To start off, welcome to the Alternative Beast, based on letting you the soon to be fans know about the great bands that are local in New Jersey, Philladelphia, and even New York City. But we will maintain a more pinpoint relationship with the NJ bands, letting you know when/where they are playing, when they are releasing albums and/or EPs and where you can find great merch. AB will also cover everything from local clothing companies to the best venues to see your local bands and the best uncut interviews with bands. If you have any suggestions about any bands you think are awesome or perhaps you’re in a band yourself, leave a comment below or just shoot us a email with the band’s Facebook or Reverb Nation, or whatever social network they’re on, and we’ll give the band a checkout. Scout’s honor.