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In Spite Of – Marlboro, NJ I could have sworn I wrote about these guys many, many years ago. And I know this because I believe this is how I came to know my bass brother Raj Narayanan, whom I’ve known for m...

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CONCRETE DREAM – Hoboken, NJ I wrote about these guys back in April 2018, but I never gave them a proper feature. The name of the band is Concrete Dream and they recently released their self-titled record t...

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RACHEL ANA DOBKEN – Asbury Park, NJ I came across an interesting artist a bit more south of our North Jersey parts, but she’s making some big noise on the music scene. Her name is Rachel Ana Dobken. After l...

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ALL IN MOMENT – Staten Island, NY This week, I came across a pretty heavy band out of Staten Island who call themselves All In Moment. I had no idea that Staten Island could produce hard and heavy music lik...

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KODIAK – Toms River, NJ I’m not really sure how I even stumbled across these guys, but I am so glad that I did. They have a retro eighties rock sound and I’m an eighties rock kind of guy, and no one is play...

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STEPHANIE CHIN – West Windsor Township, NJ I’m always down for seeing a fellow Asian doing what they love in music. Am I being racist? Hell no! Most of us Asians are in finance or the medical field, so ther...

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LIBRICIDE – New York City This week I found a very cool band out of New York City who call themselves Libricide. I thought that I’ve written about these guys already, but it doesn’t seem like I have. I’ve w...

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TIME MARCHES ON – Asbury Park, NJ When I hear the phrase “time marches on,” Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” comes to mind. Out of Asbury Park, NJ comes a young alternative rock band, who might change ...

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RISE AMONG RIVALS – Baltimore, MD Yes, I know these guys aren’t from North Jersey – or anywhere in Jersey for that matter. They are, however, performing at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ this Thursday night (7/18)...