Shoreworld: BlowUp Radio Fifth Anniversary, The F Bombers and The Green Parrot Reunion

BlowUp Radio’s fifth Annual “Banding Together Benefit Concert for Spondylitis” November 12, Buddies Tavern, Parlin, NJ

In North America, about one percent of the population ends up diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic disease that causes inflammation in the joints. Ankylosing spondylitis seems to be a “younger person’s” disease as …

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North Jersey Notes: Heroes Of Toolik, The Compulsions, Hoodless and More!

HEROES OF TOOLIK—West Orange, NJ

I recently received an email from Heroes Of Toolik singer and guitarist Arad Evans asking me to check out his band and help them promote their Friday night (Oct. 21) gig at the Clash Bar in Clifton, NJ. So I logged onto heroesoftoolik.com to give …

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Shoreworld: Val Emmich and Sir Ivan

Val Emmich: Aide Memoire

After spending almost two years recording his last album, Looking For A Feeling You Never Knew You Needed, Val Emmich had a much quicker plan for his follow-up. His new album, Aide Memoire, was finished in seven days and released to his core fans …

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Shoreworld: Charlotte Sometimes and 12 Dirty Bullets LIVE!

Charlotte Sometimes

The Saint

September 16, 2011

ASBURY PARK, NJ—Wall, New Jersey resident Jessica Charlotte Poland is one of those real home-grown musical surprises that we New Jerseyans keep up our sleeve. If you do any reading or browsing, you’ll see that New Jersey is full of musicians and artists …

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North Jersey Notes: Panzie*, Scarlet Carson and Remembering Mike Koenig

NORTH JERSEY NOTES UPDATES:

My bro, Jonnie Rockit from Panzie*, recently leaked a few new songs from the band’s upcoming CD, Love And Blood, to me via email, and the tracks that I heard are simply nasty! “Angry Man,” “Dance (Mofo)” and “Rise” are the epitome of NYC’s …

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Shoreworld: Fuel and Park Lane, LIVE!

Fuel

Starland Ballroom

September 17, 2011

SAYREVILLE, NJ—If there was ever a band that exorcised its past through their lyrics, members and music, it’s Fuel. Born from the humble beginnings of Small The Joy back in 1989, Fuel has climbed rock and roll’s thorny trestle to the very top of …

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North Jersey Notes: BlackOcean, Sundown Conspiracy, Compulsions and More!

BLACKOCEAN—Vineland, NJ

I think that it’s so funny that I can find a band to feature in the most peculiar ways. This week for instance, I just happened to be on Craigslist looking under musicians, and I saw this ad looking for a ‘seasoned bass player.’ I emailed the band …

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Shoreworld: Murder Junkies Set To Invade Jersey Again

We’ve all read about how Curt Cobain was a self-imposed badass. From his love of firearms to his penchant for roaring, mega-hits and smashing guitars on tour, he didn’t shy away from much when it came to taking chances. However, there was one thing, one band actually, that allegedly scared …

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North Jersey Notes: Hoodless, Geb Zurburg, Voodoo Terror Tribe and More!

HOODLESS—Jersey City, NJ

I recently received an email from a band called Hoodless out of Jersey City, NJ, letting me know about their gig at The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, opening for Fuel. Unfortunately, that email came in too late for me to include in this column. I …

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North Jersey Notes: Jaded Past, Steve Bello, AARIUS Studio and more!

JADED PAST—South Plainfield, NJ

I recently stumbled across a new band with a familiar voice. The name of the band is Jaded Past, and for some reason the name seems to fit the band. I gave Jaded Past a listen on reverbnation.com/jadedpast, I heard a retro-sounding vocal that I …

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