June 25th, 2007

Supporting New Jersey's Local Music Scene Since 2000

Message From Lazlo

Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow, Tuesday June 26th, & Lazlo's Den, along with thousands of webcasters will go silent and cut off the music in protest to the royalty rate increase by the Copyright Royalty Rate Board.

Jake Ward, a SaveNetRadio coalition spokesperson, said in a statement:

"The arbitrary and drastic rate increases set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) on March 2 threaten the very livelihood of thousands of webcasters and their millions of listeners throughout the country,"

"The campaign to save Internet radio - a genuine grass-roots movement comprised of hundreds of thousands of webcasters, artists and independent labels, and Net radio listeners - has quickly brought this issue to the national forefront and the halls of Congress, but there is still more to be done before the approaching deadline of July 15."

You can find out what more can be done by going to

If you like internet radio stations like, please help in the fight to keep us on the web. It only takes a moment to contact your congressional leaders and let them know you would like them to co-sponsor and back the bills currently in the House and Senate to negate the drastic rate increase.

Thank you, as always, for your support of and Lazlo's Den.


This week on Lazlo's Den

Monday on Lazlo's Den

The Winter Sounds
Tuesday on Lazlo's Den

"Day of Silence"
Wednesday on Lazlo's Den

Astrella Celeste
Thursday on Lazlo's Den



Check out new CD reviews on the blog of The Winter Sounds, and Slo-Mo, and new live reviews of The Winter Sounds, Successful Failures, and After The Fall.


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

Tommy Strazza welcome to the rest of your life


June 2007(Oradell, NJ) – The rock band Kosmic Daydream was selected by Mind Trip Productions for a feature role in the upcoming music film project, “Mind Trip to Musicland’s: In the Face of Destiny”.

The film is a ‘musicfiction’, the story centers around the subject of music and like science fiction, good against evil; a music science fiction fantasy. This film is the sequel to Mind Trip's current project on DVD called "Mind Trip to Musicland’s: Power Over Your Destiny”.

Mind Trip has cast actress/model Angel Monroe in a lead role. For the bands that are a part of this feature film, it would be like shooting a music video.

Kosmic Daydream, dubbed the originator of the neo-psychedelic genre, is comprised of Jeniffer De Los Santos (Kosmic Goddess), Jimmi Dylan (guitar), Adam Hirschman (bass), and Jose Cruz (drums). The group performs extensively in the NYC-metro area, and is currently recording an album.

Sol Music Management, which represents bands/artists like 'Anvil', 'Diamond David Lee Roth', 'Dokken', 'Paul Di'Anno', and 'Twisted Sister', is also involved in the project.


the latest anderson council news...


we hope all is well with you and yours. we have some news for you. here goes....

1. our song "strawberry smell" is in the film "i'm reed fish", which is being released in select cities on june 1st. it will be playing at quad cinema in nyc.

please go see it.

2. here's a groovy clip from youtube of the song...

3. the anderson council, along with a bunch of the ny/nj bands that also have songs in the film, will be playing a pre-release party at the rodeo bar in nyc on may 31st. for more info...

4. we regret to inform you that mr. jimmy charles has left the band. suffice it to say that we will miss him and his incredible talent. we will eventually be holding auditions to find a suitable replacement. if you or someone you know would be interested in auditioning, please respond to this email address.

as always, thanks for listening! we hope to see you soon.


Concert Picks of the Week

Lazlo (

Saturday Lisa M. Bello and her band play at the Paramus VFW, as part of a Girls Can Rock bill. Lisa, who has been playing out mostly solo in the last year, just debuted the new band, and I look forward to hearing songs from her recent CD, "me, and my heart on my sleeve", with teh full on rock arrangments that the album has.
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Saturday, June 30
JERSEY BEAT PICK OF THE WEEK: THE FIERY FURNACES, Tris McCall, Kapow! - Maxwells, 1039 Washington St. Hoboken - 10 pm, $15, 18

A rare appearance by Tris McCall with a full band, the indie-rock supercircus known as Kapow (featuring Tris, two members of the Negatones, and other NYC underground superstars,)and headlining the whole shebang, Fiery Furnaces

If you don't know the Fiery Furnaces, google a few of their Pitchfork reviews and then hang your head in shame, you poor deluded ignorant hipster-wannabe.
Upcoming Concerts

Concert Picks of the Week

Gary Wien (Upstage)

Jared Migden (WRSU)

On Saturday night, Tris McCall and the New Jack Trippers return to Maxwell's in Hoboken. Tris has put together 3 amazing records and has performed on countless others, but all the sound and motion of his live shows and being caught up in the crowd yelling along to "SCATTER MY ASHES ON THE NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE!" is one of those moments that will be forever burned into my memory. And as a bonus, Tris wil be pulling double-duty on Saturday, as Kapow! wil be performing as well.

Concert Calendar

Monday June 25th
Adrian Belew @ B.B. King's Club

Tuesday June 26th
The Chilling Details
Trash Bar
256 Grand St
Williamsburg, NY
The Casualties, A Global Threat, Time Again, The Stun Gunz @ Asbury Lanes

Wednesday June 27th
The Strawbs @ B.B. King's Club

Thursday June 28th

Hey Tiger

The Goldhawk
936 Park Ave (at 10th st.)

Friday June 29th
American Watercolor Movement

Sounds of Greg D
Luna Lounge
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
The Swan Vestas
Desmond's Tavern
433 Park Ave South
Soul Project @ Wonder Bar
Jefferson Starship @ B.B. King's Club

Saturday June 30th
Almost Green
The Bitter End
147 Bleecker St
Two Tales
Dublin House
32 Monmouth St
Red Bank
Lisa M. Bello
Paramus VFW
6 Winslow Place
Almost Green
The Bitter End
147 Bleecker St
the Border States
Desmond's Tavern
433 Park Ave South
Mouth Of Wilson
Lion's Den
214 Sullivan St
(212) 477-2782
Soul Project @ Wonder Bar
The English Beat @ B.B. King's Club

Sunday July 1st
Cherry Poppin' Daddies @ B.B. King's Club

bring it on home

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