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It’s a beautiful day: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017. Not only is the weather stunning, but it’s a nostalgic day, too — a day to reminisce, a day to reflect back on one’s youth, and a day for keeping memories alive through music. It’s an opportunity to step back into the past while listening to the sounds of ’60’s icon, Gary Puckett, at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ.... READ ON

Matthew Stephen and the Sweet Action might be a new name for you, but fans of Airacuda will instantly recognize the voice. Matthew Stephen Menges began his solo project in April 2016 when Airacuda went on an indefinite hiatus. He was the frontman for the band with major writing credits on both of the band's EPs, including full credit on their singles 'Pals' and 'I Got A Woman'. He has just released the video for his new single, "Grooving to the Beat." The video was shot by Nelson Wong of Something Something Productions. Makeup by Jamie Leigh Artistry, with Matthew starring as the old man. ... READ ON

Company of Wolves was a popular rock and roll band in the early 90s in the tri-state area. They made some noise nationally with a self-titled record on Mercury/Polygram that included “Call of the Wild”, “The Distance”, and “Hangin’ By a Thread” - all of which charted on AOR (album-oriented rock) stations. The band just released its first single in 20 years and is playing a reunion show on June 3 at Club 66 in Edgewood, MD.... READ ON

Some things don’t change here at the offices of SoundPress.net. Once again we received a mother-load of music to sift through for you our loyal readers. We offer this preview of the best of the batch. Happy summer!... READ ON








This month's featured music video is "Butterfly" by Debra Devi.... READ ON

Featuring music videos from all over the world.... READ ON

I received a CD in the mail from my friend Derwyn Holder, who lives in Califon, NJ. I read the CD title and thought it was a joke. It wasn’t. And when I played it, I got to know my friend a lot better.... READ ON

"I stopped playing for six years and well, that didn't work out too well," said Jesse Colin Young, founder of the iconic 60's group The Youngbloods with a laugh. "I had some health issues, turns out I had Lyme Disease and I didn't know it and it was really a struggle. I was on thin ice there for a while and wasn't sure if I'd ever be strong enough to get back out there but so far we've done quite a few shows and things are going well." ... READ ON

This week Jeff provides photos from The Inversion Circus CD Release Show at The Brighton Bar.... READ ON

This week, Makin Waves chats with Asbury Park metal band Toothgrinder, reviews Little Steven’s long-awaited next solo CD, streams Lowlight, Levy & the Oaks, Control, and The Grip Weeds, and features briefs on the Elephants for Autism Music Festival, DJ Bryan Bruden, Cats on a Smooth Surface founder Harry Filkin, and singer-songwriter Jonn Sontag.... READ ON


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