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!

The Heavy: Gillan/Iommi Collaboration, New Borgo Pass

If Ian Gillan And Tony Iommi Care, That’s Good Enough For Me

Whocares/Out Of My Mind/Holy Water/Armoury

One of the things I like best about Whocares is the fact that you can almost imagine the conversation where the formidable personnel involved were sitting around in the studio, deciding …

by   |  08/03/2011  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Lee Fields, Black Water Rising, Borgo Pass and More!

LEE FIELDSBrooklyn, NY

I recently received an email from an old friend asking me to check out one of his artists. Now, this artist isn’t any ordinary artist that I would normally write about. In fact, he’s a soul singer, and I know nothing about soul singers! Anyway, …

by   |  07/22/2011  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Lee Fields, Black Water Rising, Borgo Pass and More!

North Jersey Notes: Thank You Scientist

I recently received a text message from my bro, Luke “DJ Cloak Dagger” Rizzo, brother of Soulfly guitar wiz Marc Rizzo, informing me that he’s hosting another one of his Metro Art Expos at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ. The Metro Art Expo was created by Luke back in 2008 …

by   |  06/15/2010  |  Comments (3)

North Jersey Notes: New Day Dawn—Maplewood, NJ

Since I started writing this column back in 2001, I remembered that one of the coolest female voices on the North Jersey rock scene belonged to Dawn Botti of the band Slush Puppy. They’ve since broken up, but Dawn and her drummer/husband, Gary Szczecina, have arisen on the North Jersey …

by   |  12/24/2009  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: New Day Dawn—Maplewood, NJ

North Jersey Notes: Borgo Pass

One band that has really been tickling my fancy lately is a band out of Long Island, NY. I’m not sure if they’ve made it across the river yet to our shores of NJ, but they should! The name of the band is Borgo Pass, and I discovered them …

by   |  12/17/2008  |  Comments (1)


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