North Jersey Notes

KINGS COUNTY – Orlando, FL Yes, I’m aware that this says Orlando, Florida, but let me explain. Bassist and singer Rob Dexter tried out for my band Smoke Star many moons ago. We always wanted him in the band...

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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...

North Jersey Notes

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...

North Jersey Notes: Updates

My bro, Stan Yedlock from the band Split Point, recently sent me a message letting me know that Split Point has made it to the semi-finals of the Jersey Shows Battle Of The Bands. Congrats! The semi-final round...

North Jersey Notes: Crawl 2 Chaos

I recently got an email from Crawl 2 Chaos drummer Pete Colvin asking me to check out his band. So, I guess that the email that I leave at the bottom of this column is actually working. Seriously, I prefer this...