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Lamplighter started back in 2011 simply as a website that wrote about local music and art.

Now we want to become a full 501(c)(3) Nonprofit and focus our work on making the music and art scenes better: more dynamic, more accessible, and more vibrant.

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News & Announcements

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    Last Thursday Night in Jersey City: One Final Update

    Our show last Thursday in Jersey City was fantastic. Every band — The Cartwheelers, The Sound is Fine, Hodera, and Lake Effect — played amazing sets, and I was thrilled to see The Lamp Post full, and at the very least active, from start to finish. And maybe, now a week later, it’s too late to write about it. I mean, to really write about it. The energy and high from the night has completely passed. My hearing isn’t fuzzy. I’m sober.

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    Fatigue & Clay in My Ears: Why I Love Lamplighter

    Sometimes I catch myself spacing out in ambiguous roadside diners late at night, lose myself in thrift shops looking for sweaters and ceramic owls, and focus too long on cadmium splotches of tempera- all due to work exhaustion. I’ve come home with clay in my ear, paint in my hair, and gone out for coffee with charcoal smeared on my face. I’m Lauren DiPalma, art editor at Lamplighter.

  • Asbury Scene Rules 02

    iTweet Therefore iAm

    Social media. Social fucking media. I have a love/hate relationship with social media. When I was in a band, it was a great tool for us to spread the word about shows and other fancy stuff we had going on. It was also a place for absolutely shitty bands to force people to ‘like’ them even before hearing any of their songs.

  • Mike King | Music Editor

    A Personal Statement from Our Music Editor, Mike King

    Music Editor Mike King explains why Lamplighter is important, and why you should consider donating to our Indiegogo campaign.

The Latest Content

  • Asbury Scene Rules 02

    iTweet Therefore iAm

    Social media. Social fucking media. I have a love/hate relationship with social media. When I was in a band, it was a great tool for us to spread the word about shows and other fancy stuff we had going on. It was also a place for absolutely shitty bands to force people to ‘like’ them even before hearing any of their songs.

  • Mike King | Music Editor

    A Personal Statement from Our Music Editor, Mike King

    Music Editor Mike King explains why Lamplighter is important, and why you should consider donating to our Indiegogo campaign.

  • Death Loves A Feindt

    Death Loves a Drinking Game…

    Death Loves a Drinking Game & Before I Die I Want to Swim with Sharks is the latest from Piscataway House Publications. This edition of the Duel Book Series takes you through a booze-fueled series of confessions, the type of anxieties that only spill out from a comfortable barstool after finishing a snifter of whiskey.

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    Index Art Center’s Reopening

    The Index Art Center in Newark Reopened this past January, playing host to a number of fresh installations and awesome musicians under a geodesic bandshell. All photos taken by Brandon Schwartz