New music: Kate Miller-Heidke – “Liberty Bell”

Note: Most of what was written here is from a June 11 "Artist to Watch" post showcasing Fatty Gets A Stylist (FGAS), which is the name of a side project featuring Kate Miller-Heidke (KMH) on vocals. The CD was released digitally in the U.S. for a brief period during the summer and then pulled (although … Continue reading New music: Kate Miller-Heidke – “Liberty Bell”

“Christian Beach” among best N.J. CDs from 2001-2010

My friend, singer-songwriter Christian Beach, has earned some very well-deserved recognition for his 2008 self-titled CD (pictured at right). "Christian Beach"* has been ranked as one of the top 100 albums released by New Jersey artists from 2001-2010, according to the new book "Are You Listening?" by Gary Wien. *Although I didn't take the photograph … Continue reading “Christian Beach” among best N.J. CDs from 2001-2010

Artist to Watch: Fatty Gets A Stylist

Well, I haven't done one of these "Artist to Watch" posts since December (when I profiled Fitz and the Tantrums), but I recently stumbled upon a new band that I am really into right now. Fatty Gets A Stylist (FGAS) is an 80s-influenced electronic project led by Australian singer-songwriters -- and husband-and-wife combo -- Keir … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Fatty Gets A Stylist

Tandem With The Random 010 – 06.06.2011

Tandem With The Random 010 - 06.06.2011 This installment of the Tandem With The Random podcast features an interview with April Sette, co-director of Art All Night, a 24-hour arts and music community event taking place June 18-June 19 in Trenton, N.J. Other topics covered include the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival, a meet … Continue reading Tandem With The Random 010 – 06.06.2011

Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 010 – 06.06.2011

Tandem With The Random podcast No. 10 (6/6/2011) features an interview with April Sette, co-director of Art All Night, a 24-hour arts and music community event taking place June 18-June 19 in Trenton, N.J. Other topics covered include the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival, a meet & greet with Nicole Atkins & The Black … Continue reading Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 010 – 06.06.2011

2011 Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival recap & photos

2011 Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival, posted with vodpod My 2011 summer concert season started with a great day at the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, N.J., on Saturday, June 4. I was able to see David Wax Museum, Gogol Bordello, Good Old War, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band … Continue reading 2011 Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival recap & photos

Here are your Appel Farm/Nicole Atkins meet & greet winners!

Just got the word from Appel Farm...WE DID IT! The special Tandem With The Random discount code was used to purchase enough tickets to qualify for the Nicole Atkins meet & greet at the Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, NJ, on June 4. I just received the list of names who have … Continue reading Here are your Appel Farm/Nicole Atkins meet & greet winners!

Get $3 off Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival tickets

UPDATED 5/16/2011: Although I suppose you could still use the discount code mentioned below to get $3 off each ticket for this year's Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival in Elmer, N.J., taking place Saturday, June 4...the Nicole Atkins meet & greet attendees have been finalized. See this post for additional details. As mentioned on … Continue reading Get $3 off Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival tickets

Tandem With The Random 005 – 03.21.2011

Tandem With The Random 005 - 03.21.2011 In this installment of the Tandem With The Random podcast, host Brian Kelley breaks revisits a January 2009 interview with independent with independent musician Fox Elipsus, and also breaks down Jon Bon Jovi's recent claim that Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business. File Size: … Continue reading Tandem With The Random 005 – 03.21.2011

Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 005 – 03.21.2011

Tandem With The Random podcast No. 5 (3/21/2011) features a January 2009 interview with independent musician Fox Elipsus. Also, host Brian Kelley breaks down Jon Bon Jovi's recent claim that Steve Jobs is personally responsible for killing the music business. File Size: 8.5 MB. Time: 17 min, 45 sec. Interact with Tandem With The Random … Continue reading Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 005 – 03.21.2011