North Jersey Notes: Maxwell Feinstein, InDisguise, Saint Caine and More!

I recently received a message from a Maxwell Feinstein on Facebook looking to introduce himself as a local musician who was in the process of releasing his debut CD, Round Of Sound. He emailed me a link to the whole CD, so I gave it a listen and it wasn’t too bad. It was straight-up rock ‘n’ roll that kind of brought me back to the coffee house grunge days. The songs off of Round Of Sound that really caught me ear were “Never Been Alive,” “Open Up,” and the title-track. Maxwell was certainly not reinventing the wheel with these songs, but it definitely sounds like he’s having fun giving the wheel a spin with them.

Maxwell Feinstein is a singer-songwriter who is Jersey born and doesn’t believe in limiting himself to just one genre or singing in just one tone. Max picked up the guitar when he was 12. His family picked up and moved to Hoboken when he was 14. It was the amazing city of Hoboken that set Maxwell’s wheels in motion, making quite the impression on his young mind. As a strapping young lad, he took some training in improv comedy to help shape him into the quirky, irreverent and insatiable musician he is today. Max was primarily inspired by rock music, but has his ear on every type of music, as he likes to put his spin on different sounds. He’s finally stepping out as a solo artist after years of playing the support role in bands and recently sharing the frontman roles.

Feinstein strives to be a technically sound and intuitive musician all at once to satisfy his ego and give his songs the most flavor his little fingers can muster. His live performances are energetic and feature his ever-present ear-to-ear grin. Max says that he hopes fans enjoy his music as much as he had making it. Okay, so Max has no website to promote his music—big mistake! But I’m sure he will have a site up soon after his CD, Round Of Sound, drops. For now, you can learn more about Maxwell Feinstein on his Facebook page,



I wanted to send out condolences to InDisguise guitarist, Jay Prussack, whose mother, Tiffany Prussack, passed on a couple of weeks ago due to liver complications. Singer Dave Incognito said that Mrs. Prussack wasn’t only an amazing woman, but she was also one of the band’s biggest supporters. This Friday night (12/14) at Dingbatz, InDisguise will be dedicating their performance to Jay’s mom to celebrate her life. Their proceeds from this event will be donated to the Pancreatic Cancer Foundation in her name. For more info on this event, log onto

My bros from Saint Caine will be hitting Warehouse 24 in Woodlyn, PA, this Friday night with my new bros, Mother. Have you seen these guys live yet? Wow! Drummer Anthony Sciasci is absolutely fun to watch and hits like his idol, Shannon Larkin from Godsmack. And do I really need to sell John Kosco and Saint Caine? Johnny’s voice speaks for itself. If you’re in Pennsylvania, you need to get to this show! Log onto for more info.

And finally, it sounds like this Friday night is shaping up to be a pretty busy night for the local scene. If you’re in NYC, you have to get your asses to the Mercury Lounge to see a great show featuring a few more of my buds from Panzie* and Star Killer. These guys, together, always seem to pack any club they play so if you’re not there, you’re a square. For more info, log onto or Now, I gave you shows in Jersey, Pennsylvania, and NYC! Go out there and support 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:

12/12—Julius Seizure/Fit For An Autopsy/Within Ruins—The Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ

12/13—Industry/Lethal Affection/Suffer Your Fate (Formerly Spoonfed)/Enemy Of Everyone—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/14—Saint Caine/Mother—Warehouse 24, Woodlyn, PA

12/14— Indisguise/Pyramada/Ixion Lux/Empire Fallen—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/14—Panzie*/Star Killer—Mercury Lounge, NYC

12/14—She Said Fire—White Plains Performing Art Center, White Plains, NY

12/14—Make Me Famous/Get Scared/Heartist/I Am King/Famous Last Words/A Thousand Times Goodnight/Collapsing From Within—Radiant, Nutley, NJ

12/15—Mass Punishment/Hyngd—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/15—Don Ryan/Dots Will Echo/Nude Dudes/Big Wilson River—The Clash Bar, Clifton, NJ

12/16—Cruel Season—BlankFest at The Hudson House, Nyack, NY

12/17—Atom Strange—Arlene’s Grocery, NYC

12/20—Beyond Visible/Seas Of Wake/Halfwitted Dogs/The Dead Elvi—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/21—Doomsday Prophecy/Darkness Descends/The Persevering Promise—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/22—Marc Rizzo/Carnavarice Breath/Scars Of Envy/Murder League All-Stars/Brand Of Julez/Lethal Affection—The Blue Room, Secaucus, NJ

12/22—Ghosts Of Eden/Bound By Substance/Revel 9/Last Stand For Lucy—Mercury Lounge, NYC

12/22—Blue Movie/Devilhaus/Station/Wetspot—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/27—Julius Seizure/Thanatotic Desire/Shadows Of Dawn—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/28—40 Below Summer—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/29—40 Below Summer—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/31—Atom Strange—Arlene’s Grocery, NYC