I know youíve probably heard this enough already, but just in case you havenít, if you have extra money, please donate to Oxfam, Red Cross, or another reputable organization helping the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake.
If not for the fact I am already busy working on the benefit album and concert (see last weekís newsletter) for Shayne Miel from the Future Kings Of Nowhere (www.thefuturekings.com), who is currently fighting stage IV lymphoma (cancer), Iíd have probably tried to put together a Haiti Earthquake Relief Benefit. If anyone is working on one, Iíd be happy to help any way I can, but I just donít have the time to take lead on the project (as much as Iíd like to).
Itís Martin Luther King Day today (Monday), and as I do every year, I will be replaying the ďI have a dreamĒ speech on Lazloís Den tonight (8pm ET on BlowUpRadio.com, 9pm ET on ThePenguinRocks.com)
This Saturday is the first BlowUpRadio.com Free Concert Series show at Buddieís Tavern of 2010. The show features the debut performance from feature Red Flag Fleet, as well as live sets from Copesetic, & Randy Morning.
Our updated on air schedule at BlowUpRadio.com is
Hereís the BlowUpRadio.com programming schedule for this week:
Lazloís Den - Monday thru Friday at 8pm ET
Lazloís Den presents New Music - Tues @ 8pm ET, Wed @ noon & 10pm, Thurs @ 3am & midnight, Fri @ 9am & 3pm, Sun @ 8pm
ĎRock N Roll Gas Stationí hosted by Jim Testa - Thursday @ 10pm ET, Sun @ 7pm
ĎThe Weekend Mix-Up!í hosted by Mick Hale - Friday @ 9pm ET, Sat @ 9pm, Sun @ 1pm & 6pm
And, don't forget to stream or download Rock On Radio, directly from BlowUpRadio.com. The latest installment includes guest Astronaut Jones.
While youíre at BlowUpRadio.com you can stream all the previous BlowUpRadio.com Guitar Pullís, including the most recent one with Ross Sandler (from Crewman Number Six), and Pete Jager (from The Extras, Inc.).
The BlowUpRadio.com Guitar Pull will return with new installments in 2010.
Donít forget to download free music from BlowUpRadio.com or LazlosDen.com
Bands, if you'd like to put up a free download on BlowUpRadio.com or LazlosDen.com, please contact me.
Concert Picks Of The Week
This Saturday the BlowUpRadio.com Free Concert Series kicks off it's 2010 run at Buddie's Tavern with a killer show. We have the debut performance from Red Flag Fleet, and rare central NJ appearance by Copesetic, and Randy Morning. This is going to be a great night of live rock. Do not miss!
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)
Thursday, January 21
TRIS McCALL, Overlord, I'm Turning Into - Union Hall, 702 Union St. Brooklyn - 7:30 pm, $7, 21+
Still celebrating the release of his new album When The Night Falls, Tris McCall will be performing double duty, playing with both his own band and as keyboardist in Brooklyn indie-pop combo Overlord.
Danny Coleman (Rock On Radio)
This week's picks are going to involve travel across the big river to the state of Pa. Hamilton NJ native and long time area rocker KEITH MONACCHIO will be performing at an open mic. night on Tues. 1/19 at HAVANA in New Hope Pa. Located at 105 S. Main St., this event is hosted by another veteran Jersey musician JOE VADALA. I'm told that there is always a wealth of incredible talent at this every Tuesday event; so it should be well worth the trip! ROCK ON!
Did Avatar really win best dramatic picture at the Golden Globes?!?!? Really?!?!? I am saddened to see that the foreign press association has gone for big budget, big effects, and not much plot, over films of substance. Itís a sad day indeed.
* Editorís note: In fairness, Lazlo has disclosed that he has not actually seen Avatar and judges his sentiment on trailers, reviews, and the fact that James Cameron hasnít made a decent movie since the Abyss. And donít even get him started on Titanic winning the Oscar for best picture.
That's all for this week folks.