Reality Check: Isis—The End Is Nigh

Out Of Money, Losing Ground And Soon Mosul

What appeared as a rather aggressive prediction in this space sometime this past winter is now all-but a reality. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will soon have to remove Iraq from its fancy acronym by Christmas. Renewed Iraqi Forces backed …

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In Memoriam: Tom Searle of Architects

I wasn’t sure how to write this. Despite the fact I offered to write this, once I started I found myself in a cycle of typing and deleting, worried I wouldn’t be able to do it the justice deserved. So I’ll just start.

I didn’t know Tom Searle. Though I …

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Shoreworld: Asbury Park Surf Music Festival; Rock The Farm

It’s festival time in New Jersey, so let’s get right into the action, folks!

 

Asbury Park Surf Music Festival – Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 – 12 p.m. – Rain Or Shine – The Anchor’s Bend & Grand Arcade At Convention Hall

The Asbury Park Surf Music Festival has found its …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Recapping Rock For Landon At The River Rock

It’s about that time to talk music, my favorite time of the week. I am honored to sit here and follow up on a previous article I shared with you guys about an event that was near and dear to my heart, Rock For Landon. A good friend of mine …

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Rant’N’Roll: Exclusive! One-On-One With Legendary Producer Tommy LiPuma

Legendary producer Tommy LiPuma was honored earlier this year in his Cleveland hometown for decades of incredible productions with the likes of Miles Davis, Barbra Streisand, Natalie Cole, Dave Mason, Paul McCartney, Dr. John, Diana Krall, Anita Baker, George Benson and dozens of artists who certainly wouldn’t have sounded as …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: D Generation, NAF, Amos Lee and more!

D Generation/Irving Plaza/July 30, 2016

D Generation (also known as DGen) evolved out of the hardcore punk scene in New York City in the 1980s. Vocalist Jesse Malin led Heart Attack as a teenager in the late 1980s, along with guitarist Danny Sage. They formed D Generation in 1991, a …

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Kam On Film: ‘Morris From America,’ ‘Southside With You,’ and What’s New In Theaters

Morris From America

Beachside Films / A24

Rated R for sexuality, brief nudity, teen drug use and partying, and pervasive profanity

Awkward African-American Teen Adjusts To Germany In Bittersweet Coming-Of-Age Dramedy

It’s hard being Morris Gentry (Markees Christmas) just now. The lonely 13-year-old is not only mourning the loss of …

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Reality Check: The Last Gasp For Citizen Trump

The Lunatic Fringe Just Got A Whole Lot Loonier

There are few people remaining with any idea of what is happening in the real world which operate under the delusion that Donald Trump is not doomed, and he just grabbed two of them. The most entrenched political zealots Trump could …

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An Interview With The Menzingers: The Party’s Here

Normally around this time of year, we would usually see a lot of touring activity from Philadelphia punk heartthrobs, The Menzingers. However, after headlining a few intimate Jersey-based gigs earlier in the year at The Boneyard in Atlantic City, and at Crossroads in Garwood, the band took a short break …

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Shoreworld: The Vansaders – This Time Around

Doug Zambon and his crew have graced this page in the past. I reviewed their 2014 release, Stuck In New York City, which was produced by Stacy O’Dell, as well as their 2015 release, Jumping At Shadows, and was quite impressed with the recordings and their overall sound, …

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