North Jersey Notes: Fever Vein, She Said Fire, Charetta and More!

I was recently contacted by Fever Vein singer Mykill Vittoria to check out his band. Wondering where I’ve heard that name before, it turns out Mykill is the former lead singer of my boys Endall! So I had to check these guys out, especially if they were from my neck of the woods in North Jersey. After receiving the band’s EPK that Mykill sent me, I listened to the tracks “Screams Of The Insane,” “Throw Me Astray” and “I Am Your God,” and I thought the music was amazing! Mykill’s voice was perfect for these songs. I mean, these guys definitely didn’t reinvent the wheel, but they absolutely rolled with the wheel that was already invented. This was hard rock at its finest.

According to their bio, Fever Vein formed in 2009 and was put together by guitarist John Fodi and drummer Louis Gallo. The band wasted no time and quickly wrote a few songs and headed into the studio to record their first five-track demo. The boys would sharpen their skills by playing live and performing at various venues in the Tri-State Area. In late 2010, some internal issues forced the departure of their bass player and singer. In August 2011, they would find singer Mykill Vittoria. His stage presence and vocal ability immediately enhanced the sound of Fever Vein. Later that year, their lineup was finalized with the addition of bassist Sean O’Donnell.

Since O’Donnell joined, Fever Vein has pounded the pavement and has been playing every venue that would have them. According to Mykill, they’re currently writing new material for an upcoming CD. They recently released their first single, “Screams Of The Insane,” and are working on a video for it. You can catch Fever Vein live at Dingbatz on Thursday, Oct. 25, as part of Jose Mangin’s Hard Attack Thursday’s at the club! For more info on Fever Vein, go to



I know that I just featured these guys a few weeks ago, but since their North Jersey Notes feature, The August Infinity have already made a couple of important changes. They’ve added new drummer Christina Vitucci to their lineup and most importantly, they’ve changed their name to She Said Fire. I’m not sure why—maybe they needed a fresh start with the new drummer? Anyway, the band recently posted a new acoustic video with their new drummer on Facebook in a popular segment they call Pajama Jams, where they cover the Foo Fighters’ “Everlong.” Check out the new She Said Fire on

Apparently, the gang from Charetta are looking to put out a book. Not new music, but they’re looking to release a book—and I think it’s about them. So, they’re asking for friends and fans to email them fun photos and artwork along with a story about the band. It sounds like a pretty interesting concept, but I’m more curious about how many people will partake. You can contact Charetta at

And finally, some shows that you might want to catch this weekend; my bros Apathy will be playing The Blue Room in Secaucus on Thursday night (10/4). Also at The Blue Room on Friday night (10/5), Dave Incognito brings his band InDisguise to town, and on Saturday night (10/6), down at the Starland Ballroom, my new bros from Lords Of Mercy will be putting their ‘balls to the wall’ when they open for the legendary Accept, which is now fronted by Jersey boy Mark Tornillo (ex-T.T. Quick). This show should be amazing, so get your asses to at least one of these gigs and support your local music!

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:

10/4—Shadows Of Dawn/Saint Diablo/Sanatarius/Tenth Hour/I Am Trireme/Shake That Bear —Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

10/4—Apathy—The Blue Room, Secaucus, NJ

10/5—The Tattoo Rebellion—The Delancey, NYC

10/5—Pool of Thorns/InDisguise—The Blue Room, Secaucus, NJ

10/5—Murphy’s Law—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

10/6—Lords Of Mercy/Accept—Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

10/6—Ripface Invasion—No Quarter, Brooklyn, NY

10/6—Watchworks—The Blue Room, Secaucus, NJ

10/7—Madball—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

10/9—All Time Low—Webster Hall, NYC

10/10—L.S.G./Voodoo Chile—B.B. King’s Blues Club, NYC

10/12—Steve Brown—The Orange Lantern, Paramus, NJ

10/12—Dead Fish Handshake—Architekt, Butler, NJ

10/12—Lower The Veil—The Strand Theater, Lakewood, NJ

10/13—Saint Caine/Mother—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

10/13—Julius Seizure—Marz Bar and Grille, Phillipsburg, NJ

10/13—Doghouse Swine/Shat—The Blue Room, Secaucus, NJ

10/18—Thanatotic Desire/Stabbing Eden/Abraxas—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

10/20—Mother—Theater of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA

10/25—Fever Vein/Bloodwork/Firehaze/blkVampires—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

10/26—BoundAlive/Judge the Fallen/Scars of Envy/Welcome Burden—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

10/27—Lower The Veil/The Zombie Mafia—The Blue Room, Secaucus, NJ

10/28—Ours—Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ