North Jersey Notes: Year Of The Locust, Incognito Theory, Kore Rozzik, and more

YEAR OF THE LOCUST—Bohemia, NY

My bud Matt Ferrara recently sent me a message about a band he’s been working with because he thought the band was right up my alley. Well, he was right! The name of the band is Year Of The Locust from Bohemia, NY, and they’re …

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Kam On Film: ‘The Accountant,’ ‘Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,’ and What’s New in Theaters

The Accountant

Warner Brothers Pictures

Rated R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity

CPA Morphs Into Assassin After Being Double-Crossed In Cat-And-Mouse Caper

At first blush, Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) looks like your average CPA. After all, the self-employed nerd plies his trade in a modest office located in a …

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Reality Check: Readers’ Responses

Mr. Campion,

I’m not sure there is even a columnist or commentator alive who could actually begin to “explain” this entire year or so in politics. (THE TRUMP SHOW—Issue: 7/27/16)

I have seen it all—I thought. I thought I had stomached all the craziness for 10 lifetimes over four or …

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Lifting The Curtain: An Interview With Coheed And Cambria

In high school, our creative writing teacher tasked the class with a writing assignment that called for taking a choice song lyric and creating a fictional narrative. Using the example of “Your hair is everywhere,” pulled from teen-heartthrob songwriter Chris Carrabba aka Dashboard Confessional’s breakout song “Screaming Infidelities” (showing my …

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An Interview With Dennis DeYoung, Former STYX Vocalist

I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite singers and one of the greatest voices in the history of music: Dennis DeYoung, lead vocalist of STYX hits “Come Sail Away,” “Babe,” “Mr. Roboto,” “The Best of Times,” “Don’t Let It End,” “Show Me The Way,” and “Lady.”

Make …

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An Interview With We Came As Romans: No Time To Waste

Complacency is boring, and We Came As Romans are anything but. From back-to-back tours to toying with different genres and musical elements, the metalcore five-piece—unclean vocalist Dave Stephens, clean vocalist Kyle Pavone, lead guitarist Joshua Moore, rhythm guitarist Lou Cotton, and bassist Andy Glass—aim to continue constantly growing as a …

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Evolution Of A Young Woman As An Artist: Songstress Gina Royale Takes The Big Leap

She stands before the microphone the picture of unwavering confidence, sinuously fitted into a scarlet dress; her hair turned from wispy chestnut to a pin-straight, deep black. Gina Royale on stage at New York City’s famous Duplex downtown cabaret for two separate shows over two crucial months of her burgeoning …

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Shoreworld: 10th Annual Banding Together Benefit For The Spondylitis Association Of America To Feature Five Concerts On Four Saturdays In October

BlowUpRadio.com, where NJ rock lives, once again brings together some of the best local indie musicians for the 10th annual Banding Together: Benefit For The Spondylitis Association Of America.

This year Banding Together will feature five concerts happening on four Saturdays in October, with all money raised going directly to …

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Inked Out: Class Act Tattoo Studio – Middletown, NY

A couple of weekends ago, my wife and I had to head up to Middletown, NY for a martial arts tournament that my school was partaking in. I haven’t been up to Middletown, NY since seeing Motley Crue and Tesla up at the Orange County Fair back in 1989. I …

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Rant’N’Roll: Lucky Losers, McKee Bros., Zach Larmer, Jay Willie, Little Mike & A Guy Named Shirantha

Yeah, you’ll find Lucky Losers In Any Town (Dirty Cat Records) but these particular Lucky Losers (as oxymoronic as that may sound), if you find them in your town, will most likely be playing some bar. Harmonicat/vocalist Phil Berkowitz and sexy siren Cathy Lemons go down easy on this follow-up …

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