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The Cyrkle is a 60s-era rock band which is well-known for their hits, “Red Rubber Ball” and “Turn Down Day.” Founded by lead singer/guitarist Don Dannemann, the band toured with The Beatles, opening for them at the Fab Four’s final show at Candlestick Park in 1966. After breaking up, The Cyrkle reunited nearly a half-century later with Dannemann at the helm, performing concerts around the country, including their first revival show at The Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ.... READ ON

The New Bardots have released a video for their cover of Ohio Express’ “Yummy Yummy Yummy” off their new EP, “Already Been Chewed (A Return to Bubblegum).” ... READ ON

The New Jersey/New York metal supergroup Disciples of Verity features members of Living Colour, God Forbid, Negative Sky and Sekond Skyn.... READ ON

"We have everybody involved," said Brian Erick with a laugh as he elaborated on his latest endeavor, "Demos For A Difference." "It's a fundraising compilation and it benefits the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; we have just a shade over 180 artists involved. There are plenty of people from our area; Dave Vargo, Renee from Lowlight, Tara Dente, Mark Tappan, Bobby Mahoney are all involved and that's just off the top of my head. We have artists from New York City, from across our country, we have a couple from Europe and I say artists because it's not just musicians. We have some spoken word, poetry; a lot of interesting stuff here." ... READ ON








In support of their forthcoming debut LP, “These Are Our Years,” Jersey alt-rockers Morningside Lane have released the album’s second single, “Under the Notion,” the Makin Waves Song of the Week.... READ ON

​​​​​​​South Jersey singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 4:44 wrote what he had planned to be his debut album while still in high school around 2012, but he didn’t finish recording it until recently. In the meantime, he has self-produced a stylistically eclectic catalog of seven albums, each focused on a different genre. With the new eighth outing, “In Context,” he explores acoustic pop, playing all the instruments and producing all the tracks, as he has with his subsequent recordings. ... READ ON

"There's no re-creating a live performance whether you're playing for four people or 4,000; it's just irreplaceable but I'll be honest with you, there's the whole process of it too; getting your stuff ready, getting there, the whole thing. There are parts of it that you probably didn't even realize or at least think or say that you'd ever miss; like setting up your gear to play a gig or a sound check but you do; you know?"... READ ON

The 1910 Fruitgum Company was founded in 1965 in Linden, NJ by guitarist Frank Jeckell. By 1967, the group had signed with Buddah Records, a label which released five of their LPs and a variety of singles which became Top 40 hits including “1, 2, 3 Red Light,” “Goody Goody Gumdrops,” and “Simon Says.”... READ ON

Like millions of kids, Tom Brislin always wanted to be a musician when he grew up.  Unlike most with that dream, Brislin’s talent as a keyboardist has led to recording albums and touring with the likes of Meat Loaf, Yes, Patti Rothberg, Renaissance, Camel, and numerous progressive rock bands.  The latest album on his resume, The Absence of Presence, was released in July and marks his first as a member of Kansas.  ... READ ON

Our featured music video of the month is "When I See You Again" by Anthony D'Amato - the perfect love song for the era of covid...... READ ON


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