Inked Out: Black Vulture Gallery

As I continue my journey checking out some of the coolest tattoo parlors in the New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and wherever the hell else I happen to see a shop that interests me, this month I find myself in the Fishtown area of Philadelphia. Once again, my wife and …

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North Jersey Notes: Bubba Grouch, King’s X, Crobot and More!

(Photo by Manny Cabo – cabonoirphotography.com)

So, my bros from The Dirty Stayouts are back at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ this Saturday night (4/4) for Mike Logue’s Birthday Bash. The thing is I’ve never heard of this other band on the bill, but they have a pretty cool name and …

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North Jersey Notes: RONIN, Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed, Santino Noir and More!

(Photo by Jeff Crespi)

What do you get when you throw members of Scarlet Carson and Statik Silence into a box and shake them up? You get RONIN! I’m currently working on a side project with singer David Marin and he asked me last week, “When are you going …

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North Jersey Notes: LEEDS, Cilver, SYKA and More!

My bro David Marin and his band Ronin are headlining a make-up show at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ this Thursday night (3/19) courtesy of Jersey Campfire Productions. So, I decided to check out the lineup and I was familiar with every band on the bill except for …

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North Jersey Notes: Eye Of Anubis, Steve Bello, Queen V and More!

So, one band I’ve been hearing much about on the metal scene in Jersey is a band out of Toms River called Eye Of Anubis. I mean, these guys are just about as underground as underground can get, and their music is what I like to call “filthy!” In …

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Inked Out: Bayonne Tattoo Company

A few months ago, my bud Danny Pain from Pure Ink in Ledgewood, NJ told me that he and his partners, Graig Berkowitz and Rich Pizzutillo, were opening a new shop in Bayonne, NJ and calling it the Bayonne Tattoo Company. Now, there were two reasons for me to visit …

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North Jersey Notes: Slaves And Martyrs, Incognito Theory, Scars Of Envy and More!

Back in August, I featured a band called Elected Kings, who I really liked. I recently received an email from one of the band members, singer and guitarist Alfi Alvarez, who told me the band underwent a member change. Well, they removed a member from the band and decided to …

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North Jersey Notes: Judas Priestess, CausticAudio, Ixion Lux and More!

A couple of weeks ago, I ventured up to The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ to see a bunch of friends open for the ultimate all-female Judas Priest tribute band, Judas Priestess. Now, before I go on about the local openers, let me just say that if you’ve …

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North Jersey Notes: Roulette, Charetta, Scars Of Envy and More!

I recently received an email submission through theaquarian.com website—yes, believe it or not, we do check those submissions—and one band that really tickled my fancy was a band out of Asbury Park, NJ, who called themselves Roulette. You have to love that name because it’s stood the test of …

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Inked Out: Sacred Souls Ink Tattoo Studio

Last September, I ran into one of my music brothers, John Kosco, of the band Saint Caine, at Mario Barth’s Inked Out Tattoo Convention in Secaucus, NJ. John and Saint Caine performed an acoustic set for the Convention the night before I ran into him and then John spent the …

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