Shoreworld: The Cynz – Superfan

The Cynz are a full-throttle rock band formed around the songwriting talents of Cyndi Dawson (vocals) and Henry Seiz (guitar/vox). The band has been called “the closest thing to the 1970s CBGB’s you will get from a band that formed in 2011.” Their songs are hard-rocking tales of pain, heartbreak, …

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North Jersey Notes: Bobby Mahoney And The Seventh Son, Flowers To Flames, Midnight Mob and More!

I got to check out a great band from East Brunswick, NJ live a few weeks ago over at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ. The singer was extremely talented and a hell of a songwriter. I’m talking about Bobby Mahoney And The Seventh Son. This might sound like a weird …

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Shoreworld: Black Flamingos; The Battery Electric

Black Flamingos – Self-Titled – Little Dickman Records

There are only a handful of successful instrumental bands that I know of in the area. The number one group that comes to mind is Chemtrail. Instrumental music is not an easy undertaking in a scene that produces so many talented alternatives, …

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North Jersey Notes: Out Of Ashes, Atom Strange, Atomic Bitchwax and More!

One of the bands that really caught my attention when I had to judge The Crusade Finals a couple of weeks ago at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ, was a band from Howell, NJ called Out Of Ashes. They were pretty heavy, riff-tastic and extremely tight, but what made me …

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Shoreworld: Jack Brag – Kiss At Midnight; 9/11 Tribute Concert

Jack Brag – Kiss At Midnight

Original scene veterans Jack Brag are back with another intricate look into the creative minds of their collective. Featuring Jack Brag regulars Tony Donato on bass, pianist Jim Robertazzi and cellist Jay Varga, the band also introduces the talents of new guitarist Dave Falcone. …

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North Jersey Notes: Strive, Ronin, Full Scale Riot and More

Where have all these great North Jersey bands been hiding? I recently came across a great young band out of Dumont, NJ called Strive because I saw that they were playing with my buds from Corevalay at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ tonight (9/9), so I decided to give them …

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North Jersey Notes: Stillphase, Seas Of Wake, The Atomic Bitchwax and More!

My singer, Nick Hade, in the band Rahway also sings for another great Jersey band that he keeps telling me about. I finally got to check them out and he wasn’t kidding! They’re pretty good! The name of the band is Stillphase and you’ll be able to catch them live …

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North Jersey Notes: The Clocktown Giants, Killcode, Nasty Habit and More!

I was recently messaged on Facebook by The Clocktown Giants guitarist Joey Hayek to check out his band, and as always, I love checking out new and cool bands on the local scene and then letting you know about them. This is one of those times. As a writer, you …

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Shoreworld: Wild Adriatic At The Wonder Bar; Asbury Park Live

Wild Adriatic – The Wonder Bar – Thursday, Aug. 20

Talk about timing. Wild Adriatic just reached out to me about their new music as I was getting ready to launch this upcoming show announcement. Elmthree Productions, in conjunction with Dark City Entertainment, present a triple threat of raw, rock …

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North Jersey Notes: The Wizards Of Winter, New Day Dawn, Mike Bino Project and More!

I was chatting with Jonny Zazula a few weeks ago. (Yes, thee Jonny Z, who brought us Metallica and Anthrax. If you ask me, he’s the real Godfather of thrash metal.) Anyway, I was chatting with Jonny Z on the phone and he mentioned The Wizards Of Winter. I …

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