North Jersey Notes: Oraculum, Hollywood Kills, Brian Mackey and More!

My bud Mike Hufnagel, formerly of the bands Murder League All-Stars and Warhorse, recently emailed me because has a new project that he’s unleashed. The name of the band is Oraculum, and the taste that I just got from them was a brutal one. Brutal in the sense that …

by   |  12/03/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Oraculum, Hollywood Kills, Brian Mackey and More!

North Jersey Notes: Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed, Anaka, Killcode and More!

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned a new project from Mildly Medicated guitarist Ryan Chiarella called Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed. I caught Ryan performing live a few years ago at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ when he was part of the School of Rock Monmouth. I …

by   |  11/26/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed, Anaka, Killcode and More!

North Jersey Notes: Pink Velvet Krush, Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed, Killcode and More!

One of my Facebook buds, Greg Polcari, who actually played in a later version of the ’80s hair metal band Britny Fox, has a new project that’s creating quite a buzz on the scene. I waited till now to write about them because their debut EP, Fifty Shades Of Anything

by   |  11/19/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Pink Velvet Krush, Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed, Killcode and More!

North Jersey Notes: Le Projet, Q*Ball, Angel Vivaldi and More!

What do you get when you place members of Candlebox, Sevendust and The Infinite Staircase into a room? That’s an easy answer! You come out with Le Projet (pronounced–Lay Pro-ZHAY)! While Candlebox and Sevendust might be considered more of a national act, Infinite Staircase certainly is a local act, and …

by   |  11/12/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Le Projet, Q*Ball, Angel Vivaldi and More!

North Jersey Notes: Otan Vargas, Long Gone Day, Blameshift and More!

Last month, I mentioned that Charetta bassist Richard Mollo left the band, but I also mentioned that he was playing in a new project called Otan Vargas. Let me tell you something: While I thought Charetta had some great momentum on the scene, this Otan Vargas project could be …

by   |  11/05/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Otan Vargas, Long Gone Day, Blameshift and More!

North Jersey Notes: Psychoprism, Voodoo Terror Tribe, Apostrophes and More!

Just when I thought that I knew just about everyone on the North Jersey music scene, I find these guys. Psychoprism. I did not recognize a name in this lineup and you would think that I would’ve known one of these guys since they come from Fair Lawn and …

by   |  10/29/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Psychoprism, Voodoo Terror Tribe, Apostrophes and More!

North Jersey Notes: Nasty Habit, Panzie*, Queen V and More!

When I hear the name Nasty Habit, I think of Mötley Crüe’s backup singers circa 1987. Yes, I am that old! Anyway, I received a message from producer Stacy O’Dell, who some might remember for his work with Killcode and Panzie*. Stacy wanted me to know about this young, …

by   |  10/22/2014  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes Updates: Audio Empire, Steve Brown, Pink Velvet Krush and More!

My bros from Audio Empire headed into the studio last weekend to start laying down drums and bass tracks for their debut full-length CD, which bassist Roy Brunston says is “long overdue.” It should be pretty interesting to hear new music from these fellows. You catch them next Friday night …

by   |  10/15/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes Updates: Audio Empire, Steve Brown, Pink Velvet Krush and More!

North Jersey Notes: Reality Suite, Mother, Madysin Hatter and More!

When I saw that the band Reality Suite was performing a full set of Mötley Crüe songs on Oct. 24 at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ with my bros from Audio Empire, who will be performing a full KISS set in full KISS makeup, I obviously became curious of this …

by   |  10/08/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Reality Suite, Mother, Madysin Hatter and More!

North Jersey Notes: Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat, Apathy, Audio Empire and More!

A couple of weeks ago, I stopped in at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ to see my bros from The Dirty Stayouts perform their second set of the day, plus my bro, Steve “Zipperhead” Murafsky, was promoting the show, and he’s been trying to get me to come …

by   |  10/01/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat, Apathy, Audio Empire and More!


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