Inked Out: Amaryllis Tattoo Artistry And Design

A couple of weekends ago, my band, Rahway, opened for the emotionally distraught Puddle of Mudd at an awesome new music venue in Easton, PA called One Centre Square. I had already heard about this kick-ass tattoo shop in the historic town of Easton called Amaryllis Tattoo Artistry and Design …

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North Jersey Notes: Sun And Flesh, Vagus Nerve, And More!

I recently came across a very cool band out of Brooklyn, who is actually performing at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ this Friday night (8/4). The name of the band is Sun And Flesh, and I only got to hear one song by way of a music video called “I …

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Kam on Film: ‘Brigsby Bear,’ ‘Detroit’ and What’s New In Theaters

Brigsby Bear

Sony Pictures Classics / 3311 Productions / YL Pictures / The Lonely Island / Lord Miller

Rated PG-13 for drug use, teen partying, mature themes and brief sexuality

Freed Kidnap Victim Adjusts To Reality In Touching Character Study

Brigsby Bear revolves around an age-old premise that’s tough to …

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An Interview with Andy Serkis and Joe Letteri: The “War for the Planet of the Apes” Interview

If they handed out an Oscar for the best motion-capture performances, Andy Serkis would probably have quite a few trophies on his mantelpiece. The accomplished actor/director has provided the movements and voice for such memorable, CGI characters as Gollum in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King …

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An Interview with Tyson Ritter: Growing Up An All-American Reject

With two fresh songs available on iTunes and an accompanying short film on Vevo, The All-American Rejects are back and positioned to take the alternative rock world by storm. By marrying provocative and compelling visual elements with a whole new sound The All-American Rejects are creating a uniquely electrifying sensory …

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One-On-One With Chris Carrabba Of Dashboard Confessional

Dashboard Confessional will be hitting the road this summer on a cross-country tour featuring The All American Rejects, The Maine, and Social Animals. We are lucky to have them hit our area for several shows, including Aug. 3 at the Central Park SummerStage. I was lucky enough to be able …

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Rex Brown Says To “Smoke On This” New Solo CD

Back in January, out at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA, I connected with my bud, Rex Brown, bass player of the legendary Pantera and most recently Down and Kill Devil Hill, and he had this glow about him. I said to him, “Rex, you look so happy! What gives?” …

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&&& Onward: An Interview with Evan Stephens Hall of Pinegrove

Back in March, I had the chance to chat with Evan Stephens Hall of Pinegrove, the Montclair, New Jersey-based sometimes-sextet that’s slept (in the gradual, quiet success sense) its way to the top of NPR’s “Top 100 Songs of 2016” and to the attention of fans that span alt country, …

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Shoreworld: The Inversion Circus – ‘InTents (Fire At The Big Top)’

            The Inversion Circus was born in 2014 as the brainchild of guitarist Chris Macock and bassist Chris Davison. The idea was to create music they wanted to play despite what is popular. Chris and Chris have been playing together in various projects for the last 20+ years and have an …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: The Yardbirds, Fear Is Dead, Amy Helm and More

Fear Is Dead/The Studio At Webster Hall/July 1, 2017

Looking to shift from hip-hop to metal, grunge and hardcore punk, the singularly-named vocalist Skila formed Fear Is Dead in 2011 in Queens, New York. The band released EPs in 2011 and 2013 and then went on hiatus. Skila reformed the …

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