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We at think it is important to keep you updated on COVID-19, voting in the upcoming election, & ending racism. Check out our website for information on all that along with, of course, a lot of NJ music.


Our annual Banding Together Webathon for the Spondylitis Association of America is over but you can still donate to the SAA and get a download of the2020 compilation featuring 65 previously unreleased songs at

We are already hard at work on our New Year's Eve broadcast,"2020 Gets Canceled!'s New Year's Eve Extravaganza a benefit for musician Catherine Wacha." Read more about it in Lazlo's Corner below.


Lazlo will be broadcasting live with the following special programming:

Monday @ 7pm - Presents New NJ Music

Tuesday @ 7pm - Lazlo's Den Presents New Music

Wednesday @ 7pm - Stay Home With Lazlo w/ guest Crowded Shoulders

Thursday @ 7pm - Songwriter Challenge - topic: The Jersey Devil

Listen here:


Latest Updates on

MUSIC VIDEO: Spook Handy & Friends - "Vote" (NJ)

MUSIC VIDEO: Deena with The Poor Man's Opera - "Dance the Night Away" (NJ)

INTERVIEW ARCHIVE: Interview: 50ft Furies (Tracy Noel, Susan Lutin, Erin Connors) (NJ)


Lazlo's Corner


When I decided to continue our annual Banding Together Webathon for the Spondylitis Association Of America this year, I knew it was going to be very different than previous years. With the pandemic, everyone would be performing remotely via video conference, which we knew worked from our Stay The F*** Home Fest, but comes with its share of issues.

Then there were the other questions... Would musicians want to perform remotely? Would musicians have music to donate to the compilation? Would people want to listen to a webathon right now? And would people be in a position to donate to the Spondylitis Association of America, during a challenging year like this?

The answers to all those questions were an enthusiastic YES!

So again I say, Thank You!


And... we're going to do another benefit webathon on New Year's Eve for a musician in need.

"2020 Gets Canceled!'s New Year's Eve Extravaganza a benefit for musician Catherine Wacha"

The broadcast will also be a benefit for musician Catherine Wacha (along with a compilation), who is going through a tough time as she describes below.

There are 2 things we are looking for

1. performers who would like to perform via Skype on New Year's Eve

2. Songs for the compilation. Previously unreleased is highly preferable, but we do not want to turn away anyone who wants to donate an original song to the compilation.

If interested in either (or both), please let me know

Thank you!

After battling Lupus and Chronic Kidney disease resulting in End Stage Renal failure, I was lucky enough to receive a much needed kidney transplant at the beginning of September. This was a wonderful gift that came at a less than ideal time. Due to being extremely high risk I had to take a leave from my job to stay safe from Covid-19. I was on unemployment until I had my surgery and am currently awaiting a ruling on my Social Security Disability Insurance eligibility and have no income. My wife and I have enough saving to get us through a few months but without my salary we are unable to afford out monthly expenses and my care beyond that.

Going back to my office at the height of cold and flu season with the added risk of Covid-19 is very dangerous for me. The post transplant medications heavily suppress my immune system so if I am exposed to Covid-19 I will almost certainly lose the newly transplanted kidney if I don't also lose my life.


In The last week I learned of the death of Christopher "Kriz" Oehme, who fronted the local band Wellbaby, and for many years worked the doors at The Saint in Asbury Park. It had been several years since I had last seen Kriz, but he was truly among the kindest, friendliest people I've met in the nearly 20 years I have been doing

Here is an obituary with more info on Kriz:

You can also check out Wellbaby's new album on Spotify:



This week on Presents New NJ Music we have new music from:

Deena - "Dance The Night Away" from "Some Days (feat. The Poor Man's Opera)"
Blank Pages - "Nagging Feeling" from "Is This Real"
DownTown Mystic - "3-Way Heartbreak" from "3-Way Heartbreak [single]"
Christina Alessi & The Toll Collectors - "Whatever Gets You Through" from "Raindrops and Watercolors"
Shotgun Bill with The Tango Kid - "Corona Blues" from "Quarantined"
tony appleseed - "nunquam dormio" from "kayfabe"
Pat Veil - "Booked To Play" from "Cancelled"
where is my spaceship - "ultimategoodnight" from "CANT LOSE"
Mike Chick - "Call Up The Doctor" from "Call Up The Doctor [single]"
Liquidation - "Sorry in Advance" from "Summer '09"
Precursor Mentality - "Gather 'Round The Fire (Feat. Cas Metah & Mouf Warren)" from "Gather 'Round The Fire [single]"
Pete Cenedella - "Waiting To Happen" from "Last Of A Dying Breed, Vol. 2: A Songwriter's Journey"
Hearse For Sale - "Nassau Arms" from "Nassau Arms"
Dylan Gallimore - "I Trust You" from "Castle Days"
Wellbaby - "Swan Song (Bye Bye)" from "Oehme Starr" Presents New NJ Music airs Monday @ 7pm

Listen here:

See playlist (with links to all the acts) here:


This week on Lazlo's Den Presents New Music we have new music from:

Bad Religion - "What Are We Standing For" from "What Are We Standing For [single]"
Less Than Jake - "Lie To Me" from "Silver Linings"
Jon Snodgrass - "Bad New Lands" from "Tace"
Amanda Cook - "Lonesome Leaving Train" from "Lonesome Leaving Train [single]"
Ben Harper - "Paris" from "Winter Is For Lovers"
Dawes - "St. Augustine At Night" from "Good Luck With Whatever"
Rogers & Butler - "The Man Who's Made Of Tin" from "The Man Who's Made Of Tin [single]"
Kississippi - "Around Your Room" from "Around Your Room [single]"
The Midnight Callers - "I Need You" from "Red Letter Glow"
The Damned - "Black Is The Night" from "The Rockfield Files"
Shy Boys - "View From The Sky" from "Talk Loud"
Gulfer - "Nature Kids" from "Gulfer"
Resistance Revival Chorus - " All You Fascists Bound To Lose (feat. Rhiannon Giddens)" from "This Joy"
The Good Ones - "Soccer (Summer 1988)" from "RWANDA, you should be loved"

Lazlo's Den Presents New Music airs Tuesday @ 7pm

Listen here:

See playlist (with links to all the acts) here:



That's all for this week folks.