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Within less than a year, prolific award-winning Morris County-based alt-folk singer-songwriter Sonofdov has followed his Mint 400 Records label debut LP, “Towers,” with an EP, “Battle Lines,” for the North Jersey indie.... READ ON

"My mom says "Stein" and my dad says "Steen" so there ya go that's why I'm still confused about it," said Foreigner's Michael Bluestein with a laugh as he corrected this particular journalist on the pronunciation of his last name; "I always went with mom's version." ... READ ON

Romeo Delight is an East Coast based Van Halen Tribute Band that has played venues around the area like City Winery in Philadelphia and Daryl's House (Pawling, NY).  In New Jersey, they've performed at places like The Strand in Lakewood and The Stanhope House.  After seeing their name appear more and more, we wanted to learn more about the band, so we reached out to them.... READ ON

Irish artist Ben Reel released The Nashville Calling, his ninth studio album, at the end of March.  The plan was to promote the record with a month long tour of Holland and Germany, but the tour was cancelled when the world basically shut down due to the pandemic.  Instead, he’s been promoting the record with live concerts streamed from his house each Friday on Facebook with his wife Julieanne.  It’s a shame because this is his strongest album to date.... READ ON

Bob Makin takes a look at the latest releases by Brian Fallon, Debra Devi, Dinosaur Eyelids, and Gooch & the Motion in this month's Record Roundup.... READ ON

Christian Beach is a longtime fixture of the New Jersey music scene who fronted industrial (Slave of Id, Artists That Kill) and alternative rock (Ton of Bricks) bands from the early 1990s into the early 2000s. From 2005-06, he was also a member of Transfusion M, a project fronted by Michael Ferentino (Love in Reverse, Dog). Upon Christian’s departure from that band, he made the transition to a traditional singer-songwriter influenced by Hank Williams Sr., Bob Dylan, The Band and contemporary artists like Jeff Tweedy (Wilco).... READ ON

Our featured music video of the month is a cover of "Julius" by Phish as done remotely during quarantine by The Princeton Footnotes... READ ON

While the state has been in lockdown, New Jersey Stage has been working behind the scenes to add new features to the website.  One of the most prominent areas of focus has been with our radio station, The Penguin Rocks.  The station offers ten DJ run programs that are available throughout the day from the station’s now playing area and are also are available on demand.  The shows generally play music in the genres of rock, indie rock, and Americana.... READ ON

New Brunswick-originated jazzadelic rap act Cook Thugless premiere their latest video, “California,” which chronicles their love of their new state... READ ON

Ron Dante has had a long and distinguished career in the music industry as a singer, songwriter, and producer. In 1969, his vocals helped catapult The Archies’ hit, “Sugar, Sugar,” to the top of the charts where it became the #1 single of the year. In addition to writing songs for a variety of artists, Dante came to prominence as a record producer, most notably with Barry Manilow. More recently, however, Dante has toured the country with the Happy Together Tour as a member of The Turtles.... READ ON

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