North Jersey Notes: The Scandals, Brand Of Julez, Killcode, and more

THE SCANDALS—Bayonne, NJ

How do bands like these, fall through the cracks? I found another gem in North Jersey and they call themselves The Scandals. I was scouring the Internet for a band to feature this week and these guys showed up with their raw punk rock sound that you …

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North Jersey Notes: Swampbox, Ides Of God, Panzie*, and more

SWAMPBOX—Bridgeton, NJ

One of the bands I always wanted cover, but was a little reluctant to because they’re really a South Jersey band (but I would like to see them get some gigs up here in North Jersey, because I think you guys would really like them) is a group …

by   |  11/09/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Swampbox, Ides Of God, Panzie*, and more

North Jersey Notes: Behind The Bullet, Experiment 34, Weapons Of Anew, and more

BEHIND THE BULLET—Astoria, NY

So, I just found out that my brothers, David Alexander and Tony Ortiz, formerly of Dead Letter Box, A Lesson In Violence, and Auraborus, have a brand new band that they’ve been playing with called Behind The Bullet. First of all, I love these two dudes! …

by   |  11/02/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Behind The Bullet, Experiment 34, Weapons Of Anew, and more

North Jersey Notes: Blackwater, Orbynot, Robots And Monsters, and more

BLACKWATER—East Brunswick, NJ

A couple of weeks ago, I went to hang with my bro and former That Metal Show co-host, Don Jamieson, at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ, since I hadn’t seen him in a while. I didn’t know any of the bands playing that night, but …

by   |  10/26/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Blackwater, Orbynot, Robots And Monsters, and more

North Jersey Notes: Atomic Beauty, P.J. Farley, Voodoo Terror Tribe, and more

ATOMIC BEAUTY—Allendale, NJ

I’ve heard much about these guys, but never got to meet them until they played at the Rock Carnival in Lakewood, NJ a couple of weekends ago. I’m talking about a Bergen County band (can’t get any more North Jersey than Bergen County) who call themselves Atomic …

by   |  10/19/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Atomic Beauty, P.J. Farley, Voodoo Terror Tribe, and more

North Jersey Notes: Year Of The Locust, Incognito Theory, Kore Rozzik, and more

YEAR OF THE LOCUST—Bohemia, NY

My bud Matt Ferrara recently sent me a message about a band he’s been working with because he thought the band was right up my alley. Well, he was right! The name of the band is Year Of The Locust from Bohemia, NY, and they’re …

by   |  10/12/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Year Of The Locust, Incognito Theory, Kore Rozzik, and more

North Jersey Notes: Vajra, Scars of Envy, Roy Brunston, and more

VAJRA—New York City

One of the bands I’ve been meaning to check out, but have been reluctant in finding time to, was Dave Sussman’s new band, Vajra. Dave was the bass player in Panzie* and guitarist for Bile. Well, it looks like Dave is back on guitar for this hard …

by   |  10/05/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Vajra, Scars of Envy, Roy Brunston, and more

North Jersey Notes: The Blackfires, Voodoo Terror Tribe, Murder 1, and more

THE BLACKFIRES—New York City

One of the local bands that really piqued my interest at this year’s Rock Carnival at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ this weekend is a New York City band called The Blackfires. I can’t understand why there isn’t more press on these guys. Where did they …

by   |  09/28/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: The Blackfires, Voodoo Terror Tribe, Murder 1, and more

North Jersey Notes: Legion, Crash The Night, Chino Marin and more

One of the bands that made it to this year’s Food Truck and Rock Carnival at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, NJ from September 30 to October 2 is a metal band called Legion. I’ve never heard of these guys before, so I was a bit curious as to how they …

by   |  09/21/2016  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Sunday Brave, Tommy London, The Clocktown Giants and more!

SUNDAY BRAVE—Bloomfield, NJ

I’ve been listening to this band out of Bloomfield, NJ, who remind me a little of the Goo Goo Dolls. They don’t remind me of them as a band, obviously, but musically and songwriting, they are very similar. The name of the band is Sunday Brave and …

by   |  09/14/2016  |  Comments (1)


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