North Jersey Notes: Blameshift, Mass Punishment, Statik Silence and More!

I recently came across a great band out of Great Neck, NY and I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that the frontwoman didn’t catch my attention, but it did. The name of the band was Blameshift, and they seriously rocked. I sat down and listened to …

by   |  06/25/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Blameshift, Mass Punishment, Statik Silence and More!

North Jersey Notes: Harvest Falls, BoundAlive, Downshallow and More!

A few years back, I wrote about a band called Nuclear Harvest and from what I remember, I gave them a pretty lackluster review because I wasn’t too crazy about the singer, which is the case in most of my reviews. If your singer isn’t jaw-dropping amazing, why even bother, …

by   |  06/18/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Harvest Falls, BoundAlive, Downshallow and More!

North Jersey Notes: Another Distraction, The Compulsions, Seas Of Wake and More!

You have to love it when a really good rock band comes across your desk. You also have to love it when sites like Facebook allow you to connect with these bands. A couple of weeks ago, I got a private message from a kid named Antonio Staropoli, whose opening …

by   |  06/11/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Another Distraction, The Compulsions, Seas Of Wake and More!

North Jersey Notes: BoundAlive, Killcode and More!

Great things are happening for my bros in BoundAlive. Besides revamping the lineup since the passing of guitarist Danny Sainovski almost six months ago by adding guitarist Kris Norris from the band Stonecult and on bass, my bud Jimmy Whip from the band NY Fury, the band was also …

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North Jersey Notes: Gothic Knights, Chevonne And The Fuzz, Thank You Scientist and More!

I’m not sure what it is, but I am a sucker for music that has a taste of nostalgia attached to it. That’s the feeling that I get when I hear the music of Brooklyn’s Gothic Knights. A friend actually turned me on to them after he saw the …

by   |  05/28/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Gothic Knights, Chevonne And The Fuzz, Thank You Scientist and More!

North Jersey Notes: Lethal Affection, The Compulsions, Black Flag and More!

One of the bands that performed at last weekend’s Jersey Shore Festival in Seaside Heights was New Brunswick’s own Lethal Affection. Where the hell have these guys been hiding? Musically, they are awesome! Singer Noah Simon has a great voice, but as I’m listening to songs like “Taste Of …

by   |  05/21/2014  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Torrential Downpour, GEARS, Black Water Rising and More!

I recently received an email about a Jersey band I’ve never heard of in my life, which is pretty rare because I know many of you fuckers! You might not think that I do. Just because you haven’t been featured in this column yet, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t …

by   |  05/14/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Torrential Downpour, GEARS, Black Water Rising and More!

North Jersey Notes: Thornes, Gears, Brian Mackey and More!

I recently found this cool female-fronted hard rock band out of New York City on Facebook and I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to write about them. I mean, after all, they are from NYC, and everything in NYC is cool! Anyway, I’m talking about the band Thornes. I …

by   |  05/07/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Thornes, Gears, Brian Mackey and More!

North Jersey Notes: J.Rad, Long Gone Day, Sixty Miles Down

I’ve been hearing a lot about this band from Long Island called J.Rad. They’ve been getting on some pretty good bills and by doing that it generated an interest, for me anyway. I logged onto the band’s website, jradrocks.com, where I got a chance to listen to their 2012 …

by   |  04/30/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: J.Rad, Long Gone Day, Sixty Miles Down

North Jersey Notes: Skunk Daze, Negative Sky, Audio Empire & More!

My old buddy Johnny Knollwood, who used to have his own band Knollwood, recently reached out to me to let me know about his new project, Skunk Daze. I have to admit that the name of the band alone did make me a bit curious. So, I logged onto …

by   |  04/23/2014  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Skunk Daze, Negative Sky, Audio Empire & More!


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