Rant ‘N’ Roll: You Never Know Who You’re Sitting Next To On The Bus

Whenever The Coloursound puts out new music, I listen. The Pennsylvania alterna-pop sophisticates—for 11 years running—boast a singer in Doug Batt whose voice rivals early Nilsson and Garfunkel in how it takes flight. Plus, the dude’s a high school teacher…and that makes him a hero in my book. Speaking of …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

I loved this column. (PRINCE ROGERS NELSON—1958 – 2016—Issue: 4/27/16) And all of your work when someone of this measure of talent and influence on our pop culture dies. You are able to frame it so beautifully. It is quite a gift. And as Prince gave of himself through his …

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Kam on Film: ‘The Legend Of Tarzan,’ ‘Vigilante Diaries,’ What’s New In Theaters and More

The Legend Of Tarzan

Warner Brothers Pictures

Rated PG-13 for action, violence, sensuality and brief crude dialogue

Alexander Skarsgard Stars As Legendary King Of The Jungle

Tarzan became a sensation soon after his initial introduction to the world via pulp magazines published in 1912. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Southside Johnny’s On The Phone

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes will perform Sunday, July 3, 5:30 p.m. in Asbury Park at the Stone Pony Summer Stage on Ocean Avenue. The phone rings. When Southside calls, you answer.

Aquarian Weekly: Hold on, I gotta get this new-fangled digital thing going. I miss my old Radio

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Gary Clark Jr., Mudcrutch, Susto and More

The Tsunamibots/Otto’s Shrunken Head/June 4, 2016

As legend has it, The Tsunamibots are three robots created in a top-secret military base in Nevada. Each was programmed to do menial tasks for their human masters. On January 1, 2003, while cleaning out an old warehouse, the robots uncovered an ancient military …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Recapping The Shadow Of The City Festival In Asbury Park

(Photo by Jeff Crespi: jeffcrespirocks.com)

June 18, at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, was the scene for Shadow Of The City Festival. If you recall a few weeks back I had written about the curator, Jack Antonoff (fun., Bleachers), and how he paid a visit to the …

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Queued Up: ‘Deadpool,’ Killer Dames Box Set, ‘Stranger On The Third Floor’ and More!

DEADPOOL (2016)

The set up: After cancer-stricken mercenary Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) seeks a cure through genetic mutation and becomes horribly disfigured in the process, he hides from the love of his life (Morena Baccarin) and seeks out Ajax (Ed Skrein), the mad scientist who botched the job, to set …

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Shoreworld: Yawn Mower; Levitt AMP Asbury Park Music Series

Yawn Mower – Get To The Boat

Yawn Mower is an Asbury-based, two-piece, drum-and-guitar outfit led by fuzz-drenched baritone guitar blaster Mike C. and boom boom bang pow arm tornado Biff S. As their bio states, “These Hawaiian shirt wearing goofballs began like so many others, in a basement making …

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Kam on Film: ‘The Shallows,’ ‘Free State Of Jones’ and What’s New In Theaters

The Shallows

Columbia Pictures

Rated PG-13 for bloody images, intense scenes of peril and brief profanity

It’s Surfer Vs. Shark In Harrowing Tale Of Survival Offshore

Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) was so shaken by her mother’s (Janelle Bailey) untimely death that she’s dropped out of med school. In order to …

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In Memoriam: Christina Grimmie (1994-2016)

The first thing Christina Grimmie wanted me to know is that she had no idea who I was, had never heard my music, and wasn’t even remotely nervous about jumping aboard my band’s tour bus for a few weeks. It was late-February 2016 and I was welcoming Christina and her …

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