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Newsletter 4/16/18

Hi Everyone,

Huge thanks to Jonathan Andrew, Sonofdov, Jaime Rose, Joker's Republic, Espresso Joe's, & everyone who came out to the Guitar Pull on Saturday. It was another magical night of music!

The next Guitar Pull at Espresso Joe's is Saturday May 12th (the day before Lazlo's birthday!)

Featuring: Jenny Cat (Jenny & The Felines), Shotgun Bill, Devon Moore (formerly of Fun While You Wait)

with opening acoustic set from Drive/Kid

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

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


Stream or download the most recent edition of's Couch (4 Artists Talking About Their Music), with guests Eryn, Thom Hall (By Torchlight), Jenny Cat (Jenny & The Felines), and Laree Cisco.

The link to the most recent & older's Couch episodes are at

Nunzio's Kitchen ( is the official pizza of's Couch, & supplies pizza to guests on the show.


Monday through Thursday Lazlo will be broadcasting live with the following special programming:

Monday @ 7pm - Presents New NJ Music

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

Wednesday @ 7pm - Lazlo's Den Presents New Music

Thursday @ 7pm -'s Is It The Weekend Yet? (Concert Preview, Interviews, & More!) with call in guests: Matt Collaborate, and 18th & Addison

(Musicians: remember to e-mail us about your upcoming NJ area shows so we can post them on our site & mention them on our's Is It The Weekend Yet?)

Listen here:


Latest Updates on

INTERVIEW ARCHIVE: Joker's Republic (NJ)
MUSIC VIDEO: Mr. Flannery and His Feelings - "Welcome To Bangor" (NJ)
INTERVIEW ARCHIVE: Tris McCall & Michael Flannery (NJ)
MUSIC VIDEO: Diego Allessandro - "Walker's Lullaby" (NJ)


Please go to to donate to the Spondylitis Association Of America and get the 2017 Banding Together Compilation, containing 36 song previously unreleased tracks.


Lazlo's Corner

I had every intention of announcing the full track listing for Rock Against Hate Volume 2 in this column today, but then this happened this week and changed everything for me.

If you've been around the local music scene for many years you likely knew, or knew of, Al Muzer. For years before I met him, I had read his local music column in the Aquarian. For me, and many others, he was a trusted source on New Jersey's music scene.

When I first started BlowUpRadio in December of 2000, I e-mailed Al to see if would write something up about it. The response I got back, I remember to this day, being enthusiastic and saying it was overdue, and surprising no one else had thought to do an internet station based around the local music scene.

In fact, he was so quick to write a story about BlowUpRadio in his column, we had not even built yet, and the story contained a long link to our Live365 stream.

I started to run into Al at a lot of shows. I wouldn't say we were close, but we would always exchange pleasantries, and would talk about the scene.

One fond memory... Somewhere there are photos, and I think may be video, of Al and I, along with several others, singing backing vocals for Joe Canzano, on a parody of the Rolling Stones "Sympathy For The Devil", during a Dogs Of War Cancer benefit. I don't think either of us thought of ourselves as singers, but there were were leaning into a mic and singing "Woo, Woo" over and over again and having a blast doing it.

As the obituary link above states, Al retired from music journalism in 2010, and I think I may have only seen him once or twice after that, as he still went to some shows (often the afore mentioned Dogs Of War Cancer benefit).

New Jersey can always use more people like Al. Someone who was passionate about the local music scene, and said so much in his weekly column. I wish I could write as eloquently as he did.


As a post script, I just found this amusing video of Al, showing his sillier side. Not sure there was anyone else quite like him.



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

Matt Collaborate - "30" from "30"
Marcy - "new Reality" from "New Reality [single]"
Autumn's Journey - "The Cold" from "Demos"
Dead Fish Handshake - "Love/Remains" from "Love/Remains [single]"
Steve Bello - "Time To Fly" from "Marblehead"
Curtis Campbell - "This Town Sucks And So Do You" from "The Masquerade"
Disko Sam - "Down Down Up" from "Back To The Cool"
Smash Jackson - "Paradise" from "Democide"
Precious Little Life - "The Art Of Waiting" from "128"
18th & Addison - "Time Bomb" from "Vultures"
Secret Mountain - "Instagram Death Threat" from "Everyone In This Band Is Fat"
Bruce Tunkel - "The Blessing Of Time" from "The Blessing Of Time [single]"
Old Smile - "Worn Out Day" from "Same Dream Simple Life"
Reddmond & Joey - "Denied" from "Denied [single]"
Diego Allessandro - "Walker's Lullaby" from "This American Life" Presents New NJ Music airs Mondays @ 7pm

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 Bombpops - "I Call Bullshit" from "Dear Beer"
Idles - "Well Done" from "Brutalism"
The Get Up Kids - "Maybe" from "Maybe [single]"
Michael McDermott - "Sideways" from "Out From Under"
John Prine - "Let's Talk Dirty In Hawaiian" from "Live In Asheville '86"
Lake St. Helens - "Outer Space" from "Outer Space b/w Ugly Brunette"
Tow'rs - "Revelator Man" from "Grey Fidelity"
Lissie - "Feels Good" from "Castles"
Stars - "Ship To Shore" from "Ship To Shore [single]"
Dr. Octagon - "Operation Zero" from "Moosebumps"
Ras Fraser Jr. - "Big Sound" from "Journey To Greatness"
Buddha Council - "Log On The Fire" from "True Love"
the French Goodbye - "Dwight" from "Vroom!"
Smol Data - "Normal Jeans" from "Smol Data: An EP"
Lisa Stansfield - "Hercules" from "Deeper"

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

Listen here:

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


Dearist - "Beaches" from "Sonder"
Superchunk - "Erasure" from "What A Time To Be Alive"
The Garden - ":(" from "Mirror Might Steal Your Charm"
Rod Picott - "Fire Inside" from "Out Past The Wires"
Mark Erelli - "I Feel So Good [Richard Thompson cover]" from "Mixtape"
The Damned - "Look Left" from "Evil Spirits"
Yarn - "Undone" from "Lucky 13"
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog - "Pennsylvania 6 6666" from "YRU Still Here?"
Dave Fields - "Child Of The World" from "Backroom Blues Vol 6"
Hurry - "Heatwave" from "Every Little Thought"
The Sidekicks - "Twins Twist" from "Happiness Hours"
The Regrettes - "A Teenager In Love [Dion & The Belmonts cover]" from "Attention Seeker [EP]"
The Wombats - "Dip You In Honey" from "Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life"

Listen here:

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



That's all for this week folks.