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 the area. So, when Ian told me that his and Jasin’s band was up and running, I immediately went to their ReverbNation page,, to give them a listen. Where have these guys been hiding? They are amazing! Songs like their EP’s title track, “As The Sky Is Falling,” as well as “Picture Perfect” and “Too Wrong,” really rock and are modern enough to fit into what’s big in rock today with a hint of influence from everything we love about rock ‘n’ roll.

Back in the summer of 2009, singer Jasin Cadic, Ian and guitarist Rob Hayder began writing songs for what would become Star Killer’s debut EP, As The Sky Is Falling. Towards the end of 2009, drummer Lou LaRossa joined Star Killer to put his stamp on all of the new Star Killer songs, which would end up on As The Sky Is Falling, released in July 2010. The band searched for a bass player throughout 2010, but then guitarist Rob Hayder had an old friend in Steve Perlmutter, who happened to play bass, and he stepped in, making it possible for the band to start playing live in October. By the end of 2010, Steve proved to be the missing piece to the Star Killer puzzle and joined the band permanently.

Star Killer is currently performing live around the country and promoting the hell out of their EP. They are planning to continue writing to complete their first full-length sometime later this year. You can catch these guys live tonight at Irving Plaza in NYC. If you want to hear what they sound like first, log onto, where you can also find out where they’re playing next!

The Christa Renee Band has officially released their EP, For The People, and she celebrated with a CD release party at a little club in New Hampshire. Anyway, you can catch some live video footage for Christa Renee’s song “Ocean Floor,” which was taped at the CD release party, by searching for Christa Renee Band on For more info on Christa Renee, log onto

Tommy London and his boys from The Dirty Pearls will become the first unsigned band to perform live on WRXP’s airwaves. The popular New York City rock radio station will be broadcasting live at The Studio at Webster Hall on May 11, where The Dirty Pearls will be performing they’re new single, “Who’s Coming Back To Who.” For more Dirty Pearls news, log onto

And finally, my bros from Voodoo Terror Tribe have officially released the music video for their song “Wake of the White Devil,” off of their upcoming CD, Symptoms Of Sin, which will be released via Romulus X Records. The song “Wake Of The White Devil” is surely a kick on the teeth! Check out the video for yourself at

That’s all for now! If your band is from North Jersey, and you want some exposure, send your press kits to Arts Weekly, c/o Tim Louie P.O. Box 1140 Little Falls, NJ 07424, or you can email me at, where you can also let me know where you’re performing next!

Just remember: we’re all in the same boat, so every little bit of exposure counts!

Tim Louie is the author of S**t Happens.

NJN Concert Calendar:

5/4—Star Killer—Irving Plaza, NYC

5/5—ZO2/UFO—Club Loaded, Farmingdale, NY

5/6—ZO2/Sweet Cyanide/Wildstreet/Jesse Blaze Snyder—Gramercy Theater, NYC

5/7—Full Moon Fever—Rattlesnake Ranch Café, Denville, NJ

5/7—James Arlowe and the Ruffian Circus—Asbury Park VFW, Asbury Park, NJ

5/9—A Clean Getaway—Angels and Kings, NYC

5/11—The Dirty Pearls—The Studio at Webster Hall, NYC

5/13—King Hell!—Tammany Hall, NYC

5/14—The Plot Thickens—The Clash Bar, Clifton, NJ