Interviews

Steve Hackett Revisits Genesis at The Scottish Rite Auditorium in New Jersey

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Interview by Danny Coleman  “Oh geez no! It certainly doesn’t feel like 40 years ago but it feels good to do old stuff. “Wind and Wuthering” turns 40 and it will be good to celebrate it. The material stands the test and over the years the experience changes you; there is a certain amount of fog involved (laughs) but it feels good to know ... Read More »

Doc Rotten Has the Cure, a Tour, an EP and More

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Interview by Danny Coleman  “We’re 100 percent mediocre,” says Doc Rotten guitarist/vocalist Wes Dzurkoc with a loud laugh; “I’d say we are punk rock but more melodic.”  Born from the remnants of past projects, these Hamilton, NJ rockers are a great combination of humble talented personalities and attitude. “We were in a band called Too Far Gone,” explains drummer AJ Martinez; “When that ceased to exist, me, Wes and Mike (Bassist/Vocalist Romanowsky) started this band just ... Read More »

Interstellar Fortuneteller is Making Mischief

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Interview by Danny Coleman  “Interstellar Fortuneteller” is the second release from Hamilton, New Jersey rockers Charles Laurita and The Mischief. Released in the fall of 2017, this follow up to their self-titled debut is not only a rarity in that it’s a concept album but it was also cut in two studios; one of which was built with their own hands.“We started out with a local ... Read More »

Kate Grom is the “Heroine” of Her Story

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Interview by Danny Coleman  Most artists who record their original music do so for various reasons. Some relate their life experiences, others to promote a point of view and still others just because they have something inside them screaming to get out. Kate Grom however had a different set of reasons and circumstances for the recording of her nine track release, “Heroine.” “This ... Read More »

From a Trixter to a Christmas Miracle Mark “Gus” Scott has the Holidays Covered

Interview by Danny Coleman  “I played the trumpet before the drums actually,” says Trixter’s Mark “Gus” Scott as he discussed the release of his new holiday disc titled, “Christmas Miracle.” “It’s seven songs, so I guess it’s more of an EP. I did it because, well, everybody in the band kind of took off and started doing other things and ... Read More »

Upright Man to Walk Tall at Stanhope House in New Jersey

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Interview by Danny Coleman  “We all met in a composition class at NYU and we wound up writing a couple of tunes together and that’s where it all started,” says bassist Nick Katz of the New York based band Upright Man as they prepare for their November 19 show at The Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ. A cornucopia of influences make up the group and they credit various genres, musicians and ... Read More »