Local Noise: The Culprit

“To travel far and wide, make as many friends as possible, to be well-respected in the scene, to help inspire bands to take the power back, and to show you Americans how to rock,” laughs Tommy Gittens, vocalist...

Local Noise: Tina Shafer

“I really feel that as wonderful as the Internet is, there is nothing as great as live music,” says Tina Shafer, the New York-based singer/songwriter that has not only penned hits for some major artists, but he...

Local Noise: Lorenza Ponce

Lorenza Ponce has hung with the Rolling Stones, toured with Bon Jovi, and mingled with presidents. But through it all, her true love is making her own music. “I will always make records,” she states. “It is my ...

Local Noise: Richie Ranno

Richie Ranno is an unsung hero in the world of rock and roll. Known as the originator of the often copied New York/New Jersey KISS Convention, his musical legacy also includes being a member of some very influe...

Local Noise: Candi Lynn

“I describe my music as hip-pop,” says Candi Lynn, New Jersey’s newest young diva, about the unusual amalgamation of styles on her new album. “It’s like, unique, individual. I’m not trying to be like anybody el...