Shoreworld: Bruce Tunkel – Bittersweet

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I’ve known of Bruce Tunkel for decades. The main reason I know him was for his role as the lead man for the Red Bank group The Red House. This New Jersey quartet was led by lead singer (talked about here) Bruce Tunkel (who also played guitar …

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Rant’n’Roll: Father-Son Duo, Forgotten Fare x 2, San Juan Folklore, Australian Blues, Brazilian Samba, A Brooklyn Pianist & A British Ball-Busting Mama

Not too many father-son duos out there but saxophonist Rich Halley and his drummer son Carson Halley are definitely to be listened to on The Wild (Pine Eagle Records). Their 10 improvisations could only be manifested by almost 20 years of recording, performing and traveling together. Take Rich’s tenor sax …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Aaron Lee Tasjan, Dope, Allah-Las, and More

Aaron Lee Tasjan/Mercury Lounge/March 22, 2017

Aaron Lee Tasjan grew up in New Albany, Ohio, teaching himself to play guitar at age 11 by learning Oasis songs. By age 16 Tasjan had performed with Peter Yarrow and been the recipient of the Outstanding Guitarist Award in the Essentially Ellington Competition …

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North Jersey Notes: Sucker, Killcode, Corevalay, and More

SUCKER—Scranton, PA

A couple of weeks ago, I shared the stage with a pretty cool band out of Scranton, PA. They were a three-piece who reminded me of Hole, the band fronted by Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, back in the ’90s. Anyway, the name of the band was Sucker

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Kam On Film: ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village,’ ‘The Ticket,’ and What’s New in Theaters

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Sony Pictures

Rated PG for mild action and rude humor

Smurf Series Rebooted As Animated Tale Of Female Empowerment

Created by the Belgian cartoonist Peyo, the Smurfs started out as a comic strip back in 1958. Over the intervening years, the popular series chronicling the exploits …

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Reality Check: Will Someone Please Have Sex With Bill O’reilly?

Tales Of Old, Unattractive Perverts & Other Sociological Phenomenon

 

I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.

– President Donald Trump

 

Aside from rodeo clown, hosting a cable news show is about as low as one can sink in show business. Bill O’Reilly is on top of this dung heap. …

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An Interview With Ann Wilson Of Heart: A Change Of Pace

Sometimes a break from your daily routine is exactly what you need—even if it’s a good routine, like performing with Heart. Lead singer Ann Wilson, along with sister and guitar player Nancy Wilson, have been touring the world for over four decades performing their hits which include “Barracuda,” “Crazy on …

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Inked Out: Vanguard Tattoo – Nyack, NY

Vanguard Tattoo – Nyack, NY

It’s not often that I get back up to the New York area these days, but when I do, it’s usually to visit family. Around Chinese New Year’s back in February, I had to visit family in Nyack, NY for a party. My wife and …

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Shoreworld: Them Vibes – Electric Fever

This next Shoreworld act is part Nashville, part New Jersey. Co-founder Brother Love hooked up with my good friend Sarah Tomek and eventually married her. But before they were a couple, Brother Love and Sarah Tomek were hard at work making names for themselves on the scene and the national …

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Queued Up: ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,’ ‘Silence,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ and More

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (2016)

The set-up: Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a young British wizard and collector of fantastic beasts, arrives in New York in 1926 to seek out another oddity for his already overstuffed magical suitcase of colorful creatures. But when they are accidentally set free, …

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