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 …

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North Jersey Notes: Oraculum, Hollywood Kills, Brian Mackey and More!

My bud Mike Hufnagel, formerly of the bands Murder League All-Stars and Warhorse, recently emailed me because has a new project that he’s unleashed. The name of the band is Oraculum, and the taste that I just got from them was a brutal one. Brutal in the sense that …

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North Jersey Notes: Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed, Anaka, Killcode and More!

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned a new project from Mildly Medicated guitarist Ryan Chiarella called Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed. I caught Ryan performing live a few years ago at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ when he was part of the School of Rock Monmouth. I …

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An Interview with Black Veil Brides: Back IV More

Back in 2011, I remember walking around the Bamboozle Festival when it was still held at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. I was there to see my favorite band on the planet, Mötley Crüe. As I walked around, I ran into this kid dressed in leather with Nikki Sixx-typed …

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North Jersey Notes: Pink Velvet Krush, Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed, Killcode and More!

One of my Facebook buds, Greg Polcari, who actually played in a later version of the ’80s hair metal band Britny Fox, has a new project that’s creating quite a buzz on the scene. I waited till now to write about them because their debut EP, Fifty Shades Of Anything

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North Jersey Notes: Le Projet, Q*Ball, Angel Vivaldi and More!

What do you get when you place members of Candlebox, Sevendust and The Infinite Staircase into a room? That’s an easy answer! You come out with Le Projet (pronounced–Lay Pro-ZHAY)! While Candlebox and Sevendust might be considered more of a national act, Infinite Staircase certainly is a local act, and …

by   |  11/12/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Le Projet, Q*Ball, Angel Vivaldi and More!

Inked Out: Watchung Custom Tattoo

It’s been a while since I visited a shop in North Jersey, but when I heard that Watchung Custom Tattoo reopened its doors, I had to pay them a visit. So, I took a ride out to beautiful Watchung, NJ and pulled up to 700 Somerset Street. I walked up …

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North Jersey Notes: Otan Vargas, Long Gone Day, Blameshift and More!

Last month, I mentioned that Charetta bassist Richard Mollo left the band, but I also mentioned that he was playing in a new project called Otan Vargas. Let me tell you something: While I thought Charetta had some great momentum on the scene, this Otan Vargas project could be …

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North Jersey Notes: Psychoprism, Voodoo Terror Tribe, Apostrophes and More!

Just when I thought that I knew just about everyone on the North Jersey music scene, I find these guys. Psychoprism. I did not recognize a name in this lineup and you would think that I would’ve known one of these guys since they come from Fair Lawn and …

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North Jersey Notes: Nasty Habit, Panzie*, Queen V and More!

When I hear the name Nasty Habit, I think of Mötley Crüe’s backup singers circa 1987. Yes, I am that old! Anyway, I received a message from producer Stacy O’Dell, who some might remember for his work with Killcode and Panzie*. Stacy wanted me to know about this young, …

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