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Slang King brings its stormy rock sound to Bayonne

WFMU deejay Paul Bruno could probably have held the record release party for Serious Rockers, the first compilation from his new Unblinking Ear records, anywhere he wanted in Northern New Jersey. He chose Lot 13, a bar and restaurant in southern Bayonne that has become a slightly-under-the-radar venue for offbeat rock shows. Proximity to Staten Island — that’s where he lives — probably had more than a bit to do with the decision. But the choice is another indication that Bayonne, long an afterthought for Hudson County musicians, is heating up. One of the most intriguing bands on the Unblinking Ear compilation (the initial cassette run is sold out, but you can hear the collection at unblinkingearrecords.bandcamp.com) is Slang King, a smart, sharp, aggressive guitar-rock outfit that’s based in Brooklyn, but with roots deep in the Garden State. Continue Reading →

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