Newsletter 4-12-10

Hey Everyone,

I just added a new section to & In addition to having links to Music News stories, we now have links to Music Videos. It will be a place for links to not just music videos, but also live band performances, interviews, and other music related videos.

Musicians, feel free to e-mail me links to your videos, live performances, etc.


Wednesday on Lazlo’s Den: An interview with BEATALLICA. Yes, it is what the name suggests, a rock band that does “bash ups” of Beatles & Metallica songs,.


Other new things on &

LAZLO'S ALBUM OF THE WEEK: No One Knows About Persian Cats soundtrack (4/11/10)

New Free MP3 Download: The Radio Dept. - "never follow suit" (MP3)


We’re skipping April with the Free Concert Series, but we’ll be back with two shows in May!

Saturday May 8th - Jonathan Andrew, Brett Harris, Filmstar

Saturday May 15th - Dr. Void and the Death Machines, The Filthy 3


Don‘t forget that you can still purchase “This Album Kills Cancer!

54 songs for only $15!

All money goes directly to Shayne Miel to help with his medical expenses as a result of cancer treatments.

See the full track listing and purchase the album here:

This is an amazing collection of songs, and for a really good cause. If you haven’t already purchased “This Album kills Cancer”, please purchase it today.


Our updated on air schedule at is

Here’s the programming schedule for this week:

Lazlo’s Den - Monday thru Friday at 8pm ET

Lazlo’s Den presents New Music - Tues @ 8pm ET, Wed @ noon & 10pm, Thurs @ 3am & midnight, Fri @ 9am & 3pm, Sun @ 8pm

‘Rock N Roll Gas Station’ hosted by Jim Testa - Thursday @ 10pm ET, Sun @ 7pm, & Mon @ 6pm

‘The Weekend Mix-Up!’ 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 The latest installment includes guest Shaun Ryman.

While you’re at you can stream all the previous Guitar Pull’s.

The Guitar Pull will return with new installments soon.


Concert Picks Of The Week


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This Saturday at the Khyber in Philadelphia is The Successful Failures CD release party. Their new CD, "three nights" is a brilliant piece of indie-pop-rock (full CD review coming soon).


Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Saturday, April 17

NOT YO MAMA'S CRAFT FAIR - Parlay Studios, 161 2nd St. Jersey City - 11 am to 6 pm, $5, all ages

This multi-media affair will offer local artisans selling everything from blown glass to jewelry to handmade t-shirts, as well as live music from Any Day Parade, Land Of The Look Behind, Kelly St. Patrick, Christina Alessi, and Hezekiah Jones.


Jared Migden (WRSU)

On Friday night, The Anderson Council, Walking With Cavemen, Only Living Boy, and Last Days of Empire will play the Court Tavern in a show presented by Hub City Music.


Pissed Off!

Dear Hollywood,

Please stop doing remakes of perfectly good (or in some cases, bad) films.

This obsession with remakes and reboots has gotten out of control in recent years, and just last week I read of three unnecessary remakes.

First off Hollywood plans to do a PG-13, "family friendly" (their words), remake of the Toxic Avenger. While this may in fact work, you are missing the whole point of the original Toxic Avenger series. The films were not good films, BUT, they were funny, and full of lots of gratuitous nudity and gore. I suspect there are a lot of pissed of Tromaphiles out there right now.

Second Brett Ratner (whose name may as well be synonymous with craptacular, suck-ass films), is planning to do a remake of House Party without Kid 'N Play. What's the point???? House Party was all about Kid 'N Play, it was a terrible movie otherwise.

Here's an idea Hollywood, and you can have it if you like, put Brett Ratner and Michael Bay on a deserted island with a bunch of lipstick cameras to film what happens. I guarantee the reality will be more entertaining then any movie either of them have made. And watch out James Cameron, the only reason you aren't on that island to is a few good films you made back in the 80's.

The third remake I read about last week has me so pissed off I don't even know where to begin with how wrong it is.

Ron Howard's production company has decided to remake Real Genius. Yes, the cult classic 80's film with Val Kilmer, the same film that indirectly gave me my nickname of Lazlo that most of you know me by.

The original Real Genius is a cult classic, beloved by most people old enough to remember it, but here's a tidbit I'll bet many didn't know. Real Genius only grossed 13 million at the box office. Now granted, by today's standards that would probably be nearly 30 million (adjusting for inflation and inflated ticket prices). But a remake would probably cost around that to make, and what's the odds on the remake being as good as the original? Slim in my opinion.

Oh and what currently popular band will get to do a crappy cover of "everybody wants to rule the world" for the end credits?

With very few exceptions, Christopher Nolan's reboot of Batman for instance, remakes or reboots are about as bad an idea as Greedo shooting first. But don't get me started on George Lucas.

In fact, stick Lucas on that island with Ratner and Bay.

P.S. - Not all films need to be in 3-D either! It's a gimmick, and shouldn't replace an entertaining story.


That's all for this week folks.