knows good music like a motherfucker, and when it comes to
wasting precious hours finding out about new bands while sitting
hungover at work on a Monday
morning, look no further than EastCoastRomper.com, kid. Great
site, great reviews..what else could you ask for in an Internet
portal? No, the answer's nothing. You couldn't ASK for more,
Yonze (guitar) - Rubikon
East Coast Romper has loong been running on the net and is
always on the money for good music.
Shaun (guitarist) - SOIL
think this zine is very informative, covers great bands, and
Stephanie and crew know there stuff! I find their opinions
to be intelligent & honest and keep me coming back to
the site. I expect this site to continue to gain more &
Nathan Mallon - Thoughts On Vinyl Management
is a great site that isn't afraid to cross genre boundaries.
This diversity is awesome and will surely help ECR grow in
Sean Rhorer @ invisibleyouthpr
East Coast Romper is one of the best music sites out there.
You can always expect to see thorough reports of both
well known bands as well some amazing independent artists
who are on the rise. It's a must read on a weekly basis
in my book.
Marc Bryant - Singer/Songwriter and Editor/Music Journalist
for Southern Jam Online
stumbled across the ROMPER through one of my friends
who lives in the Boston area. I work with the local scene
here in Denver, CO promoting shows, upcoming bands & whatnot.
The Romper in my opinion is not only a resourceful tool to
learn about music, IT kicks ass!! And to boot, Stephanie has
helped me in my own ventures out here. I've read a lot of
interviews of the national bands that I personally support
& they've come in handy when talking with said bands,
when they're here. I also don't think Vulgar Ink would be
as far as we are w/o her (and the East Coast Romper's) help!
The Romper is very helpful, and Stephanie rocks
my fucking socks off!
Stephani - Vulgar
first talked with Stephanie in January of 2004. We had just
released our album on a rather small record label and I was
just excited about the fact that we had received a kind review
and someone wanted to interview us. Stephanie and I talked
for about 2 hours. the interview was very professional and
very fun, which usually doesn't occur. since that interview,
Stephanie has been very supportive of Casey Jones, including
the promotion of our band on her website and an offer of assistance
for anything that we might need in the Boston area. meeting
people like Stephanie is one of the things that make the scenes,
the bands, and the people involved in hardcore such an amazing
thing to be a part of.
Josh - Casey Jones
Coast Romper represents!!! It's not just talk... it's rare
to see someone who supports the music scene so sincerely.
A dedicated bunch with a rad site -you can't ask for anything
more. Long live EC ROMPER.
Jeff Jaworski of Red
and the Romper are exactly what the music business desperately
needs more of. She's a true music fan that overly extends
herself to make the artist, as well as management,
feel comfortable and at home. After spending about two seconds
on the phone, you learn what Stephanie is all about. She's
a a die hard for spreading the word about music
she loves, and she does what she does for all the right
reasons. The Romper is an extremely cool musical
corner of the world. Not only does The Romper cover
great and successful nationally signed acts, but also the
same attention is given to the nation's top unsigned acts...which
is rare to say the least. We all cherish what The Romper has
done for us, and we'll continue to give back as much as we
can to Stephanie and the entire Romper crew. Thanks again
for all the support!
Chad Calek, Manager of No Name/Elektra recording artists,
on behalf on Index
Case as well.
coast romper is a great online publication for the northeast,
and stephanie has knack for writing compelling interviews
and editorial. i highly recommend it to anyone wanting to
check out the new england scene.
Newby (vocalist) - Brazil
stepped up and helped us scout out the best of the underground
northeast bands for our new surf/skate video/dvd 'What Exit?
2'. With music such an intergal part of making entertaining,
engaging and successful action sports videos, the soundtrack
Romper assisted in put together for us will undoubtedly be
a large part of 'What Exit? 2's popularity. Big thanks to
Steph and Rachel for all their contributions!
Chenzo co-founder - Whatexitproductions.com
definately has her head in the right place when it comes to
great music. She gives just enough detail about a band that
makes you want to go find out more about them. She has definately
turned us onto more bands that we have never heard of, and
that is always a plus!
Straight Line Stitch
review!!!! I don't think I could have written that review
any better if I had tried. Great summary of the album!!
Coast Romper gets two thumbs up from us chumps in Implant!
Spreading the word is key for unsigned bands like ourselves,
and that's just what the ECR does. It also doubles as a fix
for all us music junkies on the lookout for something new.
Seth (drums) - IMPLANT
10 plus years in the scene, the romper has proven to be one
the first websites out there with a diverse musical taste.
very supportive of new artist and one the best interview sections
around. when you see and interview on the romper you get a
different kind of interview. not the usual kind of question
that most ppl ask. thanx to Stephanie for helping nonpoint's
career be it by an interview, concert review or the countless
email updating ppl with our current happenings.
What needs to be said about one of the best music sites on
the net! Keep up the good work girls it doesn't go unappreciated...
Timmy - Halo Grey
and the ECR went out on a limb to cover our band when there
was no reason to do so except the fact that she liked our
music... outspoken will never forget the kindness of the ECR...
people who do what steph does for the love of the music are
unfortunately a dying breed... so a big heads up and pat on
the ass for the ROMPER...
good to see that fans/friends of the bands are active in promoting
our dreams. It's essential for smaller bands like us to get
recognition this way. The biggest way to spread the word these
days is through the Internet and word of mouth. You guys rock
for helping out bands and it's obvious that you are having
fun through it. Keep spreading the word, people like you guys
are what bands like us thrive off of. Keep laughing. Still
Kaustubh (Stubhy) - lead vocals - Lucky Boys Confusion
Coast Rompa' mag/website is da best, babie!
Ya gotta love these girls, traveling all over the fucking
country to get the scoop on what's going on! They know what's
happening when it's happening. I check the east coast romper
site to look for new bands and find out what's happening all
the time, 'coz they got the scoop!
Marc Amendola - g-soul
EAST COAST ROMPER IS MY VERY FAVORITE SITE FOR MUSIC!
STEPH STEVENS IS AN ABSOLUTE SWEETHEART AND HER LOVE OF MUSIC
IS ONE LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE!
IF YOU ARE IN A BAND ( SIGNED OR NOT) AND HAVE NOT HEARD OF
STEPH- CONSIDER YOURSELF AN UNLUCKY PERSON.
LOVE YA STEPH, HERE IS TO A GREAT NEW YEAR!
EDWARD PAUL LEAD SINGER OF CRAZED
coast romper rules...not a joke, where else can one find every
record, show and happening in the rock scene in such detail
from folks who get it...now, that is a beautiful thing. I
go to find out what is rocking and what is not, where the
shows are at, what is rad what is bad.....and i trust the
reviews..can NOT say that about many other places...so there.
cherryk (los angeles, ca)
defines what a music site should, devotion to the underground!
Joseph (feltsideout-York, PA)
from the East Coast Romper was the first to ever interview
me and she continues to stay loyal to us while still seeking
out the new bands that we'll all love in the future. Thanks
Steph for your undying passion for music.
ROMPER IS THE FEEL GOOD WEBSITE OF THE YEAR!!!
I'm not really sure where a person so genuine comes from in
this industry. I know she's from Mass., a wicked good place,
but that doesn't explain it. Stephanie is doing things no
one else is doing, she is taking responsibility for herself,
as well as, creating something interesting, helpful, respected,
and cool. ECR is cool. Steph knows the bands kids want to
hear about, then she gets in touch (the right way), and meets
and reports to her loyal listeners. Steph, you rule!! Thanks
for putting the ECR peeps in touch with Soulcracker &
Boy Hits Car...two great bands!! Keep running strong!
Johnny McD (Soulcracker.com
is the real deal! This zine really knows what going on out
there! No fake shit here, this zine really has a pulse on
Daddy Long Legs, WOLFPAC / Mike Bowe SugarDaddy Records
/ Chord Records.
know for a fact that Steph and the EAST COAST ROMPER has kept
not only me but the rest of the East Coast reminded about
a lot of bands and happenings that we wouldn't know about
otherwise. The interviews are great because they're done from
Steph's view which will always be the fan's view. It's always
a good read.
Ro Kohli - Field Marketing Coordinator - Roadrunner Records
on behalf of the band Boiler Room has brought me in contact
with Stephanie Stevens. collaborating with Stephanie has been
a joy, and I hope she and I can work together again in the
future. She's such an outgoing, caring person, she's become
much more than a colleague, she's become a friend.
really adds her intense passion for music in her writing...creating
a visual image in the reader's mind...excellent stuff...
joesph beaty of mindlikewater
love getting the East coast romper! It always has the latest
info and things to keep me ahead of the game in the music
scene. I can't tell you how many new bands I have been turned
on to from reading about them in the East Coast Romper zine.
Jamie Hypnotic Kick
East Cost Romper has been doing a great job for a long time
now with covering the local scene and grabbing national acts
for interesting interviews. With the addition of the zine
going online, it's coverage and ability to reach the masses
is greater than ever. Steph has also done a lot for helping
the local scene with promotion of it's bands and shows to
draw interest which this scene has definitely appreciated.
Digital Ruin - InsideOut / Century Media Records
has been flying the Metal Flag for underground, small label
and independent bands for almost a decade now! I dare you
to find another mag with a boss as cool as mine!
Jay Santo, Proud East Coast Romper Employee
runs an up to the minute zine loaded with pertinent details
on the happenings of up and coming hard rockin bands. She
has interviewed several bands that I work with and reviewed
countless shows. She is always a pleasure to work with as
she is genuinely a music lover and interested in bringing
a fresh approach to the bands she features.
Annissa Mason - Brooks Company PR
much do I love this Stephanie Stevens person?!! Thanks so
much for forwarding that information on. Tell her that we
love her! It's awesome to hear people getting excited about
Judy Neubauer - Maverick Recording Company
Stevens is the one of the most reliable and hard working journalists
that I have had the pleasure of working with. She is highly
professional and all of my bands that have had the pleasure
of an interview with her absolutely adore her. Stephanie is
truly a rarity in this business... she goes the extra mile
to make sure that everyone is pleased with the final output.
Michelle Sims - National Tour Publicist, MCA Records
am very proud of Stephanie (not because she is my daughter)
but because she gives 100% in helping struggling bands get
noticed and keeping all kinds of music available for everyone.
The East Coast Romper, started, written, edited and published
by her has helped the masses out there. Stephanie is very
professional and yet has fun with the bands as you can tell
by reading her interviews. I think she would be an asset in
any kind of music career. I have listened to a lot of music
which I probably would not have heard because of her and I
love a lot of it and most of the people she has met. You don't
find many people currently this devoted to a job she does
for free. Keep rocking' Steph!
B. Stevens (Mom)
works very hard to keep us up-to-date with what is happening
in the world of hard rock with East Coast Romper. It's informative,
timely, and chock-full of fabulous info to keep me informed!
Lynne Okin - Tommy Boy Music - Media Relations for
Boiler Room, Everlast, other Tommy Boy rock acts
has put together quite an informative zine- She definitely
knows her music and is on the pulse of what is hot and heavy,
not to mention up and coming. She has been a tremendous help
getting the word out on our bands.
Jennifer Sheller, Publicity, Maverick Recording Co.
Coast Romper is an underground music community that anyone
should be proud of. The newsletters speak for themselves.
Rock on ROMPER!
Ralski @ www.1605.com
IS NOT ONLY ONE OF THE MOST HONEST WRITERS IN THE GAME, BUT
AN ALL AROUND GREAT PERSON. EAGER AND WILLING TO GO THE EXTRA
MILE TO HELP OUT ANY AND EVERY BAND THROWN HER WAY. HARD WORK
AND COMPLETE DEDICATION TO THE EAST COAST ROMPER MADE IT A
SUCCESS IN THE EYES OF MANY, AND IN MY OPINION SHE WOULD BE
A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY AVENUE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. A TEAM
PLAYER IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD AND AN ALL AROUND GREAT,
ENERGETIC AND BEAUTIFUL PERSON....I FEEL HONORED TO HAVE MET
HER AND CONSIDER HER A VERY PERSONAL FRIEND.
LUKE JOHN - LEAD SINGER/GUITAR - ANOTHER SOCIETY
East Coast romper has been a very effective and informative
way for all of us here at LOCOBAZOOKA! and 3-D Entertainment
Inc. to keep up with who the next cool bands will be! Stephanie
seems to have her finger on the pulse and is extremely professional
on how she executes the handling of the online zine that she
puts out on a regular basis. Very consistent! Easy to read.
Lots of great content. Cutting edge! She has a great career
in front of her.
Daniel Hartwell - President 3-D Entertainment inc.
Romper is really the only e-zine I've ever read that I feel
has the integrity and forethought put into it of a major national
publication. I'm constantly amazed that Stephanie has the
ability to really give you a down-to-earth insight on all
the up and coming bands of today with her interviews, and
yet stays objective and precise in the reviews of the albums.
The updates for who is doing what, is the only I read out
of any publication, because it is the only one that really
keeps track of bands that you WANT to hear, not what the music
industry wants you to hear.
Brent Bradford - Guitarist - Local Porn Star
Stevens and the East Coast Romper, truly are the best inside
411 of today's music scene. Steph has become a great friend
amongst us in this circle we call the music biz
Joey Duenas - Unloco
is a hard worker and always willing to give her best. Her
East Coast Romper Zine is fresh, accurate, and there is an
intimacy about her interviews that stand out from the rest.
Not only is she very knowledgeable and devoted to the music
industry, she is also a very kind and generous human being.
It has been with great privilege that I have had the opportunity
to work along side Steph as well as being her friend.
John Barreiros - Record Town Sales Associate
has done nothing but handled business in helping www.streetwise.com,
promote up and coming bands as Primer 55, Hed (pe), Taproot
and various others. As far as The East Coast Romper Zine is
concerned, I love finding a new one every couple of weeks
in my in-box. She has no shame in asking bands all the questions
that people want asked and giving honest reviews on both CD's
and shows. It is always a pleasure dealing with Stephanie
and she always gets the job done!
has been a pleasure to work with over the years. I have been
a publicist for 13 years and can say that Stephanie is professional.
Her enthusiasm for all types of music and her "whatever
it takes attitude" makes her very easy to work with.
She has completed many in person interviews with my bands
and I have had only positive feedback from them.
Renee Pfefer - RP Media - Tour Publicity
is one of the most professional people I have ever worked
Mark Bouvier - Eastcide
Stevens and the East Coast Romper Zine has helped bring the
name of our band to a whole new level on the East coast and
beyond! Her interview and write-up was interesting, informative
and fun. Exposure from her zine has helped us to get Internet
exposure that assisted in getting our first national television
appearance on Farmclub.
Keith ( suit guy) 20 Dead Flower Children
other zine editors come and go...Stephanie has remained loyal
to the scene and hasn't rolled up and died like some other
publications. That's why people should check out the Romper.
Paul Autry 1/2 Creeper Zine Editor
Coast Romper is a new, cutting edge zine, keeping the reader
well on top of all the latest in the world of hard music.
Dave Tedder - Manipulation MKTG.
Coast Romper is the best magazine on line and they talk about
all the best music! Especially Soulshed.
Dan Desmarais - Romper Fan
has been a strong supporter for a lot of bands - whether they
are established or un-established. Her in-depth writing has
lead us to use her interviews in our press kits which are
mailed out to several other journalist to generate more support
for our bands. It is always a pleasure to work with a tenacious
individual as Stephanie and her zine East Coast Romper.
Maria Gonzales - PR - Roadrunner Records
Stevens and I have worked on several occasions together. She
is extremely professional, prompt and reliable and I have
enjoyed working with her at each of the various labels I have
worked at including Virgin, TVT and Discovery Records. East
Coast Romper is informative and very very cutting edge.
Lisbeth Cassaday - PR - Virgin Records
East Coast Romper's great! They keep me up to date with a
lot of bands I know and love and introduce me to bands I grow
to love. Great interviews and great reviews.
Tim Stooksberry - Dredge
would like to thank you for the last year of great reviews
and interviews. You have opened my eyes and ears to a few
bands that don't stand in the media spotlight. Most of all
I would like to thank you for the inspiration, zines like
East Coast Romper and Rubberneck have givin' me the push I
needed to create a web page of reviews. Thank you and please
keep up with the good work and I'll keep reading.
Barry A. Bond - THESKATESHOP
inquisitive and chock full o' metal. Two thumbs up!
Coast Romper is the shit. I wish we had something like this
on the West Coast.
East Coast Romper Zine is very informative. Stephanie is quite
thorough in the research she does into all of the bands, topics
and subjects she puts into it. She doesn't keep the bands
waiting and she has a lot of heart!!! I'm proud to have my
band mentioned in her zine.
Anders - PAINFACE
wanted to say that the Romper is great because it covers a
variety of music including unsigned bands. The interviews
are always good because they seem laid back and you ask a
variety of questions instead of the same stuff that's in every
Dave Barr - Friend
East Coast zine...knows the scene, knows how to promote the
music, aggressively growing their readership via the Net,
writes real reviews/interviews, not meaningless puff pieces
to ensure a steady flow of CD's in her mailbox!
Paul Resta - Product Manager - ISLAND DEF JAM
Romper is a great place to learn about up and coming talent.
I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the indie music scene.
Krista Lamb - RHIG MAGAZINE (Canada)
love all the magazines that go out of their way to do interviews
and articles on what's real, on what needs to be said, on
what's the truth. Romper does this.
Brian Armer - (my beautiful secret)
East Coast Romper, one of the most informative, descriptive
and accurate Fanzines I've ever read. Stephanie knows her
stuff, from new album releases and band updates to interviews
to reports on live shows. It's all in there.
Kyle Jordon - Friend
East Coast Romer is great. It's very informative and covers
the whole spectrum of hard music. It's a great way to check
out new bands. Steph seems to be one step aheard of all of
Steve - NOISE RECORDS
is really committed to promoting music. The Romper exhibits
tons of fresh enthusiasm in an age where everyone is sarcastic
and jaded. Steph is a music fan, not just someone going through
the motions like a lot of zine editors.
Todd Sciore - (x-Rubberneck Zine, editor and friend)
Stevens of the East Coast Romper seems to me to be one of
the hardest workers in the music industry. Her newsletters
are filled with tons of interesting information about musicians
from many different genres. Her musical knowledge and diversity
are quite apparent as one reads through her honest reviews
and subsequent interviews. Through my personal interactions
with Stephanie, I have found her to be a sincere individual
with a thrist for music and a love of people.
Amanda Hilken - Romper Fan
Zine is one of the most informative mags of it's kind. I read
it for all the happenings in the music scene. Hats off to
Steph, it's creator!
Paul Nelson - LIEGE LORD
Romper ROCKS! There is so much info in it that we don't get
her in Ma. You get the when, where, how and why all right
here! The interviews are awesome too! Constructive questions
but with a little tasteful humor to keep it more interesting!
ROMP IT UP!
Tony Silva - SAVANNAH
Coast Romper is the best online zine I have seen yet. Stephanie
is very informative in her press releases and interviews.
She is also very knowledgeable of the metal scene!!!!! From
myself and the boys in the band ------- YOU KICK ASS GIRL!!!!!!!!!
Emo Mowery -NOCTURNUS
East Coast E-zine has the best into on underground/indie bands
on the web. She has helped us (GONEMAD) and so many other
bands get the recognition they deserve. Thanks for everything.
Craig - GONEMAD (FL)
Romperzine is definitely one of the most invigorating underground
hard-core e-mags I have EVER read. If you have an interest
in even ONE certain style of hard-core, Romper will always
full-fill that taste. Very informative on groups you would
never know existed, but very happy you found out after reading
the newest issue of Romper each month. And as for the Editor...Stephy...she
is one of the best friends I've ever made in the music industry.
Always keeping me up on the news and listening to things I
tell her. KEEP IT UP STEPHY!!!!!!
KA - Friend
for my thoughts on your work at East Coast Romper, I feel
Stephanie is a well in-depth writer and gives an honest, clear
view on CD and show reviews. I also think her interviews are
humorist and interesting to read. She has a knack for getting
good and honest information out of artists without making
it sound uninteresting.
Laurie Zylicz - (Z MANAGEMENT)
Romper has more information than any hard music fan even needs.
It is a very well constructed publication that I am very proud
to have been a part of.
Matt Bachand - SHADOWS FALL / LIFELESS RECORDS
thanks for keeping it real and all the support...e.c.r.rocks
Glenn - CAPSTONE
think the East Coast Romper is informative. Stephanie asks
all the important questions of all the bands. She is also
very good at getting new bands out there in the public eye.
Some of the bands she has interviewed make me want to buy
their music. Also, the things she writes in her CD reviews
make me decide whether or not to buy the CD. I really enjoy
reading her zine.
Amy - Friend
East Coast Romper is one of the first zine's to ever interview
(hed) pe on the East Coast. Stephanie was very professional
and actually knew her music. We do get asked a lot of questions
that are very generic and monotonous. Both interviews we've
done with Stephanie were very impressive and good for the
band as well. She also has a good ear for new bands because
I often hear of new cool bands through the Romper.
helps out bands nation and worldwide. She lets everyone on
her e-mail list know the ins and outs of every underground
band you can think of. The Romper E-zine was one of the first
online zines that we ever worked with and we still work with
her to this day.
Lyle - (ambionic)