Shoreworld: The Cryptkeeper Five – The Stronghold

Vocalist Johnny Ott, guitarist Jimmy Ray, and drummer D.T. Graves (on and off) have been in The Cryptkeeper Five since its 1997 origin, with many different supporting players over the years. The trio played music together in a band called Navalistic Death before the Cryptkeeper Five as well. Johnny’s first …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Oobie Doobie

(Photo by Mike McEntire)

When Wade L. Moore and Dick Penner wrote “Oobie-Doobie” as sung by Roy Orbison and then John Fogerty, I know they didn’t have the Doobie Brothers in mind. After all, the song was written 14 years before the Doobies started as the house band for the …

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North Jersey Notes Updates: Rogue Star, Dirty, Incognito Theory and More!

My brother Santino Noir, former frontman from Scarlet Carson, has a new rock band (not hip-hop), but they’re on the West Coast. The name of the new project is Rogue Star and the band released their debut single and music video for the song “Angels Down” a couple of weeks …

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Kam on Film: ‘The Dark Tower,’ ‘Kidnap’ and What’s New In Theaters

The Dark Tower

Sony Pictures

Rated PG-13 for action, gun violence and mature themes

Gunslinger Defends Planet From Extinction In Adaptation Of Stephen King’s Sci-Fi Epic

Laurie Chambers (Katheryn Winnick) is understandably worried about her 11-year-old son’s recurrent nightmares. After all, Jake’s (Tom Taylor) becoming increasingly convinced of Earth’s imminent …

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Queued Up: ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ ‘Colossal,’ ‘They Live By Night’ and More

KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017)

The set-up: It’s the end of the Vietnam War, and Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) is itching for one more mission. Boy, does he get one—a “geological survey” (led by John Goodman) that turns into a monster hunting adventure on a far-flung, uncharted island inhabited …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

And thus it begins, the final leg of this horrible joke of a presidency; the firing of James Comey, the Director of the FBI who Donald Trump jettisoned to protect his ass from further investigation on his obvious collusion with a foreign enemy to queer an election in his favor. …

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In Memoriam: Chester Bennington (1976-2017)

“When my time comes, forget the wrong I’ve done/

Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed/

Don’t resent me and, when you’re feeling empty/

Keep me in your memory, leave out all the rest/

Leave out all the rest.”

—”Leave Out All The Rest” – Linkin Park, Minutes

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Shoreworld: Fruit & Flowers – Drug Tax

New York City’s Fruit & Flowers just released their debut EP, Drug Tax. Fruit & Flowers have toured all over America in the last year, building a solid fan base as well as scoring instant successes at SXSW two years in a row now. The crowds they play in …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: King’s X, RavenEye, The Bloodshots & More

RavenEye/The Studio at Webster Hall/July 10, 2017

As a young guitarist in Yorkshire, England, Oli Brown did not care what kind of music he played as long as he was given the opportunity to solo. When he was 15 years old, he was invited to play lead guitar in the …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Back To Days Of Future Passed

BETHLEHEM, PA—The Sands Event Center was buzzing. It was almost surprising how enthusiastic the crowd was when the PA announcer introduced drummer Graeme Edge, 76, bassist John Lodge, 72, and guitarist Justin Hayward, 70, individually. As the three longtime members of the Moody Blues casually strode to their spots, the …

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