North Jersey Notes: Going Dark, Apathy, Sturla and More!

You have to love when you get a CD from a bunch of kids because you want to see how they measure up in talent as you did when you were their age. Well, Going Dark out of Livingston, NJ, really pushed my measurement to its limits. These kids sound …

by   |  03/12/2012  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Going Dark, Apathy, Sturla and More!

North Jersey Notes: Metal Gate Mafia, Apathy, D.R.I. And More!

METAL GATE MAFIA—Medford, NJ

I recently had a guy come to my house to fix my hardwood floors. When I told him that I wrote for The Aquarian, he told me that his nephew was in a band and that I should give them a listen. So, I did …

by   |  05/11/2011  |  Comments (2)

North Jersey Notes: Flames Of Fury, Apathy, Ape Fight and more!

FLAMES OF FURY—NJ/NYC

Charetta bassist Richard Mollo recently emailed me to let me know about a new project he’s been working with lately. The name of the band is Flames of Fury and they rock! After reading Rich’s email, I clicked on the enclosed link to the band’s ReverbNation page …

by   |  11/10/2010  |  Comments (3)

North Jersey Notes: Shutterstone, Hammonton, NJ

Since I’ve been spending a lot of time down here in South Jersey, but write about North Jersey bands, it’s only appropriate for me to slip in a South Jersey band every now and then. A couple of weekends ago, I stopped down at the Seaside Music Festival in Seaside …

by   |  06/01/2010  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: JPT, Caldwell, NJ

As I did some online searching for a band to feature this week in North Jersey Notes, I stumbled across a band called JPT, formerly known as JustPassingThru, on reverbnation.com. Just so it’s clear, I’m really not a fan of Christian rock, but these guys were awesome! Who …

by   |  02/16/2010  |  Comments (2)

North Jersey Notes: Blinded By Anger

Holy crap! I just got off of the MySpace page of Blinded By Anger and my ears are still scorching! My bass brother, Mikey “Driveby” Ferriera, has been working on this project ever since his band Trudge broke up a few years ago. I know that Mikey’s been cooped up …

by   |  06/16/2009  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Blinded By Anger

North Jersey Notes: A True Story, Lyndhurst, NJ

I recently got a message through The Aquarian website, theaquarian.com, from a band called A True Story asking me to give them a listen. I did, and though their music isn’t my thing, it didn’t suck! I’m sure that all of the young girls are getting their panties wet over …

by   |  05/06/2009  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: A True Story, Lyndhurst, NJ

North Jersey Notes: Mean Venus

My boy Adrian Freyre recently contacted me to tell me that he was playing in a new band. I’ve known Adrian since he played in the band Trimm and I’ve watched him play a few times with the band Jersey Gypsy. Adrian, who’s a very talented guitarist, is now …

by   |  04/16/2009  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Mean Venus

North Jersey Notes: White Knuckle Battery

This Friday night, Jan. 23, my band Hostel Inc. will be playing with a pretty cool band that seems to be based out of this area and Virginia. The name of the band is White Knuckle Battery, and from the sounds on their MySpace page, myspace.com/whiteknucklebattery, these guys will …

by   |  01/20/2009  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: White Knuckle Battery

North Jersey Notes Updates: Apathy/Evan Toth And The Excuses

Ok, so I recently got a weird text message from Pete Wells of the band Apathy, and I wasn’t sure how to respond. The text read, “Apathy signs a distribution deal! Album goes worldwide in spring of 2009. A promising label is considering as well!” Kind of vague, don’t …

by   |  08/26/2008  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes Updates: Apathy/Evan Toth And The Excuses


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