Newsletter 7-5-10

Hey Everyone,

Hope everyone had a great Independence Day weekend!

I hope you all remembered what this weekend was really about, which is what team is going to get Kovalchuk in the sweepstakes.

Just kidding.

Seriously, each time at this time of the year I like to re-read the Declaration of Independence. Here’s the link in case you are so inclined.


Of course made it’s own declaration of independent music nearly 10 years (I know it’s a cheesy segue, but just go with it).

Here’s what I wrote when I started


Established on December 15th, 2000 by Lazlo, sought to be a refuge for people, tired of mainstream radio's refusal to regularly play New Jersey musicians.

Some NJ (and even NYC?!?!?) stations claim to be "Jersey's Rock Radio", but their idea of "Jersey rock" is playing an occasional Bruce Springsteen or Bon Jovi song.

We all know New Jersey's rock scene is more than two good bands. There are thousands of good NJ bands that deserve radio attention.

That's why plays homegrown music from the Garden State 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Over the years, as some have pointed out, has grown and changed.

We’ve added shows during prime time and on weekends (Lazlo’s Den, Rock N Roll Gas Station, The Weekend Mix-Up!, etc.), that as well as showcasing NJ bands, plays bands from anywhere in the world.

We’ve added reviews of albums and concerts by bands from outside the Garden State, as well as free MP3 downloads, music news, music videos, and concert listings.

But has always been dedicated to the local indie music scene in NJ. Our daily broadcast is still over 20 hours of NJ music, and concert listings, reviews, free MP3s, etc, are still dominated by NJ bands.

And is always open to new ideas. Got one? E-mail me.

~~~ is looking for people interested in reviewing albums and concerts for the site.

There’s always so much going on and as much as I’d love to review it all, I can’t do it alone.

If you’re interested in writing reviews for the site, e-mail me.


The Next Free Concert Series show at Buddie’s Tavern (277 Johnsons Lane, Parlin (Sayreville), NJ), will be on Saturday July 24th and feature the return of BASTARDS OF MELODY, along with the amazing bands THE TEA & WHISKEY, and THE SUCCESSFUL FAILURES!


New things on &


LAZLO'S ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Happy Joe - "big mouth" (7/4/10)


FREE DOWNLOADS Dot Allison - "religion" (WAV)

Val Emmich - "E.S.T." (MP3)

Joe Whyte - "when the day breaks ep" (Full Album - ZIP File)

Iron Maiden - "el dorado" (MP3)

Dean & Britta - "making me smile" (from Sing Me to Sleep: Indie Lullabies) (MP3)



Billy Bragg » Joanna Newsom On The Voice Project (live performance)

AN­DREW W.K. "I Want To See You Go Wild" (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 The latest installment includes guest Carol Barbieri


Concert Picks Of The Week


Lazlo (

Friday marks the end of an era for Hero Pattern as they play their final show at Maxwell's in Hoboken. Hero Pattern were always a great rock band and I'm sure this show is going to be an electrifying finale for them. Also on the bill is The Milwaukees, and Alchemy & The Queen, and all proceeds from the show goes to the Dan Duggins Fund.


Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)

Saturday, July 10

THE BARRACKS BBQ/ FOLK-PUNK FREAKOUT! with Jim Testa, Sidewalk Dave, Cray Rail, Chantily, Da Skuffz - 107 Magnolia Ave. Jersey City - BBQ @ 3 pm, music at 7 pm - Free (BYOB), all ages


Danny Coleman (Rock On Radio)

This week's pick is the return of the "ACOUSTIC SINGER/SONGWRITER SHOWCASE" at KATMANDU in Trenton NJ on Wed. 7/7. KATMANDU is located along the banks of the Delaware river at 50 Riverview Executive Park. Show time 7:30 - 11:00 No Cover 21+ or under 21 w parent
Pete Nagy
Sam D'Angelo
Keith Beck
Christine Martucci
JAS Nature
Sean Gaskill
Khalid Quesada
Jim Rowland
Russell Norkavich
Jim Gaven

Drink Specials
Kitchen Open Till 9PM



Dear Ilya Kovalchuk,

Just pick a team already. This is ridiculous!

Of course, I do understand he may have picked a team and is just waiting for said team to make a trade to remove a high priced player or two to get under the salary cap. If that's the case, then make it happen Lou :)


That's all for this week folks.