North Jersey Notes: Downcast Theory, Filter Effect, Antigone Rising and More!


Well, it took me until June to find my favorite local band this year! My bud, Jerry Sullivan turned me onto this great band out of Monroe, NJ called Downcast Theory, and from what I’ve heard so far, I am obsessed with these guys. …

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North Jersey Notes: A Pale Horse Named Death, Cascadence, The Dirty Pearls and More!


My lady friend recently introduced me to a great all-star band out of Brooklyn, NY. She told me that they sounded like Alice In Chains, so I had to check them out. The name of the band was A Pale Horse Named Death, …

by   |  06/15/2011  |  Comments (1)

North Jersey Notes: Paul Gargiulo Band, Return To Earth, Thank You Scientist and More!


I recently got an email from a dude named Paul Gargiulo, from Caldwell, NJ, asking me to check out his band, The Paul Gargiulo Band. Paul said that the band has a long history, even though, I’ve never heard of them, and …

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Inked Out: Graceland Tattoo

I recently received an email about a shop that I visited back in 2009 up in Wappingers Falls, NY. The shop is called Graceland Tattoo, and owner Adam Lauricella emailed me to let me know that he’d recently bought the office space across the street …

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Interview with Don Jamieson: Jersey White Thrash

It’s not often that you see a comedian signed to a heavy metal giant like Metal Blade Records. Well, that just changed thanks to VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show co-host and longtime metalhead Don Jamieson, who released his very first live stand-up CD, Don Jamieson: Live And Hilarious, on …

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North Jersey Notes: Sky Picnic, BoundAlive, Atom Strange And More!


I always find it funny how musicians or bands would drop into my life at the weirdest times. For instance, a couple of weeks ago, our floor guy introduced me to his nephew’s band, Metal Gate Mafia. Whenever I mention that I write this …

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North Jersey Notes: Updates

My bros from Killcode are still hard at work on their first full-length CD with producer Stacey O’Dell. According to Killcode singer Tom Morrissey, the band is about nine songs in, and as he put it: “So far, so great!” Killcode is so excited about the upcoming CD that they’ve …

by   |  05/18/2011  |  Comments Off on North Jersey Notes: Updates

North Jersey Notes: Metal Gate Mafia, Apathy, D.R.I. And More!


I recently had a guy come to my house to fix my hardwood floors. When I told him that I wrote for The Aquarian, he told me that his nephew was in a band and that I should give them a listen. So, I did …

by   |  05/11/2011  |  Comments (2)

North Jersey Notes: Star Killer, Christa Renee Band And More!

When my bro Ian Krier, guitarist for the band Star Killer, asked me to check out his band, it was pretty much a no-brainer. Ian and singer Jasin Cadic were always supportive of my old band. They would come down and see us perform whenever they were in …

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Inked Out: Patrick Tattoo

PATRICK TATTOO—West Collingswood Heights, NJ
I was actually contacted via email about the tattoo shop I went to visit this month. Yes, I do read those emails too! Anyway, the name of the shop is Patrick Tattoo and it’s located in West Collingswood Heights, NJ. It’s on the Black Horse …

by   |  05/04/2011  |  Comments (2)

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