Rant’n’Roll: Swiss Dixieland, Folk Drama, Bonzo Squad, Blues Strike, Hong Kong Pop, Alligator Kings, Chicago Jam & Euro Prog-Rock

I’m so down with Henry (Hofa Records) by Nicole Johanntgen that I’ve been totally bothering my poor music teacher wife by blasting it night and day. Nicole plays one hot sax and, combined with trombone, tuba and drums, has put out the most rollicking, rampaging New Orleans-styled Henry to ever …

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Kam on Film: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ and What’s New In Theaters

Dunkirk

Warner Brothers Pictures / Syncopy

Rated PG-13 for intense battle scenes and some profanity

World War II Epic Recreates Flotilla’s Heroic Rescue Of Stranded Allies

When Hitler ordered an all-out assault on the Western Front in the spring of 1940, the vaunted Maginot Line proved to be no match …

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North Jersey Notes: ThunderBeaver, Chino Marin, Baelfire & More!

Okay, so not only did the name of this band stop me in my tracks and pique my interest, but I find out that my brother, Dan Gomez, is fronting the band. Dan used to be my studio neighbor at the old Pearl Studios in Union City, NJ, and I …

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Reality Check: The Unsinkable ACA – Bulletproof “Obamacare” Rolls On

It survived six grueling months in 2009 into early 2010 of hearings, debates, propaganda—both pro and con—and an unprecedented act of partisan solidarity to be passed. It survived waves of protests and court hearings, ending up in two Supreme Court decisions upholding it. It spawned and survived the TEA Party …

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One-On-One With The Dives

The Dives is a fantastic new, young rock band that recently released its first EP, Everybody’s Talkin’. I recently interviewed two of the band’s members, lead singer Evan Stanley and bassist Sergio Ortega.

Evan, as the lead singer of the band, how do you preserve your voice for an

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An Interview with Screams On Sunday: Showing The World We Exist

Here in New Jersey, how often do we get the chance to discover unsigned bands from different countries? I spoke with Patty from the band Screams On Sunday of Madrid, Spain, and he gave us an inside look on the band, how they formed, their writing process, and their goal …

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Taking It To The Limits: An Interview with Ocean Of Illusions

Ocean of Illusions is a melodic deathcore unsigned band from New Jersey who are making their name known this year. They have filled us in on their current tour, their upcoming shows, and what they have coming up in their future as musicians!

Where are you from?

Bergen County, NJ.…

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Who The Fuck Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey Of Michael Alago

Some of you may not know who Michael Alago is, but you’ve heard the results of his talents on record. Michael Alago signed and produced some of the world’s top artists including bands and performers like Metallica, White Zombie, Cyndi Lauper, Johnny Rotten and Nina Simone, to name an illustrious …

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New Dark Age: Rammstein At Jones Beach Theater, Cybertron, The Red Party & More!

Nights Out

 

Cybertron

Blackthorn 51

Elmhurst, Queens NYC

June 24, 2017

Vampire Freaks, the large entertainment and specialty clothing organization regularly sponsors music events with a dark, futuristic theme, labeling such events Cybertron, connected—as it portrays itself—to the concept of the sci-fi oriented Transformers theme. Release of the motion …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Joy Askew, James Maddock, Raging Slab & More

Joy Askew/City Winery/June 28, 2017

Joy Askew grew up in Newcastle, England, and by age 14 was playing piano and singing around town in a blues band with her brother. She later attending a jazz college in London, where she studied tenor saxophone along with the piano and vocal classes. …

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