Tag Archives: Danny Coleman

ALA.NI Enchants Asbury Park, NJ

ALANI

Review by Danny Coleman  There was a curious quiet which fell over Asbury Park New Jersey’s Wonder Bar as ALA.NI took the stage with her guitarist on this evening. A quiet which gave way to a full blown hush as this powerful siren hit the first notes of her original song, “Cherry Blossom.”  With outstretched arms and a gracious smile, this British born, French raised performer ended ... 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

upright man

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 »

The Red Button Release New Music

The Red Button

Interview by Danny Coleman  “I think,” says Mike Reukberg who comprises one half of the retro-sounding band known as The Red Button. “I think we are rock’s greatest odd couple. We don’t agree on much but we do agree on music!”  “I was finishing up a solo CD in the studio and there was Mike just hanging out and we just got into a conversation ... Read More »

John McLaughlin Brings Mahavishnu Back for Final North American Tour

John McLaughlin

Interview by Danny Coleman  “Yeah it sounds a little strange; doesn’t it? Well, number one, you can fight everything but you cannot fight old age; even though I still feel 29 inside,” explained a laughing John McLaughlin as he discussed his latest and last North American tour along with  his November 10 show at the NJPAC in Newark, NJ. “Second, only for America will I feature ... Read More »

Jethro Tull Closing In On 50 Years of Rock

Jethro Tull

Interview by Danny Coleman  “It’s just another day in the global office, just variations of where,” said a resolute Ian Anderson as he discussed Jethro Tull‘s upcoming appearance at Red Bank, New Jersey’s Count Basie Theatre, different aspects of the Tull theme, and nearly 50 years of the band itself. “Whether I’m jumping on a plane to Germany or a show in New Jersey I’m very ... Read More »