North Jersey Notes: Sekond Skyn, Central NJ

My former Hostel Inc. bro, Jeff Hardee, was telling me about this band that he knew from Central Jersey somewhere called Sekond Skyn. Being the writer that I am, I was like, “Dude, you know that you spelled tha...

Inked Out: Steel City Tattoos

A few months back when my girlfriend and I were looking for a house, we looked in the Eastern Pennsylvania area. When our realtor drove us around I noticed a handful of tattoo shops on our travels. While we wer...

North Jersey Notes: Warhorse

Just when I thought that I ran out of bands to write about, I got an email from Mezzy of the band Warhorse. Apparently, Warhorse is a brand new metal band out of Rockaway, NJ, who recently made their debut at D...

North Jersey Notes: The Doughboys

If you play in a Jersey band, have you ever wondered where this New Jersey music scene evolved from? Well, my guess is that this scene evolved from bands like The Doughboys. I recently received an email to give...

Black Label Society @ Hard Rock Cafe

NEW YORK, NY—As Halloween came closer, I had a big decision to make. Do I go to see Black Label Society at The Hard Rock Café in NYC or do I get dressed up and go somewhere with the girlfriend to watch the Yank...

North Jersey Notes: Moth Eater

After seeing that half of one of my favorite local bands, Dirty Rig, was playing with NYC’s Killcode (Chaz and Tom), I wondered what happened to the other half of Dirty Rig. After much investigating, I tracked ...

North Jersey Notes: Updates

My bro, Stan Yedlock from the band Split Point, recently sent me a message letting me know that Split Point has made it to the semi-finals of the Jersey Shows Battle Of The Bands. Congrats! The semi-final round...

North Jersey Notes: Swear On Your Life

My Hostel Inc. brother and drummer, Jeff Hardee recently joined a new band out of NYC called Swear On Your Life. Now, when Jeff told me that he was jamming with a new band, all that I could think was that whoev...

North Jersey Notes: Split Your Lip

The last time that I was down at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ, my bud Vito Feleccia wanted me to give his new band a listen. Many of you who frequent Dingo’s Den and Dingbatz know Vito as a Dingbatz staple, and to m...