October 22nd, 2007

Supporting New Jersey's Local Music Scene Since 2000

Album of the Month
Citizens Band Radio - "CBR"

Earlier this year I gave a glowing review to a 3 song EP that I received from New Jersey's Citizens Band Radio. Those three songs begin their brand new full length CD, "CBR". On it, they continue to blend bluegrass, mountain music, classic country, and southern rock into something beautiful. Pedal steel guitar and mandolin mixes with twangy vocals, and songs with classic country type titles like, "ole Kentucky whiskey blues", "my ramblin ways", and, "band of outlaws". Fans of artists like Merle Haggard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Jayhawks, Old Crow Medicine Show, Warren Haynes, and even the Grateful Dead, will all likely find something on this CD that they will enjoy. "18 wheels" even sounds like a country infused gospel song. Citizens Band Radio may not save your soul, but they can certainly move it with their fine debut album.

- Lazlo
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Message From Lazlo

Hi Everyone,

I just spent the last hour writing my non-CMJ review, so I'm going to keep the newsletter short this week. However, I urge you all to read my review since I did spend so much time detailing the weird week I had last week.


One of the things you'll note in the review is that I mention working on a new Webcast last week. It's not quite ready for primetime yet, but there will be an announcement here in the newsletter soon when the new webcast is up and running.

For now, I'm happy to listen to people's ideas about what they'd like to hear on's webcast. Feel free to e-mail me.


This week on the Podcast, music from Logs In The Mainstream, Lloyd United, Citizens Band Radio, The Commons, High Speed Chase, Souls' Release, Sounds of Greg D, Michelle Vecchione, and Gary Paul Hermus . Enjoy!

Click here to download the new podcast


Tonight's Lazlo's Den had an in-studio visit by The Future Kings Of Nowhere (I hope to have some of the interview and their in-studio performance up on later this week).

Keep an eye on, to find out when an interview with Moving Units (that I plan to record this week), will air.


And big plug right now for Upstage Magazine's anniversary show happening at The Saint this Friday. There are many people who work hard to support the local independant music scene, and Gary Wien is one whose tireless effort putting out Upstage Magazine each month and updating daily, often goes unnoticed. So come on out to The Saint this Friday, and help celebrate the kick off of Upstage Magazine's 5th year.


New Songs Added This Week


cross your fingers for the next ice age

Concert Picks of the Week

Lazlo (

Some of the best singer-songwriters in New Jersey get together at the Goldhawk on Thursday, when Steve Piperno (from Green To Think), Anthony Fiumano, Alex Brumel, and Rick Barry, each will do a set at this cozy Hoboken venue.
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Thursday, October 25
Rick Barry, Alex Brumel, Anthony Fiumano
The Goldhawk, 936 Park Ave. Hoboken NJ - 8 pm, $5, 21+

Asbury Park invades Hoboken on Thursday as three of the Jersey shore's most talented singer/songwriters take over the intimate acoustic backroom of the Goldhawk. All three artists come highly recommended and the Goldhawk is the perfect venue for an intimate folksy performance.
Concert Picks of the Week

Gary Wien (Upstage)

Our picks for the week include Writers In Raritan on Wednesday. Come see artists like Michael Brett, George Wirth, Sheli Aarden and Jo Wymer take the stage at DeCiccos (10 Anderson Avenue, Raritan). And then on Friday it's a show kicking off the fifth year of Upstage Magazine. The show takes place at the Saint in Asbury Park on Friday and features Readymade Breakup, The Janey Todd Band, Dakota Bends, Jon Caspi and Michael Brett.
Jared Migden (WRSU)

Concert Calendar

Monday October 22nd
the Anderson Council @ Trash Bar
Morrissey @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Blue Rodeo & Friends tour featuring Ron Sexsmith, Luke Doucet and more @ World Cafe Live

Tuesday October 23rd
Magnet, Wisely @ World Cafe Live
The Photo Atlas @ Trocadero

Wednesday October 24th
Dan Wilson @ World Cafe Live
Aids Wolf, Old Time Relijun, DJ The Pete @ Asbury Lanes
Ripplegroove, the Dirk Quinn Band @ The Saint
Imperial Battlesnakes, Beyond Solution, Trough the Grey @ Brighton Bar

Thursday October 25th
Head Band, Hillhurst, Reality Addiction, The Day After @ 449 Room
Flashing Lights & Faces, Avowers, Jesse Urmey @ Brighton Bar
Steve Piperno, Anthony Fiumano, Alex Brumel, Rick Barry @ The Goldhawk
Super Satellite @ Pussycat Lounge

Friday October 26th
Milwaukees @ Club Midway
Readymade Breakup, Janey Todd Band, Jon Caspi, Michael Brett, Dakota Bends @ The Saint
Dillinger Escape Plan @ The Stone Pony
Anthony Fiumano as R.E.M.,Spiraling as Duran Duran, Zigman Bird as David Bowie @ The Court Tavern
Fake Gimms, East of The Wall, Hello Nurse, Black Rhythm @ Brighton Bar
Steve Bullman Trio, KB Noise, DJ Dan Smits @ 449 Room
Mike Kovacs and the Post-Modern Tribe @ Tumulty's Pub

Saturday October 27th
Gary Paul Hermus @ Treehouse Coffee Shop
Somerdale @ Cherrywood Lounge
Asbury Lanes' Annual Halloween Party
Underground Logic, Honey Thick, Fist Full of Time @ Brighton Bar
Lloyd United, The Fave, The Beel Band, Coffin Daggers @ Beel Media Loft

Sunday October 28th
Philo, Burnwest, Malas Noches, The Frantic @ 449 Room
The Sex Zombies, Lonnnie @ Lousyland Studios

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