North Jersey Notes: A Clever Con, Panzie*, Charetta and More!

My new buds from A Clever Con recently emailed me the music video for their new song, “Katy Perry Sex Tape.” It’s off of their upcoming CD, Mannequin Love: Part 1, which comes out this October. And yes, A Clever Con are those guys with the lime green ties. They’re also my guests on the most recent Project: American Studio webcast, which can be seen at You can check out A Clever Con’s new music video for “Katy Perry Sex Tape” on YouTube. For more info on the band, log onto

Speaking of new music videos, here are a few others that you need to check out! There are two from a couple of my favorite NYC bands, Panzie* and Charetta. Panzie* recently released a brand new video for their song “Rock ‘N’ Roll Hammer” from their debut CD, Love And Blood. You can see that video on YouTube. Charetta and their smoking hot singer, Angelina DelCarmen, actually released their video for the song “Lights Out” back in July, but I just got around to watching it. Angelina portrays a fighter in a female Fight Club setting and I have to admit that it’s pretty damn hot! You can view that music video at me, you’ll want to see it! Then there’s my bros from BoundAlive, who recently released a music video for their track, “Relive.” The video is pretty awesome and everything a metal video should be. Hear it on YouTube.

I know that I just mentioned these guys last week, but this week there’s some bad news that comes out of their camp. It turns out that my boys from Life Without Warning will be moving on without drummer Pat Mosca and bassist Andrew Rohloff. In fact, their big show with Saving Abel at the Starland Ballroom on Sept. 28 will be the last for Pat and Andrew. Well, the last for Andrew on bass that is. In a recent Facebook post, Andrew stated that he was not leaving the band, but will remain in the band in some other capacity. I guess we’ll have to wait and see what capacity that is. In the meantime, this means there are two openings for a bassist and drummer for Life Without Warning. If you’re interested, contact the band at

Speaking of bad news, Jimmy Forest and his new band, The Bad News, have parted ways after their big performance at the Starland Ballroom, in which they opened for Steel Panther. Jimmy said that the split was already decided before the gig and that he’s already working on a new project, which consists of members of the band Filter Effect. Now, this can be an amazing project! Keep your eyes peeled for this young and new all-star band.

And finally, a couple of shows to see this weekend: My bros from Rahway will be bringing their Creep Show to Roxy & Dukes in Dunellen, NJ, on Friday night (9/7). And yes, they’re calling it a Creep Show Party. Also performing will be Freak Of The Day and Jaded Past. Guitarist Dave Cardenas is really stoked about this event. For more info, log onto Then on Saturday night (9/8), my bros from Killcode will be headlining Irving Plaza in NYC with Star Killer, Brothers, Reserved For Rhondee, and Breakage Rising. What a show! In other Killcode news, the boys hit number two on Billboard’s Heatseekers Charts! Anyway, you can get your tickets for that Irving Plaza show at their box office or at That’s if tickets are even still available!

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:

9/7—Rahway/Freak Of The Day/Jaded Past—Roxy and Dukes Restaurant and Lounge, Dunellen, NJ

9/7—A Clever Con—Ryan’s Pub and Sports Bar, Monroe, NJ

9/7—The Nick Clemons Band/McClinton/Bluesfield Drive/O.M.F. Ol’ MoFo’s/George Becker and Dave Bandinelli of Jaded Past (acoustic)—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

9/8—Killcode/Star Killer/Brothers/Reserved For Rhondee/Breakage Rising—Irving Plaza, NYC

9/8—Mikell’s Plot—Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse, Dunellen, NJ

9/12—Steve Brown—Willie McBrides, Branchburg, NJ

9/13—Lethal Affection/Useless/Last Legion—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

9/14—Audio Machine/Ixion Lux/Long Gone Day/Flight Of Time/Freak Of The Day—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

9/14—End Of An Era/Beyond Visible/Vextion—The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ

9/15—Steve Brown and the Fallout—Willie McBrides, Branchburg, NJ

9/15—The Plot Thickens/Sinners/Arch Demon/Apathy/Voodoo Terror Tribe/Scars Of Envy—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

9/15—Melissa And Paul/Don Ryan—The Loop Lounge, Passaic Park, NJ

9/15—Lieder—Local 269, NYC

9/16—Beta Plus Embryo/Mother/SomeonElse/Brand Of Julez/Sixth Renaissance—Highline Ballroom, NYC

9/19—Steve Brown and Dennis Zimmer—The Orange Lantern, Paramus, NJ

9/20—The Latanza Heist/Stagger/Sydbarret/Negative Sky—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

9/22—Exxplorer—The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ

9/22—Sundown Conspiracy/Seas Of Wake—The Loop Lounge, Passaic Park, NJ

9/22—Borgo Pass—The Hub Billiard Club, Island Park, NY

9/27—Battlecross/The Doomsday Prophecy/Ashes Of Your Enemy/Watchworks—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

9/28—Life Without Warning/Dead Fish Handshake/Saving Abel—Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

9/29—Syka—Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ

9/29—Knucklebone/Trixter—Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ

9/29—Monstrocity/Abacinate/Fit For An Autopsy/Dysentery/Hivesmasher/Cognitive/Augment/Carnavarice Breath—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

9/30—The John Rango Band—Elks Lodge, Pompton Lakes, NJ