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 even posted a teaser for their song “Tied,” which is one of 12 songs that will be on the CD at In other Killcode news, the band recently signed a management deal with Extreme Management Group to handle all band business. Killcode heads over to Djibouti, Africa, Kuwait and Iraq to perform for their Armed Forces Entertainment Tour sometime next week, where they will perform for our boys and girls overseas fighting for our freedom. For more news on Killcode, log onto

Local guitar virtuoso Angel Vivaldi will be officially releasing his latest EP, Universal Language, next Tuesday, May 24. He’ll be celebrating with a CD release party this Sunday night, May 22, at Crash Mansion in NYC, where he will have physical copies of the EP. Angel also told me that there will be physical copies of the EP for sale via and digital distribution via and iTunes. As if that weren’t enough, Angel will also be conducting Ibanez guitar clinics throughout the spring and summer. So, be on a lookout for that at

The boys from New York City hard rockers Panzie* recently leaked a little teaser from their upcoming CD on their ReverbNation page, The name of the song is “Angryman,” and even though I only heard a clip, I can tell you that the song is badass! It’s no different than any other Panzie* song. It’s just plain badass! Check it out for yourself at

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that my bud Emir Erkal, from the band Voodoo Terror Tribe, was pulling double duty also playing guitar for the band Lyken21. Well, I was recently contacted by singer and bassist Marton Miklos of Lyken21, first, thanking me for mentioning the band in the column, and, second, to let me know that the band has a new CD on the way called Chaos B4 The Crime, which he says should be released sometime this summer. Marton said that the first three tracks are already finished but they still have a lot of work ahead of them. For more info on Lyken21, log onto

And finally, speaking of chaos, I recently received a message from the band Crawl 2 Chaos for the first time in two years. The band wanted to let me know that they have retooled and are back together with brand new songs. The new songs, “Before My Eyes,” “Wasteland America” and “Suffer Kate,” can be heard on the band’s MySpace page: Look for Crawl 2 Chaos at a club near you this summer!

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:

5/19—Steve Brown—The Firehouse Eatery, Rahway, NJ

5/19—Flames of Fury—The Gramercy Theater, NYC

5/20—Charetta—Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ

5/20—Incognito Theory/Incognito and DePalma—The Cup Complex, Linden, NJ

5/20—Steve Brown and the Fallout—Willie McBride’s, Branchburg, NJ

5/21—(Damn) This Desert Air—Jack and Bill’s, Seaside Heights, NJ

5/21—James Arlowe and the Ruffian Circus—Jimbo’s Bar and Grill, Seaside Heights, NJ

5/21—Ghosts of Eden—Seaside Music Festival, Seaside Heights, NJ

5/21—Judge Drain—The Cup Complex, Linden, NJ

5/21—Filter Effect/The Plot Thickens/Enemy of Everyone—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

5/21—Steve Brown—The Beachcomber Bar, Seaside Heights, NJ

5/22—Angel Vivaldi—Crash Mansion, NYC

5/25—Steve Brown—The Copper Bottom, Florida, NY

5/27—Steve Brown and the Falllout—The Blackthorn, Parsippany, NJ

5/28—Steve Brown and the Fallout—The Beachcomber Bar, Seaside Heights, NJ