North Jersey Notes – Metal Life Crisis, Tommy London, And More!

METAL LIFE CRISIS—Belmar, NJ

This week’s feature band is a band that I became familiar with when my band Rahway performed with them at the The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ last spring. I thought their music was heavy and riff-tastic supported with some pretty amazing vocals by singer Gerald …

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North Jersey Notes Covers Pine Barons, Frankenstein 3000, And More!

PINE BARONS—Shamong, NJ

I was driving home from work the other day and listening WMMR, a Philadelphia rock radio station, and on their “Local Shots” segment, they featured a band called Pine Barons from South Jersey. Now, just an F.Y.I., this is the second week in a row that I’ve …

by   |  10/11/2017  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes Covers Pine Barons, Frankenstein 3000, And More!

North Jersey Notes – Triple Goddess, Dead Fish Handshake, And More!

TRIPLE GODDESS—Hammonton, NJ

My brother, Smitty from Zenergy Entertainment, turned me on to an amazing band from my neck of the woods down here in Piney land. The name of the band is Triple Goddess and they deserve some North Jersey love because they should be playing the North Jersey …

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North Jersey Notes – Symetria, Sekond Skyn, And More!

SYMETRIA—Flemington, NJ

So my brother, Tim McMurtrie from M.O.D., Full Scale Riot, Rhythm Trip, Murder League All-Stars, etc.-fame hit me up a few weeks ago to tell me about a new metal band that he signed to his new label, Tripsquad Records. Now, I’ve heard of the band, but …

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North Jersey Notes – The Shady Street Show Band, Thanatotic Desire, And More!

THE SHADY STREET SHOW BAND—Red Bank, NJ
Well, this is not the typical band I would normally write about, but for some reason I’ve found myself obsessed with this band from Red Bank, NJ. Not as North Jersey as I’d like, but after hearing the soul and strength in singer …

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North Jersey Notes: The Marquee, Tommy London, And More!

THE MARQUEE—New York, NY

I was just trolling a few band pages on Facebook to feature here this week and somehow came across this alt-rock band out of NYC, who caught my attention with their music video and song, “Anchor.” I’m talking about the band The Marquee. They’re a …

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North Jersey Notes: Velvet Rose, Black Water Rising, And More!

VELVET ROSE—Succasunna, NJ

Well, for the second week in a row, I have a chance to feature another young band out of North Jersey. I love that these bands are young and full of raw talent. The name of the band is Velvet Rose, and they’re a rock band …

by   |  09/06/2017  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Velvet Rose, Black Water Rising, And More!

North Jersey Notes: Lunatic Fringe, Another Distraction, Ashes Of Your Enemy and More!

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to actually feature a band out of North Jersey here in my “North Jersey Notes” column, but I finally found a band that was worthy. What happened to this music scene? We used to see new bands almost every week, and now …

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North Jersey Notes: SPiRiTZ, Weapons of Anew, Brand of Julez, and More!

I was wondering what happened to SYKA guitarist Gregg Sgar after the band seemed to disappear after having a nice run. The last time I heard anything about Gregg, he was playing guitar for my buds, One Hundred Thousand. Well, out of the blue, I got a Facebook message from …

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North Jersey Notes: Cory Singer, Weapons Of Anew, Madysin Hatter and More!

I don’t normally write about just singer/songwriters. I normally feature bands. But when a really good singer/songwriter comes across my plate, they should be recognized. Such is the case with Cory Singer, who fits his namesake, but is also a really great songwriter. I was only able to catch …

by   |  08/16/2017  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Cory Singer, Weapons Of Anew, Madysin Hatter and More!


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