October 8th, 2007

Supporting New Jersey's Local Music Scene Since 2000

Album of the Month
The Milwaukees - "American Anthem Vol. 1"

With, "American Anthems vol. 1", The Milwaukees have crafted an album that to me is really a perfect interweaving of two different albums. The first two songs on the CD are fist pumping, air guitar playing, sing along, rock songs. then the album takes a sharp turn, without being jarring to the listener, into a more Roots Rock/Americana/Alt-Country ballad for the next two tracks. As strong as their rock songs are, and they really are fun, the real emotional connection for the album comes through in these powerful, soulful ballads. The album continues to perfectly ping pong between rock songs and Americana ballads, leaving me wanting more when the nearly 41 minute run time of the CD ended.


- Lazlo
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Message From Lazlo

Hi Everyone,

My apologies that there was no newsletter last week. It's the time of year when my allergies tend to get really bad, and last week was particularly brutal. SO bad in fact, that anyone who wants to make money in the stock market, would do well to buy stock in any company that makes tissues :)

But seriously, I'm starting to feel better, and thus the newsletter is back.

I want to thank everyone who came out to the big 2 day Spondylitis Association of America benefit on Sept. 28th & 29th, and a special thanks to all the performers who donated their time and played incredible sets! We raised over $700, and people are still sending donations in after the fact. If you would like to donate to the Spondylitis Association of America, you can do so, directly on their site, here.

This is first of a hopefully annual benefit concert, and next year will be even bigger and better.


There is a new Podcast up, which in addition to featuring music from Joshua Van Ness, Dirt Road 14, Lloyd United, Dipsomaniacs, John Raido, Kate Hart, High Speed Chase, Lisa M. Bello, and Robin Renee, also contains my undying praise of John Peel, and some weird stories that came to mind while I was taping the podcast. Enjoy!

Click here to download the new podcast


For a limited time on you can download the new song from Joshua Van Ness, "electricity", absolutely free.

And for more free music, go to, where you can download "oh my", the new single from Office, and "to die in LA" from West Indian Girl.


This week is a very special week on Lazlo's Den. Thursday I'll be celebrating John Peel on the show, rememebring the late great BBC radio DJ. Also on the show this week I'm planning to have interviews with Warm In the Wake, Foreign Born (who you may have seen on the series premiere of Chuck a few weeks ago), and the Klaxons (who recently won the Mercury prize). Keep an eye on for specific air dates.


Some new CD reviews have gone up on & of new CDs from VHS Or Beta, Paul Sanchez, and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.


New Songs Added This Week

Joshua Van Ness


Concert Picks of the Week

Lazlo (

Friday two great local garage rock bands grace the coolest garage rock club in NJ, when The Gripweeds and the Anderson Council rock Asbury Lanes. Go for the great rock and roll, stay for the bowling and snack bar too.
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

After all the excitement the last two weekends with's Spondylitis benefit and last weekend's two-day Carlapalooza to benefit MS, this is a nice weekend to chill out and savor the fall weather. And what better place to relax than the intimate acoustic confines of the Goldhawk, where Hey Tiger will be performing on Thursday night?

Thursday, October 11
HEY TIGER - The Goldhawk, 936 Park Ave. Hoboken - 8 pm, no cover, 21+
Concert Picks of the Week

Gary Wien (Upstage)

Jared Migden (WRSU)

Concert Calendar

Monday October 8th
The Donnas, Donita Sparks, American Bang @ World Cafe Live

Tuesday October 9th
Kid Rock @ Irving Plaza

Wednesday October 10th
One Eyed Jack


The Saint
601 Main St
Asbury Park
Straight Dope Cherry

Hero Pattern

Stanhope House
45 Main St
PJ Harvey @ Beacon Theatre
March Fourth Marching Band @ Asbury Lanes
Changing Modes @ Wicked Willy's
Among Criminals, Pulse Prophets @ 449 Room
Patrick Vale, Lonnnie, Eddie Bodeen @ Brighton Bar

Thursday October 11th

Wiser Time

Arlene Grocery
95 Stanton St
Hey Tiger

The Goldhawk
936 Park Ave (at 10th st.)
Charlie Hunter @ World Cafe Live
Leland Karlton, Sean Benjamin, Sean Daily @ 449 Room
Los Pocos Locos, The Coppertones @ Brighton Bar

Friday October 12th
the Anderson Council

The Grip Weeds

Asbury Lanes
209 Fourth Ave
Asbury Park
Six To Eight Mathematics

The Mean Fiddler
266 West 47th St
Issa (formerly Jane Siberry) @ World Cafe Live
Project/Object With Napoleon Murphy Brock @ Lion's Den
Van Morrison @ United Palace Theatre
Dilation @ Brighton Bar

Saturday October 13th
Kabuki Killers

61 Congress @ Webster
Jersey City
Project/Object With Napoleon Murphy Brock @ Stone Pony
Rivers Monroe, Smash Alley, Odessa Steps, X Ray Cat @ 449 Room
The Bunnies @ Brighton Bar

Sunday October 14th
Secondhand Serenade @ Asbury Lanes
Heartbreak Club @ Goodbye Blue Monday
Anita, Wildcat Revival, Johnny Depth @ 449 Room
Carbonauts @ Brighton Bar
The Photo Atlas @ Luna Lounge

Monday October 15th
Gogol Bordello @ Stone Pony

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