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In sharp relief against the electro-pop terrain that is today’s alternative music scene, By Surprise’s Criteria is a welcome throwback to the slacker rock of the ’90s.
Trees Above Mandalay have made their exit from the music scene, and Mike King takes this opportunity to call us out on our failure to support the NJ bands we love and – hopefully – spur us to be the fans good musicians deserve.
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After nearly seven years, Trees Above Mandalay delivers a parting gift with their final EP, Growing Pains, before exiting the music scene.
Eric Goldberg, the man behind All Sensory Void, offers his first EP with a set of songs reminiscent of the Elliot Smith era that will particularly satisfy those with lingering affection for the 90s.
What started as a New Years resolution has become an unruly passion. Brian Lorio pushes the “life as it is” aesthetic into his photography, capturing the culturally-rich city atmospheres of the Garden State, giving artistic credit and focus to the quickly snapped moments of life that our digital era processes and filters all too quickly.
Modern Chemistry’s EP We’ll Grow Out of This demonstrates “a nearly matchless understanding of the delicate balance between aggression and restraint” with six songs that are equal parts Brand New and The Dangerous Summer, with a bit of The Foo Fighters thrown in for good measure.
Maria Mazzioti Gillan is the founder and director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College. Her poetry cuts into the sharp and honest truths of her own life, centered around Paterson’s rich history and culture, the place she calls home.
Karen High, the director of The Project Matters – a non-profit dedicated to helping music artists under the age of 21 – discusses how she came to found the organization. After the passing of her son, Benjamin, a tragedy has evolved into a source of strength and inspiration for young musicians around New Jersey.