New Jersey Stage logo
New Jersey Stage Menu

​​​​​​​Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Keep Movin'" by The Vice Rags

By Bob Makin

originally published: 01/20/2023

​​​​​​​Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Keep Movin

“Keep Movin’,” the first single off Asbury Park-based Mint 400 recording act The Vice Rags’ new EP, “Midnight Ride,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

It’s great to see the invaluable North Jersey indie Mint 400 Records working with more and more Asbury Park bands. Yawn Mower, Lowlight, The Extensions, and Renee Maskin are among them, but one of the first was The Vice Rags, a good-rockin’ mash-up between the early rock ‘n’ roll of Elvis Presley and Little Richard with the alternative sounds the four members played in previous bands, such as Mars Needs Women, Kid With Man Head, Dibs, Acid, The Blakes, and Readymade Breakup.

“Keep Movin’,” the first single off the Rags’ new EP, “Midnight Ride,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

As the Makin Waves Song of the Week, “Keep Movin” also can be heard between 6 and 8 p.m. on Jan. 20 on “Radio Jersey” at If you miss it, you can tune in any time in the archives at The Penguin or MixCloud.

For the most part, the well-received and reviewed “Midnight Ride” was produced and engineered by legendary indie producer Steve Evetts (Poison the Well, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura, Saves the Day, Lifetime). The five-song EP is a follow-up to the band’s 2018 debut album, “Hope the Neighbors Are Lookin’.”

Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info

Since the November release of “Midnight Run,” Mint 400 dropped a second single for the cool-rockin’ “Voodoo Hoodoo.” 

The members of the local supergroup are:

* Lead vocalist-guitarist Paul Rosevear (The Blakes, Readymade Breakup)

* Bassist Gay Elvis (Kid with Manhead, Readymade Breakup, The Blakes)

* Drummer Joe Chyb (Dibs, Acid)

* Guitarist Jack Roberts (Mercy Circle, Mars Needs Women). 

For more about The Vice Rags, visit

Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info

Bob Makin has produced Makin Waves since 1988. Follow Makin Waves on Facebook and contact Bob at



The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Friday, February 23, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

Click here for full description

Growin’ Up: An Evening of Two One-Act Musical Memoirs with Matt Butler and Mike Montali

Friday, February 23, 2024 @ 8:00pm
Outpost In The Burbs
40 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
category: music

Click here for full description

Janis Joplin Experience starring Lisa Polizzi

Friday, February 23, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
category: music

Click here for full description

Click here for more events

Listings are available for $10 and included with our banner ad packages.

Click here for more info.



PSO Soundtracks Talk: A Celebration of Bulgaria with Maestro Rossen Milanov and Soprano Mariana Karpatova

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)'s Edward T. Cone Music Director Rossen Milanov joins mezzo-soprano Mariana Karpatova in an exploration of the songs, dances, and culture of their native Bulgaria at a very special PSO Soundtracks talk: A Celebration of Bulgaria. Their presentation takes place on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00pm, at the Princeton Public Library in the library's Community Room. Immediately following, there will be time for a brief Q&A. The talk serves as a prelude to the orchestra's March 9-10 concerts which includes a work by Bulgarian composer Marin Goleminov. Soundtracks is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

Omarion, Vedo, Tone Stith, WanMor, and Jastin Martin to perform at NJPAC

RVCC Sets Concert Featuring Pianist Miryana Moteva, Violinist David Brubaker

Great South Bay Music Festival Returns July 18-21

Click here for more event previews

New Jersey Stage

© 2024 by Wine Time Media, LLC
PO Box 811, Belmar, NJ 07719

Nobody covers the Arts
throughout the Garden State
like New Jersey Stage!

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms. If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Threads, and on our RSS feed

Art | Comedy | Dance | Film | Music | Theatre | Ad Rates | About Us | Pitch a Story | Links | Radio Shows | Privacy Policy