Kam on Film: ‘Before I Fall,’ ‘A United Kingdom’ and What’s New In Theaters

Before I Fall

Open Road Films

Rated PG-13 for mature themes, bullying, sexuality, violent images, profanity and underage drinking

Bittersweet Tale Of Redemption Gives Deceased Teen Chance To Relive Last Day Over And Over

Samantha “Sam” Kingston (Zoey Deutch) was a spoiled-rotten brat the night she perished in a tragic …

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North Jersey Notes: A Boy Named John, Brand Of Julez, Gathering After Ashes, and more!

A BOY NAMED JOHN—Parsippany, NJ

I stumbled upon this hidden gem out of Parsippany, NJ who I am loving at the moment. I have to say that I really liked what I heard of this band so far. The name of the band is A Boy Named John, which …

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An Interview With Billy Gibbons: Rockin’ Around The World Aboard The ZZ Top Party Train

Billy Gibbons is one of the most recognizable artists in music and has been called one the greatest guitar players in the United States by none other than Jimi Hendrix. With five decades of rock and roll under his belt, a legendary beard under his chin, and the Tonnage Tour …

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One-On-One With KISS Lead Guitarist Tommy Thayer

From November 4-9 I was on KISS Kruise VI, and a few days prior to this trip I interviewed KISS’ lead guitarist, Tommy Thayer.

KISSology 4 was supposed to be released in November 2011, yet it still hasn’t seen the light of day. Why?

I don’t know if it …

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Shoreworld: The Downtown All-Stars Of Red Bank – Magic On The Navesink

One of the reasons Red Bank, NJ was dubbed one of America’s Coolest Towns was because of its nightlife. With clubs such as The Downtown and pubs and hangouts such as The Globe, Red Bank Elks Club #233, Walt Street Pub and Jamian’s, Red Bank has grown to become one …

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Inked Out: Hydravolve Studios — Somerdale, NJ

I was driving home from an engagement party one Saturday afternoon on the White Horse Pike, which is a direct route to my house, when my wife noticed a tattoo shop tucked away in this little strip mall. We noticed the place because there was this monster sitting on the …

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Manhattan Beat: The Plimsouls Re-Souled, Bush Tetras, The Wood Brothers, and more!

The Plimsouls Re-Souled/The Bowery Electric/February 3, 2017

After the power pop band the Nerves broke up in 1978, vocalist/guitarist Peter Case formed a rock trio called the Tone Dogs, which quickly became The Plimsouls, in Paramount, California. Guitarist Eddie Muñoz, originally from Austin, Texas, joined The Plimsouls shortly thereafter. The …

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Rant’n’Roll: The Many Colors Of Jazz From Cincinnati, Rochester And South Africa To England, Canada And Connecticut

Go to Cincinnati and most jazz fans there know tenor saxophonist/composer Brent Gallaher who just happens to be Moving Forward (V&B Records). Think Wayne Shorter or Joe Henderson. He’s got a strong, expressive tone that’s not only personal unto himself but touched by his obvious aforementioned influences. Now add trumpet, …

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North Jersey Notes: Ryder, Steve Bello, Brand Of Julez and more!

RYDER—Queens, NY

I came across this really cool rock band out of Queens, NY, who really have this nostalgic sound to them whether they realize it or not. The name of the band is Ryder, and I came across them through an online search for a band to feature …

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Kam On Film: ‘Fist Fight,’ ‘John Wick: Chapter 2,’ and What’s New in Theaters

Fist Fight

Warner Brothers Pictures

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, drug use and pervasive profanity

Temperamental Teacher Challenges Nerdy Colleague To Duel In Kitchen Sink Comedy

Do you remember how, when you were growing up, if a couple of classmates came to blows on the schoolyard, they would be quickly …

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