Help Nicole Atkins release her new album

I'm a bit behind on this, but New Jersey native Nicole Atkins--one of my favorite singer-songwriters--has started a PledgeMusic.com campaign to fund the release of her new album, "Slow Phaser," and the launch of her new record label, Oh'Mercy! I've been a huge fan of Nicole's since I saw her open for Mike Doughty at … Continue reading Help Nicole Atkins release her new album

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Second time around: Fitz and The Tantrums

Just wanted to write a short post to give some love to a band that's become a big favorite of mine over the past year -- Fitz and The Tantrums. It was around this time of year in 2010, when WXPN started playing "MoneyGrabber," the first single off FATT's Pickin' Up the Pieces CD and I … Continue reading Second time around: Fitz and The Tantrums

Putting a “Dream Into Action”

This post started out as a recap of the notable moments from Thursday night's Howard Jones show at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pa...but evolved into something completely different. So, yeah...I went to see Howard Jones perform this past Thursday night, marking the fourth time I've seen him live. The first time was a solo … Continue reading Putting a “Dream Into Action”

Tandem With The Random 011 – 06.27.2011

Tandem With The Random 011 - 06.27.2011 [audio http://ia600607.us.archive.org/0/items/TandemWithTheRandom011-06.27.2011/TandemWithTheRandom011-06.27.2011.mp3] This installment of the Tandem With The Random podcast features an interview with Gary Wien, whose new book “Are You Listening?” profiles his top 100 albums by New Jersey artists from 2001-2010. Also mentioned are new Australian pop band Fatty Gets A Stylist and Peter Gabriel’s current tour … Continue reading Tandem With The Random 011 – 06.27.2011

Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 011 – 06.27.2011

Tandem With The Random podcast No. 11 (6/27/2011) features an interview with Gary Wien, whose new book "Are You Listening?" profiles his top 100 albums by New Jersey artists from 2001-2010. Also mentioned are new Australian pop band Fatty Gets A Stylist and Peter Gabriel's current tour with his New Blood Orchestra. File Size: 15.3 … Continue reading Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 011 – 06.27.2011

“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

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

24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Secret World” (1994)

So here we are...the fifth and final installment of my Peter Gabriel video series this week, marking my 24th anniversary as a fan of PG. This is sort of a wild card for me as I didn't get to see PG on his recent "New Blood" tour in support of his orchestral covers CD, "Scratch … Continue reading 24 years of Peter Gabriel fandom: “Secret World” (1994)