North Jersey Notes: Sick Mind, Robots And Monsters, Causticaudio and More!

One of the bands I remembered playing with on a hot summer day in Lakewood, NJ at the failed Jersey Shore Music Festival a couple of years ago was a band called Sick Mind. I thought these kids were pretty decent and the best part about them? They were …

by   |  01/28/2015  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Sick Mind, Robots And Monsters, Causticaudio and More!

North Jersey Notes: Natalie Clark, Blameshift, Toothgrinder and More!

Yes, this week, I’m taking North Jersey Notes international. A friend of mine turned me onto the music of singer-songwriter Natalie Clark. I was told that her voice was incredible and something that I would be into. At first, I questioned my friend to make sure she knew that …

by   |  01/21/2015  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Natalie Clark, Blameshift, Toothgrinder and More!

North Jersey Notes: Reach, Hammerfight, Thank You Scientist and More!

While scouring the internet for a band to feature this week, I came across a band from Long Branch, NJ, who I thought wasn’t doing anything new, but they were doing something that was popular. They were technically sound and would sound great opening for a band like Linkin Park. …

by   |  01/14/2015  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Reach, Hammerfight, Thank You Scientist and More!

Inked Out: Handsome Devil Tattoo Company

Growing up in Saddle Brook, NJ, the only place we knew of to get tattoos was Shotsie’s in Wayne, NJ or Screamin’ Ink in Fair Lawn, NJ. Not in a million years did I ever think that I would see a tattoo shop in my hometown. Well, I guess a …

by   |  01/07/2015  |  Comments Off on Inked Out: Handsome Devil Tattoo Company

North Jersey Notes: Tara Elliott And The Red Velvets

My bro Steve Murafsky, who is also known as Zipperhead on the Jersey Shore music scene, introduced me to the music Tara Elliott a while back when he booked her to perform at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ. He always raved about her, which put her on my …

by   |  01/07/2015  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Full Scale Riot, Ronin, Corevalay and More!

All I can say is Full Scale Riot are back! After taking some time off, Tim McMurtrie’s hardcore supergroup is back and so is Tim on guitar. For those of you keeping score, my bro Tim, who made his bones as a guitar player for the mighty M.O.D. back in …

by   |  12/31/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Full Scale Riot, Ronin, Corevalay and More!

North Jersey Notes: All New Atmosphere, Lower The Veil and More!

After searching the internet for a band to feature this week, I came across a band out of Woodbridge, NJ that really appealed to me because they weren’t a screamo band. They weren’t too metal. They were a band with good riffs and some actual melody. They reminded me of …

by   |  12/24/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: All New Atmosphere, Lower The Veil and More!

North Jersey Notes: The RiCECOOKERS, Thanatonic Desire, Awaken The Shadow and More!

I’m not sure how I came across these guys, but they somehow came across my plate…or shall I say my bowl? And I think they are great! The name of the band is THE RiCECOOKERS (best name ever!) and they’re based out of Brooklyn, NY. Well, technically, these guys aren’t …

by   |  12/17/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: The RiCECOOKERS, Thanatonic Desire, Awaken The Shadow and More!

North Jersey Notes: The Fletchers, causticaudio, Dying Eyes Of Sloth and More!

I was recently contacted by a pretty good indie rock band out of Highland Park, NJ that calls themselves The Fletchers. They have a new CD out called Reset The Dial, which was the premise of the email. (Yes, people still send those. Believe it or not, I …

by   |  12/10/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: The Fletchers, causticaudio, Dying Eyes Of Sloth and More!

Inked Out: Frequency Tattoo Company

My fiancée and I were visiting some friends in the Manayunk area of Philadelphia. For those of you not familiar, it’s an area of Philly that has become very trendy like a Hoboken or a Williamsburg, Brooklyn-type of area with young hipsters living there and renting these luxurious apartments. In …

by   |  12/03/2014  |  Comments (2)


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