North Jersey Notes: The Hollow, Infernophonic And Much More!

THE HOLLOW—Morristown, NJ

I love hearing from new bands looking for exposure in The Aquarian. I mean that’s the sole reason why we do this, right? So, when I was contacted by the Morristown, NJ band The Hollow, I immediately clicked on their link to give them a …

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North Jersey Notes: Updates

I haven’t heard from the boys of Killcode in a little while. Well, until now, that is! The boys rocked the Highline Ballroom in NYC last week for the first time, but most importantly, my bro and singer Tom Morrissey told me that Killcode is currently in the middle of …

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North Jersey Notes: Passing Planets, Apefight, The Compulsions and more

PASSING PLANETS—Nyack, NY

A young band from Nyack, NY recently came across my plate via theaquarian.com. Yes, we do actually read those! Anyway, the name of the band was Passing Planets, so I decided to log onto the band’s ReverbNation page, reverbnation.com/passingplanets, where I was able to hear a …

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Inked Out: Sink The Ink

SINK THE INK TATTOO—Willow Grove, PA
On a recent trip though Pennsylvania—just north of Philly to be exact, I happened to drive by a great little tattoo shop in a small town called Willow Grove. The shop was called Sink the Ink and it seemed pretty busy for a local …

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North Jersey Notes: Socratic, Angel Vivaldi & Thank You Scientist

SOCRATIC—Linden, NJ

I was recently asked to check out a band called Socratic from Linden, NJ. The band was not only very alternative, but they were also very good! I got to hear a few songs on their MySpace page, myspace.com/socratic. I heard a song called “May I Bum a …

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Top Ten Albums Of 2010, According To Our Writers

This was the most picked record from our writers. Click through to see what else we liked.

Daniel Alleva

1. The Arcade Fire/The Suburbs/Merge

2. Interpol/Interpol/Matador

3. Deerhunter/Halcyon Digest/4AD

4. Deftones/Diamond Eyes/Reprise/Warner Bros.

5. The Futureheads/The Chaos/Nul Records

6. Vampire …

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North Jersey Notes: Gentleman Thieves, Beatrix Kiddo, Q*Ball and more!

GENTLEMAN THIEVES—South Amboy, NJ

A few years back, I wrote about a band out of Central Jersey called Ecotone, because they were recording right next door to my former band at Tim Gilles’s Big Blue Meanie Recording studio in Jersey City. Well, the boys have grown up and changed their …

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North Jersey Notes: Hands On The Stereo, The Compulsions, Piston Driven and more!

HANDS ON THE STEREO—Maywood, NJ

Now, you can’t get any more North Jersey than Maywood, NJ, and when I came across Hands On The Stereo on ReverbNation, I felt that they would be a perfect fit for this column. They’re music was modern and at times anthemic, especially their song …

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Inked Out: No Ka Oi Tiki Tattoo

PHILADELPHIA, PA—On a recent visit to the City of Brotherly Love, I came across a beautiful storefront that stood out compared to the other shops on South Fourth Street in Philadelphia. The place had Hawaiian décor that can lure anybody in out of mere curiosity. And it sure as hell …

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North Jersey Notes: Flames Of Fury, Apathy, Ape Fight and more!

FLAMES OF FURY—NJ/NYC

Charetta bassist Richard Mollo recently emailed me to let me know about a new project he’s been working with lately. The name of the band is Flames of Fury and they rock! After reading Rich’s email, I clicked on the enclosed link to the band’s ReverbNation page …

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