Shoreworld: Brick + Mortar Are Robbed; Montgomery Funk Things Up

Brick + Mortar Fall Victim To Equipment Thievery

Stolen. The very word paints portraits of unsettling shock, gut-punch indignity and incredulity. Stealing is regrettably part of the American reality, flooding our media banks with stories of material seeking criminals that would shake even the most jaded criminologist to his or …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: July 5 – July 11

The Del Rios/Otto’s Shrunken Head/July 5, 2014

Guitarist Dean Cohen and bassist Skylar Keffer formed The Del Rios in 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio, and recruited drummer Austin Latare and guitarist/vocalist Will Robinson. At the monthly Unsteady Freddie’s Surf Rock Shindig at Otto’s Shrunken Head, the four musicians wore matching grey …

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Maria’s Local Radar: The Blind Tellers

It’s about that time, another week of talking local music. Come on now, you can admit it, Wednesday is slowly but surely becoming your favorite day of the week (no judging here; sometimes weekends can be overrated). We just need to take a second and acknowledge how fast the summer …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Musikfest 2014

The first 10 days of August are going to be filled with the sound of 347 music artists, 337 of which are free. Welcome to Musikfest, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, an hour away from North Jersey, for my money, the best damn festival in America. Why not? It’s right where I live, …

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Kam on Film: ‘Calvary,’ ‘The Almost Man’ and What’s New In Theaters

Calvary

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Rated R for profanity, sexual references, drug use and brief violence

Vengeful Parishioner Threatens Priest In Irish Morality Play

While hearing confessions in church one day, Father James Lavelle (Brendan Gleeson) gets the shock of his life. First, a disturbed man recounts in lurid detail how, …

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Queued Up: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune,’ ‘Southern Comfort’ and More

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (2014)

The buildup: The aging owner of the lackluster Grand Budapest Hotel (F. Murray Abraham) recounts to a writer (Jude Law) stories of its grand past and the youthful adventures and association with its late concierge (Ralph Fiennes) that got him caught up in a web …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

This was another hard-hitting column, Campion. (VA SCANDAL: OUR IMPRINT, OUR LEGACY, OUR SIN – Issue: 5/29/14)

Where do you get the insight or the guts?

This is a wake-up call to those who waste our time with crap like Benghazi and the IRS or the NSA when our veterans …

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

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

 

Face The Music—A Life Exposed—Paul Stanley (2014)

The personalities in the bombastic rock band KISS have been so enormously ill-proportioned each has warranted a memoir, the last but not least being Paul Stanley’s, which …

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Shoreworld: The Vansaders – Stuck In New York City

Monmouth County, NJ continues to be a hotbed of rock and roll superiority. Even the razor challenged crews out in Brooklyn make the holy trek south to play uber visible rooms like The Wonder Bar, The Stone Pony, The Saint, Asbury Yacht Club and Long Branch’s Brighton Bar, just to …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: June 29 – July 3

Daddy Long Legs/The Bowery Electric/June 29, 2014

Daddy Long Legs is a blues trio based out of Brooklyn, New York; Daddy Long Legs is also the name of this band’s tall vocalist and harmonica player. Legs moved from his native St. Louis, Missouri, to Brooklyn, New York, and learned to …

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