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Stories are skin deep at Anchor Tattoo shop

Tattoos have become increasingly popular among college students. You can see ink on almost every part of the body, on everybody, at Rutgers. One local tattoo shop, Anchor Tattoo, is just a quick walk from the College Avenue Campus. On the corner of Easton Avenue and Hamilton Street, the shop sits just above Sanctum Body Art and Sparks Salon.

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Annual jazz festival celebrates emerging, veteran musicians in Hub City

While most New Brunswick dwellers recognize Hub City’s jazz scene as established and flourishing, many might not realize how attractive the city is for rising and veteran jazz musicians alike. Both upcoming and established jazz acts — specifically the Alexis Morrast Quartet, Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group and the Sean Jones Quartet — performed their own take on America’s original music genre Saturday afternoon at Livingston Avenue in Downtown New Brunswick. The eighth installment of New Brunswick’s “Hub City Sounds” festival series, the second day of the third annual Central Jersey Jazz Festival showcased performances from aspiring artists to experienced veterans who played with legends like Miles Davis. The New Brunswick jazz scene and related musical acts have the most culturally diverse audience base of any performances in Hub City, said Virginia DeBerry, co-founder of the New Brunswick Jazz Project. “It needs to be something that people have access to,” DeBerry said.

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​Sweaty Faces in Small Spaces: The Endurance of Hub City’s Basement Scene

SMALL SPACES TO BIG PLACES Considering how most New Brunswick-based bands are accustomed to performing in cramped, sweaty residential basements, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to notice a greater sense of freedom felt by these musicians after stepping into the daylight. Hub City punk acts Delucy, Glazer, Wild Rice, Izzy True, Electric Trip and headliner Screaming Females, along with Providence, Rhode Island, natives Downtown Boys, performed at a free show Saturday afternoon at Elmer B.


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