North Jersey Notes: Feudale Brothers Band, Lower The Veil, Evan Tooth, and more


Another great music submission from site has come across my desk. This week the name of the band is Feudale Brothers Band. When I opened up their Dropbox link to give their music a listen, the first three tracks, “Green Envy,” “Nothing To Hide,” and “Walking Away” off of their self-titled CD really hooked me in. The songs had this Velvet Revolver feel to them and who doesn’t love Velvet Revolver? The best part about this band is that three brothers comprise trio. So, you know that there can never be a band break-up unless there’s a “feud” within the Feudale Brothers Band.

A “New Year” is a time of rebirth for most people, and the “New Year” was no different for the band formerly known as Mystic Haze. Earlier this year, Mystic Haze reemerged as the Feudale Brothers Band, and they also released their self-titled debut CD. According to their bio, the band, who made their bones along the Jersey Shore, was extremely excited to deliver their new labor of love, which showcased their evolution as a band, as songwriters, as performers, and growth as artists. The Feudale Brothers have been rocking the Jersey Shore with their edgy mix of rock and blues, as Mystic Haze, since forming back in 2005. The band’s musical influences range from The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix to artists like Alice In Chains and David Bowie. They’ve even performed at some of the best venues in the Tri-State Area including The Stone Pony, the Wonder Bar, The Saint, the Court Tavern, Starland Ballroom, Mexicali Live and the Knitting Factory. The band of brothers is led by singer and guitarist Bryan Feudale, singer and bassist David Feudale, and drummer Michael Feudale.

With 2016 coming to a quick close, I, personally, would like to hear more from the Feudale Brothers  Band in 2017. I like their sound and their music has a great feel to it. Their debut self-titled CD is definitely something you might want to consider dialing up on Spotify or by checking the band out online at If you like the grooves and the soul of bands like Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots, then you will like these brothers. Yeah, I know I just referenced two Scott Weiland bands, but maybe one of the brothers should have auditioned for STP? Just a thought. I mean, it’s a little too late now, but vocally, it might have been a perfect fit.



My brothers from Lower The Veil have landed their man! The guys have been on the hunt for a new guitar player since the departure of guitarist and my brother, Chris Siano, earlier in the year. Chris and his wife relocated to the West Coast. After a grueling audition process, the band has finally found their man, but they wouldn’t let me announce it just yet. Instead, they will be unveiling the newest member of Lower The Veil with a return show at The Saint on Friday, January 6, with Ropetree and Panzie*. For more on Lower The Veil, visit

My old pal, Evan Toth, has finally released a new CD, Everything Is Fine. According to Evan, the CD had been in the works for several years and it’s finally here. The 10 new songs can be streamed or purchased on iTunes,, CDBaby and wherever CDs are sold. Evan seemed pretty excited for fans to hear his new tunes. For more info on Evan Toth and his new CD, Everything Is Fine, visit

And finally, my bros from Seas Of Wake recently released their new music video for their song “Beyond The Frail” off of the band’s second CD, Depth Of The Marrow. The video was shot by director Jesse Conti at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. “Beyond The Frail” is a reminder of how aggressive the Seas Of Wake boys really are. If you haven’t checked out Seas Of Wake out yet, you’re the one missing out! For more on Seas Of Wake and their video for “Beyond The Frail,” visit

That’s all for now! Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry and Safe Christmas! 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:

12/22—“That Metal Show” Annual Holiday Bash/Black Tooth Grin/Sickness/Eddie’s Secret Santa All-Star Cover Band/Reality Suite/School of Rock Wayne—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/23—Midnite Hellion/Depraved Indifference/Mikell’s Plot—Sticky Wicket Grill and Bar, Trenton, NJ

12/28—Atomic Beauty/Bird Flu/Silent Tides/Grounded4Life—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/29—The Doomsday Prophecy/The Blessing of this Curse/The Machinist/Thanatotic Desire/Monument of a Memory/Enochian—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

12/30—Infinitus Mortus/Synergi/Fiakra/Agents of Aggression—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ

1/6/17—Lower The Veil/Ropetree/Panzie*–The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ

1/6/17—Chevonne and The Fuzz/Strive/Lunatic Fringe—Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ

1/11/17—Voidless/Cold-Blooded Capitol/Definition Of Anxiety/Obsidian—Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ

1/13/17—Bound By Substance/ CHARETTA/Jackson James/Streepthroat—The Gramercy Theatre, NYC

1/14/17—40 Below Summer/Incognito Theory/Empire Fallen/Seas of Wake/Ghost For Heroes/Among Us/Corevalay—Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ

1/14/17—Attacker CD Release Party/Power Theory/Legion/The Steve Bello Band—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ