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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North Jersey Notes: Konia, Mercury Morning, Plot Thickens And More!

KONIA—West Orange, NJ

I recently received an email from Konia drummer Pete Portas asking me to check out his band. I did, and I was blown away! Where has Konia been hiding? Singer and guitarist Andrew Tuliszewski’s voice was nothing short of fantastic! I haven’t heard of voice like his …

by   |  04/06/2011  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Konia, Mercury Morning, Plot Thickens And More!

North Jersey Notes: No More Pain, Trimm, Voodoo Terror Tribe And More!

NO MORE PAIN—Old Bridge, NJ

I recently learned about a great up and coming band out of Old Bridge, NJ. The name of the band is No More Pain and, believe me, there is no pain when you’re listening to their music. These young lads are good! I was turned …

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North Jersey Notes: Evil Eye Panda, Dirty Pearls and More!

EVIL EYE PANDAS—Union City, NJ

I recently received an email from Evil Eye Pandas’ drummer and manager, Adam Debonka, asking me to give his band a listen. The only problem was that the only tracks that Adam sent me to listen were YouTube videos of the band performing their …

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North Jersey Notes: Ghosts Of Eden, Steve Brown, Echofission And More!

GHOSTS OF EDEN—New York City

A great hard rock band out of New York City has come across my desk recently. Their name is Ghosts of Eden, and the one thing that I love about New York City is that there is no single type of music that comes …

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North Jersey Notes: A Clean Getaway, The Compulsions, Will Killmore And More!

A CLEAN GETAWAY—Edison, NJ

I came across a pretty cool band out of Edison, NJ that really tickled my fancy. As I listened to each of the tracks from their EP, Grounded, I felt like I heard a hit with every song that I listened to. The name of …

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North Jersey Notes: Viking Viking Viking, Killcode, Saint Caine, Facelift And More!

VIKING VIKING VIKING—New Milford, NJ

I scoured the Internet for a North Jersey band to feature this week, and I came across five young bucks out of New Milford, NJ who call themselves Viking Viking Viking. I decided to check them out, because this is North Jersey Notes and I …

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North Jersey Notes: Voodoo Terror Tribe, Sixty Miles Down, Scarlet Carson And More!

VOODOO TERROR TRIBE—Rockaway, NJ

I recently received an email from Thomas Comito aka T-Bone from the band Voodoo Terror Tribe letting me know that the last time that I featured the band, they had a totally different lineup, and that I should give them another listen because they’re sound has …

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North Jersey Notes: Wildstreet, Christine Martucci And More!

WILDSTREET—New York City

I recently received a friend request on Facebook from some dude named Ali Hassan. This dude, Ali, whom I thought was an old high school chum, had a Nikki Sixx look about him, and since I have this ongoing sick obsession with the charismatic Mötley Crüe bass …

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North Jersey Notes: The Hollow, Infernophonic And Much More!

THE HOLLOW—Morristown, NJ

I love hearing from new bands looking for exposure in The Aquarian. I mean that’s the sole reason why we do this, right? So, when I was contacted by the Morristown, NJ band The Hollow, I immediately clicked on their link to give them a …

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