Long Island Happenings: October 2016

September was a weak month for Long Island. Well, not for the scene, but I didn’t go to a show all month and that’s nobody’s fault but my own. But on the very first of October, I attended what is easily one of the best punk tours to grace Long …

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Shoreworld: Asbury Underground Eight – October 15-16 – Downtown Asbury Park

Pat Schiavino has been at the center of this fantastic festival for eight years now. Starting from humble beginnings on Cookman Avenue back in 2009, Schiavino and his cohorts have turned a street-wide get together into a town-wide celebration of music and business that rivals anything else available. Smart business …

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Rant’N’Roll: Julphan Tilapornputt, Al Strong, Dwiki Dharmawan, Ronnie Earl & A Gal Named Elektra

Regards To You II is the self-released follow-up to Julphan Tilapornputt’s 2012 Inspired CD wherein the guitarist from Thailand fuses classical music with jazz to create a stunning synthesis of otherworldly instrumental mysteriousness. All original, each track was inspired by a different person in his life, thus we get …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Rousers, Hailey Knox, KT Tunstall, and more

The Rousers/Parkside Lounge/September 16, 2016

Guitarists/vocalists Bill Dickson and Tom Milmore played together in high school bands while living in Weston, Connecticut. Dickson relocated to New York City for art school of Visual Arts, while Milmore drove a van for a living, took audio engineering classes, and played bass in …

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Kam On Film: ‘The Accountant,’ ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,’ and What’s New in Theaters

The Accountant

Warner Brothers Pictures

Rated R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity

CPA Morphs Into Assassin After Being Double-Crossed In Cat-And-Mouse Caper

At first blush, Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) looks like your average CPA. After all, the self-employed nerd plies his trade in a modest office located in a …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

I’m not sure there is even a columnist or commentator alive who could actually begin to “explain” this entire year or so in politics. (THE TRUMP SHOW—Issue: 7/27/16)

I have seen it all—I thought. I thought I had stomached all the craziness for 10 lifetimes over four or …

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Shoreworld: 10th Annual Banding Together Benefit For The Spondylitis Association Of America To Feature Five Concerts On Four Saturdays In October

BlowUpRadio.com, where NJ rock lives, once again brings together some of the best local indie musicians for the 10th annual Banding Together: Benefit For The Spondylitis Association Of America.

This year Banding Together will feature five concerts happening on four Saturdays in October, with all money raised going directly to …

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Rant’N’Roll: Lucky Losers, McKee Bros., Zach Larmer, Jay Willie, Little Mike & A Guy Named Shirantha

Yeah, you’ll find Lucky Losers In Any Town (Dirty Cat Records) but these particular Lucky Losers (as oxymoronic as that may sound), if you find them in your town, will most likely be playing some bar. Harmonicat/vocalist Phil Berkowitz and sexy siren Cathy Lemons go down easy on this follow-up …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Specials, Hi Tiger, Echo & The Bunnymen, and more

The Specials/Terminal 5/September 9

In the midst of a political and social upheaval in 1977 England, The Automatics began playing politically-charged reggae and punk music in Coventry; the band would soon be known as The Coventry Automatics. The band eventually switched to ska music and alternately became The Specials and …

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Kam on Film: ‘The Birth Of A Nation,’ ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ and What’s New in Theaters

The Birth Of A Nation

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Rated R for brief nudity and disturbing violence

Reverential Biopic Revisits Life Of Infamous Slave Revolt Leader

Nat Turner (Nate Parker) was born into slavery on October 2, 1800, on a sprawling plantation located in Southampton County, Virginia. There, as a precocious …

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