Maria’s Local Radar: Eastbourne

Happy New Year to each and every one of you! I hope your holiday season was filled with love, happiness, and tons of music! We recently kicked off the year at Starland Ballroom with Badfish: The Ultimate Sublime Tribute to a packed house per usual, with some awesome local talent …

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Queued Up: ‘The Gift,’ ‘Flowers In The Attic,’ ‘The Larry Fessenden Collection’ and More

THE GIFT (2015)

The setup: In this menacing tale of high school comeuppance, successful executive Simon (Jason Bateman) reconnects with awkward schoolmate Gordo (writer/director Joel Edgerton) at a high end home goods store. Simon and his architect wife Robyn (Rebecca Hall) invite him to dinner, and the uncomfortable evening soon …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Top 10 Favorite CDs, Movies, TV Shows, Books, And Concerts

Top 10 Blues CDs

1) Steve Earle & The Dukes, Terraplane

2) Duke Robillard, The Acoustic Blues Roots Of Duke Robillard

3) Tinsley Ellis, Tough Love

4) Cash Box Kings, Holding Court

5) Soundtrack, Bessie: Music From The HBO Film

6) Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots, Boom Town

7) The …

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Kam on Film: ‘Where To Invade Next,’ ‘Trumbo’ and What’s New In Theaters

Where To Invade Next

Dog Eat Dog Films

Rated R for profanity, drug use, violent images and brief graphic nudity.

Michael Moore Mounts Faux Invasion In Tongue-in-Cheek Mocumentary

Oscar-winner Michael Moore (for Bowling For Columbine) has been challenging the power structure ever since releasing Roger & Me way back …

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Shoreworld: The Black Cloud; Dark City Entertainment

The Black Clouds – Going Places

            I got a chance to speak with Dan Matthews this week about what the band has been up to. He handed me a four-song, self-titled EP. The Black Clouds have been on the scene since 2004, and their 2008 debut disc, Wishing Well, …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Taking Back Sunday At Starland Ballroom

With so many things happening this holiday season, it was nice to take a day to breathe it all in. On Saturday, Dec. 19, at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, I attended Taking Back Sunday’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop presented by, naturally, The Aquarian Weekly. As many of you know, this …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Over The Rhine, Corrosion Of Conformity, The Sword and More

Twin Fog/The Penthouse At The Standard Hotel, East Village/November 30, 2015

Sebastian Blanck was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1998 from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. Since 2002, he has shown his art in solo exhibitions …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: The Best Dylan

The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume #12 (Columbia Legacy) is the Bob Dylan set I’ve been waiting for. Y’know how you want your favorite artists to remain fixed in their original incarnation for eternity so you can keep loving them your whole life and not be disappointed with …

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Kam on Film: ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens,’ ‘Daddy’s Home’ and What’s New In Theaters

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Walt Disney Pictures

Rated PG-13 for violence

Eagerly-Anticipated Sequel Proves Well Worth The Wait           
The Force Awakens is a splendid sequel to Return Of The Jedi, the 1983 finale of the original Star Wars trilogy. This offering follows the uneven prequel …

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MedioXcore: Real Thoughts I Have Had As A Female Getting Ready To Go To A Show

“MAYBE NO PERFUME TONIGHT…”

…Because the worse I smell, the less likely some strange dude will try to sniff my fucking hair and grind up on my ass while I’m stuck with my camera, unable to move between the stage barricade and his boner. (Just kidding, creeps don’t actually care …

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