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Newsletter 5/8/17

Hi Everyone,

This Saturday is the next Guitar Pull at Espresso Joe's, and Lazlo's birthday!

Also, this Guitar Pull will feature 3 members of Christina Alessi & The Toll Collectors, each doing their solo songs!

Christina Alessi
Jonathan Andrew
Josh Bicknell

with opening acoustic set from The Clydes

The show is free, all ages, and starts at 7pm sharp.

Espresso Joe's is at 50 West Front Street, in Keyport, NJ.


Listen to New Jersey's best music 24/7 on here:

Monday through Thursday Lazlo will be broadcasting live beginning at 7pm, with the following special programming:

Monday @ 8pm - Presents New NJ Music

Tuesday @ 8pm - Lazlo's Den Presents New Music

Wednesday @ 7pm - Wednesday Free-For-All

Thursday @ 8pm - Concert Preview Show

(Musicians: remember to e-mail us about your upcoming NJ area shows so we can post them on our site & mention them on our Concert Preview Show)

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Help some good causes, download "Rock Against Hate"!

68 songs for just $10 (or more if you can spare it). All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood and The Trevor Project.

Check out (and on Twitter @RockAgnstHateCD)


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RECOMMENDATION: Joker's Republic - "Anti-Social Media" (NJ)
INTERVIEW ARCHIVE: Joker's Republic (Austen Gray)
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Lazlo's Corner

I tweeted this the other day, but it bears repeating here for those that don't follow me on Twitter (@BlowUpRadio)

If you don't support good music, good musicians give up. Don't kill good musicians' dreams

I've watched so many amazing musicians over the years decide it is time to stop being a musician. Now often there are other contributing factors, but one thing I hear over and over again is that they tire of putting out albums no one hears, playing shows that no one goes to.

The whole reason I started back in 2000 was to try to build up the scene, find an audience for all this good music that is going unheard by the masses.

Now you can say is a failure (in my darker moments, I do), after all there is still so much amazing local music not being purchased, and shows that are sparsely attended, but in small ways we've made a difference.

When I get e-mails, or people coming up in public, thanking me for introducing them to their new favorite band, I know has done some good.

When musicians meet each other at a show and become friends, putting their own shows together, and in some cases, forming bands, I know has helped the scene come together.

When scores of musicians jump at the opportunity to help with whatever non-profit organization I am trying to raise money for (Spondylitis Association Of America, Planned Parenthood, The Trevor Project, among many others), I know we have all worked together to not only help the music scene, but a cause much bigger than all of us.

My point to all this rambling is that we may not think we can change things in big ways, because most of us cannot...

But, if instead of doing nothing, we each do what we can to support the local music scene (and on a larger scale, the world), each person's little bit combined can really make big changes.



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

1. The 65's - "As My Body Numbs" from "Wolves And Men"
2. Breaking Tradition - "Wishful Thinking" from "Farewell (Unreleased Songs From 2013-2014)"
3. The Scandals - "Lucky 7s" from "Lucky Seven"
4. The Successful Failures - "Baby's Home Tonight (unmastered)" from "(new CD coming fall 2017)"
5. All Night Drivers - "Song For Mags" from "All Night Drivers"
6. Indigo. - "trash" from "Danger Can (demos)"
7. Tris McCall with Sara Hallie Richardson - "You Can Meet Me There" from "McCall's Almanac"
8. Ciera Fazio - "Falling" from "Mend Again"
9. bensingermusic - "Shoals (Binaural)" from "Trials Of Figueroa"
10. Efforts Made - "Victory" from "2 Songs"
11. 21 Kings - "Too far Gone" from "Daily Grind (EP)"
12. Joker's Republic - "Reality Check" from "Anti-Social Media"
13. The Big Drops - "By The Water" from "Time, Color"
14. Naked Ant - "Piledriver" from "Piledriver (single)"
15. Hello Whirled - "Big Damn Heroes" from "Wreckage" Presents New NJ Music airs Mondays @ 8pm

Listen here:

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


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

1. Face To Face - "I, Me, Mine" from "Sound The Alarm"
2. Sundressed - "Of Course" from "A Little Less Put Together"
3. Deep State - "Thought Garden" from "Thought Garden"
4. Imelda May - "Black Tears" from "Life Love Flesh Blood"
5. doctor abernathy is dead - "at times, elusive" from "and the merchant's now betroth"
6. Jade Jackson - "Aden" from "Gilded"
7. '68 - "The Workers Are Few" from "Two Parts Viper"
8. Slingshot Dakota - "Grudge" from "Broken"
9. Sin Diablo - "God Is In The Trees" from "God Is In The Trees"
10. Ben McKelvey - "Only Here Once [acoustic]" from "Only Here Once [acoustic]"
11. Walker Lukens - "Simple Man" from "Ain't Got A Reson"
12. Trapper Schoepp - "Bumper Cars" from "Bumper Cars [Single]"
13. Christopher Paul Stelling - "Sleep Baby Sleep" from "Itinerant Arias"
14. The Miamis - "Fight Team Fight (live)" from "We Deliver: The Lost Band Of The CBGB Era (1974-1979)"
15. Less Than Jake - "Things Change" from "Sound The Alarm"

Lazlo's Den Presents New Music airs Tuesdays @ 8pm

Listen here:

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



That's all for this week folks.