Ray West And His Weapons Of Anew

I finally got to sit down with my old singer and brother, Ray West, who used to sing for MCA recording artists, Spread Eagle and our old band Hostel Inc. In the past year I’ve been writing much about Ray’s new band, Weapons of Anew, in my column, North Jersey …

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North Jersey Notes – The Shady Street Show Band, Thanatotic Desire, And More!

THE SHADY STREET SHOW BAND—Red Bank, NJ
Well, this is not the typical band I would normally write about, but for some reason I’ve found myself obsessed with this band from Red Bank, NJ. Not as North Jersey as I’d like, but after hearing the soul and strength in singer …

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North Jersey Notes: The Marquee, Tommy London, And More!

THE MARQUEE—New York, NY

I was just trolling a few band pages on Facebook to feature here this week and somehow came across this alt-rock band out of NYC, who caught my attention with their music video and song, “Anchor.” I’m talking about the band The Marquee. They’re a …

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Inked Out: Rorschach Gallery

RORSCHACH GALLERY – Edison, NJ

On my way to rehearsal one Thursday in Roselle, NJ, my GPS diverted me to Route 1 near the Menlo Park Mall to take the Garden State Parkway. Of course, I took a wrong turn and ended up getting lost, but I wound up driving …

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North Jersey Notes: Velvet Rose, Black Water Rising, And More!

VELVET ROSE—Succasunna, NJ

Well, for the second week in a row, I have a chance to feature another young band out of North Jersey. I love that these bands are young and full of raw talent. The name of the band is Velvet Rose, and they’re a rock band …

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North Jersey Notes: Lunatic Fringe, Another Distraction, Ashes Of Your Enemy and More!

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to actually feature a band out of North Jersey here in my “North Jersey Notes” column, but I finally found a band that was worthy. What happened to this music scene? We used to see new bands almost every week, and now …

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North Jersey Notes: SPiRiTZ, Weapons of Anew, Brand of Julez, and More!

I was wondering what happened to SYKA guitarist Gregg Sgar after the band seemed to disappear after having a nice run. The last time I heard anything about Gregg, he was playing guitar for my buds, One Hundred Thousand. Well, out of the blue, I got a Facebook message from …

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North Jersey Notes: Cory Singer, Weapons Of Anew, Madysin Hatter and More!

I don’t normally write about just singer/songwriters. I normally feature bands. But when a really good singer/songwriter comes across my plate, they should be recognized. Such is the case with Cory Singer, who fits his namesake, but is also a really great songwriter. I was only able to catch …

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North Jersey Notes Updates: Rogue Star, Dirty, Incognito Theory and More!

My brother Santino Noir, former frontman from Scarlet Carson, has a new rock band (not hip-hop), but they’re on the West Coast. The name of the new project is Rogue Star and the band released their debut single and music video for the song “Angels Down” a couple of weeks …

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Inked Out: Amaryllis Tattoo Artistry And Design

A couple of weekends ago, my band, Rahway, opened for the emotionally distraught Puddle of Mudd at an awesome new music venue in Easton, PA called One Centre Square. I had already heard about this kick-ass tattoo shop in the historic town of Easton called Amaryllis Tattoo Artistry and Design …

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