Shoreworld: The Cheryl Parascand Memorial Fund, Jody Joseph & Norman Seldin

The Cheryl Parascand Memorial Fund

Asbury Park is no stranger to losing friends and once again one of our own needs your help. Madison Marquette chef Paul Parascand lost his wife Cheryl in a Howell Twp. fire recently. The tragedy had brought the communities of Howell and Asbury Park together …

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North Jersey Notes: Knollwood, Clifton, NJ

I was recently going through my emails, getting rid of junk mail and whatnot, when I came across an email that I must’ve overlooked. The email was simply titled “New Local Band,” so I opened it up. A kid named Johnny Knollwood, who wanted me to check out his …

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Shoreworld: Wave Gathering, Steven Van Zandt, Crown Of Thorns, Asbury All-Stars

The Wave Gathering—Gaining Momentum For June

The new and improved Wave Gathering will host a street-wide (and free) outdoor festival on Saturday, June 20, 12-6 p.m., in Downtown Asbury Park on Cookman Avenue to compliment the weekend.

The street festival will be a huge food and music celebration showcasing the …

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North Jersey Notes: DJ Cloak And Dagger

Yes, yes, yes! I know that my column is for the local North Jersey musician looking to get some exposure for playing original music. Well, for some reason, I feel that this DJ Cloak And Dagger is a little bit of a unique character with a strange attachment to the …

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North Jersey Notes: State Of Revolution

My friend Lisa, who used to book at the now defunct Dexter’s in Riverdale, NJ, recently emailed me to take a listen to one of her friend’s bands. So because I’ve known Lisa forever, I went over to State Of Revolution’s MySpace page and gave them a listen. They …

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Shoreworld: MF Gallery, Williamsboy, Seaside Music Festival & Shane Cooley

MF Gallery Takes Over Asbury Lanes—Saturday, May 16—8 p.m.-1 a.m.—Featuring Dethrace

The Asbury Lanes continues to dig deep into their never-ending bag of colorful treats to feed your visual addictions. To quote the artist Damien Hurst, “We are a ‘trauma culture,’ expecting to watch an artist’s suffering play out on …

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Shoreworld: Rob Dye & Open Screen Night @ Count Basie

Rob Dye—Days To Here

Mention the name Rob Dye and you’re bound to hear the following question: “Isn’t that the guy that does those Sunday night open mics in Red Bank?” And you, sir or madame, would be correct. That jam has been going on since the early ‘90s …

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North Jersey Notes: A True Story, Lyndhurst, NJ

I recently got a message through The Aquarian website, theaquarian.com, from a band called A True Story asking me to give them a listen. I did, and though their music isn’t my thing, it didn’t suck! I’m sure that all of the young girls are getting their panties wet over …

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North Jersey Notes: Hybrid Dawn/Spy The Thinker

A few months back, I found this great band from NYC on my friend’s (Diablo Royale) MySpace page, but never knew anything about the band until recently! Their name is Hybrid Dawn, and they are awesome! I’m surprised that they don’t have more recognition in this Metro area. I think …

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Shoreworld: Writers In The Raw and Status Green

Writers In The Raw—The Count Basie Theater, Red Bank—May 1

This next installment of this high class production is instrumental in proving that not only is Writers In The Raw alive and well, but that they still live up to the claim they’ve made since their inception, that they run …

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