No Tricking This Trixter: P.J. Farley Drops A Solo CD

One of my favorite bass players for the “hairband” era was always a local guy from the next town over from where I grew up. His name is P.J. Farley and he played and still plays bass for the mighty Trixter. Back then, P.J. was the youngest guy in the …

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Inked Out: Artist Spotlight – Jess Yen – My Tattoo, Alhambra, CA

I chose to spotlight an artist this month as opposed to a shop because I felt that this artist needed some East Coast love since he will be hosting a seminar at this year’s Empire State Tattoo Expo in New York City. His name is Jess Yen of My Tattoo …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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North Jersey Notes: Apollo Under Fire, Dinosaur Eyelids, Rahway and More!

My bud Mike Camp from Jersey Campfire Productions is promoting a show at Roxy ‘N’ Dukes in Dunellen, NJ tonight (6/15) featuring a band called Apollo Under Fire, and while I know they are not from North Jersey, I had to feature them this week, because they’ll be performing in …

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North Jersey Notes: Ronin, Robots And Monsters, Division 1.1 and More!

So, I ran into Ronin guitarist, Stone, a couple of weeks at the Sixx:A.M. show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ and he asked me if I ever got a copy of their CD Rise Of An Empire. I told him that I didn’t yet and that they need …

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An Interview with Don Jamieson: He Knows You’re A Metalhead

“You might be a metalhead…if 99 percent of your wardrobe is black!” That’s one of the quotes from my bud and stand-up comedian, Don Jamieson’s new book, You Might Be A Metalhead. It seems Don needed another outlet for his comedy outside of his live stand-up shows and CDs …

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North Jersey Notes: Dentist, Panzie*, One Hundred Thousand and More!

So, there was a very cool band who reached out to me back in April, but I missed their email and shows, but I was a bit curious about their band, so I went to give them a listen. I swear that while I listened to them, I felt I …

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Inked Out: East River Tattoo

After a recent wedding in Brooklyn, my wife and I drove through Greenpoint down by the waterfront, and we happened to drive by a tattoo shop called East River Tattoo on Manhattan Avenue. So, I made a U-turn and headed back to check the shop out, still in our wedding …

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