UNK Guitars And The 12th Annual Brookdale Guitar Show—Feb. 15

Some folks go nuts over baseball or golf, but to me, nothing beats a stroll around the vendor areas at the guitar show, looking to capture my next six-string Wildebeest. This year features the usual vintage fare, as well as a much larger presence of up-and-coming companies like Fuchs Technology, …

by   |  02/11/2009  |  Comments (4)

North Jersey Notes: Hyphen One & Daylow

I recently received an email from Hyphen-One & Daylow guitarist Jake Nowak letting me know about his band from North Jersey. Like I do anytime a band asks me to check out their band, I went to their website to check them out! In this case, Jake emailed me the …

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Unsigned Bands: Clinical Trials, Statelman, Future Future (formerly Teenage Millionaire), die Kinder

A tomboy guitarist with half sultry, half screaming vocals, Somer Bingham has been playing solo for a few years under the name Somer. Deciding to take a break from her solo career, she decided to form a side project named Clinical Trials. When she put out an ad for …

by   |  02/06/2009  |  Comments Off on Unsigned Bands: Clinical Trials, Statelman, Future Future (formerly Teenage Millionaire), die Kinder

North Jersey Notes: Days Before Tomorrow, Wayne, NJ

I recently got an email from an old friend who used to sing for a popular band on the North Jersey scene called UUU. His name is Eric Klein and he emailed me to let me know about his new band, Days Before Tomorrow, a progressive rock band out …

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Interview with April Smith: Out On The Road To Greener Pastures

April Smith and The Great Picture Show is a band that has paid their dues. This Toms River girl started out playing anything and everywhere she could and with the band created their own distinct sound, which culminated with the highly acclaimed Loveletterbombs of 2006. Since then April and the …

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Shoreworld: George Wirth And Friends, The Milwaukees, Rick Barry, Mr. Brownstone, Leaving Sideways

Rosie’s Cafe Concerts & LA East Productions Present George Wirth And Friends—LIVE! Jan. 18 At The Atonement Church Hall, Asbury Park, NJ

Brenda Wirth’s Sunday shows at the Church in Asbury are special to behold for many reasons. The most important is the people that come. You can’t find a …

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North Jersey Notes: Road Zombies, Piston Driven, Charetta, Hello Eden

Matty Z recently emailed me to let me know that The Road Zombies just welcomed their new drummer, Lee Nassor, into the band. Lee will be making his debut with The Road Zombies sometime in early February, so keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming show at myspace.com/theroadzombies. You can …

by   |  01/29/2009  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Road Zombies, Piston Driven, Charetta, Hello Eden

Shoreworld: Pony Back In Business, Keith Monacchio, and Winter Hours Tribute

Asbury Park’s Double Header—The Stone Pony—Back In Business And O’Tooles Introduces The Monday Night Live Series

I’m glad to announce that the Stone Pony is open for business and better than ever. Sporting big new lighting rigs, new floors and beautiful high ceilings, the Pony proves that’s its talent for …

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North Jersey Notes: White Knuckle Battery

This Friday night, Jan. 23, my band Hostel Inc. will be playing with a pretty cool band that seems to be based out of this area and Virginia. The name of the band is White Knuckle Battery, and from the sounds on their MySpace page, myspace.com/whiteknucklebattery, these guys will …

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Shoreworld: Exit 102: The Movie: Cars, Bars And Movie Stars

Several films and television shows have been filmed in New Jersey. City By The Sea starring Robert DeNiro and Frances McDormand was probably one of the best-known films to be shot in the Asbury Park area. And while the movie was pretty much a dud, the location was a natural. …

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