North Jersey Notes Updates: She Said Fire, Panzie*, Apostrophes and More!

Congrats to the gang from She Said Fire. Josh Hawksley and crew will be direct support for The Used on their upcoming tour, a band that Josh and his bandmates claim as one of their favorite bands of all time! Now that is pretty cool getting a chance to open for one of your all-time favorites on tour, which kicks off next week. This is just more proof that hard work does pay off sometimes. Check out She Said Fire at

My bros from Panzie* have a new music video out for their song “Rise.” The video is such an awesome throwback to the ‘80s MTV video days when they actually used to play videos. Oh, yeah! The song “Rise” kicks ass too! Check it out at

The boys from Apostrophes have released a new single. The song is called “Left Behind,” and it’s excellent! Singer Francisco Paz sounds amazing on this track and the harmonies are dead-on! You have to check this out! Give “Left Behind” a listen now at

My NYC metal bros, Anaka, have a great show lined up in a couple of weeks at the Gramercy Theatre in NYC. They’ll be opening for some Jersey Boys, Ill Nino, on Oct. 20. If I’m not mistaken, this is the first time we’ll be seeing Ill Nino in quite some time too. This show should not be missed! For more info, log onto

North Jersey music scene vet Jack Frost and his band Seven Witches will be releasing a new CD this month called Rebirth. The last time that I heard from Seven Witches, Alan Tecchio was singing for them, but it seems Jack Frost is back with a power-packed lineup including singer Anthony Cross, Ronnie Parkes from Cleavage and FarCry, and former Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly. Seven Witches will be celebrating the release of Rebirth with a show at Dingbatz on Oct. 18 with Black Water Rising opening. This is going to be a great show too! Speaking of Black Water Rising, they have some big shows coming up opening for my bro Rex Brown and his band Kill Devil Hill. So, keep your ears peeled for that. For more on Seven Witches, log onto

And finally, my bro Don Jamieson from That Metal Show will be bringing his acoustic death metal band Gunfire ‘N’ Sodomy to Tenth Street Live in Kenilworth this Saturday night with some more of my bros, Sekond Skyn, opening. This should be a fun night so go out and support some local music this weekend! Check out Don’s band at and Sekond Skyn 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:

10/11—Dead Fish Handshake/Like A Storm/OneHundredThousand—Architekt Music, Butler, NJ

10/11—It Lies Within/Blood Of The Martyrs/Oceansend/Afterthreat/A Need For Reason/Blameless And Upright/Beyond Visible/Seeds Of Redemption—Tenth Street Live, Kenilworth, NJ

10/11—Broken Heroes/Lonewolf/Combate49—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

10/12—Statik Silence—Architekt Music, Butler, NJ

10/12—Gunfire ‘N’ Sodomy (Don Jamieson)/Sekond Skyn—Tenth Street Live, Kenilworth, NJ

10/12—The Devil In God/Thrashole/Ashes Of Your Enemy/Ixion Lux—The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ

10/14—Ed Roland from Collective Soul—Trinity UMC, Ewing, NJ

10/14—Metalfier/Mother—Arlene’s Grocery, NYC

10/15—Stagger/Negative Sky/Eye Of Anubis/Darkness Descends/A Ruthless Scene/Monkish/Blunt Guts—The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ

10/18—Audio Empire/Killcode/Long Gone Day/Raftree—The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ

10/18—Seven Witches/Black Water Rising—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

10/19—Slander/Faith Or Fear/Evil Reign/BlackOcean/Decypher/ MeatPlow/Anvil Bitch/Citadel/Bone Devil—The Legendary Dobbs, Philadelphia, PA

10/19—Borgo Pass—Who-Ville Bar, Bethpage, NY

10/20—Anaka/Ill Nino—Gramercy Theatre, NYC

10/24—Mobile Deathcamp/USELESS/Gyre—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

10/26—Madysin Hatter/Rivera Bomma/Affinity—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

10/26—Lieder—Ella Lounge, NYC

10/29—The Infinite Staircase/The Winery Dogs—Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

10/31—Riotgod/The Battery Electric/Sekond Skyn/Harvey Djent—The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ