North Jersey Notes: Blood Feast, Billy Monroe, Dark Sky Choir, and More

BLOOD FEAST – Watchung, NJ

One of the bands that my old BlackOcean drummer Bill Cavallo, who now plays in a Philadelphia-based thrash band called Faith Or Fear, turned me onto is a thrash band from Watchung, NJ called Blood Feast, and it just so happened that my bass …

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Kam On Film: ‘It Comes At Night,’ ‘Megan Leavey,’ and What’s New in Theaters

It Comes At Night

A24 / Animal Kingdom

Rated R for profanity, violence and disturbing images

Desperate Survivors Lead Spartan Existence In Post-Apocalyptic Suspense Thriller

Paul (Joel Edgerton) found a safe refuge for his family far from the rest of humanity in the wake of a deadly plague that’s been …

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Reality Check: Comey Speaks

Fired And Vilified Former FBI Director Takes His Swings

One hundred and thirty-eight days into his presidency, Donald J. Trump’s lawyer is holding a press conference defending his client against charges of obstruction of justice and borderline treason.

Let that be the lead. Everything else pales.

That is not entirely …

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An Interview With Lifetime: Northbound Breakdown

The annual Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival makes its second consecutive run on the East Coast, as this two-day shindig returns to the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park this summer. For those who attended last year’s festivities, Asbury Park’s first installment featured performances from the likes of …

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Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival – June 9-11 At The Stone Pony

The weather was ideal. The Bronx tore up the inside of The Stone Pony. Some local folks got to see Black Flag for the first time in their lives and then Milo went to Asbury. Yes, the Descendents played… the fucking Descendents!

It was literally a perfect weekend for underground …

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Shoreworld: Michael Askin – Road By The River

Michael Askin has been part of the scene for several years now. Getting his start in Asbury Park bands in the early 2000s, Askin went on to perform with many local top dogs before going on to do his own thing. Groups such as Mabel, Divine Sign and My State …

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Inked Out: Coffey Shop Tattoos – Long Island City, NY

After a Yankees game one Saturday in April with my cousin and his girlfriend, my wife and I went back to see his new apartment in Long Island City. First of all, have any of you been to Long Island City in a while? Holy smokes! Hoboken where? This was …

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Rant’n’Roll: Rubbing Shoulders With The Real Deals At The Bourbon Street Blues Fest

(Photo by Cathy Miller)

It certainly was a thrill and an honor to get up on stage as longtime Aquarian dude and introduce Chicago blues practitioner Bernard Allison to a staunch assemblage of blues fans who cheered lustily when I mentioned that the legendary Luther Allison [1939-1997] was his father. …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Gov’t Mule, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, The Black Cats NYC, and More!

Gov’t Mule/Rumsey Playfield/May 17, 2017

Warren Haynes began playing guitar at age 12 in Asheville, North Carolina. In 1980, at age 20, he joined David Allan Coe’s touring and recording band and remained with Coe’s band for four years. He then played in the Nighthawks in the mid 1980s and …

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North Jersey Notes: Anthems For Autumn, Killcode, Corevalay, and More

ANTHEMS FOR AUTUMN – Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Where the hell did these guys come from? I was taking a look at the upcoming shows at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ and this band Anthems For Autumn piqued my interest because of their stunning lead singer who happened to have a …

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