Ashley Cucchiara: Local Superstar

When I first heard Ashley Cucchiara sing, it was when she was practicing the song, “All I Ask” by Adele, before entering in the Big Joe Jersey Talent Show in Point Pleasant. I was in complete shock when I realized she is only 16 years old with this grandiose, beautiful …

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New Dark Age – Recapping the Stimulate IX Anniversary Gala

Stimulate IX Anniversary Gala
Drom
Sept. 8, 2017
New York City

September marks the ninth anniversary of the recurring goth-industrial dance, live performance and sensuous entertainment night, presented by impresario and host, Xris Smack and Mindswerve Studios. It was also an occasion for reviewing the 16th anniversary of association between …

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Mark Weiss Takes His Guns N’ Roses Gallery To Grit N Glory

Renowned music photographer and Aquarian contributor, Mark Weiss, will be hitting up the Lower East Side this Saturday (Oct. 14) for the debut of his Guns N’ Roses Art Gallery.

Weiss collaborated with artist and Fox anchor, Steve Lacy, to transform some of his photographs of the rock icons into …

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Thomas Earl Petty: 1950 – 2017

by James Campion

Comedian Marc Maron has a bit in his most recent Netflix special in which he struggles with bridging the gap between Trump voters and Trump haters which centers on the universal appeal of Tom Petty. “People who voted for Trump are just like you, man,” the character …

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In Memoriam – To The Lives Lost In Las Vegas

I’ve been dreading writing these words since I woke up on October 2nd. Actually, I’ve dreaded writing these words for years now: since Paris, since Orlando, since Manchester.

There doesn’t seem to be a way to properly convey the heaviness, the true impact of all the lives lost in Las …

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William Patrick Corgan: These Days

When I pick up the call, William Patrick Corgan strikingly sounds exactly as I imagined he would: youthful. A voice to match the heart-shaped, ultimately shaved-headed alien baby-face that lead the Smashing Pumpkins into 1990s iconship and beyond, Corgan, 50, seems like the type of person to whom you’ll say, …

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Motionless In White: Can’t Sit Still

Metalcore band, Motionless In White (MIW) are headed back to our neck of the woods. After a good run of their first headlining tour in Australia, this Scranton, PA band hit the runway running and are more than prepared for another round of gigs in the U.S. Joined by Amity …

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One-Eyed Doll: Season Of The Witch

In case you missed the memo, the coveted season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and haunted houses is officially here—that means it’s time for another One-Eyed Doll tour. Rock-metal duo, Kimberly Freeman (vocals, guitar) and Jason Rufuss Sewell a.k.a. “Junior” (drums), are known for their spook-tacular songs and affinity for Halloween …

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Rise Against: Welcome To The Breakdown

Through their 18 years, Rise Against have been hailed for their outspoken advocacy just as much as their hard-hitting music. For the foursome–vocalist and rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath, lead guitarist Zach Blair, bassist Joe Principe, and drummer Brandon Barnes–vigorous riffs paired with the constant of lyrically examining motivations behind actions, …

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PVRIS: All We Want To Know Of PVRIS

I discovered PVRIS (pronounced Paris) during Warped Tour in 2014 where I saw them on one of the smaller stages. I remember thinking, “Girl vocalist, hell yeah!” and instantly falling in love. (Much love to the dudes in the band, too!) Lynn Gunn fronts the Massachusetts-based group, alongside Alex Babinski …

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