North Jersey Notes: Awaken The Shadow, Brand Of Julez, Civic And More!

Now, I’ve never really done this before, but there is so much buzz around this New York City band, I need to feature them without even listening to a single song. I mean I’ve heard clips of a couple songs like “Scars Will Remain” and “Sing My Song” and I …

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North Jersey Notes: Close The Circle, Steve Bello, The Paragon Image and More!

My old bud Andrew Padilla from Dispute To Flames and Avenida recently reached out to me to give his new band a listen. The name of the band is Close The Circle and they’re pretty damn good! Andrew, who is still a North Jersey guy, is the singer and he …

by   |  02/03/2016  |  Comments (1)

Shoreworld: Willie Nile – If I Was A River

I first had the opportunity to write about Willie Nile with the 2009 release of House Of A Thousand Guitars. Although I had heard of him 10 years earlier, it was not until this particular project that I had the suitable vehicle (The Aquarian) in which to …

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North Jersey Notes: Face The King, Shore Metal Madness IV, Common Wealth and More!

Okay, I know these guys aren’t from North Jersey, but they’re from Amityville, NY, which is close enough for me! Long Island bands need love too and I am loving these guys! The name of the band is Face The King. They have more of an alt-rock feel to …

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North Jersey Notes: Legacy, Common Wealth, Incognito Theory and More!

An amazing young band from Freehold, NJ has raised its ugly head on the Jersey music scene and I’m really, really digging them. The name of the band is Legacy and I came across them when I started writing about the TRAPT show at the Stanhope House in February (see …

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North Jersey Notes: Sam Haiman Band, EchoLab, Ronin and More!

This week’s feature band is a band that I actually heard on the lovely Lindsay Klein’s “Homegrown Spotlight” on WDHA a while back, but I totally forgot about them until recently. I remembered hearing them and thinking about how their sound really brought me back to my early days at …

by   |  01/13/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Sam Haiman Band, EchoLab, Ronin and More!

North Jersey Notes: Our Fears, Negative Sky, The Battery Electric and More!

I was taking a look at some of the upcoming shows over at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ and I came across a Jersey Campfires show featuring Strive, Ascending From Ashes, Chevonne And The Fuzz, Our Fears and Low Roads Ghost on Jan. 23, but the band that caught my …

by   |  01/06/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Our Fears, Negative Sky, The Battery Electric and More!

North Jersey Notes: Burial Mound, Killcode, Steve Bello and More!

As I searched for a band to feature this week, my old pal Bob Kimbrough, better known to me as “Freak,” recommended a band that is actually from my neck of the woods. The name of the band is Burial Mound and they’re from down here in Atco, NJ. I …

by   |  12/30/2015  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Burial Mound, Killcode, Steve Bello and More!

Shoreworld: J.T. Makoviecki – Lost Kids

Joe Makoviecki is a singer-songwriter from the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. He is one of the founding members of the indie folk band Thomas Wesley Stern and has been playing with them since 2010. All the while, while releasing four albums in the last five years with Thomas Wesley …

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North Jersey Notes: Zorigami, Charetta, Baelfire and More!

Back in June, I embarked on a martial arts journey that has really helped me focus on myself in so many ways today. Not to mention, I might be in the best shape of my life because of it. Anyway, one of my classmates, Brian Nuge, this tall Asian kid …

by   |  12/23/2015  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Zorigami, Charetta, Baelfire and More!


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