Category: inane rambling

Signal to News

As promised, some news about our Signal to Noise radio program. After a year and a half of hosting the program at Blowupradio.com, we have moved into the awesome studios of WFDU-FM in Teaneck, NJ.  I (Al C) discovered a ton of new music on the airwaves of WFDU when I was a teenager long, long ago.  I heard the…

Tonight: Stuyvesant in JC

Stuyvesant with TV Sound and The Big Easy, at Lucky 7’s in Jersey City. We have to work tonight, but that’s no reason you shouldn’t go. This is a great bill, and its time to support venues in Jersey City that are trying to provide spaces for bands to play.  So, go. Plus, this poster with the green lady.

Something New From Our Pals

We’ve always said that our pals The Everymen are the quintessential Jersey band – equal parts basement punk, boardwalk pop and arena rock bombast, an Everymen show is a sweaty, blue collar party.  They were kind enough to perform at one of our Camelfest shows a few years back, and though this writer may have gone a bit heavy on…

Year-End Lists: The “Best Of 2014” From Sugarblast & Friends

Being a new label, we don’t have a super-sized artist roster like we used to when we were Dromedary.  So we reached out to our bands, and assorted other pals that we count as “Friends of Sugarblast” to get the lowdown on the best records of 2014. Tom Beaujour, Nuthouse Recording (el estudio de elección para Stuyvesant) Doug Gillard • Parade On (Nine…

Sugarblast Al waxes nostalgic. Or maybe he just waxes.

Al from Sugarblast Music (that’s me, for the uninitiated) was a guest on the excellent podcast Hey You Know It this week.  Despite the best efforts of hosts Jacquetta Szathmari and Katie Kazimir to produce a decent show, they had the poor judgement of inviting me on to discuss Sugarblast, Signal To Noise, and the state of indie music in New Jersey.…