New Music: dollys – “I Know/Imitator”

From emo pioneers Thursday to alt-rockers Modern Chemistry and every stellar band in between, New Brunswick continues to be something of a hotspot in the New Jersey music scene. Considering the amount of talent that has flooded out of the city, it was heartbreaking to learn that the long-standing concert venue The Court Tavern had closed […]

Bad Canoes

News: Bad Canoes To Release New EP

I am always appreciative of any punk band, indie or otherwise, that is willing to expand the genre and try new things. By the same token, I will always love a band that plays by the “short, fast and loud” mantra. When it comes to punk, there’s no better way to do it. What’s great about […]


Review: Bow & Spear – “Into”

A lot has changed since I reviewed Bow & Spear’s demo EP two years ago. The Chicago-based noise rock outfit has undergone some lineup changes since then. Guitarist/vocalist David Ritter and drummer John Bergman have pressed on, picking up bassist/vocalist Megan Edgin to round out the trio. The overall dynamic remains intact: joyfully cacophonous guitar […]


Videos: NGHTCRWLRS – “Smiling”

I don’t know why it took me this long to listen to NGHTCRWLRS. Allow me to use this time to make a formal apology. The NJ-based alternative band is a patchwork of some of my favorite local Jersey bands. Let’s run down the list: you’ve got Frank DeFranco of Holy City Zoo and Fleeting, Eric Goldberg of […]


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