North Jersey Notes: Drifting Figures, Sekond Skyn, Midnight Mob and More!

My brother from the band Ronin, singer David Marin, recently posted on Facebook, raving about his old Statik Silence bandmate guitarist, Zack Kenworthy’s new band, Drifting Figures. So, out of curiosity, I decided to give it a listen, and I loved these guys! Yeah, they sound a little cookie-cutter, …

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Inked Out: Eastern Pass Tattoo Co.

While I was out in South Philly one night, a friend of ours was raving about this new tattoo shop he goes to when he wants to some new body artwork done. So, I asked him to take me there so I can check it out. He brought us to …

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North Jersey Notes: Awaken The Shadow, Brand Of Julez, Civic And More!

Now, I’ve never really done this before, but there is so much buzz around this New York City band, I need to feature them without even listening to a single song. I mean I’ve heard clips of a couple songs like “Scars Will Remain” and “Sing My Song” and I …

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North Jersey Notes: Close The Circle, Steve Bello, The Paragon Image and More!

My old bud Andrew Padilla from Dispute To Flames and Avenida recently reached out to me to give his new band a listen. The name of the band is Close The Circle and they’re pretty damn good! Andrew, who is still a North Jersey guy, is the singer and he …

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Trixter And Their Human Era: An Interview with Steve Brown

I haven’t spoken to the guys from Trixter since the release of their fourth studio album, Human Era, on Frontiers Records last June. I mean, messages here and there with guitarist Steve Brown and bassist P.J. Farley, but we never got to discuss the new record, which, personally, I …

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North Jersey Notes: Face The King, Shore Metal Madness IV, Common Wealth and More!

Okay, I know these guys aren’t from North Jersey, but they’re from Amityville, NY, which is close enough for me! Long Island bands need love too and I am loving these guys! The name of the band is Face The King. They have more of an alt-rock feel to …

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North Jersey Notes: Legacy, Common Wealth, Incognito Theory and More!

An amazing young band from Freehold, NJ has raised its ugly head on the Jersey music scene and I’m really, really digging them. The name of the band is Legacy and I came across them when I started writing about the TRAPT show at the Stanhope House in February (see …

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North Jersey Notes: Sam Haiman Band, EchoLab, Ronin and More!

This week’s feature band is a band that I actually heard on the lovely Lindsay Klein’s “Homegrown Spotlight” on WDHA a while back, but I totally forgot about them until recently. I remembered hearing them and thinking about how their sound really brought me back to my early days at …

by   |  01/13/2016  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Sam Haiman Band, EchoLab, Ronin and More!

Inked Out: 138 Tattoo

If you read this column every month, you’ll know that I travel a lot and one of the things I love to do when I travel is stop in at various tattoo shops in the different cities that I visit. Well, last month, my wife and I were invited to …

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North Jersey Notes: Our Fears, Negative Sky, The Battery Electric and More!

I was taking a look at some of the upcoming shows over at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ and I came across a Jersey Campfires show featuring Strive, Ascending From Ashes, Chevonne And The Fuzz, Our Fears and Low Roads Ghost on Jan. 23, but the band that caught my …

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