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)

North Jersey Notes: The Dirty Stayouts, Clifton, NJ

I know that I’ve mentioned this band many times before in my Update section, but I just realized that I’ve never featured them in this column. Now that they actually have decent recordings up on their websites, it’s time to feature them. The name of the band is The

by   |  06/29/2010  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Ninth Paradigm, Northern NJ

My bro, Adam Hirschman of the band Kosmic Daydream, sent me an email last week to tell me about this great new band that the Kosmic ones recently performed with at The Clash Bar in Clifton. The name of the band is Ninth Paradigm, and they’re a Prog-Rock instrumental …

by   |  06/08/2010  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Shutterstone, Hammonton, NJ

Since I’ve been spending a lot of time down here in South Jersey, but write about North Jersey bands, it’s only appropriate for me to slip in a South Jersey band every now and then. A couple of weekends ago, I stopped down at the Seaside Music Festival in Seaside …

by   |  06/01/2010  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: HMS Revenge, Rochelle Park, NJ

Dan Monda, drummer of the band HMS Revenge, recently emailed me saying that he would “really, really, really, really appreciate it” if I would check out his band. I did just that, like I always do when bands email me, and I loved it! I heard a really heavy …

by   |  05/25/2010  |  Comments (2)

North Jersey Notes: Freedom Comes Friday, Rahway, NJ

I recently rehearsed with one of my many bands down at Soundwaves in Union, NJ, when head engineer Kenny Helmstetter introduced me to a couple of the guys from Freedom Comes Friday. I met guitarist Tim Giunta and bassist Dennis Frazier, Jr. who were quick to give me their …

by   |  05/18/2010  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Freedom Comes Friday, Rahway, NJ

North Jersey Notes: The Briar Patch, Rutherford, NJ

I recently received an email from avid North Jersey Notes reader, Johnn Ventimiglia, telling me that he loves reading the column and that he appreciates that I keep readers like him updated on new bands on the Jersey music scene. Well, thank you, Johnn, for reading every week! That wasn’t …

by   |  05/11/2010  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: The Briar Patch, Rutherford, NJ

North Jersey Notes: Fiakra, Freehold, NJ

My girlfriend and I were getting gas at a WaWa in Freehold, NJ, one night and I heard the gas attendant listening to some pretty good metal, so I asked him who he was listening to. He told me that it was his band. Turned out, he was the drummer …

by   |  05/04/2010  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Fiakra, Freehold, NJ

North Jersey Notes: Blue Food, Fort Lee, NJ

I recently received an email from Blue Food singer Angel Eduardo telling me that he read a recent column that I did on the guys from Ghost And The Big Sky, so he decided to ask me to check out his band! I am so happy that Angel reached out! …

by   |  04/29/2010  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Blue Food, Fort Lee, NJ

North Jersey Notes: Nuclear Harvest, West New York, NJ

I was recently emailed about a great band out of West New York, NJ. The name of the band is Nuclear Harvest, and when I popped onto their MySpace page to hear a few of their songs, their music reminded me so much of the music that I’ve written …

by   |  03/30/2010  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Nuclear Harvest, West New York, NJ


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