Between & Beyond: College

At one point, on Facebook, for fun (yes, this is my idea of fun), I tried to see how many American industrial complexes we all could name. I did a whole episode of this column about industrial complexes. Eisenhower coined the term military industrial complex in order to speak to …

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In Memoriam: Wayne Static

I’m sure that at this point, everyone in our extended metal community is aware that another star fell from our ranks recently. Sadly, Wayne Static of Static-X passed away on Nov. 1. Many speculate as to why, and there’s plenty of time to talk about that coming up, I figure. …

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Shoreworld: Matt Duke – Singer/Songwriter; Dark City Entertainment

Matt Duke – Singer/Songwriter

You could say that Mount Laurel, New Jersey, artist Matt Duke is a pioneer. Duke was the artist that launched a relationship between Rykodisc and the Drexel College-based Mad Dragon Records. His 2006 record, Winter Child, was the linchpin that put Rykodisc firmly into the …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Ordinary Decent Folk

Wednesday is once again upon us. Every week it is a pleasure to bring you local music that is on my radar. I love hearing your feedback, so please continue to send it my way. As of late, one of my biggest assets has been networking with other bands, and …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: October 9 – October 17

The Black Dahlia Murder/Irving Plaza/October 9, 2014

Vocalist Trevor Strnad was looking for a fearsome name for a melodic death metal band in 2000 in Waterford, Michigan. He learned about the gruesome unsolved murder of an aspiring actress, Elizabeth Short, often referred to as Black Dahlia, who was bisected at …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Samba, Folk & Jazz

I was 15 in 1966 when one of my very few non-rock ‘n’ roll albums became essential. It was called Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 and I wore that sucker out. I had a little $10 toy record player. This guy my mom was dating, Arnie The …

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Kam on Film: ‘Nightcrawler,’ ‘Sex Ed’ and What’s New In Theaters


Open Road Films

Rated R for violence, profanity and graphic images

Gyllenhaal Great As Freelancer In Need Of Grisly News Footage

Petty thief Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) was eking out a living selling stolen scrap metal to junkyards until the day he stumbled upon a legitimate line of work …

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Reality Check: New Jersey – Home Office Tyranny

It is not based on any clear public health evidence. It’s not the recommendation of public health and medical experts at this point. You know, I think we have to be very careful about letting politicians make medical and public health decisions, and all of the evidence about Ebola shows

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Shoreworld: Stolen Rhodes – Slow Horse

I first met Stolen Rhodes back in 2011 at the first Liberty Music Festival in Philadelphia. It took a few concentrated listens, but once I understood the influential battle cries of reviving a style ignored by popular music, I became quite interested in the band. I covered their second release, …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: October 2 – October 9

Ricky Byrd/The Bowery Electric/October 2, 2014

Ricky Byrd is the Bronx-born, Queens-bred guitarist who played in Joan Jett & The Blackhearts from 1981 to 1991 (including the iconic riff in 1982’s “I Love Rock & Roll”). That Ricky Byrd also recorded and toured with Roger Daltrey and Ian Hunter and …

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