North Jersey Notes: Blackmore, Borgo Pass, Brand Of Jules and More!

Former Diablo Royale singer Adrian Barrios recently reached out to me all the way from the West Coast because he wanted me to check out his new band Blackmore’s debut EP, Law Of Time. I mentioned Adrian’s new band Blackmore back when they first started. Yeah, they’re an …

by   |  07/23/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Blackmore, Borgo Pass, Brand Of Jules and More!

North Jersey Notes: Vextion, Anaka and More!

VEXTION—Farmingdale, NJ

Vextion drummer Rob “Bobman” Crowther recently reached out to me via theaquarian.com to let me know about his band’s recently released EP, called What I Am. Musically they’re a hard rock band with singer Kate Ortiz’s melodic vocals giving them some pop flair. The title track along …

by   |  08/19/2011  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Vextion, Anaka and More!

Interview with Anaka: The Glorified Keep Rising

A lot of bands dream of getting their big break; signing a recording contract, releasing an album, and touring the world. Brooklyn’s Anaka is not that band. Never content to be at rest, led by brothers Jimmy (vocals) and Peter Pallis (guitars), the band has won over their vast and …

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North Jersey Notes: A Balance Between, Lyndhurst, NJ

I recently stumbled across a very cool band from Lyndhurst, NJ. They were filled with great vocals, heavy guitar riffs, intelligent songwriting, and memorable tracks like the rock radio friendly “Burn To Shine,” “Some Time Out,” and my favorite, “Break.” Oh, and the band name is A Balance Between. …

by   |  02/09/2010  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Leaving Sideways, Marlboro, NJ

A while back I featured a band called In.Spite.Of here in North Jersey Notes, and I thought that they were pretty good. Bassist Raj Narayanan and I have been in and out of touch the past few years, but he recently sent me an email to check out he and …

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North Jersey Notes: Steel Panther

I know that my column is geared towards the North Jersey music scene, but I need to bring attention to a new phenomenon from the West Coast. On my recent jaunt to Las Vegas, my drummer’s wife, Kelly, suggested that we go and see this band that she saw perform …

by   |  06/11/2009  |  Comments (1)


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