Shoreworld: The Catholic Girls – Somebody Better Get A Room

The Catholic Girls were born when schoolgirls Gail Petersen and Roxy Andersen put their guitars together to form the first all-female band from New Jersey that would be signed to a major label. With Doreen Holmes on drums, The Catholic Girls released an album on MCA both in the USA …

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Rant’n’Roll: Blues Challenge, Geographical Jazz, Canadian Americana, Organ Grinder Swing, Confessional Pop, Electronica & A Tragic Legend

The Blues Foundation started its annual International Blues Challenge (IBC) in 1984. In 2016 alone, 257 acts took that challenge. Ultimately, nine acts fill this IBC #32, with performances held on Beale Street last year in Memphis Jan. 28-30. The Paul Deslauriers Band—representing the Montreal Blues Society—kicks it off …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Nude Party, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Hazmat Modine & Alash Ensemble, and more

 

The Nude Party/Berlin/January 6, 2017

Guitarist Shaun Couture and keyboardist Zachary Merrill are brothers who in their youth moved from Michigan to Charlotte, North Carolina. There they met bassist Alec Castillo and drummer Connor Mikita in high school. A few years later, Mikita attended college in southern mountain town …

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Kam on Film: Vin Diesel: The xXx: Return of Xander Cage Interview

A native of New York City, Vin Diesel is one of Hollywood’s hottest movie stars. In addition to his huge box-office success, Vin is a prominent producer and filmmaker and has been honored with both a Hands and Footprint Ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre as well as a star on …

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Reality Check: “Alternative Facts”

What The Trump Era Can Teach Us About Our National Illusions    

When world-class political flack, Kellyanne Conway, uttered the gorgeously provocative and spectacularly honest phrase “alternative facts” to defend some nonsense blathered by the White House press secretary at the behest of our paranoid new president on NBC’s Meet The

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Shoreworld: Deal Casino – Human Cannonball EP

Deal Casino has graced these pages more than once in the recent past. The main reason they continue to stay in the publication is due to their continued excellence when it comes to composing great music in their own unique way.

Deal Casino is a four-piece rock band from Asbury …

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Queued Up: ‘ The Girl On The Train,’ ‘Jason Bourne,’ ‘Dead-End Drive-In,” and more

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (2016)

The set-up: An alcoholic commuter (Emily Blunt), stinging from her failed marriage and phone stalking her ex, becomes fascinated with her former neighbors who live next door. She sees them every day from her passing train, but when she begins to uncover clues that …

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Rant’n’Roll: The Best Of The Rest

My grandmother used to say how her cooking always tasted better the second day. I grew up in her household with my mom and grandfather—minus my deadbeat dad—and can still smell her stuffed artichokes and lasagna. She also gave me my love of music and literature so as my mom …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Palmyra Delran, The Dictators NYC, Phis, and more

Palmyra Delran/The Bowery Electric/December 30, 2016

Palmyra Delran was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and later moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she played drums in Das Yahoos until the band split in 1988, and then in Pink Slip Daddy until 1993. In 1991, Delran formed the Friggs, playing pop, rock, …

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Kam On Film: ‘xXx: Return Of Xander Cage,’ ’20th Century Women,’ and What’s New in Theaters

xXx: Return Of Xander Cage

Paramount Pictures

Rated PG-13 for sexuality, profanity and pervasive violence

High-Octane Franchise Revived By The Return Of Vin Diesel As The Title Character

When it was released back in 2002, xXx grossed over a quarter-billion dollars worldwide in theaters alone. The visually-captivating espionage adventure starring …

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