North Jersey Notes – Brianna Musco


  I saw that Brianna Musco was performing at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ this Friday night (9/7). I had never heard of Brianna before, so I decided to give her latest EP, The Demo a quick listen. The EP features the songs “Forever”, “Not Enough” and “Ringling”, and I thought that Brianna reminded me of Alanis Morrissette with lyrics that reminded me of 10,000 Maniacs or even just Natalie Merchant. She has a killer voice with some great songwriting chops.

  According to her bio, Brianna Musco is a singer-songwriter based out of Montvale, who has been traveling and touring major cities throughout the U.S. and Europe. Brianna is a retired Division I soccer player for Delaware State University, where she helped the team win back-to-back league championships her sophomore season. She also studied classical guitar at both Delaware State and Monmouth University. Brianna released her EP, The Demo, back in January, which received an outpouring amount of support and success. Her three original songs, “Forever”, “Not Enough” and “Ringling” are acoustic songs and prove she is capable of incorporating honest musicality into the pop genre. Brianna toured all throughout the US this past summer.

  Brianna Musco is the perfect example of an indie-acoustic artist. From recording live-performance videos of herself playing her own versions of great artists like Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, and many more, Brianna hits it out of the park with her high-quality recorded acoustic renditions of some of today’s radio favorites with her own breed of sound and texture. Catch Brianna Musco live at Dingbatz this Friday night with Water Street. For more info on Brianna Musco and to find out where she’s performing next, visit



  My boys from Panzie* did something so bad ass that I can’t even take it! They filmed their latest music video for their song “Take Off Your Mask” off of their latest CD, The Joke’s on You, in a 360 format, which means you can watch the video on your phone and spin around and see the entire room that they filmed the video in. It was one of the most amazing and entertaining things that I’ve ever seen as far as music videos go. What a great idea! I wish I thought of it first! You actually feel like you’re in the video. Check the video out on YouTube or visit

  John Mosco seems to be keeping the Sixty Miles Down dream alive! He recently posted a brand new demo of a song called “Can’t Complain”, which I think sounds amazing! The harmonies are sick, but for some reason, the song reminds me of something Saint Cane would have wrote and the melodies are very John Kosco-esque, which is pretty funny since it was written by John Mosco. Anyway, check out “Can’t Complain” or find out more about Sixty Miles Down at

  And finally, next Friday night (9/14), my band, Rahway was invited back to Scranton, Pa. to perform again at this year’s Electric City Music Conference at the V Spot. The same place we were so well-received last year. This year, we will be sharing the stage with our buds in Behind the Grey and Graces Downfall. If you miss this show, you can catch my band Rahway at One Centre Square in Easton, Pa. on October 20 when we open for the newly sober Puddle of Mudd. We’re coming for you, Pennsylvania! For more info on my band Rahway, visit

  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:

9/5—Dead by Wednesday/Robots and Monsters/Agents of Aggression/All In Moment—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/6—The Queers—The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
9/7—Brianna Musco/Lavender Sky/Water Street—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/7—Morningside Lane—Rob’s Place, Union, NJ
9/7—Tyrannosaurus Sex/Phat/Velvet Rose/Ghost Rodents/Stereo Joe—Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck, NJ
9/8—Apollo Sanders/Kneel Before Zod/Your Mom’s Hot—Crossroads, Garwood, NJ
9/8—LaneSix Presents: Views Into Vastness/Steel Spade Syndicate—Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck, NJ
9/8—PIF Jones/Triggamarci—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/9—The Dead Boys/The Ghost Wolves/The Despised NJ/The Components/Robbin’ Pain/The Breakout—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/9—The Split Squad—The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
9/14—The Englishtown Project—Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck, NJ
9/14—Elefantkiller/Steve Bello—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/15—Lane Six and Debonair Music Hall First Annual Rockfest featuring: Low Roads Ghost/Empire Fallen/Frankenstein 3000/The Fuzz/Foster and The Pranksters/Blue Lizard/The Cause & The
Cure/Lunatic Fringe/Antoine Poncelet/Ryder/The Neverends/Tura Lura
—Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck, NJ
9/15—Back On Track/Lovehandles/Triphammer—Crossroads, Garwood, NJ
9/15—See Plus—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/16—Life of Agony/Silver Tomb—Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck, NJ
9/19—Martin Barre of Jethro Tull—Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck, NJ
9/20—Severed Sun/Cold-Blooded Capitol—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/21—Brandon “Taz” Niederauer with Saddle Brook School of Rock—Debonair Music Hall, Teaneck, NJ
9/21—The Vibrators—The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
9/22—Arc’d Angel/Barren One/Crewman NumberSix—Crossroads, Garwood, NJ
9/23—Pastel/TheRhats—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/28—Harley Flanagan—The Brighton Bar, Long Branch, NJ
9/28—Metal Mike/Attacker/Orbynot/The Upside Down—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
9/29—Morningside Lane—Connolly’s, NYC
9/29—Jersey Campfire Productions Presents: Melia/Reality Suite/Under Blood Red Skies—Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse, Dunellen, NJ
9/29—Roughhouse (formerly TEEZE)/Corners of Santuary—Dingbatz, Clifton, NJ
10/6—Jake Tavill/Brianna Musco—Arlene’s Grocery, NYC