North Jersey Notes: Auraborus

Since the demise of one of my favorite local bands, Dead Letter Box, singer David Alexander and drummer Tony Ortiz have been laying pretty low working on their craft and writing new material. It was only a matt...

North Jersey Notes: Avenida

I recently got a random anonymous email from a cell phone number who saw my email from reading this column. The email simply said that there was this band that they saw on this year’s Warped Tour that I should ...

North Jersey Notes: KrashKarma

Last year I wrote about a band from Long Island called Chiba-Ken, and it turns out, these guys ended up doing exactly what I’ve dreamed about doing—moving my band to Los Angeles and becoming part of their music...

CrüeFest 2 @ PNC Bank Arts Center

HOLMDEL, NJ—Let me start by saying that although most of you know how I feel about Mötley Crüe, I had my doubts about how playing the Dr. Feelgood from front to back would fare. For those of you who were at th...

North Jersey Notes: Beatrix Kiddo

My band, Mean Venus, recently performed at an amazing benefit at Tiki Stadium in Keansburg, NJ, to remember the life of a great guy named Anthony DiGrigorio. Turns out, Anthony suffered from the same disease as...

North Jersey Notes: Christa Renee

An artist from Manchester, New Hampshire, recently contacted me to check out her music on MySpace. Her name is Christa Renee and it turns out she is a New Jersey native who recently relocated to New Hampshire. ...