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North Jersey Notes: Autumn Hour, Clifton, NJ

During one of my rehearsals with my band Hostel Inc. down at Factory Studios 2 in Clifton, NJ, studio manager Big Dave dropped in to say hi, but he also wanted to give us a listen to the new band that he’s been...
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North Jersey Notes: Forever Oeuvre

I recently had the opportunity to hang out and jam with the most recent Fuel bassist, Ronny Paige, and I have to say he is one damn good musician! Just by talking to Ron I was able to tell that he knew what he...
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North Jersey Notes: Hyphen One & Daylow

I recently received an email from Hyphen-One & Daylow guitarist Jake Nowak letting me know about his band from North Jersey. Like I do anytime a band asks me to check out their band, I went to their website...

Inked Out: Inkstop Tattoo, NYC

Before a gig one night with my band Hostel Inc. in downtown Manhattan, my girlfriend and I decided to take a walk around Alphabet City, which is near the venue we were playing at. During our walk, we stumbled a...
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North Jersey Notes: White Knuckle Battery

This Friday night, Jan. 23, my band Hostel Inc. will be playing with a pretty cool band that seems to be based out of this area and Virginia. The name of the band is White Knuckle Battery, and from the sounds o...
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North Jersey Notes Updates

I was recently contacted by Deathrash bassist Pat Burns who told me in an email that the band, a thrash metal outfit from the mid-1980s, will be playing their first show in 20 years at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ, ...

Hand Of Glory Tattoo: Park Slope, NY

My lady friend and I were having dinner in Brooklyn, NY one night, and as we were driving home, we both noticed a tattoo shop on Seventh Avenue. The name of the shop is what caught our eye, though! It was calle...