Newsletter 7-27-09

Hey Everyone,

This past Saturday night could not have been a more fun show at Buddie's Tavern. If you were there you already know what I'm talking about. If you weren't, you missed some amazing music. Big thanks to Jonathan Andrew, The Winter Sounds, and The Tea & Whiskey, for bringing the rock.

The next Free Concert at Buddie's Tavern will on Saturday August 15th, and feature music from Mod Fun, Kosmic Daydream (acoustic), and Jim Testa. Fun will be had, so mark your calendars now.


If you missed the interviews with Hey Tiger and Marcy Playground, that aired on Lazlo's Den last week, you can now stream them in the interview archive at


Check out my live concert review (with lots of pictures) of the Warped Tour in the blog section of &

Later this week Jay Mazeffect’s review of the Warped Tour will be up there too.


Here’s the programming schedule for this week:

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

Tuesday - New Music Tuesday featuring new music from The Tea & Whiskey, Kosmic Daydream, Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson, Assembly Of Dust, Linda Draper, Bronze Radio Return, The Ugly Club, and more!

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


The next Guitar Pull will take place on Sunday August 16th, with Jeff Devitto (Particle Zoo), and Christian Beach

You can now stream all the previous Guitar Pull’s at


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Download free music from or

Kindred Souls - whatchagonnado

Jonathan Andrew - “here’s to the present” song

Jon Dacks - “free to be” album

Jon Caspi, “this town” album

Gary Paul Hermus, "Xanadu From Outer Space" song

Woodfish, "Bamm Diddley" album.

Free music, now at or

Bands, if you'd like to put up a free download on or, please contact me.


Concert Picks Of The Week


Lazlo (

Friday Agency finally releases the follow up to their amazing debut album. "Revolutions" CD release party goes down at Mattison Park in Asbury Park.


Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Saturday, August 1
JERSEY BEAT PRESENTS... JEFF SCHROECK, The Marshmallows, Ben Franklin, John Raido/Jim Testa - Automata Chino, 99 Greene St. Jersey City - 9 pm, $7, 21+

Jeff Schroeck is from the Ergs, The Marshmallows are two gals and a guy playing memorable power pop, Ben Franklin is Billy Gray from the Meltdowns new band, and the evening will start with a few songs by John Raido and Jim Testa


Gary Wien (Asbury Music)

This week's picks include three shows for the weekend starting with Agency's CD release party on Friday night at Mattison Park in Asbury Park. The next night begins two days of shows that include a bunch of good local acts as openers at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. On Saturday night, the Riff Surfers and Patti Patton Band on the outside stage and then Outside the Box takes over inside to close out the night. And then on Sunday, Random Test and Karmic Juggernaut are among the bands opening for Burning Spear on the outside stage with Dub Proof closing out the night inside the club.


Pissed Off!

As many of you know I am not a fan of cover bands. If I want to hear The Beatles I’ll put on a Beatles album. If I want to hear Bruce Springsteen…well you know where I’m going with this.

However, it’s always nice to see a local artist put their own spin on someone else’s song, and that’s just what Twisted Covers has been doing at Twisted Tree Café, while also allowing them to showcase their original tunes.

Sadly, Twisted Covers is coming to an end.

Here’s what Twisted Covers creator Gary Wien has written about the end of this venerable concert series:

After three years, Twisted Covers will be coming to a close on Sunday, August 30. The show, which features local artists performing covers of a featured artists as well as their own original songs, has been a fan favorite at the Twisted Tree Cafe since debuting with a spotlight on The Rolling Stones in the summer of 2007. The final show is dedicated to the owner of the cafe - Clark Mitchell - for his support of local artists. We'll be spotlighting songs from one of Clark's favorite bands - The Grateful Dead.

If you are interested in being part of the final show, please sign up at The show starts at 5pm and generally runs until 9pm, but we are expecting this show to go a little later.

Loosely based on the "Loser's Lounge" shows, Twisted Covers offers artists two covers of the spotlighted artist and one original song. Admission is free and the cafe is BYOB. The Twisted Tree is a small venue, so seats and tables are at a premium. Come early to guarantee a seat.


That's all for this week folks.