North Jersey Notes: Joker Five Speed, Metalfier, Eye Of Anubis and more!

Dirty Pearls singer Tommy London has been presenting some pretty cool shows down in The Village at Arlene’s Grocery as of late, and on Sept. 17, Tommy brings the reunion of Joker Five Speed, one of NYC’s favorites, to Arlene’s! Also performing on the bill will be Ten Ton …

by   |  09/07/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Joker Five Speed, Metalfier, Eye Of Anubis and more!

North Jersey Notes: Asphalt Grey, Harvest Falls, Set It Free and more!

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I just heard a great rock back out of Paramus, NJ, who call themselves Asphalt Grey. Where the hell have these guys been hiding? I know I’ve had them on my concert calendar in the past, but I guess I’ve never given them a listen …

by   |  08/17/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Asphalt Grey, Harvest Falls, Set It Free and more!

North Jersey Notes: Frank Palangi, Robots And Monsters, Brand Of Julez and more!

FRANK PALANGI—Queensbury, NY

One of the bands I’ve been meaning to write about since performing with my band Rahway up at the Rock ‘N’ Derby in Schagticoke, NY, back in May was actually an amazing solo artist named Frank Palangi. For those of you who didn’t know, I work …

by   |  08/10/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Frank Palangi, Robots And Monsters, Brand Of Julez and more!

North Jersey Notes: The Steepwater Band, Causticaudio, Jaded Past and more!

THE STEEPWATER BAND—Chicago, IL

I know this band is not from North Jersey, but it was handed across my desk and they’re actually performing in Jersey and New York this week. So, now, they’re going to get some Tri-State love because I really dig what I heard. The name of …

by   |  08/03/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: The Steepwater Band, Causticaudio, Jaded Past and more!

North Jersey Notes: Palaceburn, Negative Sky, Scars Of Envy and More!

My dude Smitty from Zenergy Entertainment recently started working with a very cool band out of Philly called Palaceburn. He asked me to give it a listen and to let him know what I thought. Well, as expected, they’re awesome! I gave a listen to the songs “Believe,” “Your …

by   |  07/27/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Palaceburn, Negative Sky, Scars Of Envy and More!

North Jersey Notes: Butcher Knives, Brand Of Julez, Angel Vivaldi and More!

Lately, I find myself featuring bands here in North Jersey Notes that aren’t as hard rock as I’m used to listening to, and that’s a good thing. It broadens my horizons as a music fan and listener and in turn, it broadens your horizons as music fans and listeners, as …

by   |  07/20/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Butcher Knives, Brand Of Julez, Angel Vivaldi and More!

North Jersey Notes: Prodigal Sons, The Compulsions, Audio Empire and More!

A few weekends ago, I played a show at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ for Mike Camp’s Jersey Campfires Productions, and the band that opened the night was a really cool band called Prodigal Sons out of Paramus, NJ. I tried to check them out online, but at the time …

by   |  07/13/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Prodigal Sons, The Compulsions, Audio Empire and More!

North Jersey Notes: Nalani And Sarina, Diablo Royale, Lower The Veil and More!

Now, I know that I mainly write a rock column, but at the end of the day, I am a dude with eyes and ears for great voices and amazing songwriting. I found that when I came across these twins from Flemington, NJ, Nalani and Sarina. I came across …

by   |  07/06/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Nalani And Sarina, Diablo Royale, Lower The Veil and More!

North Jersey Notes: Continental, Brand Of Julez, Mother and More!

Okay, so I know this band isn’t a North Jersey band, but they’re performing at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ this Thursday night (6/30) and they are pretty bad ass! The name of the band is Continental and it features original Dropkick Murphys guitarist and songwriter Rick Barton …

by   |  06/29/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Continental, Brand Of Julez, Mother and More!

North Jersey Notes: Experiment 34, Panzie*, Madysin Hatter and More!

One of the bands I got to share the stage with up at the Rock ‘N’ Derby in Schaghticoke, NY was the other Jersey band invited up to play the inaugural festival, Experiment 34, which featured my old bud, Kevin Nenichka, whose place I took on bass for the band …

by   |  06/22/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Experiment 34, Panzie*, Madysin Hatter and More!


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