Shoreworld: The 2011 Asbury Music Awards Cleans House

Since its humble inception as the Golden T-Bird Awards back in 1993, the goal of The Asbury Music Awards has been to reward those who have put their blood, sweat and time into the local music scene. Going all the way back to those golden T-Bird days, this show remains …

by   |  11/30/2011  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Judge The Fallen, Mikell’s Plot, Rhythm Trip and More!

JUDGE THE FALLEN—Union, NJ

For some reason, I was getting hit up all over the place about this week’s feature band, Judge The Fallen. First, guitarist Joe Vidal from Disaster Fantastic contacted me on Facebook to check out his new project, and then my bass brother, Dan Grossberg, from …

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Shoreworld: Lisa Bianco – ‘Momentum’

Lisa Bianco – From The City That Never Sleeps To The Jersey Shore

Lisa Bianco is probably the East Coast’s number one most apt pupil. I say this because every time there is a workshop or an industry related show, I see her front and center intent on being the …

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North Jersey Notes: Nolenz Volenz, Kosmic Daydream, Black Water Rising and More!

NOLENZ VOLENZ—Maywood, NJ

I was recently told about a brand new project involving an old friend, who now goes by the name Nolenz Volenz. I promised that I would keep his name anonymous, but trust me, many of you know the genius behind Nolenz Volenz. I actually got to …

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Shoreworld: Danny White – ‘A Beautiful Crazy’

Danny White’s latest CD is titled A Beautiful Crazy and was co-produced and mixed by C.J. Eiriksson (U2, Incubus, Phish, Live, Matchbox 20) as well as Mike Wanchic, John Mellencamp’s longtime guitarist and co-producer (also produced Dylan, Black Crowes, Dave Matthews) Wanchic also backed White on the disc’s whopping 16 …

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North Jersey Notes: The New Black, Endall, Our Black Friday and More!

THE NEW BLACK—New York City

Last month when I attended Scarlet Carson’s CD release party at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, one of their many supports acts that really caught my attention was a band from NYC called The New Black. What made them pretty unique, besides the fact …

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Shoreworld: The Monacchios & Rich Russo

The Monacchios: Musical and Marital Bliss with the Wedding Album

Keith Monacchio and Sheli Arden share both a marital and musical collaboration that brings forth memories of Johnny and June, George Jones and Tammy Wynette and Hank Williams Sr. and Audrey Guy, to name a few. Banding together creatively can …

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North Jersey Notes: Brian Mackey, With Daggers Drawn, Darrow Chemical Company and More!

BRIAN MACKEY—New York City

I got a package in the mail back in August promoting a NYC singer/songwriter named Brian Mackey. I finally got a chance to listen to Brian’s recent Honest Love EP. The six-song masterpiece features the title track, “Sun Shower” and “Color Blue,” which were definitely …

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Shoreworld: Michael Askin’s New Music and the next Adopt-A-Soldier Benefit

Michael Askin: Here We Are Now

When it comes to describing his style, Michael Askin materializes from a long-gone era that used the slogan, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Askin is a quiet and likeable artist that avoids the cool kid club and does his own thing. Where …

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North Jersey Notes: Killed The Fixtion, Sundown Conspiracy and More!

KILLED THE FIXTION—Newark, NJ

Last week, I received an email regarding a band from Newark, NJ, called Killed The Fixtion. The email came with the band’s latest single, “Pulse,” which really kicked my ass! This was a full-on metal track with a vocal sound reminiscent of Sevendust, one of …

by   |  10/29/2011  |  Comments (1)


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