North Jersey Notes: Flatleaver

FLATLEAVER – Howell, NJ I’ve been talking to Ray Hurley on Facebook since he was a kid. He was always asking questions about the band I was in at the time, BlackOcean. This past September, I ran into you...

North Jersey Notes – Owl Kill

OWL KILL – Montville, NJ I cannot believe these guys have not come across my plate in the past. They’re pretty good and from North Jersey. The name of the band is Owl Kill and they caught my attention wh...

North Jersey Notes: Updates!

NORTH JERSEY NOTES UPDATES: While the world is still trying to figure out who the f**k Tommy London is, Tommy will be releasing his debut single, “Sugar Red,” on Jan. 8, Elvis’s birthday! Tommy made his ...

North Jersey Notes: Red Hymns

RED HYMNS—Union City, NJ Back in September, my band Rahway performed at the Electric City Music Conference in Scranton, Penn. We played at a venue called The V Spot, but we weren’t the only Jersey band on ...

Inked Out: Kings Avenue Tattoo

KINGS AVENUE TATTOO – New York, NY A few weekends ago, I had to drive my wife into Manhattan for an afternoon baby shower. I had plenty of time to kill in the city I loved the most. After lunch with my cou...

North Jersey Notes – The Skullers

THE SKULLERS—Weehawken, NJ I heard an amazing blues band on Tom Hanley’s Jersey Rock show on the WRAT one night on my way home from rehearsal. The best part was that the band was from North Jersey -- Wee...

North Jersey Notes: New York’s Orissa

ORISSA—New York, NY A really good prog-rock band from New York City came across my desk a couple of weeks ago by way of a press release, so I gave the Soundcloud link for their new CD, Resurrection, a qu...