Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

This is really like some sort of episode of the old Twilight Zone. Sane people sit back and say… “Well surely NOW people will see” and we’ve been saying that for about a year or two now, on a weekly basis. (MORE FUN WITH THE RUSSIA THING—Issue: 3/8/17) We …

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Kam On Film: ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Everything, Everything,’ and What’s New in Theaters

Alien: Covenant

20th Century Fox

Rated R for violence, profanity, sexuality, nudity and bloody images

Ridley Scott Delivers A Worthy Addition To The Sci-Fi Horror Franchise

Alien: Covenant is the ninth episode in the enduring, sci-fi franchise launched back in 1979, provided you count the trio of Alien vs. Predator

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New York City Rhythm: Barry Manilow Discusses Love, Longevity And New Music

Barry Manilow is my all-time favorite musician. He’s a Grammy, Tony and Emmy award-winning icon who has 50 Top 40 hits, including 12 #1 singles and more than 85 million albums sold worldwide. Simply put, he’s fantastic, and I’ve wanted to interview him for the past three years. Recently, that …

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Making Some Tasty Waves With Black Flamingos

You have to hand it to a band who is so in love with their genre of music that their efforts to turn everyone else onto it turns into a regional trend. That is the case with Black Flamingos, whose members co-founded the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival, where they …

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One-On-One With Fozzy’s Chris Jericho

It’s rare to find a talent in the entertainment business that can do it all, and do it all with greatness. If you are familiar with rock music, professional wrestling, and even the podcast world, then you naturally have heard of Chris Jericho. His band Fozzy is set to hit …

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Shoreworld: Sharkmuffin – Tsuki

I’ve written about Sharkmuffin in the past, and they’re back with another way-out disc filled with punk angst and riot girl panache on Tsuki.

Sharkmuffin is Tarra Thiessen and Natalie Kirch, a duo of Brooklynite sirens bred from the waves of the Jersey Shore. Influenced by everyone from Nirvana …

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New Dark Age: StrangeXchange, Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, and More

StrangeXchange

The Wellmont Theatre

April 15

The Aquarian and Weird NJ held their several-times-a-year odd-ball flea market at the Wellmont in Montclair on April 15, as they have been doing for a couple of years now, featuring vendors of offbeat crafts and collectibles, plus music and roving clowns. Stationed outside …

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Rant’n’Roll: A Blues Hero, Ambient Strings, Ivo & Hiromi + Outrageous Jazz/Rock Fusion

Eric Bibb is a blues hero. In his own way, he’s the equal of previous generations of blues heroes both rural and urban. Bibb is both. His 37 albums in a half-century contain nary a bum track. His brilliant Migration Blues (Stony Plain) perfectly captures the zeitgeist of Trump’s alt-right …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Sweet Crude, Mike Peters & The Alarm, and More

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives/Bowery Ballroom/April 26, 2017

Born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, Marty Stuart taught himself to play the guitar and mandolin. By age 12, Stuart performed with the bluegrass group The Sullivan Family. At age 14, he began a six-year stint in Lester Flatt’s band, then played with …

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North Jersey Notes: Ten Ton Mojo, Powerflo, Brand Of Julez, and More

The Ten Ton Mojo guys have finally announced the name of their new singer. It’s Joey Lanz from The Bullys, who have been rocking NYC since the late ’90s. Lanz will make his Ten Ton Mojo debut at The Gramercy Theatre in NYC on May 27 with special guests Among …

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