Inked Out: Mike Oliver’s Dead Sparrow Tattoo

Since making my move to South Jersey, I’ve been meaning to check out this tattoo shop close by, but never had a chance until now. The shop is called Dead Sparrow Tattoo, and back when I was asked to take a look at this shop, it housed artist Lara Slater …

by   |  04/06/2016  |  Comments Off on Inked Out: Mike Oliver’s Dead Sparrow Tattoo

North Jersey Notes: Fracture, The Compulsions, Baelfire and More!

I recently received an email from a band out of Suffern, NY called Fracture, and when I went to their site, I saw a bunch of kids. Now, I don’t discriminate, and I know better than anyone to never judge a book by its cover, but for some reason, …

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North Jersey Notes: The Undead, Steve Bello, Seas Of Wake and More!

How can you live in North Jersey and never hear of the legendary Misfits? They’re a band we all grew up with especially if you were a music lover. These guys were goth before it was cool to be goth. Well, one of the original members of the Misfits, Bobby …

by   |  03/30/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: The Undead, Steve Bello, Seas Of Wake and More!

North Jersey Notes: Rahway, Killcode, Baelfire and More!

My brothers from Killcode just landed the coolest support slot on tour opening for former Kiss guitar legend, Ace Frehley, on a handful of dates. Killcode will be direct support at B.B. King’s in NYC on April 11, The Paramount in Huntington, NY on April 13, the F.M. Kirby Center …

by   |  03/23/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Rahway, Killcode, Baelfire and More!

The Shadows Are Back For Zakk Wylde

It’s been 20 years since the head honcho of Black Label Society, Father Zakk Wylde, released his debut solo CD, Book Of Shadows, a disc that was critically acclaimed and gracefully accepted by Black Label fans. Unlike his work with Ozzy Osbourne and BLS, Zakk showcased a different side …

by   |  03/16/2016  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: The Vaughns, Voodoo Terror Tribe, Psychoprism and More!

I recently received an email from a band called The Vaughns asking me to check them out. Yes, I do get your emails. I may not answer all of them, but I do get them. Anyway, I logged onto Spotify and listened to the band’s new EP, Tomfoolery, and …

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North Jersey Notes: Me With Creeps, Major Crush, Anaka and More!

An interesting band came across my desk a couple of weeks ago and I finally got around to listening to them. I have to say that they’re an acquired taste, but now that I’ve acquired that taste, I like it! I’m talking about this up-and-coming metal band out of Fort …

by   |  03/09/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Me With Creeps, Major Crush, Anaka and More!

Inked Out: Empire Tattoo Inc.

I came across a pretty cool tattoo shop down here in South Jersey recently while I was on my way to a class. The name of the place is Empire Tattoo Inc. and apparently, it’s a small chain with locations in Boston and Quincy, Massachusetts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and right here …

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North Jersey Notes: Radio Exile, Awaken The Shadow, Full Scale Riot and More!

A couple of weeks ago, I was forwarded an amazing band out of Asbury Park, NJ who called themselves Radio Exile. When I was introduced to the band, I was told they had more of a classic rock sound. Um, unless I’m really old, their sound is hard rock …

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North Jersey Notes: Deaf Rhino, Saint Caine, Scars Of Envy and More!

This week marks the second week in a row that I’ll actually be featuring a band out of North Jersey. I mean, after all, this is North Jersey Notes, right? North Jersey bands have a bad habit of hiding for some reason and I’m not sure why. There are …

by   |  02/24/2016  |  Comments (1)


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