Newsletter 1/8/24

Hi Everyone,

Check out the Concert Calendar on to see who is playing in and around the Garden State. And if you are playing a show, please send us the info so we can post it on our Concert Calendar


Lazlo will be broadcasting live with the following special programming:

Monday @ 7pm ET - Presents New NJ Music (see playlist below)

Tuesday @ 7pm ET - Lazlo's Den Presents New Music (see playlist below)

Listen here:


Every Monday read a new's New & Notable NJ Music: on New Jersey Stage:


Latest Updates on's New & Notable NJ Music: 1/1/24 (read it on New Jersey Stage)
(feat: Dr. Void & The Death Machines, The Penniless Loafers, We're Ghosts Now, Vincent Brue & the Long Branch Davidians, and Cynful Ukes
Plus a look back at Readymade Breakup)


Lazlo's Corner

If you follow this column, and, you know that my life has changed a lot in the last few years, which leaves me with less time to do everything I want to with

But, the good news is there are others out there talking about the local original music scene in New Jersey.

Let's spotlight a few

New Jersey Stage - Not only is New Jersey Stage the home of's New & Notable column, but it is also home to Bob Makin's Makin Waves column. The site is all about everything in the local arts scene, and regularly talks about local music.

Bennett Kelly @ New Brunswick Today -
New Brunswick Today is Independent News about the Hub City, and Bennett Kelly is their music journalist. He regularly writes about musicians from the New Brunswick scene, and has also written insightful articles about the history of New Brunswick's music scene. Bennett's year end music review is a must read (

Songs On Site -
I mentioned Songs On Site earlier this year when the podcast started it's now completed 1st season. The podcast, a co-production of Cocotazo Media and You Don't Know Jersey, interviews local musicians at unique locations in New Jersey. The show is hosted by Michael Aquino (a local musician himself), and features performances by the guests. With each episode in the 15-20 minute range, even the most time crunched person (like myself) should be able to find time to listen.

This trio is by no means all inclusive, I know there are others out there. Please feel free to let me know of ones I missed. I would love to be able to make this a regular monthly thing of spotlighting some other sources out there that are talking about New Jersey and #SupportGoodMusic.


Musicians: is preparing for our third annual benefit for the National Foundation For Transplants ( this March.

The NFT saves lives by removing financial barriers that delay or prevent organ transplantation.

There are 2 ways to be involved:

1. Looking for musicians to pre-record a 30 minute live audio performance exclusively for broadcast during the benefit. The performance should be predominantly original songs (1-2 covers is okay), and should not reference being pre-recorded so when it is broadcast people won't hear a bunch of artists saying they pre-recorded. Pre-recorded sets will be due by February 16th.

2. I am looking for previously unreleased original songs (which can include acoustic or live versions of previously released songs, remixes, etc.) for this year's compilation. I ask that all songs be original (no covers) and that they remain exclusive to the compilation until June 1st, 2024 (3 months from the webathon). The songs will be due by February 16th, but if you have something ready, please feel free to send it now.

If you are interested, or have questions, please let me know.



This week on Presents New NJ Music we have new music from:

Chad Sabo - "Sunday" from "Joyride"
The Stewart Dolly - "Mighty Rickety" from "Chainlift, Deliver Us Now"
ILL-ADVISED - "Twenty-Two" from "Twenty-Two [single]"
Vincent Brue & the Long Branch Davidians - "The Damage Is Done" from "We Didn't Start The Fire"
The Weeklings - "Like We Used To Do" from "Raspberry Park"
Cynful Ukes - "Changes" from "Changes [single]"
John H. Parrott, III - "Northern Wind" from "Your Heart Will Mend"
Speed The Plough - "In The Atmosphere" from "Speed the Plough @ Fez, 1995"
Samuel Vincent - "Kunai Crusade" from "Aurora Mortis"
Shane Prusinski - "Moonlight (feat. Chonkers)" from "Moonlight [single]"
Mars Kushi - "Nightmare" from "Nightmare [single]"
Alana Q - "Masochist" from "Masochist [single]"
Dr. Void & The Death Machines - "In My Heart In The Dark LP Version" from "Frostbite: Frozen Stiff Remix"
Delsea Woods - "Dead Deer" from "Dead Deer [single]" Presents New NJ Music airs Monday @ 7pm ET

Listen here:

See playlist (with links to all the acts) here:


This week on Lazlo's Den Presents New Music we have new music from:

The Fisherman & The Sea - "Agents of the Change" from "Agents of the Change [single]"
Finnoguns Wake - "So Nice" from "Stay Young"
The Lemon Twigs - "My Golden Years" from "My Golden Years [single]"
Emily Barnes - "Everything" from "Mint Condition"
Ridge Banks - "Stare Too Long" from "Stare Too Long [single]"
Buck Meek - "Cuero Dudes" from "Cuero Dudes [single]"
Liam Gallagher & John Squire - "Just Another Rainbow" from "Just Another Rainbow [single]"
St. Jimi Sebastian Cricket Club - "Golden Parachute" from "Golden Parachute [single]"
Bad Cop / Bad Cop - "Safe and Legal" from "Safe and Legal [single]"
Rockaway - "Never Again" from "It's Not My Circus"
Quiet Takes - "Meri Said" from "Regrets Only"
Armchair Oracles - "Undertow" from "Nothingeveris"
Greg Chacko - "Jayflower" from "Life After 40"
Foo Fighters - "The Glass" from "But Here We Are"

Lazlo's Den Presents New Music airs Tuesday @ 7pm

Listen here:

See playlist (with links to all the acts) here:



That's all for this week folks.


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