Rant’n’Roll – “What If,” Big-Band Beats, Berklee Professor Gets Wild, Jersey Rocker Heads South & Newman

What If (Rounder) by the Jerry Douglas Band is yet another milestone for this 14-time Grammy winner and three-time Country Music Association Musician of the Year. Guitarist/Composer/Producer Douglas joined bluegrass pioneers The Country Gentlemen right out of high school in 1974. There was a time he played in eight bands …

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Scottish Widows – Can Ya Feel It?

Through lineup changes, full-time jobs, and even a heart attack, unsigned, New York talent Scottish Widows have forged ahead. Now, the band tells The Aquarian how they made that possible.

Where are you all from?

Scottish Widows hail from Staten Island, NY. We have a good fan base in both …

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North Jersey Notes: The Marquee, Tommy London, And More!

THE MARQUEE—New York, NY

I was just trolling a few band pages on Facebook to feature here this week and somehow came across this alt-rock band out of NYC, who caught my attention with their music video and song, “Anchor.” I’m talking about the band The Marquee. They’re a …

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Kam On Film: Kids Hunt Killer Clown In Creepy Adaptation Of Stephen King Classic

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Kids Hunt Killer Clown In Creepy Adaptation Of Stephen King Classic

Written by master of suspense, Stephen King, It was the best-selling book in the U.S. during 1986. The riveting page-turner was set in deceptively-serene Derry, Maine, where a sadistic clown living underground in the sewers disrupted the peace …

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Tegan and Sara: Creating Joy In Terrible Times

The world has not always known what to make of the now-iconic pop duo Tegan and Sara. Not until their fifth studio album, The Con, did many realize they ought to treat the queer Canadian twin sisters as, well, a band, just as great as their haircuts. Now, 10 …

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Shoreworld: Sunshine & The Rain – In the Darkness of My Night

Jersey City sensation, Sunshine & The Rain, have just released their second recording since the 2015 release of their limited edition 7” single, described further down below. The new record once again features the married duo of Ashley Morey (vocals, bass) and Justin Morey (guitar). Their bio has a decent …

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Warpaint: Battle On

Formed in 2004, California band Warpaint has a lot to celebrate: success, good music, and lifetime friendship. Before the band came together, high school friends, Emily Kokal (guitar, vocals) and Theresa Wayman (guitar, vocals) pushed each other to better themselves through their love for music and performance. Over the years, …

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Manhattan Beat: The Dead Daisies, Panzie* And More!

The Dead Daisies/The Highline Ballroom/July 17, 2017

In Sydney, Australia, David Lowy started his career as a businessman and a key player for a family-owned multi-national company that invested in shopping centers around the world. On the side, he was also a pilot, regularly performing at air shows flying a …

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Sublime With Rome: Here’s What They’ve Got

In 1996, an up-and-coming punk band from Long Beach, California were just about to make it big when their lead singer, Brad Nowell passed away at age 28. Two months after Nowell’s death, Sublime’s third album was released and their hit single, “What I Got,” put their name on the …

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Rant’n’Roll: Happy Juice, Guitar Hero, Beat Girls, In Praise of Oliver Nelson & Metal Death

On Happy Juice, pianist Jon Davis interprets the piano men who influenced him most: Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner and Keith Jarrett. Five brilliantly creative originals flesh out the five covers. Davis has been in the bands of Jaco Pastorius, Stan Getz and Milt Jackson. Thirty …

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