Rant’n’Roll – Elvis!

It took me almost six months but I have finally waded through all 60 CDs of Elvis Presley:  The Album Collection (RCA-Legacy), the limited-edition boxed set commemorating the 60th anniversary of the release of Presley’s original self-titled debut. Fifty-seven of the discs that span 1956 -1977 come as originally released …

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Queued Up – Examining The Best Of The Old And New

WONDER WOMAN (2017)

The set-up: After her people’s once isolated island sanctuary is beset by German invaders during WWI, Amazonian Princess Diana of Themyscira (Gal Gadot) journeys with American Major Steve Rogers (Chris Pine) to England to help end the War To End All Wars. But the outside world proves …

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North Jersey Notes – Symetria, Sekond Skyn, And More!

SYMETRIA—Flemington, NJ

So my brother, Tim McMurtrie from M.O.D., Full Scale Riot, Rhythm Trip, Murder League All-Stars, etc.-fame hit me up a few weeks ago to tell me about a new metal band that he signed to his new label, Tripsquad Records. Now, I’ve heard of the band, but …

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Kam On Film – The LEGO Ninjago Movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, And Other Hot Picks!

The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Unassuming Teen Morphs Into Formidable Ninja In Latest LEGO Episode

Lloyd Garmadon (Dave Franco) must be the least liked student at Ninjago High. The unassuming 16-year-old is so unpopular that no kids will even sit on the same side of the bus with him on the …

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Reality Check – Jimmy Kimmel & The New Age Of Celebrity Politics

The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet.

– Mark Twain

We have a steadfast rule around here that makes it easy to base all of our opinions upon: If Mark Twain approves, we do. Samuel L. Clemens …

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Pierce The Veil – Kings of Misadventures

In 2006, Vic and Mike Fuentes, two brothers from San Diego, formed the iconic punk band, Pierce The Veil. Along with members Tony Perry and Jamie Preciado, the foursome has released four studio albums and toured worldwide over the last 10 years. In 2011, the group signed with Fearless Records …

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Shoreworld – Examining Noordzo And The “Shark Funeral Songbook”

Noordzo – Shark Funeral Songbook

When you hear about Mike Noordzy, many different musical textures come to mind. While he has been featured on many rock records, he has always mixed things up and kept his options open. Some of the current or recent projects he’s been part of include …

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Ray West And His Weapons Of Anew

I finally got to sit down with my old singer and brother, Ray West, who used to sing for MCA recording artists, Spread Eagle and our old band Hostel Inc. In the past year I’ve been writing much about Ray’s new band, Weapons of Anew, in my column, North Jersey …

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Manhattan Beat – Venom Inc., Eugene Hutz & Gogol Bordello, P.O.D. And More!

Venom Inc/The Gramercy Theatre/September 2, 2017

Formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Venom became one of the darkest bands in thrash and speed metal. The band has split and reformed several times, and presently consists of one original member, bassist/vocalistm Conrad “Cronos” Lant. In 2010, original Venom …

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Philip Ng – Martial Arts Master Expounds On Playing Playing The Legendary Bruce Lee

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Based in Hong Kong, Philip Ng is a martial arts master who works in film and television as an actor, action director and fight choreographer. Trained in Ving Tsun kung fu (Wing Chun), he is a sixth generation disciple of Choy Li Fut kung fu. Among his previous film …

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