North Jersey Notes: J.Rad, Long Gone Day, Sixty Miles Down

I’ve been hearing a lot about this band from Long Island called J.Rad. They’ve been getting on some pretty good bills and by doing that it generated an interest, for me anyway. I logged onto the band’s website, jradrocks.com, where I got a chance to listen to their 2012 …

by   |  04/30/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: J.Rad, Long Gone Day, Sixty Miles Down

North Jersey Notes: Skunk Daze, Negative Sky, Audio Empire & More!

My old buddy Johnny Knollwood, who used to have his own band Knollwood, recently reached out to me to let me know about his new project, Skunk Daze. I have to admit that the name of the band alone did make me a bit curious. So, I logged onto …

by   |  04/23/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Skunk Daze, Negative Sky, Audio Empire & More!

North Jersey Notes: Diesel America, Tarpit Boogie, Mercury Morning and More!

One band that I keep hearing about coming out of the NYC music scene is this hard rock band Diesel America, and what I’ve heard so far is all positive. After hearing so much about them, I decided to give them a quick listen on their ReverbNation page, reverbnation.com/dieselamericaofficial, …

by   |  04/16/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Diesel America, Tarpit Boogie, Mercury Morning and More!

North Jersey Notes: Eighteenth Hour, Black Water Rising, Steve Bello Band and More!

Yes, you are correct! These guys are not from North Jersey, but they are playing in North Jersey this weekend when they open for Trixter at the Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ. I’m talking about a little band called Eighteenth Hour, and they’re from Bethlehem, PA, which might as …

by   |  04/09/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Eighteenth Hour, Black Water Rising, Steve Bello Band and More!

North Jersey Notes: Spiderlord, Gears, Kill Devil Hill and More!

An old face showed his ugly head in a new project. Well, his head is not really that ugly. I’m not talking about former Panzie* singer Johnny Hawaiian. He recently shot me a private message on Facebook to let me know about his new project, Spiderlord. He let me …

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North Jersey Notes: Saints Of Rebellion, Sekond Skyn, Madysin Hatter and More!

One group that I’d love to see make their way up north soon is this band out of Forest Hills, Maryland. Yeah, they’re not from Jersey, but they are one band that needs to play in Jersey because I think they’d be a hit and there’s already quite a buzz …

by   |  03/26/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Saints Of Rebellion, Sekond Skyn, Madysin Hatter and More!

North Jersey Notes: I Am Heresy

One of my best buds on the scene, Mikey Driveby, from the band Civic, recently told me about this new group he’s been listening to. So, I figured if Mikey likes it, they must be good! The name of the band is I Am Heresy, and Mikey’s taste and opinion …

by   |  03/19/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: I Am Heresy

Shoreworld: Johnny Cash Is A Friend Of Mine – Henry Vaccaro, Sr. Tells The Jersey Story Of The Man In Black

Johnny Cash is a legend that will forever live within our imaginations. From his early beginnings with Sun Records, to his Hollywood biopic, Cash has always been the larger-than-life “Man In Black.” His baritone voice told famous tales of tough, steel-driving men and gun-blazing sons of anarchy, and the Arkansas-born …

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North Jersey Notes: SPiN, Statik Silence, Killcode and More!

Yes, this column is dedicated to North Jersey bands, but when a pretty decent group comes across my desk, you have to call attention to it. Besides, if you’ve been paying attention the last 13 years, I’ve been writing about anyone who asked me for help in getting their name …

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North Jersey Notes: Buzzard Wagon, New Day Dawn, New Theory and More!

A couple of weeks ago, my bro, known on the scene as Zipperhead, reached out to me about a band he was raving about called Buzzard Wagon from New Brunswick, NJ. Zip runs his own promotion company, Zipperhead Productions, and has put on some pretty successful shows out of the …

by   |  03/05/2014  |  Comments (1)


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