Shoreworld: Little Big Toe – Blind Sober

One of the more common traits of the songwriter, no matter what degree of success they have achieved within their band unit, is to push ahead and show the world what they can do on their own. This trend isn’t a bad thing, or an ego thing, but a form …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: August 1 – August 6

Ten Ton Mojo/Gramercy Theatre/August 1, 2014

Ten Ton Mojo are among the leaders of a local blues rock revival percolating in New York. Opening for Supersuckers at the Gramercy Theatre, Ten Ton Mojo were ready to win new fans with an old sound. The tall and barefoot vocalist Ernie Papp …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Crobot

My local friends, it’s about that time to chat music. I am so glad that all of you were digging our artists from the past couple weeks, and I always enjoy your feedback. This week, I am going to take the time to spotlight a band that has been buzzing …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: The True Essence Of Musikfest

PHOTO: The author (right) with friends at Musikfest 2014

BETHLEHEM, PA—It’s a time to discover new music. It’s a time to be with friends, experiment with international cuisine, walk walk walk from show to show, have a party, dance, sing and scuffle with security (but only if you go to …

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Kam On Film: ‘The November Man,’ ‘Are You Here’ and What’s New In Theaters

The November Man

Relativity Media

Rated R for rape, profanity, sexuality, nudity, graphic violence and brief drug use

It’s Spy Vs. Spy In Labyrinthine Espionage Thriller

Director Roger Donaldson is probably most closely associated with No Way Out, one of the best espionage thrillers ever made. The accomplished Australian …

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Queued Up: ‘Divergent,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ ‘Secret State’ and More!

DIVERGENT (2014)

The buildup: In a post-apocalyptic, fenced-in Chicago, society has broken down into five factions to maintain order and balance: Candor, Amity, Erudite, Abnegation, and Dauntless. When young Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) leaves her family’s selfless (and ruling) Abnegation faction to train with the brave, militant Dauntless, she must …

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Between & Beyond: Instant Gratification

There are so many things to talk about right now, and I really feel like talking about none of them. They are all deeply important but there’s just too much heaviness right now, and I feel like trying to get above it for some air. It seems like all the …

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Reality Check: Fearguson, USA

Ferguson is a city of around 21,000 citizens in St. Louis County, Missouri. For nearly two weeks now it has been the focal point of the nation, as the shooting death of an unarmed African-American man by a Caucasian police officer has sparked debate, protest, riots, armed guards, and, well…you …

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Shoreworld: Fuel At The Headliner; The Third Annual Liberty Music Festival

Free Fuel Heats Up The Jersey Shore – The Headliner – Aug. 22 – Special Guests End Of An Era And Planeside

We all know who they are, and we know the music that catapulted this Tennessee foursome to megastardom in the early 1990s. Songs like “Shimmer” made Fuel a …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: July 27 – July 31

Mischief Brew/Le Poisson Rouge/July 27, 2014

After four years screaming in the Orphans, a punk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Erik Petersen in June 2000 started performing locally, first as a solo acoustic artist and finally gathering a rhythm section. Mischief Brew began performing anarcho-punk rock which incorporated elements of American …

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