NJ/NY

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North Jersey Notes Updates

My favorite North Jersey acoustic twins, HelenaMaria, were recently on The Today Show modeling popular looks for hair from the recent Spring 2009 fashion shows. I hope that my friend Kathie Lee Gifford was extr...
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North Jersey Notes: Maddam Ink

A couple of weekends ago, my bros from Gotham Rocks Entertainment put on a killer line-up down at Sullivan Hall in NYC consisting of Killcode, Diablo Royale, and Black Water Rising, but one of the big draws tha...
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North Jersey Notes: Martyrd

I’ve been getting bombarded with emails lately from a band called Martyrd—they seem to be getting on some pretty big metal bills lately. They’ve opened up for Testament at B.B. Kings in NYC and recently opened ...
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North Jersey Notes: Our Black Friday

I was surfing the net this week to find a band to feature. Wait a minute! Does anyone “surf” the net anymore? Or is that a ‘90s term? Anyway, I noticed that the “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” Great White is playing ...
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North Jersey Notes: Endall

I’ve been contacted by the boys of Endall for months on end to check out their band. I mean, this was borderline harassment! Just kidding, fellas! Anyway, I finally checked out their e.p.k. on sonicbids.com, an...
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North Jersey Notes: Infernophonic

I was down at my rehearsal studio, Factory Studios 2, in Clifton, NJ, the other night and I heard a band that I haven’t heard before, but their music made sense and their singer had a set of pipes on her. She w...
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North Jersey Notes: The Noise Addiction

Last weekend, my band Hostel Inc. got to play with a heavyweight and a national heavyweight. We got to open for Dokken at Dexter’s in Riverdale, NJ, but sandwiched between us and Dokken was a band called TNA, a...
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North Jersey Notes: West Gate

I found a pretty cool band on Dingbatz’s website, of all places, recently. The name of the band is West Gate, and they’re a hard rock band out of South Orange, NJ, who without a doubt has the chops to run with ...
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North Jersey Notes: Idols Are Dead

My girlfriend and I went out to Anaheim, CA, for a wedding recently, and during our travels, I met up with an old high school chum. She happens to be dating a bass player who is in a metal band from Italy. His ...