North Jersey Notes: A Pale Horse Named Death, Cascadence, The Dirty Pearls and More!

A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH—Brooklyn, NY

My lady friend recently introduced me to a great all-star band out of Brooklyn, NY. She told me that they sounded like Alice In Chains, so I had to check them out. The name of the band was A Pale Horse Named Death, …

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North Jersey Notes: Against The Tide, Cloak Dagger, King Kelly and More!

AGAINST THE TIDERed Bank, NJ

I recently received an email via tim@theaquarian.com to check out a nice little alternative rock band out of Red Bank called Against The Tide, and it was no surprise that the band was actually pretty good. The talent pool of musicians in …

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North Jersey Notes: Paul Gargiulo Band, Return To Earth, Thank You Scientist and More!

THE PAUL GARGIULO BANDCaldwell, NJ

I recently got an email from a dude named Paul Gargiulo, from Caldwell, NJ, asking me to check out his band, The Paul Gargiulo Band. Paul said that the band has a long history, even though, I’ve never heard of them, and …

by   |  05/31/2011  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Paul Gargiulo Band, Return To Earth, Thank You Scientist and More!

North Jersey Notes: Sky Picnic, BoundAlive, Atom Strange And More!

SKY PICNICNew York City

I always find it funny how musicians or bands would drop into my life at the weirdest times. For instance, a couple of weeks ago, our floor guy introduced me to his nephew’s band, Metal Gate Mafia. Whenever I mention that I write this …

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North Jersey Notes: Updates

My bros from Killcode are still hard at work on their first full-length CD with producer Stacey O’Dell. According to Killcode singer Tom Morrissey, the band is about nine songs in, and as he put it: “So far, so great!” Killcode is so excited about the upcoming CD that they’ve …

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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 …

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North Jersey Notes: Star Killer, Christa Renee Band And More!

When my bro Ian Krier, guitarist for the band Star Killer, asked me to check out his band, it was pretty much a no-brainer. Ian and singer Jasin Cadic were always supportive of my old band. They would come down and see us perform whenever they were in …

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North Jersey Notes: James Arlowe And The Ruffian Circus And More!

JAMES ARLOWE AND THE RUFFIAN CIRCUS—Freehold, NJ

I recently received an email asking me to give a listen to James Arlowe And The Ruffian Circus from Freehold, NJ. I did give them a listen and I have to say that these guys are pretty amazing. James Arlowe And The Ruffian …

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North Jersey Notes: Process Of Fusion, Steve Bello And More!

PROCESS OF FUSION—Staten Island, NY

Usually, I don’t take referrals from Dave Incognito from Incognito Theory. Let’s face it: the guy has poor taste in music. Then again, he did like every band that I was in, so I might need to rethink that last statement. Anyway, I received an …

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North Jersey Notes: Luminis And Echofission!

LUMINIS—Springfield, NJ

Luminis singer Tara Oritz emailed me recently looking for coverage for her band. I went and gave Luminis a quick listen and found them to be rather interesting. The music was heavy at times with some really melodic and mellow changes and powerful, almost operatic, vocals from Tara. …

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