North Jersey Notes: Ixion Lux, Killcode, Life Without Warning and More!

One band that really caught my attention at Raceway Park’s Summer Jam was a band called Ixion Lux. I’ve never heard of these guys before, and they rocked my socks off! Singer John Mosher unleashed these screams that were reminiscent of King Diamond meets Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche). …

by   |  07/18/2012  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Ixion Lux, Killcode, Life Without Warning and More!

North Jersey Notes: Lords Of Mercy, Steve Bello, Thanatonic Desire and More!

One band that seems to be constantly on the good bills, whether it be at Starland Ballroom or cool shows like Summer Jam at Raceway Park, seems to be my new buds from Lords Of Mercy out of Old Bridge, NJ. Now, these guys have been around the block with …

by   |  07/11/2012  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Lords Of Mercy, Steve Bello, Thanatonic Desire and More!

North Jersey Notes: Tashjian, BoundAlive, Scarlet Carson And More!

I recently received an email to check out this band out of Bloomfield, NJ, called Tashjian. Then again, can you call two guys with a pair of Les Pauls, two smart phones, one computer, one sampler, one drum machine, no amps and no vocals a band? Technically they’re a …

by   |  07/04/2012  |  Comments (1)

Inked Out: North Star Tattoo

I love New York City in the spring! Cafés put their tables and chairs outside for outdoor dining, you see more skin on the girls than clothing, and there are people everywhere! So, when I played my first gig in Manhattan for 2012, you knew that my girlfriend and I …

by   |  07/04/2012  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Scars Of Envy, Killcode, Negative Sky and More!

One band that really impressed the hell out of me at Summer Jam in Englishtown, NJ a couple of weeks ago was a band out of Bayonne called Scars Of Envy. I’ve seen these guys on a bunch of bills on the scene but I’ve never seen them live, …

by   |  06/27/2012  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Scars Of Envy, Killcode, Negative Sky and More!

North Jersey Notes: Circle Of Insanity, The Bad News, Audio Machine and More!

I took part in the inaugural Summer Jam at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ a couple of weeks ago, which featured many of the bands I have written about in the past, but there was one band that I’ve never written about that really tickled my fancy that day. They …

by   |  06/20/2012  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Mass Punishment, Set It Free, Endall and More!

I recently posted on Facebook that I was looking for a band to feature this week and what a response I received! One band that really tickled my fancy was a band out of Howell, NJ, called Mass Punishment! Holy cow! After listening to the songs “Nightmare,” “Line Of …

by   |  06/13/2012  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Mass Punishment, Set It Free, Endall and More!

North Jersey Notes: The Bad News, Scarlet Carson, A Lesson In Violence, And More!

I’ve written about these guys a few times, but now it’s time to officially introduce them with a feature. Singer Jimmy Forest is the former head honcho of the band Beatrix Kiddo, who is now defunct, but one of the good bands to come out of Jersey. Jimmy went …

by   |  06/06/2012  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: The Bad News, Scarlet Carson, A Lesson In Violence, And More!

Inked Out: Dreamline Ink

On my way into work one afternoon, I noticed a tattoo shop on Tilton Road in Northfield, NJ, that stuck out like a sore thumb. This little shore town that’s only ten minutes out of Atlantic City seemed a little too clean to have a tattoo shop in it. Since …

by   |  06/06/2012  |  Comments (10)

North Jersey Notes: Mordus, Dead Fish Handshake, Set It Free And More!


Yes, this is my second New York City band in as many weeks, but they seem to be the only music scene sending me good music these days. I haven’t really heard much from the North Jersey area that has really tickled my fancy lately. Anyway, I was contacted on …

by   |  05/30/2012  |  Comments (2)


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