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THE DONNER PARTY – Bloomfield, NJ One of the most insane bands I’ve seen in quite a while actually comes from Bloomfield, NJ, yet I’ve never written about them. Not that I can recall, anyway. The name of th...

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JUMP THE FALL – Boston, MA These guys, Jump The Fall, are without a doubt not from North Jersey! In fact, they come to us from Boston. If I can’t find the talent in Jersey, I will have to look elsewhere! Lu...

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KENNY CURCIO – Southern New Jersey A few weeks ago at my day job as the Public Relations Manager of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, I was working on a local radio remote and a performer came on...

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ROLAND – Camden, NJ On January 3, my band Rahway will be kicking off 2020 with a killer show in Atlantic City’s newest rock club, Anchor Rock Club, with Charm City Devils closing. They’re the band who Nikki...

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BLUE LIZARD – Ridgefield Park, NJ Where in the world have these guys been hiding? I swear! There is such amazing music here in Jersey. You just have to dig a little deeper to find them. Take these kids from...

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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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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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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...