Shoreworld: Wicked Hollow – Live From Hangar One Studio Sessions

Wicked Hollow officially started in the summer of 2015. Lead singer Bryan Wood and drum man Andrew Lawler had been playing together since meeting in sixth grade. They went on to form a band with neighborhood friend Nick Schmidt on lead guitar. Nick could be heard on Wicked Hollow’s first …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Halestorm, Bob Mould, Willie Nile and More

Halestorm/Webster Hall’s Grand Ballroom/April 27, 2016

Halestorm started as a family band in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. Siblings Arejay Hale and Elizabeth “Lzzy” Hale took piano lessons at the age of five and began writing and performing original music in 1997 when they were 10 and 13 years old, respectively. Lzzy …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Catching Up With Sweet Chin Music

This time of year, when the weather is warm and the drinks are flowing, I find myself leaving my nest more and more. A specific hobby of mine involves going to see cover bands, as you may see I write about often in my Radar. A band I have …

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Queued Up: ‘Boy Vs. Boy,’ ‘The Terror,’ ‘Krampus’ and More

THE TERROR (1963)

The setup: A weary, wandering soldier (Jack Nicholson) in 18th century France is lured to a castle by a ghostly woman (Sandra Knight) who shares a connection with its secretive old baron (Boris Karloff). Beguiled, the soldier imposes himself on the baron to learn the identity of …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Real Rock ‘N’ Roll Sprouts Up Thru Cracks In The Mainstream Sidewalk

Bluesman Robert Johnson was murdered in Baptist Town, Mississippi, just north of Greenwood, in 1938 at the age of 27. The Mike Eldred Trio, consisting of two ex-Blasters and one Mike Eldred, a singer/songwriter of some repute, memorializes the event in “Somebody Been Runnin’.” Searching for his grave with …

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Reality Check: Raders’ Responses

READERS’ RESPONSES

            Good column on Scalia. (THE SCALIA BOMB—Issue: 2/24/16) What folks seem to not take into account in this fight is the Trump phenomenon. I do not for one second believe if Trump is the nominee that the Democrats have a 244 Electoral College firewall. Trump is crossing lines …

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Kam on Film: ‘Presenting Princess Shaw,’ ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ and What’s New In Theaters

Presenting Princess Shaw

Magnolia Pictures

Unrated

Against-The-Odds Documentary Chronicles The Inspirational Ascension Of YouTube Singing Sensation

By day, Samantha Montgomery cared for the elderly as an orderly in a New Orleans old folks home. After hours, however, the aspiring singer/songwriter spent most of her free time pursuing her elusive dream …

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New Dark Age – A Monthly Walk On The Dark Side – Featuring Art, Cinema, Music and More

Art

The Neue Gallery (1048 Fifth Avenue) in the City has an ongoing exhibit on Edvard Munch (1863 – 1944) running until June 13, 2016, that is a must-see for fans of disturbing modern art. Munch’s famous “Scream”—once so ubiquitous on dorm-room walls is thought to have captured the essence …

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Shoreworld: Accidental Seabirds; BobFest

Accidental Seabirds – Metedeconk

            The New Jersey music scene continues to be the top breeding ground for some of the Tri-State’s best bands. Monmouth County’s own Accidental Seabirds is one of the top groups that continue to demonstrate excellence and musical growth that is taking them further and further into …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Amon Amarth, Peter Murphy, The Residents and More

Peter Murphy/Le Poisson Rouge/April 21, 2016

Born near Northampton, England, and raised in nearby Wellingborough, Peter Murphy came to fame as the vocalist of the goth rock band Bauhaus from 1978 to 1983. Although the band gained a cult following and influenced many later musicians, Bauhaus did not achieve commercial …

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