Shoreworld: Freddie Fry – Thirsty Rider

I’ve known Freddie Fry for several years now, and if there’s one thing I can say with certainty, it’s that he loves music and supports the national and local scene every chance that he can. This is a guy who has scads of stories to tell about some of the …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Nine Inch Nails, Muse, Hellyeah and More

Muse/Rumsey Playfield/July 24, 2017

Matt Bellamy was born in Cambridge, England, and started playing the piano at age six and guitar at 11. His family had already moved to Teignmouth when the 12-year-old first performed publicly at school in 1991. As a teenager, he played in several bands, finally forming …

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Rant’n’Roll: Memphis Stew, Melodic Intersect, Crazy Surf Punk, Remembering Nilsson, Alligator Blues

Author of Without Getting Killed or Caught: The Life and Music of Guy Clark, Tamara Saviano has become an important spoke of a big wheel, that of roots-rock, alt-country and Americana music, so much so that I’m all in on anything this woman puts her name on. As co-producer …

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North Jersey Notes: Cory Singer, Weapons Of Anew, Madysin Hatter and More!

I don’t normally write about just singer/songwriters. I normally feature bands. But when a really good singer/songwriter comes across my plate, they should be recognized. Such is the case with Cory Singer, who fits his namesake, but is also a really great songwriter. I was only able to catch …

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Kam on Film: ‘Annabelle: Creation,’ ‘In This Corner Of The World’ and What’s New In Theaters

Annabelle: Creation

Warner Brothers Pictures

Rated R for horror violence and terror

Demonic Doll Haunts Yet Another House In Prequel To “The Conjuring” Franchise

Annabelle: Creation is the fourth film in a horror franchise that previously featured The Conjuring 1 and 2 as well as Annabelle. Because this prequel …

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Reality Check: The “Daddy Love Me” Nuclear Stand-Off – 2017

Who didn’t see this coming?

The second Donald Trump took the oath of office, all of it; wildly manic Tweet storms about TV hosts and obsessions with fabricated inner demons and spastic firings and institutional in-fighting and ill-advised bluster about seemingly innocuous and mostly delusional self-congratulatory nonsense, and now, most …

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An Interview With Jack Antonoff of Bleachers: Bringing The Third Annual Shadow Of The City Festival To Asbury Park – Sept. 10 At The Stone Pony Summer Stage

Jack Antonoff is the “Jack of all trades” (no pun intended) these days. From songwriting, producing, and performing, he’s got all angles of the industry carved out flawlessly. To top it off, this year Jack is bringing his third annual Shadow of the City Festival back to The Stone Pony …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Guns N’ Roses, OK Go, & Supersuckers

OK Go/The Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place/July 19, 2017

Guitarist/vocalist Damian Kulash met bassist Tim Nordwind at an arts camp in Michigan when they were 11 years old. They had an art teacher there who frequently said “OK… go!” when the students were to begin drawing. Nordwind later attended college …

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Yes-Men: An Interview with Yes’ Alan White

Almost 50 years ago, another band graced our stages. Their sweet, funky tunes grooved from our speakers and into our hippie homes, brightening dark days—or adding more flavor to an already sunny hour. They were recently welcomed with wide arms into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and now …

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One-On-One With Wrestling Superstar Tommy Dreamer

Any wrestling fan knows who the man is: Tommy Dreamer. With an amazing mountain of accomplishments in his career with ECW, WWE, and more, he is now the proud founder, owner, and wrestler of House of Hardcore. With some of the biggest superstars to date having wrestled on their roster, …

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