write about since I’m a big rock head, but I really enjoyed their sound because they reminded me of the old alt-folk-rock 10,000 Maniacs with Natalie Merchant. I’m not sure why, …

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