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Review of Dirt Waffle by The Commons

By Gary Wien


The last album by The Commons (Come On Get Done) was a bit on the mellow side and filled with brilliant but depressing lyrics. This time around the band has evened things out with a record that has a mixture of mellow tunes, rockers, and off-beat numbers that dare you to categorize them. The end result is an interesting blend that features a bunch of songs which will grab you from the first time you hear them.

Upstage Radio has been playing a bunch of cuts from the first spin including "The Van Rolls On," "Looking Back," "Back On The Bus,"and "Lipstick." Other stations have reportedly been playing the tune "Simple Things" in rotation.

There's a lot of great tracks on this disc, and since the songs sort of defy any particular formats I could see it being played on a lot of different types of stations.

Regardless of what type of music your station plays, you're bound to agree that Keith Monacchio of the Commons is one of the best lyricists in the state. It's about time more people knew about him...



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Event calendar
Friday, Jul 19, 2019


MUSIC

FREE CONCERT - THE GREEN PLANET at THOMAS SWEET ICE CREAM in PRINCETON @ THOMAS SWEET ICE CREAM, , Princeton - 7:00pm

The Boy Band Project @ Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 8:00pm

KIDZ BOP World Tour 2019 @ BB&T Pavilion, Camden - 7:00pm

The National Theatre: Hamlet @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:00pm


THEATRE

Big Fish the Musical @ Barn Theatre, Montville - 7:30pm

Legally Blonde, the musical @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 7:30pm

Ragtime, The Musical @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), South Orange - 8:00pm

Romeo & Juliet and Othello in Rep @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 8:00pm

OCC Repertory Theatre Company Presents: Into the Woods @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:30pm

The Wake @ Premiere Stages at Kean University - Bauer Boucher Theatre Center, Union - 8:00pm

Luna The Play @ Luna Stage, West Orange - 11:00am







COMEDY

Billy Gardell @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm


FILM

Classic Film Series on 35mm: Forrest Gump @ Mainstage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm


KIDS

Disney's The Aristocats KIDS @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

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