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 […]

Man On Fire

News: Man On Fire Planning Reunion Show

When it comes to describing New Jersey’s Man On Fire, a few words spring to mind: Brutal. Unflinching. Uncompromising. The band’s tenure was brief to say the very least, but left quite an impact on the local scene with their brand of intense experimental punk/melodic hardcore. As often happens, you don’t begin to appreciate certain […]


Tours: Sharkmuffin (US)

  Despite my music obsession I found it extremely difficult to come up with a “Best Of” list for 2015. The uber-pretentious reasoning for this was, “music shouldn’t be confined to baseless rankings,” but in truth I was just indecisive. There was so much great music released last year. The jury’s still out if I’ll ever […]

Quality Living

Videos: Quality Living – “Daydream”

  For over five years, Ringwood, NJ’s Morning were the toast of the Garden State, entertaining fans with their signature brand of indie rock. The band released one full-length titled Breakfast Forever and a string of EPs before calling it a day. After some time away, Morning resurfaced with a slight personnel change and a new name. Rather than […]