Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Enslaved, Between The Buried And Me, Todd Rundgren and More

Enslaved/Irving Plaza/December 15, 2015

Guitarist Ivar Bjørnson and vocalist/bassist Grutle Kjellson (also known as Kjetil Grutle) formed extreme metal band Enslaved in 1991 in Haugesund, Norway, when they were 13 and 17 years old, respectively. The band name was inspired by an Immortal demo track, “Enslaved In Rot.” Bjørnson and …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Halogens

Hello there, friends; 2016 is upon us, and it’s finally starting to feel like winter outside. It took long enough, although we have been spoiled this season! However, it’s never too cold to get out and go to some live shows, and there are a lot coming up! One in …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Them

The Complete Them 1964-1967 (Legacy Recordings) is a three-CD assemblage of the first known recordings of Van Morrison. Packaged to America as part of “The British Invasion” (despite being from Belfast, Ireland), Them only had two American hits, both in 1965, “Here Comes The Night” and “Mystic Eyes.” Their only …

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Reality Check: Guns – Money, Politics & Hyperbole

If my December 9 column, MASS SHOOTING IN SAN BERNARDINO, or as it is better known among the faithful, “Blah, blah, blah…” is any indication, I, nor anyone else, have anything new or particularly salient to say about guns and violence in this country. I have written at least 50 …

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Kam on Film: ‘Yosemite,’ ‘Sweaty Betty’ and What’s New In Theaters

Yosemite

Monterey Media

Rated R for sexuality, nudity and profanity

Creepy Coming-Of-Age Flick Explores The Dark Side Of Childhood

Inspired by a couple of short stories by James Franco, Yosemite is an eerie bildungsroman exploring some decidedly dark and dangerous sides of childhood. The drama features a trio of discrete …

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Lemmy: 1945-2015

(Photo by Mark Weiss)

(From Rock & Roll Recollections: A Journalist’s 50-Year Diary)

Morning interviews with rock and roll performers are extremely rare; as a matter of fact, I only conducted one professional conversation when the sun was still rising in the sky. It was in July 1983, and it …

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Shoreworld: LOD Winterfest 2016 Asbury Angels Inductions – The Stone Pony – Jan. 15

 

JESSE MALIN : NEW YORK BEFORE THE WAR

The Asbury Angels first came to light in 2012. The mission for Asbury Angels was and is to honor the lives and history of members of the Asbury Park music community, including, but not limited to, musicians, tech support persons, DJs, …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Fall Out Boy, Sting, TesseracT and More

TesseracT/Irving Plaza/December 7, 2015

In 2003, guitarist Alec “Acle” Kahney began posting clips of his technical guitar leads on online forums and the feedback helped him improve his technique. He formed progressive metal band TesseracT in 2007 in Milton Keynes, England. Due to Kahney’s heavy guitar style, TesseracT became one …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Eastbourne

Happy New Year to each and every one of you! I hope your holiday season was filled with love, happiness, and tons of music! We recently kicked off the year at Starland Ballroom with Badfish: The Ultimate Sublime Tribute to a packed house per usual, with some awesome local talent …

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Queued Up: ‘The Gift,’ ‘Flowers In The Attic,’ ‘The Larry Fessenden Collection’ and More

THE GIFT (2015)

The setup: In this menacing tale of high school comeuppance, successful executive Simon (Jason Bateman) reconnects with awkward schoolmate Gordo (writer/director Joel Edgerton) at a high end home goods store. Simon and his architect wife Robyn (Rebecca Hall) invite him to dinner, and the uncomfortable evening soon …

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