North Jersey Notes: Doubledge, Luke and Marc Rizzo, Ashes Of Your Enemy & *SOULFLY (!?)

DOUBLEDGE—Bronx, NY

I found a great hard rock band on reverbnation.com recently. Only they’re not from North Jersey. They’re from da Bronx! The name of the band is Doubledge and they rock… Really hard! I was blown away and wasn’t expecting what I heard when I clicked on the title …

by   |  10/06/2010  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Panzie*, Incognito Theory, ‘Mosh Potatoes’ and Ape Fight

PANZIE*—New York City, NY

One band that I keep hearing about is Panzie* out of NYC. Until recently, I never got a chance to hear their music. I needed to hear what the buzz was about, so I logged onto myspace.com/panzierocknroll to give them a listen. I love their grit …

by   |  09/29/2010  |  Comments (2)

North Jersey Notes: Dead Fish Handshake, With Daggers Drawn, Sekond Skyn, etc.

DEAD FISH HANDSHAKE—Linden, NJ

My bud, Rob Ferreira, formerly of the band Downshallow, whom I’ve written about a number of times through the years, has found himself a new home with his new project Dead Fish Handshake. Rob told me about them a while back, but I never had …

by   |  09/22/2010  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Dead Fish Handshake, With Daggers Drawn, Sekond Skyn, etc.

North Jersey Notes: Disaster Fantastic, Steve Bello & Gar Francis

DISASTER FANTASTIC

UNION, NJ—My Sik Twisted Smile drummer, Jeff Hardee, recently told me that his nextdoor neighbor was in a hard rock band. Of course I salivated at the chance to hear a new rock band from North Jersey. The name of the band is Disaster Fantastic out of Union, …

by   |  09/15/2010  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Disaster Fantastic, Steve Bello & Gar Francis

North Jersey Notes: Tourmaline, Kindred Souls, Long Gone Day & The Love Sexy

TOURMALINE

Verona, NJ

I was recently reached on Facebook by the manager of a Verona, NJ band called Tourmaline asking me to check the band out. Last time that I checked, Verona is in North Jersey, so why not give Tourmaline a listen? Upon logging onto their website, tourmalinemusic.com, I …

by   |  09/08/2010  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Addicted to Pain, Return to Earth & Bumblefoot

ADDICTED TO PAIN

Albany, NY

Who knew that Albany rocked? I didn’t until this band Addicted to Pain came across my desk via the band’s publicist. Once again this week, I am not featuring a North Jersey band like I’m supposed to because this band is so worth knowing about …

by   |  09/01/2010  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Addicted to Pain, Return to Earth & Bumblefoot

North Jersey Notes: Cecilia Celeste, Jersey City, NJ

Kieran Sullivan, from the band Cecilia Celeste, recently emailed me because he felt that good things were happening for his band, so he figured he’d enlighten me. I decided to give Cecilia Celeste a listen, and by the way, this name is so deceiving! I assumed that the band …

by   |  08/11/2010  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Cecilia Celeste, Jersey City, NJ

North Jersey Notes: Killing The Messenger, Passaic Park, NJ

I was forwarded this band out of Passaic Park, NJ, called Killing the Messenger. These guys are as local as local comes, but their sound is much larger than local. That was my assessment upon hearing songs like “Fight or Flight,” the infectious “Wrong Direction,” and the epic “Living …

by   |  08/03/2010  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Betrayus, Sayreville, NJ

A great new and young band has come to my attention through the band’s guitarist Steve Quakenbush who sent me an email asking me to check them out. The name of the band is Betrayus out of Sayreville, NJ, and upon receiving the email, I quickly listened to a few …

by   |  07/20/2010  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: L.I.F.E., New York, NY

My bass brother, Elo Hernandez, who’s played with bands like But Not Forgotten and the Marc Rizzo Band, recently emailed me to check out his new band L.I.F.E. or Love Is For Eternity. Well, it’s not exactly Elo’s band, but he does play bass for them. Now, this project is …

by   |  07/13/2010  |  Comments (1)


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