Author Archives: Karissa Vassallo

About Karissa Vassallo

Karissa has been a music lover for as long as she can remember - from NSYNC to No Doubt, from Avril Lavigne to Avenged Sevenfold, she has always had a wide variety in her music tastes. After attending NYU's Future Music Moguls program, she started Read Between the Grooves to jumpstart her career in the music industry, as well as showcase her writing and her photography. She currently studies Entertainment and Arts Management at Drexel University.

Late Night Local Shots – 2/12 – Chris Sannino of The Impressionists

Last week, we had a long time friend of LNS come feature for us – Chris Sannino of The Impressionists (formerly of Kevin & The Shapes) came to perform a special acoustic set. What made it an extra special night … Continue reading

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Late Night Local Shots – 1/29 – 18th & Addison

The first of the Late Night Local Shots series starts with Drexel University’s Late Night Series, featuring NJ’s own 18th & Addison. Late Night Series is a free open mic night at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. LNS showcases some of the … Continue reading

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New Year, New Features: An Update

It’s a new year and that means it’s time for some new features! After a pretty lengthy hiatus, we are ready to get back into the swing of things. I am announcing a new photo project for Read Between The … Continue reading

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Escape the Fate’s Robert Ortiz Talks New Music, Influences + More!

Overall, Escape the Fate have had a career filled with ups and downs.  The band has had enough lineup changes to rival Guns N Roses, and have still managed to tour and release albums consistently. The day had just started … Continue reading

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Rockstar Energy’s Uproar Festival Hits Camden

Here in New Jersey, we’ve been pretty lucky this summer.  The weather has been phenominal – nothing more than a couple of low 80 degree days that made this summer very relaxing and refreshing.  Of course, the one day when … Continue reading

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The Carnivores Tour Leave Their Mark On A Special Night in New Jersey

Earlier this year, the announcement of this summer’s Carnivores Tour brought excitement to many mainstream rock fans.  The tour brought together three of the arguably most important bands of the millenium.  AFI were a staple for fans in the mid-2000s … Continue reading

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Small Crowd? No Problem! Pop Evil, Escape the Fate & Crew Tear Up Philly’s TLA For Loyal Fans

It’s the beginning of May – it’s a rough sell for tickets to a rock show on a Tuesday night. Philadelphia college students are packing their bags to head home for the summer, high school students are preparing for finals … Continue reading

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Linkin Park “Burn It Down” at The Joint in Las Vegas

  It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen Linkin Park live here in the States.  In 2012, they embarked on the Honda Civic Tour with Incubus.  However, after that, the band took a break when singer Chester Bennington became … Continue reading

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Stone Temple Pilots, Filter Rock Starland Ballroom’s Grand Reopening

On October 29, 2012,  Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc throughout the Mid-Atlantic coast.  One of the worst hit areas was Sayreville, NJ – where hundreds of homes were destroyed by the surge of the Raritan River.  One of the most devastating … Continue reading

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Orianthi Shreds Faces at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room

For the last few years, Orianthi has been on two world tours with legendary hard rocker, Alice Cooper.  Instead of playing sold-out arenas across the globe, Orianthi showcased some of her unique solo material to Webster Hall’s Marlin Room for … Continue reading

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