Shoreworld: The Larry Stevens Band Is On Fire; Empire Escorts Keep The Ghosts At Bay

The Larry Stevens Band – Heart On Fire

Larry Stevens is an artist that has nailed many outstanding credits to his wall of local fame. From Peter Frampton to Blood, Sweat & Tears, Stevens has experienced the stage with all the greats. Hailing from the Montvale, New Jersey “hood,” Stevens …

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North Jersey Notes: Madysin Hatter, Trimm, Park Ape and More!

I recently received an email from a chick named Madysin Hatter, who read my column a few weeks ago and said she was “pretty stoked” to see that The Compulsions are recording a new CD. As she wrote this, she quickly segued into a plug about her own band, which …

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North Jersey Notes: Negative Sky, Steve Bello, NoraStone and More!

I mentioned a few times in past columns that my bass playing brother, George Pond, is playing bass in a bone-crushing new metal band out of Asbury Park called Negative Sky. I first met George when he was still playing for Sekond Skyn and always admired his passion for music …

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Shoreworld: Stacie Rose – Stars, Stripes And Milestones

With a thematic stance on all things in the state of the emotional world, Stacie Rose’s new album, Stars, Stripes And Milestones, is a real-time journey into that wondrous maze of life. Rose wraps deeply personal topics in the fine, lyrical pondering of a world we can never predict. …

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North Jersey Notes: Toothgrinder, Natasha Komis, InDisguise and More!

One band that I keep hearing about is actually out of the Jersey Shore area. Asbury Park to be exact, but they’ve been making their way up to North Jersey and beyond, recently sharing the stage with local favorites Julius Seizure at Dingbatz in Clifton. They also recently performed at …

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Hurricane Sandy Update: Helping Hands Of New Jersey – Getting The Job Done Without Uncle Sam

Greg and Karen Nixon are just regular Jersey folks. They love the summer, an occasional libation, and most of all, they love the great state of New Jersey. When Hurricane Sandy hit home, they didn’t wait for the feds to pick up the pieces. They jumped into action with a …

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North Jersey Notes: Civic, The Compulsions, Ghosts Of Eden and More!

A few weeks ago, I went over to Crossroads in Garwood, NJ to witness the debut of a brand new band in North Jersey called Civic. I only knew about these guys because my bass playing brother, Mike Ferreira, plays bass for them. Some of you might remember Mikey from …

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Hurricane Sandy Update: The “V” Zone Cometh

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy continues to play with the minds and wallets of victims long after the physical damage has been done. We’ve talked about the pre-dawn attack of looters; we’ve scratched our heads at the red tape of insurance companies and adjusters. Legal professionals have instructed us to …

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North Jersey Notes: Graces Downfall, Pralaya, Negative Sky and More!

While working my cushy new job at SLP Concerts, I was put in charge of finding a local artist to open for Sick Puppies and 10 Years recently at the Maingate Nightclub in Allentown, PA, for this past Sunday’s show. I came across a local PA group from Scranton called …

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North Jersey Notes: Xenophile, Cilver, Bethany Zorn and More!

While my feelings about the Jersey Shore Music Festival in Lakewood a few weeks ago were ill ones, I did walk away from that day enjoying a lot of the young musical talent that New Jersey has to offer. One band that stuck out in my head was called Xenophile. …

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