March 12th, 2007

Supporting New Jersey's Local Music Scene Since 2000

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CD Reviews: Backyard Tire Fire, Drew & The Medicinal Pen, The Crusher, Chow Nasty
This week featuring reviews of:

Backyard Tire Fire - vagabonds and hooligans

Drew & The Medicinal Pen - dream, dream, fail, repeat

The Crusher - deliver us from emo

Chow Nasty - ungawa...the party starts right f**king now
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CD Reviews: Gary Paul Hermus, Mason Dixon, Kate Hart
If only there were more hours in the day...

I am getting so many good CDs lately, that I'd love to have time to review them all. Today I had time to write up three reviews. Hopefully I'll have more time soon to write up some more...
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Review: Fastlane 1/27/07 (Readymade Breakup, Hero Pattern, Chris Brown, Rick Barry/Days Awake)
On Saturday night my wife and I went down to the newly re-opened Fastlane in Asbury Park. It had been a long time since I'd last been inside the Fastlane (I believe the last show I saw there had Mr. Reality and Outcry on the bill). It didn't look the same as I remembered, but it certainly didn't look bad. It was spacious, which is a good thing, except maybe to the bands playing, as a crowd that would have made a venue like the Saint look crowded, didn't make the Fastlane look busy...
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Blog Archives

Broadcast Schedule
(all times are Eastern Standard)

12 noon & 7pm - Classics (everyday)

8pm - Lazlo's Den (Mon-Fri)

9pm - Jersey Beat Podcast Hosted by Jim Testa (Tues & Thurs)

9pm - Luna Musings w/ Colie Brice (Wed)

9am - The Sunday Morning Hangover 3 hours of acoustic music (Sun)

Album of the Month
Kate Hart
Kate Hart - "natural born wallflower"

All songs were written and sung by me (with the excepction of Great Legs, which is a cover of a Chixdiggit song). HUGE thank you to Dan from Mazeffect & Grover Kent for playing the drums, bass and some guitar parts on these songs, as well as for helping me record them through GarageBand.
Concert Picks of the Week

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Thursday night the Saint in Asbury Park welcomes Arlan Feiles & his Lone Orchestra, as they play his entire "raizing a nation" CD in honor of the re-release of this amazing album.

Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Friday, March 16
SCREAMING FEMALES, Cheeseman & The Toilet Rock Family, Gary Coleman Death Squad, Nerve Block - The Parlor, 233 Hamilton St. New Brunswick - 8 pm, $5, all ages

If you asked me who the most original and promising young band in NJ is right now, I'd have to say the Screaming Females. The Rutgers-based trio showcases Marissa, a pint-sized terror on guitar and vocals whose spelling-binding riffs and caterwauling vocals recall the young Tara Key of Antietam. A weird amalgam of post-punk, speedmetal, jazz, and their own unique sound, the Screaming Females are a band you want to catch in a sweaty basement show surrounded by rabid fans - and here's your chance.

Gary Wien (Upstage)

Jared Migden (WRSU)

The Black River Music & Art Fest is returning to Chester, NJ on Saturday August 18th, 2007 (rain date: Sun. Aug. 19th), and we're looking for a few good bands.

Go to now to download the band application.

The BRMAF is a FREE all day event in Chester, NJ which features some of the best local original musical acts as well as numerous visual artists displaying their work. Last year's inaugural event drew an estimated 6,000 people. Performers will not be compensated for their performance. However, all artists are welcome to sell their own merchandise at the event. Please keep in mind that we, the organizers of the event, are not getting paid, either - we are just doing this for the love of music. We can say that thousands of dollars will be spent on advertising, and we expect an even bigger turnout than last year, so it will be a good opportunity for all those who participate. More info is available inside the band application that you can download at Please download and read the application before e-mailing us questions, as many of the answers will lie within the application. Deadline for applications is March 15th.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you rock at the Black River Music & Art Fest on August 18th!

Message From Lazlo

Hi Everyone,

I'm back!

Over the weekend I finally was able to make some updates to both websites ( and, and tonight a new Lazlo's Den hits the airwaves.

I wish I could say I was off on vacation, travelling, or something else happy. The truth is I was recovering from some minor surgery, and then when I was feeling better from that I caught a nasty cold. Thankfully, I am doing fine now, and ready to rock...

However, some people in the government seem to want to stop me, and all internet broadcasters, from giving you the choice of hearing something other than what major labels and major corporations (Clear Channel, Infinity, etc.) want you to hear.

On March 2nd The Copyright Royalty Board (part of the US Copyright Office) decided, based on the Recording Industry Association of America's recommendations to substantially increase royalty rates. If the decision is not re-evaluated, I will likely be forced to shut down my internet radio stream.

I will however continue to support local NJ music with and good music from around the world with, in whatever ways I can.

In the meantime, you can help stop the destruction of the internet revolution. Go to to find out how.



Here are the current standings as of 7pm on Monday March 12th for this month's Jukebox poll:

Kerry - Cubana Americana - 42%

Six To Eight Mathematics - promise to be true - 23%

Jon Caspi - maybe I - 18%

Kosmic Daydream - right now - 14%

Hero Pattern - don't even miss me - 0%

Jon Andrew - me and someone else - 0%

Citizens Band Radio - 30 days & 30 nights - 0%

Lisa M. Bello - me and my heart on my sleeve - 0%

Mike Ferraro - forgotten how to lose - 0%

John Raido - merry-go-round - 0%

New Songs Added This Week

Ashes Are Nutritious frustration+

Concert Calendar

Tuesday March 13th
Bands Venue
Causeway Echo
79 Monmouth St
Red Bank

Thursday March 15th
Bands Venue
Arlan Feiles & His Lone Orchestra The Saint
601 Main St
Asbury Park
Downshallow Alphabet Lounge
104 Avenue C
(212) 780-0202

Friday March 16th
Bands Venue
Status Green
Temporary Grace
Wonder Bar
5th & Ocean Ave
Asbury Park
Six To Eight Mathematics Clash Bar
39 Harding Ave

Saturday March 17th
Bands Venue
The Heshers Clash Bar
39 Harding Ave
Lance Larson & Days Awake Wonder Bar
5th & Ocean Ave
Asbury Park
Zigman Bird Buddie's Tavern
277 Johnsons Lane
Dave Murphy Hillside Cafe
45 Hillside Crescent
Mouth Of Wilson
Rainbow Fresh
John & Peter's
96 S Main St
New Hope, PA

Sunday March 18th
Bands Venue
Kosmic Daydream Dingbatz
620 Van Houton

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