MedioXcore: Welcome To The Funhouse

Christopher Urban Of Crazy & The Brains Talks About Their New Venue, Bringing Live Music Back To Jersey City, And Naked Backflips.

Between releasing new music, playing some big shows, and now opening their own venue deep in Jersey City, energetic anti-folk superstars Crazy & The Brains have been busy. …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Tommy Can You Read Me?

The Who’s rock-opera Tommy originally came out in May of 1969. I didn’t buy it until November. I remember that because that year at Thanksgiving I made my whole family listen to it. I bought Arthur by The Kinks, though, the day it came out in October. I was 18. …

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Kam on Film: ‘The Walk,’ ‘(T)error’ and What’s New In Theaters

The Walk

Sony Pictures

Rated PG for mature themes, peril, brief nudity, drug references, smoking and mild epithets

High-Wire Drama Recreates French Daredevil’s Stroll Between The Twin Towers

In 1968, Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a struggling juggler, mime, magician and trapeze artist, decided to elevate his game, literally, by stringing …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

I think it is important to point out the inaccuracies in our political discourse and you do it with great pleasure, it would seem. However, your rabid attack on this completely fabricated outrage over Planned Parenthood that not only threatens to shut down the federal government, but has …

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Shoreworld: Williams Honor – Jersey-Born Country Gone Nashville

After a 15-month timeline, Williams Honor has released their debut record. Performing up and down the coast, they honed their 11-song recorded set until they felt it was ready to go. But they didn’t just decide on the songs all by their lonesome. The material was gauged throughout live performances …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: CD Catch-Up – A Hippie Named Banana & Other Esoteric Delights

Folk-rock heroes The Youngbloods were formed in 1965 by New Yorker Jesse Colin Young on bass and New Englander Jerry Corbitt on guitar and harmonica. They then added multi-instrumentalist Massachusetts friend Lowell “Banana” Levinger and Memphis drummer Joe Bauer. Fifty years on, Get Together: Banana Recalls Youngbloods Classics (Grandpa Raccoon …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Legacy

Friends, family, and avid Local Radar readers, we meet again. It’s about that time we chat local music and everything in between. I recently received an email regarding an act I have never heard, and started swooning right away! They go by the name of Legacy—heard of them? If not, …

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Reality Check: A House Divided

Who The Hell Wants To Be Speaker Of The House?

 

You may have heard that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the second most powerful post in the United States government, John Boehner, has quit. For the first time in the 226 years of the U.S. Congress a …

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Kam on Film: ‘Room,’ ‘Goosebumps’ and What’s New In Theaters

Room

A24

Rated R for profanity

Kidnap Victims’ Harrowing Ordeal Chronicled In Adaptation Of Emma Donoghue Best Seller

What would it be like to be five years old and have lived your entire life inside a backyard shed about 10′ by 10′? And suppose you were being raised there by …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Marty Friedman, Delta Deep, Mothers and More

Angela McCluskey/The Penthouse At The Standard Hotel/September 9, 2015

Angela McCluskey was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and relocated to London, England, where she worked as a publicist and at a record company. In 1993, McCluskey relocated to Los Angeles, California, and recorded three albums with the folk rock band Wild …

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