November 12th, 2007

Supporting New Jersey's Local Music Scene Since 2000

Album of the Month
Citizens Band Radio - "CBR"

Earlier this year I gave a glowing review to a 3 song EP that I received from New Jersey's Citizens Band Radio. Those three songs begin their brand new full length CD, "CBR". On it, they continue to blend bluegrass, mountain music, classic country, and southern rock into something beautiful. Pedal steel guitar and mandolin mixes with twangy vocals, and songs with classic country type titles like, "ole Kentucky whiskey blues", "my ramblin ways", and, "band of outlaws". Fans of artists like Merle Haggard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Jayhawks, Old Crow Medicine Show, Warren Haynes, and even the Grateful Dead, will all likely find something on this CD that they will enjoy. "18 wheels" even sounds like a country infused gospel song. Citizens Band Radio may not save your soul, but they can certainly move it with their fine debut album.

- Lazlo
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Message From Lazlo

Hi Everyone,

First off, last week I announced that BLOWUPRADIO.COM'S ANNIVERSARY SHOW is Saturday December 8TH, well due to circumstances beyond my control, the show is now Friday December 7th. The show is to remain ay Buddie's Tavern. More info on that soon.

But this Wednesday (Nov. 14th) is the second to last Folk You! at the Goldhawk in Hoboken.

This show is also special because it brings a very rare solo acoustic performance from the lead singer of Hero Pattern, Jason Kundrath. Also on the bill are two great NYC musicians, Dan Rosen, the frontman of Second Dan, and Kurt Reifler.


As you know Upstage Radio has been one of the homes for Lazlo's Den, and that I have also been a big fan of Upstage Magazine, both of which were started by Gary Wien. It is with regret that inform you that after 4 years, Gary has decided to move on from Upstage.

The good news is, he is preparing to re-launch this week, which will continue to bring you the same quality review, news, and internet radio station that Upstage had. But for a least a day or two,'s Webcast will be the only place to hear Lazlo's Den.

And at you can read a new Notes From The Den, as well as listen to the entire interview with James Taylor (publisher of Shocked And Amazed) in the interview archive.


The latest Podcast features some of the artists nominated for the Asbury Music Awards (which takes place Saturday at the Stone Pony), as well as music from: Readymade Breakup, The Subterraneans, John Raido, Joe Harvard Band, double-breasted, Kate Hart, The Commons, Jonathan Andrew, and Jim Testa.

Click here to download the new podcast


Don't forget to check out & for a new live review of The Milwaukees and Arlan Feiles @ Freehold Raceway Mall


And for those wondering, I'm still on schedule for the new Webcast to premiere by Thanksgiving!


New Songs Added This Week

Walt Ribiero stronger

Concert Picks of the Week

Lazlo (

Wednesday is the second to last Folk You! show at The Goldhawk before it goes on an indefintie hiatus. This show is also special because it brings a very rare solo acoustic performance from the lead singer of Hero Pattern, Jason Kundrath. Also on the bill are two great NYC musicians, Dan Rosen, the frontman of Second Dan, and Kurt Reifler.
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Concert Picks of the Week

Gary Wien (Asbury Music)

Jared Migden (WRSU)

Concert Calendar

Monday November 12th
Stiff Little Fingers @ World Cafe Live
B.B. King, Ryan Shaw @ B.B. King's
Nick Marks @ The Living Room

Tuesday November 13th
Keith Monacchio @ Borders (Eatontown)
Aqueduct, Georgie James @ World Cafe Live
B.B. King, Alexis P. Suter Band @ B.B. King's

Wednesday November 14th & Jersey Beat presents
Folk You!
Jason Kundrath (Hero Pattern)
Dan Rosen (Second Dan)
Kurt Reifler
The Goldhawk
936 Park Ave (at 10th st.)

Thursday November 15th
Six To Eight Mathematics, The Heshers, Mazeffect, Pocket Octopus @ Dingbatz
Juliette and the Licks @ World Cafe Live
Paul Sanchez @ Mexicali Blues Cafe
Will Hoge, The Kin @ World Cafe Live
The Scenic, Rosematter, Permanent Holiday, Postmark Twain, Love The Baron @ 449 Room
The Ventures @ B.B. King's

Friday November 16th
Go Go Volante @ 449 Room
Nerve Tonic, The Tombstones, Rockets Red Glare, Savage Rooster @ Clash Bar
Devi, Wiser Time @ John & Peter's
VHS Or Beta, Moving Units @ Blender Theater @ Gramercy
MJ Project @ World Cafe Live
The Slackers, The Hub City Stompers, The Mafia, The Upsessions @ Asbury Lanes
The Gourds @ World Cafe Live
The Codetalkers @ Mexicali Blues Cafe
Derek Trucks Band @ Bergen Pac
Mad Lee's Union, The Fireside Chats, Bald Guy, Black Suit @ Brighton Bar
The Subdudes, Ruthie Foster @ B.B. King's
Poltechnic @ Mercury Lounge
Jonatha Brooke @ The Rubin Museum of Art

Saturday November 17th
Zigman Bird @ Buddie's Tavern
Citizens Band Radio @ Stanhope House
Gary Paul Hermus @ The Barrington Coffeehouse and Cafe
Nerve Tonic @ Olde Forge
VHS Or Beta, Moving Units @ House Of Blues (Atlantic City)
The Dukes Of Destiny @ World Cafe Live
The Breadbox Band, Kitchen Couch @ Mexicali Blues Cafe
East of The Wall, Dilation, Delft @ Brighton Bar

Sunday November 18th
"family first benefit" @ Asbury Lanes
Lexington Down @ The Saint
Willy Porter @ World Cafe Live
Circle Down @ Brighton Bar

Monday November 19th
Mike Doughty @ World Cafe Live

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