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New Jersey Stage Menu's New & Notable NJ Music 1/9/23

By Lazlo

originally published: 01/09/2023

Lazlo, founder of (an online radio station based around New Jersey artists), shines a light on some of the many new releases from NJ based musicians each week with this column. This week Lazlo takes a look at releases by Project 18 featuring Dave Vargo, Calienda, Katye Kellye and The Interruption, and Brian St. John.

Project 18 featuring Dave Vargo - "Pomona". Dave Vargo described Project 18 as him working "with songwriters Scott Rubine and Jay Weiner on 4 songs that I co-produced, arranged, and played guitar on. I sang on 3 of the songs and had Jonathan Tea sing on one."

If you are familiar with Dave Vargo, than you probably already know these songs are incredible. Dave Vargo has been making outstanding music for years. Working with these other artists adds some lovely harmonies and flourishes to his singer-songwriter Americana-pop.

This EP is so good! 

Calienda - "CALIENDA". Calienda's debut is a "compilation tape spanning from early 2021 - late 2022", and a striking one at that, with lots of cool indie-rock tunes that to my ear sound like there might be a Spoon influence in there somewhere.

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Katye Kellye and The Interruption - "Anodyne" [single]. Katye Kellye and The Interruption return with a moody rock single perfect for this moody winter season.

Brian St. John - "Live Volume 4: The Stanhope House Stanhope NJ 12/30/10". Brian St. John digging back into his live archive for this outstanding set. Somewhere between rock, jazz, jam, and singer-songwriter, "Live Volume 4..." is a joy to listen to!

That's all for this week.

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