My Morning Jacket @ Williamsburg Park

BROOKLYN, NY—There are certain things I never tire of: Cheez-Its. Snuggles from my Dachshund. My Morning Jacket shows. One of any of these things is never enough, especially when it comes to the band of genre-bending rockers with fantastic hair. This is why my boyfriend and I trekked from New …

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Joe Walsh @ MPAC Performing Arts Center

MORRISTOWN, NJ—“How ya doin?” Joe Walsh mumbled from the stage as he straddled up to the mic at the MPAC Performing Arts Center and strapped on one of the many guitars he used for he night. Turning the theater into a jukebox of ‘70s riffs he played off his years …

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Oathbreaker @ The Meatlocker

MONTCLAIR, NJ—Seeing Oathbreaker perform in the U.S. at a local, smaller venue, was something I’d been looking forward to ever since I got into the band, which was not too long ago. I sat at a Starbucks (which I hate to admit, but I didn’t buy their coffee so it’s …

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The Moms/Big D And The Kids Table @ The Stanhope House

STANHOPE, NJ—There’s really nothing quite like a good punk/ska show in the middle of the summertime at The Stanhope House. It was definitely one of the hottest days of the year but that certainly wasn’t stopping me from seeing The Moms play. The fact that the headlining band was a …

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Furnace Head @ The Meatlocker

MONTCLAIR, NJ—It seems that the times when one stumbles upon a two-piece hardcore band (one that doesn’t sound like they’re trying too hard) are few to none these days. Personally, I have only come across two or three. Recently, I met a guy who told me he happened to be …

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Umphrey’s McGee @ The Stone Pony

ASBURY PARK, NJ—It was a hot, but breezy and comfortable night in Asbury Park when Umphrey’s McGee took the outdoor stage at the Stone Pony. Their quirky, jammy, virtuosic and dub-affected rock stylings seemed like the perfect soundtrack for the typical evening pandemonium going on just over the fence on …

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The Company Band @ Saint Vitus Bar

BROOKLYN, NY—Being that I’ve been a fan of The Company Band since I heard of their beginnings, having the rare opportunity to see them perform live was certainly a treat. Due to the fact that they’ve been busy for most of the year with their main bands, it’s always been …

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Dick Dale @ Joey Harrison’s Surf Club

ORTLEY BEACH, NJ—Dick Dale is well known for being deemed King Of The Surf Guitar. His work has been featured in prestigious films like Pulp Fiction. Recently, he has taken his act on the road across the U.S. Playing alongside his grandson, Jimmy Dale, Dick has an extreme determination …

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Father & Son @ The Thurgood House

PENNSYLVANIA—Once in a while, a buzz goes around about a local band that catches my attention and makes me want to indulge in their sound. A few years ago I heard of a two-piece band going under the name of Father And Son, and based on the title, I just …

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Ted Nugent/REO Speedwagon/Styx @ Borgata Hotel & Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—The Midwest Rock ‘N’ Roll Express rolled into South Jersey and Ted Nugent took the stage first. He had a four-piece band, some smoke, and solid mood lighting. His first song was “Wango Tango” and while the guitars were decent, the vocals weren’t great.

Early in the show, …

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