Uli Jon Roth @ Stage 48

MANHATTAN, NY—The highest praise Duke Ellington would bestow upon a musician was the phrase “beyond category.” Guitarist Uli Jon Roth fits that description perfectly. A masterful musician that can flow effortlessly from Hendrix-inspired noise to heart-wrenching classical melody in a single phrase is indeed a rare thing. Even rarer is …

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Owel @ The Court Tavern

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—The night was cold, the drinks were flowing, and the venue was packed. I decided to make the hike out to The Court Tavern in New Brunswick to see one of my favorite bands, Owel (formerly known as Old Nick). We were there to celebrate the release of …

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The Book Of Mormon @ Eugene O’Neill Theater

Excitement and anticipation grew in the Eugene O’Neill Theater as the sold-out crowd anxiously waited for the curtain to rise on one of the hottest tickets on Broadway, The Book Of Mormon. As a fan of the rude, crude and utterly hysterical duo that is Trey Parker and Matt …

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Toothgrinder @ The Saint

ASBURY PARK, NJ—The night was Dec. 28, one more Friday night show to get under my belt before 2013. I was more than excited to see one of my favorite bands, Toothgrinder, celebrate their CD release at The Saint. It’s always been one of my favorite venues; the venue not …

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Aerosmith @ Madison Square Garden

MANHATTAN, NY—Aerosmith showed how the band just gets better with age during their recent show at Madison Square Garden.

In 42 years, Aerosmith have peaked, declined, and been reborn, selling over 150 million albums worldwide along the way. They’ve done what most bands (or relationships of any kind) can’t seem …

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Chronologie @ Lillie’s Times Square

MANHATTAN, NY—The last Saturday of each month serves as the occasion for a gathering of the metro area’s lively steampunk community. The drinking, dining and listening event, dubbed “Chronologie,” is the brainchild of impresario Sir William Welles, who together with in-house manager Guvnor Michael Fratz, has been hosting the theme …

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Leonard Cohen @ Madison Square Garden

MANHATTAN, NY—Leonard Cohen held the crowd in the palm of his hand during a performance that was a mind-bending trip into the Twilight Zone as his songs transcended folk, rock, jazzy bop, gypsy and world beats into one. Standing straight and tall while kneeling every so often, he belted out …

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Black Moth Super Rainbow @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg

BROOKLYN, NY—The very first time I queued up their 2007 LP, Dandelion Gum, Black Moth Super Rainbow infiltrated my head and set up shop, making pastries and selling soma, a tangy, sedated oppression that continued for years and never once made me wonder, “How’s this gonna go down at …

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Anthony Green/Geoff Rickly @ Encore Event Center

FREEHOLD, NJ—On Dec. 8, I made my way to Central Jersey to attend an intimate, acoustic show featuring Anthony Green and Geoff Rickly.

Rickly started off the night with a passionate performance of Thursday’s “Time’s Arrow.” This was followed by a Springsteen cover mixed in with a few of his …

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Maybe Bomb @ Architekt Music

BUTLER, NJ—About an hour out from show time, a line was beginning to wrap around the brick walls and down the sidewalk of North Jersey’s, Architekt Music. Hoodie and leather jacket-clad fans of solo electro-pop musician, Maybe Bomb, otherwise known as John Penola, were the individuals responsible for crowding around …

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