Shoreworld: The Hive Mind – Monitor

I have covered more than a few instrumental bands on these pages over the years. Two that come to mind are the wildly popular Chemtrail as well as the vital, rockabilly sounds of The Black Flamingos. The Hive Mind is yet another offering from the non-vocal genre that leans way …

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North Jersey Notes: Johnny Z, Anaka, Cruel Season and More!

First and foremost, I’d like to take a minute to wish Jon Zazula, known to the metal world as Johnny Z, a speedy recovery. I’ve mentioned this before, but for you young metalheads who don’t know your history, Johnny Z was the man known for bringing us bands like Metallica, …

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Shoreworld: The Weeklings – Monophonic

When I first heard the name, I felt it was a minus to any talent that this band might possess. Thankfully, the name is spelled The Weeklings instead of The Weaklings. The name doesn’t make any sense to me, but nonetheless the band is extremely talented. The band tells us …

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North Jersey Notes: Dead Rocking Horse, SPiN, Seas Of Wake and More!

One singer that I’ve been really impressed with lately comes out of New York City and her name is Marron Chaplin from the band Dead Rocking Horse. She’s an excellent songwriter and she sings with the soulfulness of Janis Joplin, but with the grit and attitude of Patti Smith. …

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Shoreworld: Zombie Garden Club

Led by the Toronto-born Johnny Douglas, Zombie Garden Club has had many successes when it comes to song placement. Numerous songs from this latest self-titled disc have found homes with Showtime’s Shameless, as well as other popular TV shows such as Necessary Roughness, Blue Mountain State, The

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North Jersey Notes: Echo Black, Incognito Theory, Reality Suite and More!

I featured a band called Sick Mind a few years back here in North Jersey Notes, and one of the components that really stood out like a sore thumb was guitarist Felix Skiver, who had the look and the makings of an up-and-coming rock star. Basically, he stuck out …

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Shoreworld: Williams Honor – Jersey-Born Country Gone Nashville

After a 15-month timeline, Williams Honor has released their debut record. Performing up and down the coast, they honed their 11-song recorded set until they felt it was ready to go. But they didn’t just decide on the songs all by their lonesome. The material was gauged throughout live performances …

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North Jersey Notes: Barren, Brand Of Julez, Zire’s War and More!

One of the bands I’ve been meaning to write about after I judged that Crusade contest back in August for the Food Truck and Rock Carnival was a band called Barren. I’ve never heard of these guys, but I thought they were pretty good. The best part is that …

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Shoreworld: The Easy Outs – Desolate Row

In 2008, vocalist/songwriter Bruce Ferguson and guitarist/producer/songwriter Bobby Kennedy started writing and recording songs together for a project that would evolve into the formation of The Easy Outs. The duo got to work writing and recording in late 2008 and finished in early 2009.

Six months in the making, with …

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North Jersey Notes: City Vision, Killcode, Black Water Rising and More!

Rob Nardone from the band City Vision recently reached out to me via email to check out his band. So, of course, I did, and I was blown away! The band also features drummer Dar Franks, who some of you might know from his old band Cascadence or from The …

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