Rant ‘N’ Roll: Southside Johnny’s On The Phone

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes will perform Sunday, July 3, 5:30 p.m. in Asbury Park at the Stone Pony Summer Stage on Ocean Avenue. The phone rings. When Southside calls, you answer.

Aquarian Weekly: Hold on, I gotta get this new-fangled digital thing going. I miss my old Radio

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Gary Clark Jr., Mudcrutch, Susto and More

The Tsunamibots/Otto’s Shrunken Head/June 4, 2016

As legend has it, The Tsunamibots are three robots created in a top-secret military base in Nevada. Each was programmed to do menial tasks for their human masters. On January 1, 2003, while cleaning out an old warehouse, the robots uncovered an ancient military …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Recapping The Shadow Of The City Festival In Asbury Park

(Photo by Jeff Crespi: jeffcrespirocks.com)

June 18, at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, was the scene for Shadow Of The City Festival. If you recall a few weeks back I had written about the curator, Jack Antonoff (fun., Bleachers), and how he paid a visit to the …

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Queued Up: ‘Deadpool,’ Killer Dames Box Set, ‘Stranger On The Third Floor’ and More!

DEADPOOL (2016)

The set up: After cancer-stricken mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) seeks a cure through genetic mutation and becomes horribly disfigured in the process, he hides from the love of his life (Morena Baccarin) and seeks out Ajax (Ed Skrein), the mad scientist who botched the job, to set …

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Shoreworld: Yawn Mower; Levitt AMP Asbury Park Music Series

Yawn Mower – Get To The Boat

Yawn Mower is an Asbury-based, two-piece, drum-and-guitar outfit led by fuzz-drenched baritone guitar blaster Mike C. and boom boom bang pow arm tornado Biff S. As their bio states, “These Hawaiian shirt wearing goofballs began like so many others, in a basement making …

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Kam on Film: ‘The Shallows,’ ‘Free State Of Jones’ and What’s New In Theaters

The Shallows

Columbia Pictures

Rated PG-13 for bloody images, intense scenes of peril and brief profanity

It’s Surfer Vs. Shark In Harrowing Tale Of Survival Offshore

Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) was so shaken by her mother’s (Janelle Bailey) untimely death that she’s dropped out of med school. In order to …

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In Memoriam: Christina Grimmie (1994-2016)

The first thing Christina Grimmie wanted me to know is that she had no idea who I was, had never heard my music, and wasn’t even remotely nervous about jumping aboard my band’s tour bus for a few weeks. It was late-February 2016 and I was welcoming Christina and her …

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Rock Reads: A Summer Guide For The Rock & Roll Literate

Looking for a celebration of music in words to while away your lazy summer days?

 

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink – Elvis Costello (2015)

An artfully presented glimpse into the mind of a passionate thinker and artist, Elvis Costello’s memoir reaches beyond anything attempted by rock stars in this …

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Shoreworld: Tony Appleseed – Color Blind

Tony Appleseed is back with another intricate look into the center of his musical mind. This current project is titled Color Blind, and it contains eight nuance-dripping compositions that take the listener on a musical journey far outside the usual rock and roll humdrum that continues to plague our …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Undead, Cro-Mags, Whitney and More

The Undead/Tompkins Square Park/May 29, 2016

Horror punk rock is a small and easily unnoticed subgenre of music, led by the Misfits and some of the band’s offshoots. One of those fragments is The Undead, formed in 1980 in New Milford, New Jersey, when vocalist/guitarist Bobby Steele was fired from …

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