An Interview With Twisted Sister: They Wanna Rock! Twisted Sister to Rock the Rock Carnival One Last Time

When I was a young boy, one of the first cassette tapes I ever bought with my own money was Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry. I played that tape (yes, I said cassette tape) until it was eaten by my Walkman. (Yes, I said Walkman, a device that played cassette …

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North Jersey Notes: Sunday Brave, Tommy London, The Clocktown Giants and more!

SUNDAY BRAVE—Bloomfield, NJ

I’ve been listening to this band out of Bloomfield, NJ, who remind me a little of the Goo Goo Dolls. They don’t remind me of them as a band, obviously, but musically and songwriting, they are very similar. The name of the band is Sunday Brave and …

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Inked Out NJ: Meadowlands Expo Center, Secaucus, NJ

Well, it’s September, and that only means one thing to the tattoo industry here in New Jersey. It’s time for Mario Barth’s Inked Out NJ, the largest tattoo convention on the East Coast and quite possibly the U.S. Yeah, it seems the name of the event lacks originality since I’ve …

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North Jersey Notes: Joker Five Speed, Metalfier, Eye Of Anubis and more!

Dirty Pearls singer Tommy London has been presenting some pretty cool shows down in The Village at Arlene’s Grocery as of late, and on Sept. 17, Tommy brings the reunion of Joker Five Speed, one of NYC’s favorites, to Arlene’s! Also performing on the bill will be Ten Ton …

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North Jersey Notes: Tempt, Lower The Veil, Ronin and more!

TEMPT—New York City

I was chatting with promoter Diane Lane from Lane Six Entertainment a few weeks ago, and she turned me onto an amazing band from New York City called Tempt. These kids really capture the music and energy I grew up on. They remind me of the …

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North Jersey Notes: Baelfire, Ronin, Dying Eyes Of Sloth and more!

BAELFIRE—Old Bridge, NJ

So, one of my favorite bands on the Jersey music scene used to actually be two different bands until they combined themselves into one band back in December. I’m talking about the band Baelfire. I’ve written about these guys in the past, but never gave them …

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North Jersey Notes: Asphalt Grey, Harvest Falls, Set It Free and more!

(Photo by Miguel Aviles)

I just heard a great rock back out of Paramus, NJ, who call themselves Asphalt Grey. Where the hell have these guys been hiding? I know I’ve had them on my concert calendar in the past, but I guess I’ve never given them a listen …

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From Goat Boy To Half-Baked To Rock Star: An Interview With Jim Breuer

Many of you might remember stand-up comedian Jim Breuer as a Saturday Night Live alum and popular character SNL “Goat Boy.” Some might remember him for his role in the classic stoner movie, Half Baked. And some might know him as the crazy New York Mets fan on Facebook …

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North Jersey Notes: Frank Palangi, Robots And Monsters, Brand Of Julez and more!

FRANK PALANGI—Queensbury, NY

One of the bands I’ve been meaning to write about since performing with my band Rahway up at the Rock ‘N’ Derby in Schagticoke, NY, back in May was actually an amazing solo artist named Frank Palangi. For those of you who didn’t know, I work …

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Inked Out: Read Street Tattoo Parlour – Baltimore, MD

During a recent trip to visit some friends on Fourth of July weekend in Maryland, my wife and I decided to visit the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore for some crab cakes before we headed back to Jersey. On our way, we passed a tattoo shop on Park Avenue, of …

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