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"I think it's great when music inspires people to do things. I find that absolutely fascinating and I think it's an important part of how the people who are listening to music and get into music can actually relate to the people making it and also how the people who are making it can relate to those who are listening to it."... READ ON

The energetic jangle of New Brunswick indie-rock veterans The Clydes returns with second full-length album on North Jersey-based Mint 400 Records and their third since 2015’s self-released “Hiding from the Summer.” Like its predecessor, 2017’s “So the Story Goes,” “Old-Time Monarchy” was produced by label head Neil Sabatino, who helps the band unlock a more vibrant sound fueled by the Johnson Brothers’ passionate vocals and lead guitar playing, respectively by Brent and Brian. The songwriting also is better this time out, perhaps because of a variety of keyboards to bounce off Brian’s ringing guitars, but also because the lyrics reflect on inner chaos as it relates to that of the world amidst the strange times in which we are living.... READ ON

It’s a beautiful Saturday, September 28, 2019 evening at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center —aka HACPAC — Hackensack, NJ’s gem of an artistic venue which opened in November, 2017.... READ ON

The packed house at Englewood, NJ’s BergenPAC is primed for tonight’s Friday, September 27, 2019 live rendition of The Grand Illusion album by Styx, performed by one of the group’s founding members — singer/songwriter/keyboardist, Dennis DeYoung.... READ ON

Fans of country rock are already in their seats this Thursday, September 26, 2019 evening at Newton, NJ’s Newton Theatre where they are anticipating a rare New Jersey concert performance by the former member of the Eagles, guitarist Don Felder.... READ ON

"Oh no, that's like asking if you have a favorite Beatle album," laughed Micky Dolenz when asked if he had a favorite song from The Beatles "White Album." It's impossible, I get asked that all of the time; there's so many great songs off of the album. I know I'll be doing "U.S.S.R" which I love and "Rocky Raccoon" which I used to sing to my children as a lullaby (laughs). There's just so many; gosh where do you start? There's so many great tunes." ... READ ON

With the progressive passion of Woody Guthrie, flashes of the poetry of Bob Dylan, the Americana grit of Bruce Springsteen, the singer-songwriter-instrumentalist sensibility of Jackson Browne, and the Ray Charles-inspired blue-eyed soul of Van Morrison, Jersey Shore-based, Los Angeles-bred Arlan Feiles has established himself as a respected artist worldwide with the release of five independent albums. But his sixth, “What Kind of World?,” is his best because he seems even more inspired with the recent birth of his first son to confront society’s ills with an eclectic palate of roots music, including gospel, soul, blues, folk and country. His view of the world through not only a father’s eyes, but also those of a child, is stunning in its beauty and might. ... READ ON

Music lovers are lined up outside Morristown, NJ’s MPAC this Sunday, September 22, 2019 evening for an evening of classic folk tunes by The Kingston Trio, The Brothers Four, and The Limeliters.... READ ON

The crowd this Thursday, September 19, 2019 at New Jersey’s Newton Theatre is ready to let their hair down for a live concert appearance by blues phenom, singer/songwriter Jonny Lang.... READ ON

"A friend of my mom and dad's was playing "The Only Thing Is Love" and "Trilogy" on a stereo at their house and I wasn't much of a rocker at the time, I was probably about nine and I had been playing classical music like Bach but he was  playing"Trilogy" and it got to the synthesizer part and I wondered; what is that sound? Then one day my mom gave me a compilation of ELP tracks and that was the start," says musical virtuoso Rachel Flowers as she recounted how she became enamored with progressive rock music at an early age. ... READ ON

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