New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 5 - Page 131

the emergence of City Gardens, a pioneering alternative-rock club that, like Maxwell’s in Hoboken, presented Nirvana, Soundgarden, Sonic Youth and more, while still on indie labels. Danny and I both miss those days immensely, as well as many other venues that no longer are around. Yet, the number of bands vying for gigs and media attention has exploded with the advent and ease of digital recording technol- ogy. Infinite number of acts to cover, itty bitty amount of spaces for them to play. NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 But Danny Coleman keeps chug- gin’ along, always having another hour or two to spend with a wor- thy music act and a variety of oth- er artists. We chatted about how he balances all three outlets, the occasional gig as a drummer, and the state of the music scene com- pared to those good old days in the following interview. How did you get the itch to write and broadcast about music after so many years of playing it? My radio show came to me after I quit my day job as a UPS driver. INDEX 131