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Collective Soul has recorded, released and performed music for more than 25 years and even though there have been deviations from the original line up they have persevered, adapted and continue to move forward as this current "Now's The Time Tour 2019" supporting their recent release, "Blood" can attest. ... READ ON

​​​​​​​Camden rapper Apollo Ali, the last grandson of heavyweight champion “Jersey” Joe Walcott, will be performing songs off his brand-new LP, “Don’t Bite,” on the Garden State Hip-Hop and Makin Waves Summer Rap ‘n’ Rock Tour. He honors his grandfather with a new single, “Champion Sound,” from his just-dropped LP, “Don’t Bite.” ... READ ON

Newark-based punk-rap band Sunny Gang will celebrate the release of their long-awaited EP, “American Carnage,” on June 21 at Asbury Park Brewery with Nervous Triggers, Offtopkills and OhWon.... READ ON

There are as many ways to characterize folk music as there are people singing and playing the songs. It encompasses a wide range of musical styles, with the songs being passed on from generation to generation and place to place. And, like in a game of whisper-down-the-lane, it expands and changes along the way. At its most elemental, folk music is storytelling.... READ ON








Old time music is in the air in Wildwood, NJ, this June 5, 2019 evening as artists and fans gather together to celebrate the East Coast Music Hall of Fame’s First Annual Awards Gala at the Wildwoods Convention Center.... READ ON

The packed house this Friday, May 31, 2019 at Sound Waves, located in Atlantic City, NJ’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, excitedly awaits the start of a live concert by one of America’s preeminent rock groups — Kansas.... READ ON

"Music seems to last in all shapes and forms and progressive rock will always survive in some shape or form," states Alan White, one of rock's most revered and respected drummers as he discussed "The Royal Affair Tour" which kicked off June 12 in Bethlehem, PA with scheduled stops June 15 at the Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City, NJ and June 16 at The PNC Bank Center in Holmdel as well as his long career with YES and more. ... READ ON

Before Destiny’s Child and Beyoncé, there was Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and LaBelle. Sarah Dash was a member of both of the latter two super groups. In 1975, LaBelle – Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Dash – were the first black, female artists to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. They were also the first to play the Metropolitan Opera House, as well as many other revered venues.... READ ON

In an effort to promote racial and musical harmony and unity, Garden State Hip-Hop and Makin Waves have organized the Summer Rap ‘n’ Rock Tour with a dozen rotating rap, rock and DJ acts playing seven dates in six Mid-Atlantic cities. Also featured this week are “Calling All Divas,” Mint 400 Records, classic Sounds of Asbury Park at the Stone Pony, The Vaughns, Shred Flinstone, Art All Night, Fan Jam, and Patricia Arroyo.... READ ON

In support of her new five-song EP, Christine Mitchell will play July 27 at the Chubby Pickle in Highlands.... READ ON


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