October 15th, 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,

First off, in my rush to write last week's newsletter I forgot to thank all the people that worked so hard behind the scene to make the Spondylitis Association of America benefit happen. In addition to all the musicians who donated their time, all the labels, PR firms, bands and others who donated stuff to the raffle, and my wife who ran the raffle, I also want to belatedly thank everyone at Buddie's Tavern, especially Karen, who went out of her way to help make this benefit happen, Mike Grau, Ox, and Tony the Kid, who all ran sound at various times, and helped make things run smoothly.

For those who missed the benefit, or want to relive it, both Jim Testa and Phil Rainone posted reviews and pictures, here, here, and here.

Once again, if you would like to donate to the Spondylitis Association of America, you can do so, directly on their site, here.


The nominees have been announced for this year's ASBURY MUSIC AWARDS. I am proud to say that has been nominated for TOP RADIO/INTERNET STATION, and TOP MUSIC WEBSITE TO SUPPORT LIVE ORIGINAL MUSIC. In addition, I have been nominated for TOP RADIO PERSONALITY. While I know a lot of people have problems with these awards and who is nominated and who isn't, but let's remember that we all have different opinions, but this event should be about bringing the local music scene together, not tearing it apart bad mouthing one another. I am honored to be nominated, and amongst so many of my friends and peers. I look forward to being at the Asbury Music Awards on Nov. 17th, and hopefully being around a supportive music community happy for those who win, whoever they are, and not there to just bitch and complain about who was and was not nominated.


This week on the Podcast, I actually spend a lot of time discussing some of the negativity that has already been spewed about the Asbury Music Awards. The podcast also features music from Dipsomaniacs, The Heshers, John Raido, Mimi Cross, The Spectacle Experiment, Agency, Jim Testa, Kate Hart, Rik Mercaldi, and Thomas Martin & The Martinis. Enjoy!

Click here to download the new podcast


So last week I said I was going to have a lot of interviews on Lazlo's Den, and for various reasons, they all fell apart. I'm hoping to maybe have some this week, including possibly one so special that I will really want to bragg about it, but we'll see what happens.

What I can tell you is that I will be at the CMJ Music Marathon this week, so I'll be talking about the shows all the week on Lazlo's Den. Also, keep an eye on, because if an interview is going to air on the show, I'll be announcing there.


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


cross your fingers for the next ice age

Concert Picks of the Week

Lazlo (

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, check out the folk-rock stylings of John Radio...I mean Raido, as he celebrates the release of his CD, "act two", at the Goldhawk in Hoboken. He will be act two of this late afternoon show, act one will be the Cucumbers.
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Good things come to he who waits. And John Raido has been waiting a looooooong time to do a CD release show for his new solo disc, Act Two. He'll finally unveil the finished product Sunday, October 21, at the Goldhawk. It's a special late afternoon show at 5 pm. The opening act is Hoboken's own Cucumbers.

Sunday October 21
John Raido, The Cucumbers
The Goldhawk, Park Ave. @ 10th St. Hoboken
5 pm, no cover, 21+
Concert Picks of the Week

Gary Wien (Upstage)

Jared Migden (WRSU)

Concert Calendar

Monday October 15th
Gogol Bordello @ Stone Pony

Tuesday October 16th
Pre (UK), Mika Miko, Monotonix, Bubble/gum @ Asbury Lanes
Queens Of The Stone Age @ Theater at Madison Square Garden
Lismore @ Lit

Wednesday October 17th
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band @ Madison Square Garden
The Degenerics, Seasick, Queen Anne's Revenge @ Asbury Lanes
Heartbreak Club @ Club Midway
The Juan Prophet Organization @ Brighton Bar
The Photo Atlas @ Annex
Concentric Circles, The Atmosferics, S. Preston @ The Saint

Thursday October 18th
The Heshers

Six To Eight Mathematics

The Iron Monkey
97 Greene St
Jersey City
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band @ Madison Square Garden
A Wilhelm Scream, Only Crime, The Swellers @ Asbury Lanes
United One Reggae @ 449 Room

Friday October 19th
Hey Tiger

The Iron Monkey
97 Greene St
Jersey City
Nerve Tonic

Blue Room
201 Secaucus Rd
Billy Bragg, David Berkely @ Scottish Rite Auditorium Arms Race @ 449 Room
Deadly Sins @ Asbury Lanes
West End Redemption, Lights Out On Ninth Street, Liquid Jones @ Brighton Bar
The Photo Atlas @ Internet Cafe

Saturday October 20th
Michael Scotto

Clancy's Tavern
25 S. Main St
Warm In The Wake, Roadside Graves @ Court Tavern
Selkow, Andy Brown Trio, Jealousy Curve, Postmark Twain @ 449 Room
Statues of Liberty @ Brighton Bar

Sunday October 21st
John Raido

The Goldhawk
936 Park Ave (at 10th st.)
Cheryl Wheeler @ World Cafe Live
Smoke or Fire, Giving Chase, Percocettes @ Asbury Lanes
The Roman Numerals @ Brighton Bar

Monday October 22nd
the Anderson Council

Trash Bar
256 Grand St
Williamsburg, NY
Morrissey @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Blue Rodeo & Friends tour featuring Ron Sexsmith, Luke Doucet and more @ World Cafe Live

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