May 14th, 2007

Supporting New Jersey's Local Music Scene Since 2000

Message From Lazlo

Hi Everyone,

First off, let me just thank everyone who has gone to Please continue to check back there as bills have been introduced to the House & the Senate to overturn the internet radio royalty fee increase. There are several simple ways to help the fight to save internet radio that are there. Thank you, as always, for your support.


Ask and ye shall receive...

In the last few weeks, many have asked me to archive the myriad of interviews that I have been broadcasting on Lazlo's Den. Well now if you go to, you can listen to several of the most recent interviews from the show.

And don't forget to check out our special Wave Gathering interviews all this week on Lazlo's Den

Guests This Week on Lazlo's Den



the Chilling




The Misery


Speaking of the Wave Gathering. is proud to be a sponsor. Hope to see many of you there this weekend for a lot of great music!


The new Jukebox poll is up!

Check out the Jukebox to listen to (and vote for) the following songs:

Gary Paul Hermus - take me out and get me loaded

Alan Tepper - karma

Mike June & The Dirty Doves - fighting the war

Kosmic Daydream - right now

Matt Fisher & The Telephone Junkies - only getting older

Arlan Feiles - sign up

Thomas Martin & The Martinis - love her like crazy

Kerry - Cubana Americana

Six To Eight Mathematics - promise to be true

Head over to the Jukebox poll now and, "rock the vote"!


Album of the Month
Matt Fisher & The Telephone Junkies - "the clock doesn't stop"

Matt Fisher and the Telephone Junkies play rock and roll music.

Fisher's songwriting style is heavily influenced by artists like Elvis Costello and Ben Folds, while the instrumental arrangements add the power-chord rock and simple, driving grooves of groups like Weezer. To top it off, Fisher and the Junkies provide an extremely tight and entertaining live act.

It all adds up to create a unique and memorable sound and a live show that is certainly worth seeing, especially in the age of auto-tune and ProTools. These boys remind us of what live rock and roll is all about. If you feel like you recognize a few of them, it's probably because you've seen them before. Fisher and Jones were previously in a group called the Sly Caps, who were featured on MTV's Made and Total Request Live (see MTV video here). After touring extensively in support of the band, Fisher thought it best to disband the group after having some creative differences.

As a solo artist, Fisher was backed by a revolving door of players, but in December 2005, Voinski and Jones decided to join the group for the long haul. Though the group entertained a line-up as a quartet for a while, it became apparent after a few months the group performed best as a trio. If you want to check out a great live act and meet a group of charming gentlemen, currently you can see Matt Fisher & the Telephone Junkies throughout NYC and in their home state of New Jersey.

New Songs Added This Week

Anthony Fiumano the acoustic demo
April Smith loveletterbombs


"Partial Possession Claim" (the new album from Lexington Down) complete. We are getting it mastered within the next two weeks and then it will be printed. The official release date will likely end up in June. It's pretty amazing how much longer than projected some things take. We thought this album would be wrapped up in January. I will be posting pre-mastered, pre-release tracks right here on our website for everyone to listen.

You can stream the entire album at
Concert Picks of the Week

Lazlo (

I know there are other shows going on this week, but really the biggest show is the Wave Gathering happening Friday thru Sunday throughout Asbury Park. With well over a hundred bands playing in numerous places (both normal venues like The Saint and Stone Pony, and unconventional ones, like The Chat & Nibble, and America's Cup Cafe), you'll have a chance to see and hear lots of different bands of all styles of music.
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

The big news this weekend of course is the Wave Gathering in Asbury Park, which will be filling every rock club, coffee shop, and juice bar in town with great acts all weekend. Check out for the schedule.

If you're not in the Asbury Park area, check out this show at Maxwells:

Friday, May 18
THE SPINTO BAND, The Teeth, Bikini Carwash Co. - Maxwells, 1039 Washington St. Hoboken - 9 pm, $10, 18+

The Spinto Band hail from Delaware and released a multi-dimensioned pop masterpiece on Bar None last year that had critics comparing them to bands like Olivia Tremor Control and Neutral Milk Hotel. Bikini Carwash Co. plays twee pop that's always fun too.
Upcoming Concerts

Concert Picks of the Week

Gary Wien (Upstage)

Gonna make it real easy this week. If you love music, find your way down to Asbury Park. Either drive, take a train or take a bus, but get to the Shore for the 2nd Annual Wave Gathering Festival. There will be over 170 acts performing throughout Asbury from Friday night through Sunday night. The festival has a mix of Jersey artists, NYC artists, and artists from around the country. For complete information visit where you can get schedules, artist bios and much more.
Jared Migden (WRSU)

Concert Calendar

Thursday May 17th
Souls Release

Matt Colligan
The Acoustic Cafe
100 Hibernia Ave

Friday May 18th

Saturday May 19th

Sunday May 20th

Monday May 21st
Shawn Mullins, Johnette Napolitano (of Concrete Blonde) @ World Cafe Live

bring it on home

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