North Jersey Notes: Hence The Noise, Mexicali Live, Debonair Music Hall, and More

HENCE THE NOISE – Brooklyn, NY

My BFF Roy Brunston, from the band Resurge, brought my attention to this amazing band out of New York. The shining star in this band is drummer Robbie Russo, who is only 13 years old and the son of guitarist Rob Russo. The name …

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Inked Out: Hammersmith Tattoo – London, England

Yes, this is not a shop in the U.S. and it might be a shop difficult for many of you to get to, but my wife and I spent two weeks in London, and we discovered this amazing shop with some incredible artists in Hammersmith, London. While it’s a shop …

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North Jersey Notes: Circuitry, Robots And Monsters, Lower The Veil, and More

CIRCUITRY – Long Branch, NJ

One band that I’ve been hearing much about is a metal act out of Long Branch, NJ called Circuitry. I haven’t seen these guys live yet, but everyone I know on the scene has been talking about them, so my curiosity has been piqued …

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North Jersey Notes: One Day Waiting, Tommy London, Obsidian, and More

ONE DAY WAITING – Hudson Valley, NY

In a couple of weeks, my band Rahway will be opening for Puddle of Mudd up at a brand new venue in Easton, PA called One Centre Square on July 15. Also performing that night will be a band from Hudson Valley, NY …

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North Jersey Notes: John Kiernan, Queen V, Lethal Affection, and More

JOHN KIERNAN – Paramus, NJ

Have you ever heard of a guitar player named John Kiernan? Neither have I until today! Holy crap! This guy shreds and he’s from North Jersey! How have I never heard of him before is beyond me, but look out Steve Bello and Angel …

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North Jersey Notes: Blood Feast, Billy Monroe, Dark Sky Choir, and More

BLOOD FEAST – Watchung, NJ

One of the bands that my old BlackOcean drummer Bill Cavallo, who now plays in a Philadelphia-based thrash band called Faith Or Fear, turned me onto is a thrash band from Watchung, NJ called Blood Feast, and it just so happened that my bass …

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Inked Out: Coffey Shop Tattoos – Long Island City, NY

After a Yankees game one Saturday in April with my cousin and his girlfriend, my wife and I went back to see his new apartment in Long Island City. First of all, have any of you been to Long Island City in a while? Holy smokes! Hoboken where? This was …

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North Jersey Notes: Anthems For Autumn, Killcode, Corevalay, and More

ANTHEMS FOR AUTUMN – Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Where the hell did these guys come from? I was taking a look at the upcoming shows at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ and this band Anthems For Autumn piqued my interest because of their stunning lead singer who happened to have a …

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North Jersey Notes: Everything Falls, New Theory, Voodoo Terror, and More

EVERYTHING FALLS – Springfield, NJ

So, next week, my band Rahway will be celebrating the release of our new CD, Undefeated, which actually gets released this week, with a CD Release Party at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ on June 10. The band opening the evening is a band that …

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North Jersey Notes: Victim, Broken Past, Ryder, and More

VICTIM – Northampton, PA

So, one of my buddies, Bill Caufman, from PA and former drummer of the band Governing Murphy, recently reached out about his new project, Victim. Like I do with all of my friends, I give their projects a quick listen, and if I really like …

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