Maria’s Local Radar: Chelsea Carlson

Local friends, we are back with another week of talent to throw into the spotlight. First and foremost, thanks for all of the love on the Jack Antonoff article; I hope to see you all at his Shadow of the City Festival in Seaside Heights June 18! Now, it’s time …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Tasha Taylor, Carlo Ditta & Town Mountain

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Tasha Taylor was born in Dallas and raised on a tour bus. Her promising 2008 Revival debut preceded 2011’s Taylormade on which she covered her daddy’s “Who’s Makin’ Love.” Her third CD, Honey For The Biscuit (Ruf Records), makes your mouth water. She wrote all 13 tracks, plays a …

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Kam on Film: ‘Keanu,’ ‘Dough’ and What’s New In Theaters

Keanu

New Line Cinema / Warner Brothers

Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity, drug use, incessant ethnic slurs and pervasive profanity

Suburban Nerds Masquerade As Hardened Gangstas To Retrieve Cat From The ‘Hood

Rell (Jordan Peele) was so inconsolable after being dumped by his girlfriend that getting high didn’t help …

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Reality Check: What’s The Point Of Ted Cruz? (Or For That Matter John Kasich)

So why should a bunch of principles get in the way of tactics?

-Matt Bai

 

Maybe I’m mistaken. It would not be the first time and will hardly be the last. But someone please tell me that the point and purpose of the presidential candidacy for Texas Senator Ted …

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Prince Rogers Nelson – 1958-2016

(Photo by Mark Weiss/www.weissguygallery.com)

I do not want to write this shit.

Not now. Not ever.

This is personal.

But it’s either this or continue sitting around enduring this sick feeling of inertia on the edge of a loathsome face-off with mortality.

So…whew…here goes…

During the …

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Shoreworld: Kevin John Allen – Colours

Kevin John Allen has been in this column before. Allen is a prolific writer that has written over 200 songs, including several that have been placed in movies and on television shows. He’s been slugging it out in small clubs from New Jersey to Nashville, Texas to Virginia, and all …

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Maria’s Local Radar: A Day With Jack Antonoff

Some work days are better than others, in every field, and I recently got to experience a great day on the job. April 19, the subject of the day was two words: Jack Antonoff. I am sure many of you know him from his various projects including fun., Bleachers, Steel …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Disturbed, Savages, Wolf Alice and More

Savages/Irving Plaza/March 28, 2016

Growing up in Poitiers, France, Camille Berthomier tasted the entertainment world from touring with her father’s plays. In her late teens, she met Nicolas Congé, and in 2006 they relocated to London, England, adopting new names, Johnny Hostile and Jehnny Beth, to form the indie rocking …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: British Babes Of Dubious Distinction

London’s Ace Records has just released Love Hit Me: Decca Beat Girls 1962-1970. It’s filled with guilty pleasures, fascinating rhythms, pretty faces, sexy purrs, slurs, outrageous finds and unlistenable mistakes. Its 24 tracks unleashes “The Swinging Sixties” Carnaby Street style where mods and rockers chose girls for the height …

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Queued Up: ‘The Manchurian Candidate,’ ‘The Stuff,’ ‘Speedy’ and More

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

The setup: After an American platoon returns from service in Korea in 1952, Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey), the stepson of a prominent U.S. Senator, is awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor for his valorous deeds. But the recurring nightmares of Captain Bennett Marco (Frank …

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