Newsletter 12/13/21

Hi Everyone,

This Wednesday, December 15th, marks 21 years since first started broadcasting on the internet.

Thank you for being a part of this local music journey we are on

Here's hoping we have 21 more years in us as being Where NJ Rock Lives!


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 - Stay Home With Lazlo with guest Mark Parker

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Lazlo's Corner

As we head into the holidays and the "giving season", is preparing for it's next benefit webathon, to take place the weekend of March 5th, 2022.

Unlike our October webathon, which is always for the Spondylitis Association of America, this webathon I will be working on with musician Catherine Wacha, and will be for the National Foundation For Transplants (the OG NFT):

The NFT saves lives by removing financial barriers that delay or prevent organ transplantation. One of the many people they have helped is Catherine Wacha, who received a kidney transplant last year, that was necessary due to having Lupus.

Like our other webathon, the plan is to do a compilation of previously unreleased original songs, and a webathon where musicians perform live (due to the ongoing pandemic performances will be done remotely via Skype or pre-recorded)

All of you I am reaching out to have either been part of a previous benefits or Skype performances in the last year. I would love to be able to count on you for this webathon.

There are 2 ways to be involved:

1. 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, 2022 (3 months from the webathon). The songs will be due by February 20th, but if you have something ready, please feel free to send it now. Otherwise, if you think you can have something for the compilation, please let me know.

2. Looking for musicians to perform a 30 minute live set, via Skype (as with all our broadcasts, the video is for us to see each other, only the audio will be broadcast on air), for our webathon. We will definitely be broadcasting on March 5th, if enough people are interested we will add March 6th & March 4th. If you prefer, you can pre-record a set, but please make this an exclusive set (i.e. not a set livestreamed already)

If you have any questions, please let me know. I am happy to answer them, especially since I know I am cramming a lot of info into this.

Here is a little word from Catherine Wacha:

"I can tell your from first hand experience that managing a chronic illness is a stressful endeavor both mentally and financially. After 20 years of battling Lupus and the Chronic Kidney Disease, I found myself in need of a kidney transplant. All things considered, I was in decent physical shape for a transplant and, though exhausted al the time, I worked full time as long as possible to try to save as much as I could. Yes, I had health insurance but a transplant surgery costs $250,000-$300,000 if everything goes well. So not only was I incredibly stressed about needing a rather extreme treatment but I had no idea exactly how much I was going to owe but did know I'd be out of work without pay for at least 3 month. The National Foundation For Transplants helped ease the burden for me, I was lucky and had many people donate directly to my campaign but many people don't know enough people with the means to help and fall short of their goal.

When Lazlo asked if I wanted to work on a benefit with him in the spring I thought this would be the perfect time to be able to give back and help some of the people who may not otherwise reach their needed goal. If you have the time and can play and/or donate a song it can really help someone who otherwise may find themselves strapped for money or worse turned away for a needed treatment."

Also feel free to forward this to any musicians you know who may be interested.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to hear from you.



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

Aeon Station - "Better Love" from "Observatory"
Julian Cartwright - "Look At The Crowd" from "Habitual Trails"
The Bitter Chills - "Piling Groceries (Single Version)" from "Piling Groceries [single]"
Cold Joy - "White Lies" from "In Ivory"
AFTYN - "All I Wanted (Paramore Cover)" from "All I Wanted (Paramore Cover) [single]"
Christian Diana - "Taken for Granted (Extroverted)" from "Introvert/Extrovert - EP"
Mark Parker - "What It's Like" from "Ghosts of Parker Past: A Compilation"
Sir Dove - "Scene Clean (Live, Previously Unreleased)" from "Stay Home"
Vincent Brue - "Baby Girl" from "Pure Butt (A Work In Progress)"
Take Today - "SKAdiving" from "SKAdiving [single]"
Crosstalk Club - "Another Love Song" from "Liftoff"
Atom Driver - "Seven" from "Is Anything Alright"
Jared Hart - "6/8 and Heartbreak (Demo)" from "Live From Crossroads"
Working Class Hussys - "Elaine" from "Ep1"
John Feuerbach - "Dear Brother" from "Always Perfectly There"
Pleasant Valley Band - "Easter" from "Easter [single]" Presents New NJ Music airs Monday @ 7pm

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


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

Superchunk - "Endless Summer" from "Wild Loneliness"
Juice - "Do YoU Really Feel?" from "Boy Story"
American Sigh - "Vulnerable" from "Honor System"
Avi Wisnia - "Come Home To" from "Catching Leaves"
Grade 2 - "Look Up" from "Graveyard Island: Acoustic Sessions"
Broken Social Scene - "This House Is On Fire" from "Old Dead Young: B-Sides & Rarities"
The Cutthroat Brothers and Mike Watt - "Kiss The Moon" from "Devil In Berlin"
The Downstrokes - "I Would've" from "I Would've [single]"
The Drippers - "Shine No Light" from "Scandinavian Thunder"
Aaron Scholz - "Little Bars" from "Third Place"
My Morning Jacket - "Regularly Scheduled Programming" from "My Morning Jacket"
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - "I'm On Your Side" from "The Future"
Avataria - "Homesick For You" from "Homesick For You [single]"
Ultraviolet Communication - "Capacity For Illusion" from "Paper Tiger"

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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