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Most artists in today's climate like to release a single here, a single there or perhaps even a three or four song EP every six months under the guise of, "Staying relevant" or catering to, "People's short attention span" but Dave Vargo isn't like most. ... READ ON

When I was a young upstart in the New Jersey music scene during the alternative-rock boom of the late-’80s into the mid-’90s, four bands rattled my spine a bit more than most others: Monster Magnet, Nudeswirl, Big Nurse and Godspeed.... READ ON

It’s Sunday, November 24, 2019 — just four days before Thanksgiving — and music lovers are lining up outside MPAC in Morristown, NJ for a live concert performance by the “Empress of Soul,” Gladys Knight.... READ ON

The music of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” is about as well-known and loved as any given Christmas carol. In 1960, 68 years after the piece premiered, jazz masters Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn created a rollicking re-interpretation of the classical holiday standard. This coming Sunday, the New Jersey Youth Symphony will perform both Nutcrackers, side by side – bouncing Ellington and Strayhorn’s arrangements off of Tchaikovsky’s original compositions – at the Union County Performing Arts Center. ... READ ON

Audience members at Atlantic City, NJ’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino are ready to “Listen to the Music” of the Doobie Brothers at this evening’s November 22, 2019 concert in the venue’s ultra-sleek and modern Etess Arena.... READ ON

"Fake Jazz & Theme Songs" is the "Official" debut album from Lady Antebellum guitarist Slim Gambill and it is representative of a career, no, make that a journey which seems to have come full circle. ... READ ON

Dentist will cap off a great year of national touring with shows Dec. 14 at Baby’s Alright in Brooklyn and New Year’s Eve at The Saint in their hometown of Asbury Park.... READ ON

All hail, Jenny Cat, an extremely talented singer-songwriter and guitarist who has been slugging it out in the local scene for a while, both solo and in bands. She’s finally getting her due with the excellent female punk trio Black Light Medusa, an all-star outfit also featuring drummer Kat DaVille of Tight Lipped and The Bloody Muffs and bassist Cathy Berg of Devil’s Bubble Gum and The Infamous Lost Cause.... READ ON

Carl Palmer is considered to be one of the world’s preeminent rock drummers. Born in England in 1950, Palmer started taking drum lessons as a child. As a youngster, he admired The Beatles, but was also a fan of other artists including drummers Buddy Rich, Art Blakey, and Gene Krupa, in addition to other jazz musicians. In his late teens, Palmer co-founded the band Atomic Rooster, but realized he preferred working in a smaller group setting where he could emulate the work of the jazz players he admired.... READ ON

Lotus came to The Fillmore in Philadelphia on Saturday, November 30, 2019 and photographer Chris Paul was there to cover the show.  The band, which has performed at festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury, has steadily built a devote fan base through steady touring.  They... READ ON

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