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Turbonegro | Gramercy Theatre | 6/26/16

I’m a huge Turbonegro fan, but sadly I haven’t been able to see a show since Hank left the band, so catching them on their recent abridged world tour was a huge deal for me. An awesome bonus was getting to hang out with all the new local Turbojugend crews that popped up over the past decade. Huge props to Alex Rosen for establishing the new Turbojugend Asbury Park and helping revitalize the Turbojugend movement in New Jersey. Turbonegro took the stage promptly at 9pm with no warm-up act, sans a DJ set that could have been confused with the typical pre-show PA music. The band...

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Electric Frankenstein Live at Bloomingdale’s (2013)

I’ve seen a lot of strange things in my short 38 years on this earth, but the oddest has to be the time I saw Electric Frankenstein play the men’s section of Bloomingdale’s at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ. It was December 21, 2013 and I was about to start my winter break when I a notification came over Facebook from Electric Frankenstein’s ringleader Sal Canzonieri. He revealed that the band had struck a deal with Bloomingdale’s to do a pilot shirt sale and he wanted as big of a crowd as possible to show up to the...

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Calabrese “Vampires Don’t Exist” Brighton Bar (10/5/14)

Having photographed bands for going on 20 years, I’m amazed by the leaps of performance between each generation of new camera. The above video of Calabrese performing their hit single “Vampires Don’t Exist” was shot at the Brighton Bar with a Nikon D4s. For the record, I am not a videographer, nor do I claim to be; however, I majored in video communications in college and held my fair share of giant video cameras over my shoulder. To think that today’s digital still cameras can produce video and sound quality on par with anything I used in the VHS days is...

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Jello Biafra “Holiday in Cambodia” Asbury Lanes (6/25/14)

Jello Biafra might be the biggest enigma in punk rock. He is equal parts showman, genius and madman and he hasn’t lost any of the magic that made him a legend back in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Biafra is nothing like his contemporaries, he vocally mocks the machismo that plagued the hardcore punk scene in favor of an awkward, spastic stage presence that is a little unsettling and visually awesome. Two years back, on a whim, I stopped by Asbury Lanes to check out Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine. I was worried that much...

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Andrew W.K. Solo Show at Dingbatz

I’ve seen many strange shows in my life, up to and including Electric Frankenstein playing the Bloomingdales men’s department. But few shows perplexed me more than Andrew W.K.’s recent “solo” show at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ. This was the second time I’ve seen Andrew W.K. live. The first, was at the Stone Pony, soon after “Party Hard” blew up. That show was significant in that Andrew had recently broken his leg and played the entire set in a wheel chair, bouncing up and down like a lunatic strapped to a straight jacket. More than a decade later, Andrew W.K....

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