June 11th, 2007

Supporting New Jersey's Local Music Scene Since 2000

Message From Lazlo

Hi Everyone,

The newsletter is back!

My apologies for it taking so long to come back, but I came back from vacation, and planned to do a newsletter last week. Unfortunately, my internet provider had other plans. Much of last week I had internet connection problems. I believe the problems have finally been resolved.

While I was without internet, I had time to catch up on writing reviews. If you go to or you can read my 5 part epic review of W.E. Fest, as well as a new review of a They Might Be Giants show from last month, and a review of this past Saturday's CD release party for Mod Fun.


This Saturday, the Free Concert Series returns to Buddie's Tavern, with a killer line-up.

Kicking off the show is the always entertaining Souls Release. They've just put some new MP3s on their My Space page, so go check them out now, and then check them out live on Saturday.

Next on the bill is one of the amazing bands I caught at W.E. Fest a few weeks ago, Second Dan. These guys are the real deal in rock & roll. Check out their video for "running out of feelings", to prep what is sure to be an electrifying performance from them on Saturday.

Closing out the night is a performance from Billy. A combination of pop rock and punkabilly, with amazing vocal harmonies, a Billy performance is always a fun. Check out several of their songs (which you can download) on their My Space page.

For directions to Buddie's Tavern, located at 277 Johnsons Ln in Parlin (Sayreville), click here.

The show starts at 9:30pm sharp, so plan accordingly so you don't miss any of the rock and roll extrazaganza.


The new Jukebox poll is up!

Check out the Jukebox to listen to (and vote for) the following songs:

Gary Paul Hermus - take me out and get me loaded

Alan Tepper - karma

Mike June & The Dirty Doves - fighting the war

Kosmic Daydream - right now

Matt Fisher & The Telephone Junkies - only getting older

Arlan Feiles - sign up

Thomas Martin & The Martinis - love her like crazy

Kerry - Cubana Americana

Six To Eight Mathematics - promise to be true

Head over to the Jukebox poll now and, "rock the vote"!


Album of the Month
Matt Fisher & The Telephone Junkies - "the clock doesn't stop"

Matt Fisher and the Telephone Junkies play rock and roll music.

Fisher's songwriting style is heavily influenced by artists like Elvis Costello and Ben Folds, while the instrumental arrangements add the power-chord rock and simple, driving grooves of groups like Weezer. To top it off, Fisher and the Junkies provide an extremely tight and entertaining live act.

It all adds up to create a unique and memorable sound and a live show that is certainly worth seeing, especially in the age of auto-tune and ProTools. These boys remind us of what live rock and roll is all about. If you feel like you recognize a few of them, it's probably because you've seen them before. Fisher and Jones were previously in a group called the Sly Caps, who were featured on MTV's Made and Total Request Live (see MTV video here). After touring extensively in support of the band, Fisher thought it best to disband the group after having some creative differences.

As a solo artist, Fisher was backed by a revolving door of players, but in December 2005, Voinski and Jones decided to join the group for the long haul. Though the group entertained a line-up as a quartet for a while, it became apparent after a few months the group performed best as a trio. If you want to check out a great live act and meet a group of charming gentlemen, currently you can see Matt Fisher & the Telephone Junkies throughout NYC and in their home state of New Jersey.

New Songs Added This Week

Mod Fun now...and again


June 2007(Oradell, NJ) – The rock band Kosmic Daydream was selected by Mind Trip Productions for a feature role in the upcoming music film project, “Mind Trip to Musicland’s: In the Face of Destiny”.

The film is a ‘musicfiction’, the story centers around the subject of music and like science fiction, good against evil; a music science fiction fantasy. This film is the sequel to Mind Trip's current project on DVD called "Mind Trip to Musicland’s: Power Over Your Destiny”.

Mind Trip has cast actress/model Angel Monroe in a lead role. For the bands that are a part of this feature film, it would be like shooting a music video.

Kosmic Daydream, dubbed the originator of the neo-psychedelic genre, is comprised of Jeniffer De Los Santos (Kosmic Goddess), Jimmi Dylan (guitar), Adam Hirschman (bass), and Jose Cruz (drums). The group performs extensively in the NYC-metro area, and is currently recording an album.

Sol Music Management, which represents bands/artists like 'Anvil', 'Diamond David Lee Roth', 'Dokken', 'Paul Di'Anno', and 'Twisted Sister', is also involved in the project.


the latest anderson council news...


we hope all is well with you and yours. we have some news for you. here goes....

1. our song "strawberry smell" is in the film "i'm reed fish", which is being released in select cities on june 1st. it will be playing at quad cinema in nyc.

please go see it.

2. here's a groovy clip from youtube of the song...

3. the anderson council, along with a bunch of the ny/nj bands that also have songs in the film, will be playing a pre-release party at the rodeo bar in nyc on may 31st. for more info...

4. we regret to inform you that mr. jimmy charles has left the band. suffice it to say that we will miss him and his incredible talent. we will eventually be holding auditions to find a suitable replacement. if you or someone you know would be interested in auditioning, please respond to this email address.

as always, thanks for listening! we hope to see you soon.


Concert Picks of the Week

Lazlo (

Saturday's Free Concert Series returns to Buddie's Tavern in Parlin (Sayreville), with an incredible line up. In addition to New Jersey favorites Souls Release, and Billy, you are not going to want to miss New York City's Second Dan. I just saw these guys do two incredible rock stes down at W.E. Fest, and was simply blown away by how good they were. See for yourself, and for free, this Saturday.
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Thursday, June 14
ANTHONY FIUMANO, Joanna Burns, Ian McGlynn - The Goldhawk, 936 Park Ave. Hoboken - $5, 8 pm, 21+

HIGH SPEED CHASE, New Day Dawn, Jack Trippa - Maxwells, 1039 Washington St. Hoboken - 8:30 pm, $6, 18+

Two picks for Thursday, both in Hoboken: Asbury Park singer/songwriter Anthony Fiumano at the Goldhawk, if you're in the mood for something mellow, or Hoboken's own High Speed Chase headlining a bill of hard rock at Maxwells. Your choice!
Upcoming Concerts

Concert Picks of the Week

Gary Wien (Upstage)

Jared Migden (WRSU)

Concert Calendar

Wednesday June 13th
Kosmic Daydream

Mike June & The Dirty Doves
Mexicali Blues Cafe
1409 Queen Anne Rd
No Use For Humans
Brighton Bar
121 Brighton Ave
Long Branch
Ben Godwin, Joy Askew @ Sidewalk Cafe

Thursday June 14th
New Day Dawn

High Speed Chase
1039 Washington St
Val Emmich

The Knitting Factory
74 Leonard St

Friday June 15th
Jon Caspi

John Eddie
>Wonder Bar
5th & Ocean Ave
Asbury Park
The Swan Vestas
Clash Bar
39 Harding Ave

Saturday June 16th

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