July 30th, 2007

Supporting New Jersey's Local Music Scene Since 2000

Message From Lazlo

Hi Everyone,

I want to start by thanking everyone who came out to the Free Concert at Buddie's Tavern over the weekend. The show featured some great performances by Nerve Tonic, and Mod Fun.

Generally, I try not be negative, but I would like to take a moment to point out three things a band should never do when playing a gig anywhere.

1. Do not Arrive 2 minutes before your set is scheduled to start.

2. Do not repeatedly smash a mic stand into the floor, breaking the venue's mic stand and possibly damaging their floor too.

3. Do not reach over the bar and try to grab a bottle of Jack Daniels so you can pour your friends some free shots.

To most people, these three things probably sound obvious, but not everyone understands the obvious so I thought I should point those things out.

Moving on...


This Wednesday Folk You! returns to The Goldhawk, 936 Park Ave (at 10th st.), Hoboken, NJ.

Come out for a great night of acoustic music, at the coolest venue in Hoboken.


Don't forget to vote for what you would like to see happen to's webcast. It's pretty much neck and neck right now, but very few of you have taken the time to vote. I know well of voter apathy, but if you have a preference, state so now.


Bands, if you haven't already, please take a moment to download and sign the royalty waiver, that I will need to use if I take the webcast off of Live365. Thanks!


Album of the Month
The Chilling Details - "innerdialogue"

The Chilling Details push the boundaries of rock-based music. Armed with an arsenal of influences the trio takes the stage not just willing to entertain you but to challenge you to exist outside the box of your everyday life.

With just three members, some say The Chilling Details live performances emulate Spector’s legendary “wall of sound”. Decibel, amplitude, and dynamics can be wielded like crude weapons or controlled like a skilled craftsman’s tools in the hands of the group which consists of charismatic front man Frank Bressi (vocals, guitars) and the booming rhythm section of Chris Smith (bass,vocals) and James Griffith (drums,vocals).

In the recording studio The Chilling Details communicate the fire of their live shows with an added clarity that is sure to set them apart from their peers. Taking the collection of songs penned by Bressi to great heights of texture and depth without losing the energy that have made their live shows shine for the crowds who have been steadily growing in number like summertime sun worshipers drawn the beaches of the same Jersey Shore that The Chilling Details call home.

New Songs Added This Week

The Radio Galaxy

don't forget to listen

The Underpass lives... at The Alexus Tavern, 80 Wagaraw Road, in Hawthorne, NJ.

Russ, the sound engineer, tells me that The Underpass is back in operation at a new location -- bigger and better than ever -- just four miles from its former Elmwood Park location. The live music room is large, the stage is spacious -- as always, the sound will be stellar. Parking is plentiful, and, yes, even the bathrooms are beautiful. Beets and Russ are back in business...

"We're excited about our new arrangement at the Alexus and look forward to reuniting with all of The Underpass faithful. I started hunting around the area in April looking for ownership that understood what we do and a physical space that met certain requirements. Everybody's cool at The Alexus -- they're really looking forward to us being there, too -- and that was important. It may take a little while to get the word out that we've moved just up the road --we expect the Underpass' loyal following to make the new arrangement at The Alexus a success, and will definitely lead to a long and prosperous future for our unique, all-original music venue."

Expect the very best of The Underpass' musical roster, with more national acts possible, due to increased capacity. Russ's powerhouse sound system from The Underpass has been installed at the Alexus -- and he tells me it sounds better than ever. Joe Beets will continue to emcee the evenings, book bands and spin tunes. Working together, they'll provide exceptional sound, in a friendly atmosphere, while hosting some of the area's best original music -- everything you grew to love about the (fabulous) Underpass, but with better bathrooms. Incense will be noticeably absent in this incarnation of The Underpass, but it is replaced by great food at reasonable prices. Help keep quality original music alive in the area -- come out to the all-new Underpass at The Alexus Tavern in Hawthorne.



Thereafter, the regular Underpass schedule is being followed:
Tuesday night -- open acoustic.
Wednesday night -- open electric jam.
Thursday and Friday -- the best in live, original music.
(Saturdays will not have live entertainment till the Fall.)

DIRECTIONS: From the former location, make a right on River Road and head north exactly four miles (River Road becomes Wagaraw Road) -- left into the large Alexus parking lot, across from the small shopping mall. Call 973-427-9200 for more info and check the Underpass website for updates and bookings:
Concert Picks of the Week

Lazlo (

Wednesday night Folk You! returns to the Goldhawk, this month featuring a performance by the reclusive Marc Maurizi (Cropduster, Brokedowns), along with Dacks, and from Philadelphia, Sean Lee.

Saturday at Buddie's Tavern is a benefit concert for the family of a man with in-operable cancer, who doesn't have long to live. I'm not sure of the line-up, but it is certainly for a good cause, and therefore any bands playing it is just icing of doing something good.
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Maxwells, 1039 Washington St. Hoboken
Sat. 8/4 The Groucho Marxists/Eastern Anchors/The Shondes 9:30 p.m. $7

The Groucho Marxists feature Chris Pierce (of Doc Hopper and Sinkhole fame) along with a who's who of New Brunswick indie-rock veterans, whose music incorporates elements of both pop/punk and SST-era punk along the lines of Husker Du and Black Flag. Eastern Anchors is the latest project of Dave Urbano (Aviso'Hara, Slow Wire) and Walter Greene (Aviso'Hara,) and should be worth checking out simply based on pedigree.
Upcoming Concerts

Concert Picks of the Week

Gary Wien (Upstage)

Jared Migden (WRSU)

Concert Calendar

Monday July 30th
Daydreaming The Fires, Creature @ The Saint

Tuesday July 31st
American Watercolor Movement

Luna Lounge
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Berkeley Traveling Open Mic Show @ The Saint

Wednesday August 1st &

Folk You!


Marc Maurizi (Cropduster, The Brokedowns)

Jon Dacks

Sean Lee

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

Thursday August 2nd
Scott E. Moore
The Goldhawk
936 Park Ave (at 10th st.)

The Hammer

April Smith

1039 Washington St
Zombie Ghost Train, Wake Up Dead @ Asbury Lanes
The Vein @ The Saint

Friday August 3rd
Mike Ferraro
Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
The Nobility, The Young Immortals, Millsted @ Asbury Lanes
Stan Ridgway celebrates Wall of Voodoo's Call of the West @ World Cafe Live
Lion On Oil, edibleRed, The XCHANGE, The Great Humongous @ The Saint

Saturday August 4th
Cancer Benefit Show
Buddie's Tavern
277 Johnsons Lane
The Swan Vestas

The Underscore
1733 1st Ave
The Charms, and the jacks @ Asbury Lanes
Telling On Trixie, Christine Martucci, Street Scene, The Kathouse Rhythm @ The Saint

bring it on home

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