Modern English/Disorder @ The Saint

ASBURY PARK, NJ—Two bands could not have less in common and yet at the same time sound as near to each other as blood relatives. Disorder, a Joy Division tribute band, is comprised of members way too young to have first-hand familiarity with the music they resurrect. The group which …

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Jane’s Addiction @ PNC Bank Arts Center

HOLMDEL, NJ—Our intense and tireless appreciation for one of the greatest bands of the past 20 years, Jane’s Addiction was the motive for attending this event termed the Uproar Festival. Thus, we skipped the many and famous opening acts, arriving just as Jane’s began their set with “Underground” from The

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Los Lobos/Los Lonely Boys/Alejandro Escovedo @ The Borgata

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—If you closed your eyes you heard a swinging, brilliantly performed, technically perfect set of songs that included “Set Me Free (Rosa Lee),” “I Walk Alone” and “Dream In Blue.” Open them, and the reality was that no matter how rollicking the tune being played, the players appeared …

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Glenn Tilbrook @ Long Beach Island Library

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ—Another in a series of Ocean County Library special performances, Squeeze vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Glenn Tilbrook entertained nearly 350 fans during an outdoor show on a beautiful Saturday evening at the Jersey Shore. Playing something of a greatest hits setlist and accompanied by his 10-year-old son Leon on guitar, …

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Black Sabbath @ PNC Bank Arts Center

HOLMDEL, NJ—Growing up, I was introduced to music through my father’s vinyl collection, where I first heard bands like Cream, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. I was lucky enough to listen to groups of this caliber at such a young age. No matter what “new” band I would discover, I …

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The Muffs/The Connection @ The Bell House

BROOKLYN, NY—I will start off by saying that The Bell House is a great venue, and seeing ANY band there would be a real treat. But because it was The Muffs, and I’ve loved them since I was a kid, it was like, really something. Ya know?

For the first …

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Bon Jovi @ MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ— Everyone knows the name Bon Jovi. Since their inception, Jon Bon Jovi and the rest of the band have garnered much success throughout the world, but they have never let it get in the way of their love for their home state. The group is as much …

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Castle Party Bolkow: A Trip To The Not-So-Dark Side

BOLKOW, POLAND—This marked the 20th anniversary celebration of the event billed as the “Dark Alternative” music festival held annually in a remote town in southern Poland based in the ruins of a medieval castle and situated an hour and a half from Wroclaw (pronounced Fro-suave), the nearest city. It draws …

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The Gaslight Anthem @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—On July 27 at Irving Plaza, the venue guitarist/vocalist Brian Fallon referred to on stage as punk rock’s Madison Square Garden came alive with a show fully curated by Fallon himself that included his good bud, Dave Hause, as well as Red Bull Sound Select bands Frances & The …

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Heart @ Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

BETHEL, NY—Considering my close proximity to Bethel, NY and my love for music, it’s puzzling that I haven’t driven there before now. Maybe it’s because, when it comes to concerts, I’d rather watch one in a smoky bar rather than on an open farm field at the sticky, humid peak …

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