Inked Out: Dark Child Tattoo

DARK CHILD TATTOO—Port Jefferson Station, NY

I was visiting some family in Long Island during Labor Day weekend when we happened to drive through Port Jefferson Station. This was when my eyes focused on a sign that read ‘Tattoo.’ Always willing to oblige my obsessions, my lady friend suggested that …

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North Jersey Notes: Doubledge, Luke and Marc Rizzo, Ashes Of Your Enemy & *SOULFLY (!?)

DOUBLEDGE—Bronx, NY

I found a great hard rock band on reverbnation.com recently. Only they’re not from North Jersey. They’re from da Bronx! The name of the band is Doubledge and they rock… Really hard! I was blown away and wasn’t expecting what I heard when I clicked on the title …

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North Jersey Notes: Panzie*, Incognito Theory, ‘Mosh Potatoes’ and Ape Fight

PANZIE*—New York City, NY

One band that I keep hearing about is Panzie* out of NYC. Until recently, I never got a chance to hear their music. I needed to hear what the buzz was about, so I logged onto myspace.com/panzierocknroll to give them a listen. I love their grit …

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North Jersey Notes: Disaster Fantastic, Steve Bello & Gar Francis

DISASTER FANTASTIC

UNION, NJ—My Sik Twisted Smile drummer, Jeff Hardee, recently told me that his nextdoor neighbor was in a hard rock band. Of course I salivated at the chance to hear a new rock band from North Jersey. The name of the band is Disaster Fantastic out of Union, …

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North Jersey Notes: Addicted to Pain, Return to Earth & Bumblefoot

ADDICTED TO PAIN

Albany, NY

Who knew that Albany rocked? I didn’t until this band Addicted to Pain came across my desk via the band’s publicist. Once again this week, I am not featuring a North Jersey band like I’m supposed to because this band is so worth knowing about …

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