North Jersey Notes: Joy Ride, Madysin Hatter, Killcode and More!

My new bud Diane Lane from Lane Six Entertainment recently reached out to me about a new band from Clifton, NJ that she is managing. The name of the group is Joy Ride and for a bunch of kids, they sound like they have it together. Their sound is nothing …

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North Jersey Notes: Ascending From Ashes

I’ve been seeing this band a lot in my concert calendar, but for some reason I thought that I might’ve featured them before here in North Jersey Notes. Apparently, I’ve unintentionally neglected them and it turns out, they’re from Bergenfield! You can’t get any more North Jersey than Bergenfield! …

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North Jersey Notes: Murder League All-Stars, Panzie*, Lower The Veil and More!

My bro Tim McMurtrie, who also runs the Blue Room in Secaucus, NJ, recently reached out to me to let me know that his band Murder League All-Stars is on the hunt for a new guitar player. He says he’s looking for “a shredder, heavy hand and rhythmic monster.” If …

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Shoreworld: The Porchistas – Live Imperfections, Perfectly

From the first notes chopped and shoveled on the Asbury Lanes stage, I knew that this was a band that catapults honest musical barbs straight through the analog soul. Comprised of Adam “Devil Hands” Falzer, bassist/producer Gerry Griffin, drummer Jonathan Riordan and guitarist/singer Alan “Sucia” Smith, The Porchistas barrel down …

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North Jersey Notes: Station, Audio Empire, King’s X and More!

A couple weeks ago, I stopped in at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ to see my buds Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine from That Metal Show, and the first music performers to hit the stage that night was this band from New York City that I’ve never …

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North Jersey Notes: Frankenstein 3000, Rahway, Natasha Komis and More!

One band that I seriously had the misfortune of overlooking in recent years was Frankenstein 3000. How did I not take a look at this group? They are awesome! I also didn’t even realize this was my buddy Keith Roth’s band. Many of you might recognize Keith from his …

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North Jersey Notes: Waking Heroes, Lords Of Mercy, Scars Of Envy and More!

Sometimes when you do your research thoroughly enough, you find a diamond in the rough, and I think I found my first diamond in 2014. The name of the band is Waking Heroes, and they’re from Hoboken, NJ. I truly cannot believe these guys are not signed to a …

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North Jersey Notes: Syrens Calling, The Dirty Stayouts, Deal Casino and More!

Anyone ever hear of a band called Syrens Calling? Neither have I, until I took a closer look and realized it was none other than Scarlet Carson with a new name and new singer! Apparently, the band kept things under wraps while they re-tooled since the departure of singer …

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North Jersey Notes: The Battery Electric, Apathy, Kosmic Daydream and More!

My bud Zipperhead, who began his own management company Zipperhead Productions, has been telling me about this amazing band out of Asbury Park who call themselves The Battery Electric. As luck would have it, they also recently won the Asbury Music Award for Top Rock Band. So, Zip might …

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North Jersey Notes: Lords Of Mercy, Sundown Conspiracy, Negative Sky and More!

My bros from Lords Of Mercy have finally released their self-titled debut full-length via Main Man Records. The guys launched Lords Of Mercy by way of a pretty successful CD release party at the legendary Stone Pony a few weeks back during a pretty bad snowstorm. Lords fans braved the …

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