Karma To Burn/ The Atomic Bitchwax @ The Saint

ASBURY PARK, NJ—Just to set this up, I was supposed to shoot Karma To Burn at the Continental in NYC, back on Sept. 14, 2001. Well, needless to say that show got canceled. Then they broke up and didn’t get back together until around 2009, and have only toured a …

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Horrible Crowes @ Bower Ballroom

NEW YORK, NY—Just in case Brian Fallon becomes the musical legend he should, let it be stated that on September 8, 2011, The Bowery Ballroom hosted yet another side of his talents in the form of The Horrible Crowes’ debut performance. To paraphrase him, The Horrible Crowes came about when …

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Morning… @ Maxwell’s

HOBOKEN, NJ—Not even a week passed and I found myself back at Maxwell’s for yet another show featuring more local acts. Although the show was scheduled to start at 8 p.m., the first band didn’t start playing until almost 9. The lineup was a diverse one, with each band sounding …

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All Stars Tour @ Starland Ballroom

SAYREVILLE, NJ—There was a monster on stage, conducting the crowd below in a venue that was sold out for the day, and even hotter inside than the summer heat outdoors. I walked in on the All Stars Tour at its stop at Starland Ballroom with Motionless In White still onstage. …

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Off With Their Heads/Dead To Me @ Knitting Factory

BROOKLYN, NY—Hailed as the only punk rock tour of the summer by the night’s self-proclaimed MC, was the summer tour with Off With Their Heads and fellow punk rockers Dead To Me. So out came punks of all walks of life to the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn and took over …

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Prawn/Hands On The Stereo @ Maxwell’s

HOBOKEN, NJ—I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a rainy Sunday than by catching a show at Maxwell’s. The first band to play was Boyhood Is A Summer Sun, a quartet with an experimental post-rock sound. The band’s set was fairly short but what it lacked in length, …

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Steely Dan @ The Sands Steel Stage at MusikFest

BETHLEHEM, PA—MusikFest is a unique spectacle, a grand 10-day annual celebration of 300 acts on 14 stages (11 of which are free). Add the international cuisine, cafés, restaurants and tens of thousands of people walking around with their favorite alcoholic beverages like it’s the French Quarter in New Orleans and …

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Taj Mahal Trio @ MusikFest Café At Steel Stacks

BETHLEHEM, PA—The Taj Mahal Trio cakewalked into town on a hot July night and got the locals all revved up with pure blues fervor. Hey, we may not have Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Mississippi John Hurt, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Rev. Gary Davis, Son House or …

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Dropkick Murphys @ Wellmont Theatre

MONTCLAIR, NJ—Irish pride was as pungent as the smell of beer when The Turbo A.C.’s, The Tossers and Dropkick Murphys unleashed their rebellious fury on the people inside the Wellmont Theatre on July 28. The venue was packed with an all-ages audience that traveled from around the Tri-State area—even Massachusetts, …

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Gathering Of The Vibes @ Seaside Park

BRIDGEPORT, CT—The 16th annual Gathering Of The Vibes at Seaside Park was hot both literally and figuratively. Psychedelics weren’t the only thing that melted minds this year. The staggering heat resulted in a lower than expected number of campers but in the midst of the dangerous and brutal heat wave …

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