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All posts by Mike Mehalick


Bamboozle Day 3: Bon Jovi, Brand New, & The Gaslight Anthem Close It Out On The Beach

Photos by Chris Rotolo Overcast skies loomed over day three of the Bamboozle, but the only gathering storm that manifested were the ones taking place across the fest’s multitude of stages, and maybe the occasional floating inflated condom . As [...]

May 21, 2012 Live

Bamboozle Day 2: Foo Fighters, My Chemical Romance, A$AP Rocky Keep The Bamboozle Torch Burning

Photos by Chris Rotolo The 2nd, more sun drenched, day of the Bamboozle included all the usual sights and sounds of any other respectable music festival. Ironic NBA jerseys, neon rimmed sunglasses, and doting parents making sure their pimply offspring [...]

May 20, 2012 Live

The Afghan Whigs Release First New Recording In 5 Years

Having been largely inactive since their last full length release, 1998’s 1965, The Afghan Whigs are ramping back up in anticipation of a summer long tour culminating in a headlining/curating appearance this September at the 2nd annual ATP I’ll Be [...]

May 18, 2012 News

6 Rising Acts You Need To See At Bamboozle

This weekend, the sandy shores of the Asbury Park boardwalk will play host to the 10th incarnation of The Bamboozle festival as it returns to the origins of its genesis for the first time since 2005. World class acts like Bon [...]

May 14, 2012 Features
Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra To Play Asbury Lanes In June

On Sunday, June 1oth the Portland-based minimalist fuzz-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra will headline Asbury Lanes with The Doldrums in one of the first can’t miss shows of the summer (another being SIMGE’s May 17th showcase featuring The Gay Blades – http://tktwb.tw/IZcbF0). UMO packs [...]

May 13, 2012 News
Photo by C. Rotolo (The Gaslight Anthem @ AP Convention Hall)

Gaslight Anthem Drops First Single, “45,” From Forthcoming Full-Length, “Handwritten”

Photo by C. Rotolo (The Gaslight Anthem @ AP Convention Hall) New Brunswick troubadours and nostalgia imbibers, The Gaslight Anthem, are set to return with their fourth full length, Handwritten, on July 24th. Following along the same footpaths of their breakout success, American Slang (2010), [...]

May 5, 2012 News

The Influence Of Lester Bangs

Thirty years ago today one of the most influential and enigmatic voices in modern music criticism was silenced forever after a toxic cocktail of Valium and Nyquil claimed the life of Lester Bangs. Since the subject here had no issue [...]

May 5, 2012 Features
Band Photo

Washed Out Played The Music Hall Of Williamsburg w/Memoryhouse On Monday


May 5, 2012 Live
Cold Fronts PA

Pretty American by Cold Fronts


May 5, 2012 New Music
Photo by C. Rotolo (Deer Tick @ The Stone Pony)

Deer Tick Played The Stone Pony On Friday w/Turbo Fruits And Jounce (Danny Tamberelli)

ASBURY PARK – Lest there be any confusion from the starting gate; it wasn’t Bradford Cox’s ambient punk group Deerhunter or the long gestating art rock of Deerhoof that took the stage Friday night at The Stone Pony. On the [...]

May 4, 2012 Live