A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned a new project from Mildly Medicated guitarist Ryan Chiarella called Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed. I caught Ryan performing live a few years ago at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ when he was part of the School of Rock Monmouth. I remember thinking, “This kid has a cool look to him and he can play.” You can tell that he set himself apart from the rest of the kids in the band, so it’s no wonder that he has his own band named after him. Ryan sent me the group’s first single, “Out In The Sun,” and it turns out there’s a new Steve Bello on the music scene. The song was an instrumental, but a great start for this young trio.

Born and raised down at the Jersey Shore, it’s no wonder why a young Ryan Chiarella became so quickly involved in the Asbury Park and Central Jersey music scenes. When he turned 14, he enrolled in the Monmouth County School of Rock music program, which earned him performances on stages including The Stone Pony, Brookdale College, Encore Event Center, the Gramercy Theatre, Highline Ballroom, the Sherman Theater, The Javits Center, and MetLife Stadium. His guitar playing also led to extensive tours in support of The Color Run and Color Me Rad foundations, where he played major cities across the East Coast to collectively thousands of people at a time. Drummer Paul Lambert and bassist Robbie McCall round The New Breed out and are truly reputable and respectable talents in their own right with a strong background on the music scene.

To Ryan and crew, The New Breed means “fresh,” which also means something new when it comes to blues-oriented, traditional axe slingers that preceded Chiarella and his band. They aim to prove that with their leadoff single, “Out In The Sun.” The song really lets Chiarella shine and really shows how well-rounded his rhythm section is. “Out In The Sun” proves that Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed can be a force to be reckoned with on the music scene. All I can say to Steve Bello and Angel Vivaldi is, “You better watch out for Ryan Chiarella! He’s here to take your place!” To learn more about Ryan Chiarella And The New Breed, log onto facebook.com/ryan.chiarella.



My bros from Anaka recently released the first single off of their upcoming fifth studio album. The song is called “The Father Time Trilogy,” and it features the late legendary WWE superstar, The Ultimate Warrior, who was a close friend to the Pallis brothers. He was closest to guitarist and songwriter Peter Pallis, and stayed in touch until his passing back in April. “The Father Time Trilogy” pays tribute to the fallen Warrior with a voice track that he recorded before he passed away. You can check the song out now at cdbaby.com/cd/anaka7 or visit Anaka at anaka.net.

Has anyone seen the new music video from my bros, Killcode, yet? It’s for their song “The Wrong Side” off of their latest self-titled CD, and it’s actually one of my favorite tracks on the record. Some local favorites like Santino Noir, Tim “No. 37” Martinez, Angelina DelCarmen from Charetta, Emily Powers from Eva And Her Virgins, the now-defunct Roseland Ballroom and Duff’s in Brooklyn all make cameos in the video. You can take a look at the video for “The Wrong Side” now at youtu.be/6CcH6MidxE8 or you can visit Killcode at killcode.net.

And finally, my bud Eric Ragno, a local Jersey City musician, will be playing piano for former T.N.T. singer Tony Harnell this Black Friday night (11/28) at the Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. This is Eric’s first local performance with Tony in a while. For those of you who might be too young to remember T.N.T., they were an ’80s power metal band from Norway responsible for hits like “Everyone’s A Star” and “10,000 Lovers (In One).” For more info on Eric Ragno’s appearance with Tony Harnell, log onto tonyharnell.com or facebook.com/eric.ragno.

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 tim@theaquarian.com, 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! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tim Louie is the Author of S**t Happens.

NJN Concert Calendar:

11/26—KnuckleHead/The Growling Hounds—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

11/28—Queen V—Rockwood Music Hall, NYC

11/29—Raftree—Tenth Street Live, Kenilworth, NJ

1/30—Homicidal/Danny Diablo/UNDIVIDED/FULL SCALE RIOT/Buried Before Death/Paralysis—The Blue Room, Secaucus, NJ

12/2—Famous Last Words/For All I Am/Kingdom Of Giants/Whether, I/Ashes Of My Regret/GlassHouses—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/5—Red Dragon Cartel/Audio Empire/Lipstick Magazine—Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ

12/5—Dead Fish Handshake/Crewman Number Six—Maxwell’s Tavern, Hoboken, NJ

12/6—Brand of Julez/ANAKA—The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY

12/6—Ghosts of Eden—Arlene’s Grocery, NYC

12/5—Ted Poley/Rock Kandy—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/10—Otan Vargas—Mulcahy’s, Wantagh, NY

12/10—Samarian—Arlene’s Grocery, NYC

12/11—Charetta/Ghosts of Eden/REVEL 9/Statue of Anne—Lovecraft Bar NYC, NYC

12/12—Big City Rebels 6/Santa Cruz/Sweet Cyanide/Station/Nasty Habit/Wicked—The Studio at Webster Hall, NYC

12/12—Horizon Edge/From Below/Fear Report/Srotakin IV—Fontana’s Bar, NYC

12/13—Oraculum/Angel Vivaldi/Gyre/Ascending From Ashes/Canopy Veil/As Glory Fades/Eels Of Love/Localide—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/13—Killcode/John Corabi—Revolution Bar and Music Hall, Amityville, NY

12/19—Ropetree/Buckcherry—Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

12/19—That Metal Show’s Holiday Bash featuring Psychoprism/Madysin Hatter/Gathering After Ashes/Stereo Outlaws—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/20—Lieder—The Clash Bar, Clifton, NJ

12/21—Agnostic Front/HUGE/Negative Traction/Negative Sky/Mass Punishment—The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ

12/27—Battlecross/Wretched/War Of Ages/Julius Seizure/Monument Of A Memory—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/27—Syka/Andrew W.K.—GameChanger World, Howell, NJ

12/29—Lower The Veil/Clutch—Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ

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