Patrick Boyle and Nadia Nieves from Lamplighter Magazine were invited to Village Basement Sessions. Unfortunately for John Komar, the man behind the camera, Patrick and Nadia are not the band he expected!
Boy Things starts 2012 off by releasing their latest EP Growing Up on New Years Day. The EP is streaming and available for free download on Bandcamp.
The Fresh Clothing and 96 guitarist, Pat DeFrancisci, release Pit Crew: Volume 1, a hardcore punk mixtape.
NJ’s Thursday says goodbye with a final show at Starland Ballroom.
Four DJs from around New Jersey team up to energize the underground EDM community. Just launching in early December, the company brings experience, a DIY ethic, and relentless endurance to massively boost an exponentially growing scene.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I couldn’t be happier with all of these band reunions that have been …
NJ metal band Seas of Wake’s newest album, Virology, tells a deadly story with an infectious, progressive sound.
Oh Last.fm, how I love you. If you’re not already aware of the website I’m referring to, Last.fm is one …
The Fresh Clothing has released a new mixtape, and Lamplighter is overjoyed to be its host! Rather than carry on about one of NJ’s finest music scene citizens, Jason Soroka, and his company’s newest release, we’ll give him the stage:
“Pop punk was a big part of my music upbringing in New Jersey. I spent my teenage youth working at Bloomfield Ave Cafe, a punk venue in Montclair, NJ that doesn’t exist anymore. I was lucky enough to experience the death of “Midtown pop punk,” the “slow period,” and the birth of todays Run For Cover/No Sleep/etc pop-punk.
While there are some obvious kings, in my opinion, like Blink 182, Green Day, and Fall Out Boy, this mixtape focuses on the underground. I started this off with a really old Saves The Day song. Why? Because Saves the Day has influenced countless bands and represents the pop punk culture that spawned from New Brunswick basements, tiny punk rock venues, and VFW halls into an undeniable world wide appreciation.
Every band on this mixtape is doing something really amazing right now. I urge you to listen and support them, however you decide.”
– Jason Soroka
It isn’t difficult to find great art in New Jersey. Galleries are popping up all over the place, and even the common coffee shop has started promoting local artists. This, however, is only scratching the surface of the art scene. With a little digging — not too much since it’s fairly well promoted — you’ll hit an art space with true grit. Tucked away in a warehouse cache on Brighton Ave. in Passaic is The Red Door Gallery.