Newsletter 8-16-10

Hey Everyone,

My old computer crapped out on August 7th. I think I managed to restore all the e-mails that had been on my old computer, but if you were waiting for a reply from me and have not received one, please re-send the e-mail.


This Saturday night's Free Concert Series returns to Buddie's Tavern (277 Johnsons Ln., Parlin (Sayreville), NJ). This month brings us two great singer-sonwriters and one cool band. We kick off the night with former Commons frontman, Keith Monacchio (whose new solo album, "the long evening", is a wonderful album). Up second is jersey Beat guru, Jim Testa, fresh off recording's theme song, "Blow Up Your Radio", and another new song that you can download for free at &, "Positively First Street (Hoboken)". Closing out the night is the Crosstown Country Allstars...can you guess what type of music they do?

As always, the show is free, Buddie's Tavern has ample parking, great food, and plenty of beverages of all varieties. So mark this Saturday on your calendar and come on down!


And while you're marking things on your calendar, here are some other dates to save:

October 16th - 18th: 3rd annual Banding Together benefit webathon for the Spondylitis Association of America (next week I will announce a very special gift for those who donate)

Saturday November 13th:'s 10th Anniversary Bash @ Buddie's Tavern (the first of many special shows we plan to do to celebrate supporting the local music scene for the last 10 years)


New things on &


LAZLO'S ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Timmy Sean - "songs from & inspired by noisewater" (8/15/10)

LAZLO'S ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Big Head Todd & The Monsters - "rocksteady" (8/8/10)

Jay Mazeffect's Live Review of Bastards Of Melody, The Tea & Whiskey, The Successful Failures @ Buddie's Tavern 7/24/10 (8/8/10)

LAZLO'S ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Bern & The Brights - "swing shift maisies" (8/1/10)

Jay Mazeffect's Live Review of Warped Tour @ Monmouth Racetrack 7/18/10 (7/27/10)

Lazlo's Live Review of Warped Tour @ Monmouth Racetrack 7/18/10 (7/24/10)



Jim Testa - "Positively First Street (Hoboken)" (MP3)

The Posies - "licenses to hide" (MP3)

Downshallow - "glass house" (MP3)




Bastards Of Melody



The Famous - "Come Home To Me" (music video)


New Music News stories


If you have not already purchased “This Album Kills Cancer”, please consider doing so. It’s only $15 for 54 songs, and 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:


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


Concert Picks Of The Week


Lazlo (

Saturday night's Free Concert Series returns with a cool line-up featuring two singer-songwriters, Keith Monacchio, and Jim Testa, as well as a country-rock set from the Crosstown Country Allstars.


Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Tuesday, August 17
THE DOPAMINES, Full of Fancy, Groucho Marxists - Court Tavern (upstairs), 124 Church St. New Brunswick - 9 pm, $5, 21+

And of course BlowupRadio's show at Buddies Tavern on Saturday!


Danny Coleman (Rock On Radio)

This week's picks are several once again. Wednesday evening 8/18 starting at 7:30pm at the WONDER BAR on Ocean Ave. in Asbury Park NJ, as part of the Asbury Rock Stars Charities; SHELI AARDEN presents "Bloody Mary Benefit and Yappy Hour." This show features PETER PRASA, GEORGE WIRTH, WE ARE, CHRISTINE SIGNORILE, SHELI AARDEN, MIKE SCOTTO, KEITH MONACCHIO and many more. All proceeds benefit the Monmouth County SPCA. Thursday 8/19 from 7-9pm at the Bordentown Public Library located on Union St in Bordentown City NJ....I will be playing along with songwriters KIM YARSON and JO WYMER as they do a great "Songwriters In The Round" series which also will feature DOMENICK CARINO.



It's frustrating that people confuse terrorists with a religion.

Yes, 9/11 was the result of some insane people who bastardized their religion to support their hate filled cause.

They were not true Muslims, any more than those who use Christianity to kill abortion doctors and gay people are true Christians.

This country was built on religious freedom, we are also called a melting pot. Instead of a misguided attempt to stop an Islamic center, why don't we all try harder to understand one another.

I am agnostic, but I have friends of numerous different religions, and my friends and I have sat down at various times and had intelligent discussions understanding each other’s religious (or non-religious) views. I don't push my views onto them, they don't push their views onto me. We just sit and try to understand one another's views.

I think if we all sat down and did that, the world would be a better place.


That's all for this week folks.