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  For many more Metal Teddy Bear Experience interviews, click here!  MTB: I’m here at Playstation Theater with Anders of In Flames, what’s up? Anders:  It’s good. I took a little nap. MTB: That’s always good, a nap before a show. Anders: Yeah, well, we were up really early. We’ve been playing some acoustic at the Hard Drive Radio. MTB: Oh really? That sounds awesome. Anders: So, we recorded early this morning and it was way too early for a heavy metal guy,...

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Wednesday, 07 December 2016

By: Mike Stringham On November 17th I had the opportunity to see Deafheaven at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. This was my sixth or seventh time seeing them live and first time in New Jersey. I got to the venue towards the end of the opening band Inter Arma’s set, catching a song or two before they left the stage. I walked right up to the front of the room (as close as I could get to the stage...

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

By: Robert Treanor I thought we’d be forever, what was I to say?” These words were viscerally screamed from Greg Puciato, front man of The Dillinger Escape Plan, as they took the stage at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island on Friday, November 18th. The lyric comes from their single “Limerent Death”, the opening song of their set and opener of their latest and ironically last album, Dissociation. The veteran math-core (math rock/hardcore) outfit from Morris Plains, New Jersey has decided...

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Written By: Leslie Arrobo Oliver James released his album “What Have We Learned”. The first track he played was “The Space Between”, this song has a lot of soul, it sounds like a singer/songwriter with a hint of Indie. He plays guitar, trumpet and drums during his album. At first the beat is slow, but after the third song, the instruments pick up. Oliver James has an old school rock vibe going on. The track “More You Love The More...

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Written By: Patrick M. Cicchetti Local ska-punk heroes Streetlight Manifesto played a sold-out show at the Starland Ballroom on October 29th. Streetlight Manifesto has cultivated an impressive following; not just in the ska community, but in the alternative music scene at large. Their sound goes above and beyond what is expected of a ska band; blending elements of folk, punk rock, reggae, and lightning-fast ska into a technical, high-energy sound unlike any of their contemporaries. Streetlight are the breakout stars...

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

By: Peter Zezas The cover of this album looks like someone took a picture of Charlie Sheen in his 30s and then overlaid it with a 90s filter. Track 2 is interesting to say the least. This album gives me a sort of solo rock artist feel. This is definitely road trip kind of music that you sing to whether its corny or not – you sing with all your friends while cruising down the highway in mid-July. This is...

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Monday, 14 November 2016

By: Heather Murphy Coast Modern has a sound that really bounces back to you, and is a really dynamic sounding group. Each song is a different experience, it’s very good if you need something to motivate you to get up and go somewhere. It has a real ‘feel good’ vibe, with a good pick me up melody. It sounds like it would be popular at parties, or even if you just wanted to listen alone. The has it’s own sound...

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016

By Austin Resnick New Jersey trio, The Moms release a new EP titled Snowbird. Consisting of six original songs lasting all of 12 minutes, this EP ends before it feels like it even started, but it works. Each song consists of a blend of modern rock and punk, that is in your face and unapologetic about it. Opening track “Road Soda” is about a minute and a half long, but sets up the band’s sound and identity perfecting. “Seen Enough”...

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016

90.3 FM WMSC is having a party for College Radio Day on Friday, November 4th! To celebrate we’re having 8 full bands and 7 acoustic acts come in to do live, in-studio performances. While this event isn’t open for the public to watch, there are many ways you can listen to these incredible bands: WMSC website, the iHeart Radio app , or if you’re in the Montclair area on 90.3 FM. These bands/acts are local and shred in the best...

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Written By: Trevor Cardone Primitive Lips, a local North Jersey post-punk band, have released one EP, and are recording new material for the coming months. I was able to meet up with the band during one of their practice sessions to talk about the beginning of the band, touring, and the future of the band. The band is made up of three friends: Shane Furst on bass and vocals, Cosmo Marri on drums, and Matt Morgantini on guitar. How did...

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Written By: Austin Resnick Korpilombolo, Sweden is where psychedelic rockers Goat call home, but their unique music has found its way across the ocean. Requiem, released in early October is the bands sophomore album with Seattle’s Sup Pop Records. Sup Pop, who famously state, “have been going out of business since 1988!”, always find new and interesting bands since signing a trio out of Aberdeen, Washington that became the biggest band in the world during the 90s. Goat is no...

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Written By: Kevin Fry Hailing from Sweden, the dance-pop producer Olsson has delivered a pleasant surprise with Hold On. On the EP we are given two original songs by Olsson and a remix of both tracks. The titular track “Hold On” gets your head bobbing in rhythm with its hip-hop-esque drum loop and grooving bass-line. The song pays off with its sweeping, orchestral chorus. Meanwhile, the dance-able “Thin Love” picks up the pace with a sound that is strangely both...

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Monday, 17 October 2016