Rant’n’Roll – Straightjacketed And Loving It, Emisunshine, Into The Red, Two Guitars And A Man Named Vijay

The MusikFest Café in Bethlehem, PA is throbbing for Los Straitjackets, an area favorite who have become, after 14 albums in 22 years, America’s finest instrumental surf-punk band (think The Ventures on steroids). They wear Mexican lucha libre wrestling masks and do the rock’n’roll complete with choreography. The experience …

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New Dark Age – Infernoir, The Redrum Ball, Social Distortion, And More!

Nights Out

Infernoir – QXT’s
Newark, NJ
A weekend seems incomplete without an evening at QXT’s, the Metropolitan area’s premier, and only dedicated, gothic dance club and watering hole in the heart of gritty, industrial Newark, NJ. So Friday night, Sept. 1, we stepped in early, taking advantage of the …

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North Jersey Notes – The Shady Street Show Band, Thanatotic Desire, And More!

THE SHADY STREET SHOW BAND—Red Bank, NJ
Well, this is not the typical band I would normally write about, but for some reason I’ve found myself obsessed with this band from Red Bank, NJ. Not as North Jersey as I’d like, but after hearing the soul and strength in singer …

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Kam On Film – Recapping “The Tiger Hunter” And “Man In Red Bandana”

The Tiger Hunter

Indian Immigrant Opts For Love Over American Dream In Charming Romantic Comedy

Sami Malik (Danny Pudi) has had a crush on Ruby Iqbal (Karen David) for as long as he can remember. The lifelong friends were raised in the same village where both of their fathers were …

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Reality Check – The Hillary Delusion: Loser’s Lament (A Commentary)

Guess who has a new book out?

Guess what it’s called?

Hillary Clinton’s, What Happened, has hit the shelves (or hit the Amazon shipping boxes since bookstores are disappearing daily) and it provides us with whatever excuses the losing 2016 Democratic presidential candidate can conjure to wipe this mess …

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The Hollow – The Time Will Be Soon

Since the official start of their project 14 years ago, local band The Hollow still aim to give their 100 percent when recording and performing. For Unsigned Band Week, they talk changing their band name, their favorite shows and looking towards the future.

Where are you all from?

All four …

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Shoreworld – So You Want To Be A Comedian? – Jess Alaimo’s Fabulous Comedy Open Mic

The Anchor’s Bend, Asbury Park

New Jersey has really chipped in when it comes to our nation’s most well-known comics. As far back as the early days of vaudeville, guys like Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were hard at work entertaining us with their vaudevillian style of guffaws to radio, …

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Leuca – Getting To The Soul

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As a young, active musician of around four years, New York-native Leuca has a variety of influences: from worship, to soul and hip hop. For September’s Unsigned Band Week, Leuca gives the details of his musical styling, what draws him to music, and his …

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Manhattan Beat – The Living End, Midnight Oil And More!

The Living End/Terminal 5/August 21, 2017

Vocalist/guitarist Chris Cheney and upright bassist Scott Owen met in primary school in Melbourne, Australia, and by 1990, while in high school, they were making music together, busking the streets of Melbourne. Cheney was a fan of rockabilly group Stray Cats and this prompted …

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The Fremonts – Going Out West

For Americana duo The Fremonts, the impact of one’s home and surroundings ring true on all fronts. From the mutual city name that sparked their own, moving across the country, and naming/developing their first full-length, the twosome divulge all for Unsigned Band Week.

Where are you all from?

Justin is …

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