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Mike Chick of the Asbury Park two-piece Yawn Mower has released a solo double single, “Sleep Walking” and “Call Up the Doctor,” on North Jersey-based Mint 400 Records. ... READ ON

North Jersey doom rockers Vessel of Light return with their fourth album in only three years: the Nomadic Eel Records debut, “Last Ride,” an Alice in Chains-inspired,  Black Sabbath-saturated exploration of violent crime and lost innocence.... READ ON

"Most of these songs are like old friends to us; we grew up with them and they stuck with us both musically and lyrically. A song like "At Seventeen" by Janis Ian is one that we covered and it helped all three of us get through our teenaged years and it still resounds with people today. So, we've gotten to be old friends and these songs certainly are like that also."... READ ON

Cynthia Sayer is an award-winning instrumentalist, vocalist, and bandleader. While proficient on several musical instruments, Sayer is considered one of the world’s top 4-string jazz banjo players. Her latest album is entitled Joyride.... READ ON

Jersey City-based C.R. and the Nones’ third single, “Home,” precedes the Nov. 6 release of their debut LP, “Living in Fear,” on the New York City indie Favorite Friend Records. Pictured is frontman Chris Gennone, who released five albums with his previous band, C.R. and the Degenerates. ... READ ON

Prolific Central Jersey singer-songwriter Bruce Tunkel has released two records since late summer, an LP entitled “Us” and the new EP, “American Patriot.” ... READ ON

“I’ve never seen 4 men with more ambition and hunger to get into the music world!!” Jeff Howell of FOGHAT, SAVORY BROWN & THE OUTLAWS ... READ ON

How do you bring the power of music education to students during a pandemic? Jazz House Kids, based in Montclair, has fully leaned into the digital space to make sure the music plays on. We talked with Jazz House Kids leaders — and married couple — Melissa Walker and Christian McBride about how they've adapted during this time. ... READ ON

​​​​​​​Jersey-raised, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Foxanne premieres with Makin Waves and New Jersey Stage her latest video for “Opportunity,” her heartbreaking tribute to the lost Mars Rover.... READ ON

​​​​​​​After building a strong following with their Strokes-esque strut and George Thorogood-like blues ‘n’ boogie crunch behind the 2016 debut LP, “The Light in the Day,” Asbury Park-based Connor Bracken and the Mother Leeds Band empicably have coalesced and solidified that sound and their lineup with a who’s who of the Jersey music scene. Complimenting Connor’s lead vocals and guitar and longtime drummer Rich Seyffart’s mighty chops are bassist Chris Dubrow (The Burns, Tara Dente, Avery Mandeville) and guitarist Jeff Linden, who front his own band, the Black Spot Society, and has played in a couple with his older brother, Jack.... READ ON

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