Newsletter 2-23-09

Hey Everyone,

Here’s the lowdown on what’s happening on

Monday thru Friday at 8pm ET - Lazlo’s Den (also on

This Wednesday on Lazlo’s Den a special interview with the creator of independent movie site

Tuesday at 10pm ET - ‘Your Friends & Neighbors’ hosted by Tris McCall

Thursday at 10pm ET - ‘Rock N Roll Gas Station’ hosted by Jim Testa

I have another show I hope to implement soon…well as soon as I have time to properly get it up and running.


Check out & to read my new blog entry:

"What I've Enjoyed Since The Last What I've Enjoyed (2/22/09)"

featuring commentary on the Indie Spirit Awards

reviews of the following CDs:

Bobby Steele - “Bobby”

Sir Douglas Quintet - “complete singles 1964-1966”

Ramblin Dawgs - “rockin blues”

Kimon & The Prophets - “roadhouse party”

Six To Eight Mathematics - “high heels, whiskey & mayhem”

Rick Barry - “this antediluvian world”

Alex Brumel - “to bring you home”

Hrny Wrms - “Hrny Wrms”

And my single of the week:

MC Lars - “Guitar Hero hero (beating Guitar Hero doesn’t make you Slash)”

with a brief mention of Parry Gripp - "do you like waffles?"


The next Free Concert Series show at Buddie’s Tavern for is on Saturday March 21st with, Echofission, double-breasted, and Jonathan Andrew.


And now it’s time for the concert picks of the week


Lazlo (

Saturday Echofission returns to the Thirsty Toad. As you know Echofission put out my favorite album of last year, but the real reason to be at this show is because also on the bill are Mike June & The Dirty Doves. Mike June used to be a big part of the northern NJ scene, but last year he up and moved to Texas. This is a rare return to NJ, so you should definitely try to make it to this special show.


Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Saturday, February 28
ROADSIDE GRAVES, The Measure (SA), New Dress, Anyday Parade - The Court Tavern, 124 Church St. New Brunswick - 9 pm, $6, 21+

Metuchen's Roadside Graves are masters at storytelling alt-country with gently rollicking licks and the mesmerizing vocals of John Gleason. They'll be previewing songs from their upcoming album. The Measure (SA) play crunchy punk with male/female vocals and the inimitable Mikey Erg on drums, while New Dress are a boy/girl duo playing charming acoustic folk/punk.


Jared Migden (WRSU)

It's about time I get to write about a venue that's not about to play host to a "last show ever." In fact, just the opposite has recently occurred. IM Automata Chino has been holding shows in Jersey City for the better part of the last month, and this Friday night, they will be hosting piano-pop group Like Trains & Taxis and the psychedelic rockers Starfish HQ.


That's all for this week folks.