Local Noise: Talley Summerlin

Talley Summerlin was born into a musical family, in that his brothers are part of Seal’s musical team. He joined with them in school choirs and musicals, and eventually a band, before embarking on a separate journey, which has culminated in his newly released EP, Shake The Gates. Talley …

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North Jersey Notes: Firehaze, Secret Country, Bastard Brigade and More!

I received an email from Hector F Haze early in December to check out his band FireHaze. It took me until now to get to them, and I have to say these guys were worth the wait! Wow! The musicianship in this band is second to none and the …

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Local Noise: Farewell Luna

Farewell Luna is the brainchild of Jared Wohl. Formerly the lead singer and guitarist with the group N.O.O.E., he continued working on material after the band split up and it led to the new group. Presently it is still a solo project, but he is currently in the process of …

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North Jersey Notes: Apostrophes, Seas Of Wake, Dead Fish Handshake and More!

My bass brother Jorge Avila from BoundAlive hit me up on Facebook recently to see what was going on and he happened to mention a new up-and-coming band that he’s friends with. He warned me that they were still fairly new but he liked their sound. Needless to say, I …

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North Jersey Notes: Ripped, Scars Of Enry, Scarlet Carson and More!

I recently received an email on theaquarian.com from Ripped guitarist Steve Keller asking me to check out his band. He prefaced it with the fact that former Slaughter House singer Steve Sroczynski was in the band, which is cool because I actually remembered Slaughter House back when they were signed …

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Local Noise: Listen Close

Listen Close are starting to create quite a buzz in the New York and New Jersey music scene. They played last summer’s Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park, and have been hitting venues throughout the region while growing their fanbase and letting their sound evolve. The band includes Mike McGarry on …

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North Jersey Notes: Shadows Of Dawn, Atom Strange, Scars Of Envy and More!

I recently got an email from guitarist Jay Tarantino asking me to introduce his band, Shadows Of Dawn. Would you believe that I had to pick my teeth up after hearing these guys? Okay, not really, but these guys are pretty nasty! Vocally, I would like to hear a little …

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North Jersey Notes: Bastard Brigade, Dinosaur Eyelids, Seas Of Wake and More!

An old North Jersey Notes friend of mine, Kraig Marshall, from the band State Of Revolution, recently reached out to me to check out a brand new project that he’s been working on. Of course, since I’ve known Kraig for so long through writing this column, I was more than …

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Local Noise: Flying Colors

Dave LaRue was long a prominent member of the Jersey Shore music scene. He was often in the area clubs with the likes of Glen Burtnik, Alice Leon, and The New Dogs. He ended up leaving the area to tour with The Dregs, the legendary progressive jazz/country/blues/Southern rock instrumental group …

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North Jersey Notes: Maxwell Feinstein, InDisguise, Saint Caine and More!

I recently received a message from a Maxwell Feinstein on Facebook looking to introduce himself as a local musician who was in the process of releasing his debut CD, Round Of Sound. He emailed me a link to the whole CD, so I gave it a listen and it …

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