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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 a...

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 Pier...
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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...
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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 Sc...
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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 po...
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North Jersey Notes: Shat

I was recently on the Dingbatz website, dingbatznj.com, to see what shows were coming up in October, and on Oct. 25, they have a band called Shat playing there. I was like, “What the hell?” I love the name, but...
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North Jersey Notes Updates

My favorite North Jersey acoustic twins, HelenaMaria, were recently on The Today Show modeling popular looks for hair from the recent Spring 2009 fashion shows. I hope that my friend Kathie Lee Gifford was extr...
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North Jersey Notes: Maddam Ink

A couple of weekends ago, my bros from Gotham Rocks Entertainment put on a killer line-up down at Sullivan Hall in NYC consisting of Killcode, Diablo Royale, and Black Water Rising, but one of the big draws tha...
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North Jersey Notes: Martyrd

I’ve been getting bombarded with emails lately from a band called Martyrd—they seem to be getting on some pretty big metal bills lately. They’ve opened up for Testament at B.B. Kings in NYC and recently opened ...
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North Jersey Notes: Our Black Friday

I was surfing the net this week to find a band to feature. Wait a minute! Does anyone “surf” the net anymore? Or is that a ‘90s term? Anyway, I noticed that the “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White is playing ...