Shoreworld: The Saint Presents: Porter & Sayles, Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom Five With Special Guest Dark City Strings – Feb. 17 At The Saint In Asbury Park

Friday, Feb. 17, Porter & Sayles return to The Saint in Asbury Park. Fresh off their amazing performance on the main stage at Asbury Park’s Paramount Theatre, for 2017’s Light of Day festival, the duo will be joined by their full seven-piece band.

In addition to Porter & Sayles, local …

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New Dark Age: The Ritualists, BodyLab, Stimulate, and More

Friday the 13th of January saw two noteworthy scene events in NYC:

The Ritualists

Christian Dryden’s recently reorganized band, The Ritualists, performed a set of nine or 10 original pieces plus a George Michael cover, “Father Figure,” at The Delancey under the Williamsburg Bridge. They opened with pop-sounding “Say Yes” …

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Rant’n’Roll: Fusion, Alligator Blues, Alto Manhattan, Piano/Sax Duets, Twin Vibes And A Jewish Prayer All Topped With Sugar

The new year revealed a new jazz/rock/funk fusion: Brian Kastan’s self-released all-original Roll The Dice On Life where his bandmates prove worthy adversaries on the second of this two-disc pleasure bomb. In battle, they tend to constantly one-up each other like the great jazz cutting contests of the 1940s. …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Smithereens, Wednesday 13, The Band Of Heathens, and More

The Smithereens/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/January 21, 2017

In Scotch Plains, New Jersey, a young Pat DiNizio became a music fan in 1964 after watching the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. One night in the 1970s, DiNizio purchased an out-of-print Buddy Holly album, and listening to …

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Kam on Film: Damien Chazelle The La La Land Interview

Damien Chazelle wrote and directed the Academy Award-winning Whiplash, which landed five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for Chazelle. The movie won a trio of Oscars in the Film Editing, Sound Mixing and Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons) categories.

In 2013, his short film of the …

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Shoreworld: Ex-Girlfriends Release You’re Next EP – Little Dickman Records

I have to say if there is one label in New Jersey that seems to be getting out there and making a difference, it’s Little Dickman. Little Dickman came upon the scene back in June of 2012, and they hit the ground running. Their bands and shows lit a fire …

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Rant’n’roll: Moroccan Dub, Americana-Prog, Socialist Night School, Negro Spirituals, Canadian Folk, Jazz Vocalese & A Guy Named Tohpati

Club d’Elf is Live At Club Helsinki (Face Pelt Records) on a new 2-CD set featuring keyboardist/composer John Medeski from Medeski Martin & Wood. He has plenty of help. This is a true collective—based in Boston—so not only didn’t fans in Finland know what material to expect, they didn’t even …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Isley Brothers, Cracker, Streets Of Laredo, and More

The Isley Brothers/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/January 14, 2017

Encouraged by their southern-raised parents, four young brothers, O’Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley, and Vernon Isley began singing gospel songs in church in 1954 in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Isley Brothers won a talent contest on …

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Kam On Film: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie,’ ‘I Am Not Your Negro,’ and What’s New in Theaters

The LEGO Batman Movie

Warner Brothers Pictures

Rated PG for action and rude humor

It’s The Caped Crusader Vs. The Joker In A Madcap Animated Adventure

Not since the campy TV-sitcom back in the ’60s has Batman been so successfully lampooned. Now, the much-beloved superhero again proves perfect fodder for …

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Reality Check: Sorry…No “Do-Overs”

The President was very clear during the campaign whether it was economic security or national security that he has an agenda that he articulated very clearly to the American people and that it is his job to lay that vision out and that the people who he appoints and nominates…their

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