North Jersey Notes: Sykohed

One band that’s been making some noise in the area is a band called Sykohed. I have to admit that my curiosity got the best of me when I heard the name, so I had to go to their MySpace page, myspace.com/sykohed . Little did I know, it was …

by   |  12/02/2008  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Sykohed

Interview: Trixter “Gives It To Us Good” All Over Again

Growing up in Bergen County, New Jersey, is not such a bad thing! You have easy access to New York City, all of the major malls, the finest diners, and Trixter! Trixter was a staple to the New Jersey music scene since forming in 1983 in lovely Paramus, NJ, when …

by   |  11/26/2008  |  Comments Off on Interview: Trixter “Gives It To Us Good” All Over Again

North Jersey Notes: Jersey Gypsy

I recently received some email from my bud, Adrian Freyre, who used to play with the band Trimm. Adrian wanted to inform me that he’s now playing guitar for the band Jersey Gypsy. I know that I’ve heard of these guys before, but never really had the chance …

by   |  11/25/2008  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Jersey Gypsy

North Jersey Notes: The Bangs

I recently got an email from a guy named Gary who said that he represented a band called The Bangs. Now, usually when I get an email, I would go to the band’s MySpace page to give them a listen. In this case, I wasn’t expecting what I was …

by   |  11/18/2008  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: The Dirty Pearls

Congrats need to go out to a New York City band who made the Top Sixx in Motley Crue and Guitar Center’s “Make Rock History” contest. Yes, I’m talking about The Dirty Pearls! Millions of bands entered this contest, which was, at first, judged by fan Internet voting. Once …

by   |  11/10/2008  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: The Dirty Pearls

North Jersey Notes Updates

I recently got an email from my bro Steve Richards from Hope Kills Fear. Unfortunately, the email came in a week too late, because he wanted me to plug a showcase that his band was playing this past week down at Sullivan Hall in NYC. For those of you …

by   |  11/05/2008  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes Updates

Tattoo Lou’s: Suffolk County, NY

I recently went house hunting in West Babylon, Long Island, when my girlfriend and I stumbled across a cool little tattoo shop right on Sunrise Highway. The name of the shop is Tattoo Lou’s Tattoo And Body Piercing. Upon entering, we learned that the shop is actually one of …

by   |  11/05/2008  |  Comments (4)

North Jersey Notes Updates

Congrats to my brothers from Diablo Royale! They recently won a two-date battle of the bands making them fliptup.com’s “Band Of The Year.” The first date took place back in July, which made them the New York region champs. The finals took place a few weekends ago, where the …

by   |  10/29/2008  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes Updates

North Jersey Notes Updates

I got an email from my bud, Dan Lorenzo, recently, and he told me that he was teaming up with his former Hades bandmate, Alan Tecchio, and drummer Ron Lipnicki from Overkill to form a metal cover band called Screaming Metal. Also reaming up on the project are Fuse …

by   |  10/22/2008  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes Updates

North Jersey Notes: The Champagne Charade

This week, as I surfed the Net looking for some cool bands to write about, I stumbled across a North Jersey band called The Champagne Charade, whom I found full of excellent and energetic guitar riffs with a powerful vocal fronting the band. Singer Saetia La Reoux belts out …

by   |  10/15/2008  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: The Champagne Charade


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