Newsletter 3-2-09

Hey Everyone,

Here’s the lowdown on what’s happening on

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

Monday on Lazlo’s Den an interview with Shirock. We’ll discuss their new CD, “everything burns”, their non-profit organization (also called Everything Burns), and their clothing line (I Rock Clothing)

As always, Lazlo’s Den will also do ‘New Music Tuesday’, and continue the ‘CD Library Project’.

And don’t forget about our other shows on

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

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


Check out & to read my new blog entry:

"TV/DVD Reviews: Reaper, Dollhouse, Futurama (3/2/09)"

featuring reviews of

Reaper (TV)

Dollhouse (TV)

Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder (DVD)


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 (

I'm really excited that Hrny Wrms are at the Brighton Bar. I recently got their self-titled CD and it's an incredible art-rock album. I'm hopeful that their live show is equally amazing. Also on the bill are The Thieves Of Leviticus, Montagna, Mouth To Mouth, Hoboe, and St. Sat B.


Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Saturday, March 7
LUNAR ENSEMBLE, Aviso'Hara, Heart And Lungs, Bald Guy Black Suit - Court Tavern, 124 Church St. New Brunswick - 10 pm, $6, 21+

Aviso'Hara were one of the most popular and inspired New Brunswick bands of the late Nineties and early 00's. They're doing a short series of reunion gigs and I heartily recommend catching them while you can.


Gary Wien (Asbury Music)

My picks for the week take place on Friday night in Asbury Park with two great choices to choose from.

If you're looking for a killer rock show, head to the Stone Pony for The Parlor Mob, A Love Like Pi, and Scott Liss & The Sixty Six.

If you're interested in great acoustic tunes, head to the Saint for Jillian Rhys, Mieka Pauley, and Divine Sign.


Several people have told me they’re bummed that I’m not regularly doing Pissed Off! anymore. So here’s a quick one about the Grammy’s last month that’s been percolating inside of me.

The Grammys managed to Insult Stevie Wonder not once, but twice. First they force him to perform one of his hits with the Jonas Brothers…I just kept wondering if Stevie was thinking, “who the hell are these crackers butchering my song”…then they finally let him sing a song on his own at the end of the show, and they cut him off for a commercial break. Are you fucking kidding me??? The Grammys are about the music, I know you need to have commercial breaks, but cutting off anyone performing, let alone a legend, is pathetic.

Equally pathetic was that Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, and Neil Diamond (and possibly other who I’ve forgotten about), were forced to perform songs of theirs that were 30-40 years old. They all had newer albums out, why not let them perform their new music? You didn’t make Robert Plant sing a Zep tune with Alison Krauss…think about it.


That's all for this week folks.