Past Contributors

Here is a list of our contributors throughout the years


Alexandra–the music-obsessed. Hobbies include: listening to it, writing about it, spending money on it, witnessing it live. It never ends, and she doesn’t want it to. Alex recently graduated from Rutgers University. She joined the “real-world” in terms of a career by day. By night, she fights to defend early-70s punk, and seeks out Iggy Pop in concert whenever possible.


Alison, a technology nerd, has been obsessed with music from a very young age. From her initial love of boy bands to her fondness of indie rock, Alison spends most of her free time listening to a wide variety of music and going to shows. She is extremely passionate about supporting the local music scene in Asbury Park, NJ.


An eclectic music lover, who grew up listening to punk,hardcore, & ska. Who got a taste for hip hop during her 4 years studying in Baltimore, MD at MD Institute College of Art. Now living in Asbury Park, NJ where she is currently surrounded by a variety of talented artists and musicians.

Aryeh Carni

Hey y’all, I’m a 22 year old senior at Rutgers studying economics and journalism and media studies. I play drums in a local band, host a weekly electronica radio show, Tuesdays from 8-10 (90.3 The Core in central Jersey or steam live from around the world @, and write reviews here at ESBMusic. Hit me up at acarni [at] eden [dot] rutgers [dot] edu if you’ve got any questions, comments or story ideas. I always love to hear new music and news, so I look forward to hearing what you got. Keep Vibin’- ac

Glen Gabriel

Glen Gabriel is a NJ native aspiring to write for Esquire, Men’s Health, and NY Times. He is currently attending Rutgers University for Journalism and English. His favorite types of music include alt-rock, hip-hop, UK rap, and pop. His musical tastes range from artists like Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and Kanye West, to Linkin Park, Atmosphere, Death Cab for Cutie, Dizzee Rascal, and Mike Posner. Music is a large part of his life, he can be found listening at the gym, walking to class, or driving to nowhere. Glen wants to visit Tokyo, see Linkin Park live and attend a Chelsea match before he dies. Quote to live by: “There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.” – Bruce Lee


Jacquelyn is a twenty-something year old who divides her free time following music and politics. From noise rock to Canadian rap, she enjoys a wide range of music. Jacquelyn is currently a junior majoring in Journalism and Political Science at Rutgers University.


I grew up not enjoying music nor understood why people loved it so much until my senior year of high school. Blink 182’s music is what busted my music bubble and opened me up. Since then I listened to Green Day, Avril Lavigne, Aerosmith, Catch 22, Paramore, Beatles, Fall Out Boy, Kings of Leon, Neon Trees and many more bands. Now one of my favorite pastimes is going to concerts and checking out new music.


A music connoisseur, I’ve pretty much sipped and tasted every glass I could…but I’m still thirsty. Hailing from the fist pumping capitol, I take pride in straying away from the poof’s and HGH to venture out for more expressive and creative outlets to quench my thirst. Ever since I heard Pink Floyd and ZZ Top on vinyl when I was a kid from my father’s vintage record player, I’ve been hooked on listening to music. Then, when I picked up his 75′ Les Paul, I made it a mission to learn to play music. Eventually, he dropped me off at my first concert at Birch Hill, and I soon became engrossed in live music. Since then, I could not find a better hobby that enthralls me as much as music does.


They say I embrace diversity. It’s only natural, being born and raised in Shanghai, then grew up in Washington Heights. They say I’m a jet-setter. I want to see the world, to meet different new people with all kinds of backgrounds and cultures. They say I’m artsy-fartsy. Everything around me continues to strengthen my passion and appreciation for the arts. They call me JZ. As my life experiences shape and define who I am as a person, music helps me to color my world as well as everything around me.


Journalism major with a minor in music at Rutgers University. I have always known that I wanted to be a writer and have loved music for as long as I can remember. So why not combine my two loves. I listen to all types of music from pop punk, indie, techno, rap. If it has a good beat or lyrics I can relate too, I’m gunna love it.


I’m just this guy… you know?


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