Inked Out Artist Of The Year: Christian Masot – Silk City Tattoo

One of the coolest and most hardworking guys on the New Jersey tattooing circuit is none other than Christian Masot from Silk City Tattoo in Hawthorne, NJ. The Aquarian’s been sending me to tattoo conventions all over the place from the Meadowlands to Asbury Park to New York City …

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Shoreworld: The Easy Outs – Desolate Row

In 2008, vocalist/songwriter Bruce Ferguson and guitarist/producer/songwriter Bobby Kennedy started writing and recording songs together for a project that would evolve into the formation of The Easy Outs. The duo got to work writing and recording in late 2008 and finished in early 2009.

Six months in the making, with …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Matt O’Ree Band

With the fall season in the air, I have been finding myself inside a little more. There is something about a cool night with the windows open that gets my juices flowing. On that note, it also gives me time to catch up on everything that has been happening in …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Off His Rocker

I was interviewing Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield/Poco/Souther Hillman Furay) in his dressing room at the Sellersville (PA) Theater and upon me asking him why he returned to the rock ‘n’ roll wars now after years of preaching gospel, he told me of a guy named Kenny Weissberg who kicked him …

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Reality Check: Syria & The Middle East Either/Or Theory

The party will soon be over for ISIS. This half-cocked theological throw-back had a shelf life anyway, and it has certainly gone on longer than most sane people could have predicted. But this is the beginning of the end; the autumn of 2015. Mark it down. Countries with more at …

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Kam on Film: ‘Pan,’ ‘In My Father’s House’ and What’s New In Theaters

Pan

Warner Brothers Pictures

Rated PG for PG for mature themes, mild epithets, action and violence

Orphan Abducted To Neverland In Overstimulating Peter Pan Prequel

Everyone’s familiar with Peter Pan, the much-beloved children’s classic revolving around the magical adventures of a little boy who can fly and won’t grow …

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Shoreworld: Thomas Wesley Stern – Never Leaving

Thomas Wesley Stern is a band that I’ve discussed here in the past, and I’m always happy to give them ink with each new project they come up with. This latest release is no exception. Recorded at Lakehouse Music under the expertise of Erik Romero, Never Leaving features 11 diverse …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: L7, Revocation, Lake Street Dive and More

Lake Street Dive/Rumsey Playfield/September 2, 2015

A native of Minneapolis, Minnesota, trumpet player/guitarist Mike Olson designed in 2004 to form a pop band from among his fellow music students in Boston, Massachusetts. He selected vocalist Rachel Price, originally from outside Nashville, Tennessee, bassist Bridget Kearney of Iowa and drummer Mike …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Monument Of A Memory

Friends and family, we meet again. First off, thanks to everyone for the positive feedback on our interview with Those Mockingbirds last week. It’s always cool to see what impact those guys have on the local market, constantly doing new and innovative things. I wish them the best of luck …

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Queued Up: ‘Cherry 2000,’ ‘Miracle Mile,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and More

DE JARNATT GEMS

Veteran TV director Steve De Jarnatt wrote and directed two ‘80s cult gems, the sci-fi adventure Cherry 2000 and the apocalyptic thriller Miracle Mile, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. Kino Lorber Studio Classics has finally reissued them on Blu-ray loaded with …

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