A quick update this week, because I'm busy working on something that is taking much more time than I thought it would, but will be incredible when it's ready.
And that something is...
BlowUpRadio.com - The First Ten Years 2000-2010
A digital release box set with over 100 songs by some of the best NJ bands that BlowUpRadio.com has been playing over the last 10 years. It is by no means complete, there were many bands I couldn't track down or get approval to use their songs, but the 107 tracks (over 6 hours of music) that will make up this box set are some of my favorite songs that I hand picked to be in the collection.
So how will you be able to get a copy?
Any donation made during Banding Together benefit webathon for the Spondylitis Association of America October 16th - 18th will get you a download of the entire box set. Yes, we'd like you to donate as much as you can, but we do understand times are hard and money is tight, so we are setting the minimum donation as low as the Spondylitis Association Of America can ($5).
A full track listing will be posted soon.
Tonight (Monday) on Lazlo's Den, an interview with Patrick Fitzsimmons of FROM GOOD HOMES!
The next BlowUpRadio.com Free Concert Series show at Buddie's Tavern (277 Johnsons Ln., Parlin (Sayreville), NJ) is on Saturday Septmeber 18th and features sets from O'Neill & Martin with The Martinis, Jonathan Andrew, and special guest
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
Saturday November 13th: BlowUpRadio.com'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 www.BlowUpRadio.com & www.LazlosDen.com
ALBUM PROFILES BY JAY MAZEFFECT: The Young Leaves - "life underneath" (8/27/10)
ALBUM PROFILES BY JAY MAZEFFECT: Jimmy Gnecco - "the heart" (8/26/10)
ALBUM PROFILES BY JAY MAZEFFECT: The Famous - "come home to me" (8/24/10)
ALBUM PROFILES BY JAY MAZEFFECT: Vagabond Opera - "the zeitgeist beckons" (8/18/10)
the Gay Blades - "try to understand" (MP3)
the Lonely Forest - "live there" (MP3)
Hero Pattern Final Show--Parts 1-3 (live performance)
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 BlowUpRadio.com is
Here’s the BlowUpRadio.com 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 BlowUpRadio.com.
Concert Picks Of The Week
Two picks this week
Saturday night at Borgata in Atlantic City, 90's NJ jam band From Good Homes reunites for what is sure to be an exciting night.
Then on Sunday, check out the Paramount Sessions, a free all day concert on the boardwalk in Asbury Park, followed by a free evening show at the Paramount Theatre. Lots of great NJ bands are a part of this, so support local music and check it out.
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)
Thursday, September 2
THE PIER SESSIONS - Black Water, They Had Faces Then, Greg Smith & Broken English, Mike Frensley, Nicole Lichert - 1301 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken - 6 pm, no cover, all ages
I don't know much about the other bands but Jersey City's Black Water play wildly frenetic and highly entertaining post-punk and hey, it's a free show on the water on a beautiful end-of-summer night. What more could you ask for?
Danny Coleman (Rock On Radio)
This week's pick is taken from a facebook post; here it is: On Sunday, September 5, 2010, Labor Day Weekend, The Paramount Theater and The Asbury Park Boardwalk will come alive with "The Paramount Sessions" - A Celebration of The Asbury Park Music Scene. Local Artists Rick Barry, Jerzy Jung, and Outside The Box with be performing on the legendary stage of the Paramount Theater! I will be performing as a member of the ITTY BITTY BAND w/ JO WYMER as we kick off the entire day at the 4th Ave. Greenspace at 11am. "The Paramount Sessions will be an all day event as there will be music all day up and down the magical boards in Asbury Park with many local artists playing on the boardwalks "green Spaces" and at select restaurants and businesses. ROCK ON!
Glenn Beck pisses me off.
Do I really need to explain why?
That's all for this week folks.