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Q: So what do four guys from Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, and Massachusetts — and all currently based out of Florida — have in common with four guys from “Joisey” this summery August 3, 2018 evening at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ?... READ ON

"That's a big question," she replied when asked what she enjoys about performing."I think it would be that I want to find ways to connect with people. I love hearing feedback from people as to how they feel about the music or how they experience the live show. I really just appreciate that and love connecting with people," says the artist simply known as, "Evangelia."... READ ON

The great Trenton band Honah Lee are celebrating their 10th anniversary on Aug. 18 with a video shoot for the new tune, “You Never Know,” and a party at Mill Hill Basement with fellow Trenton rockers The Cryptkeeper Five, New York City’s Statues of Liberty, and GTG label mates The Plurals.... READ ON

The young Jersey Shore dream-pop, shoe-gaze band Sonic Blume’s have released their sophomore EP, “Beach Karma,” on Asbury Park-based MOTO Records before their 18th birthdays! It features five songs and four interludes that recall the grand old Brit sounds of alt-rock pioneers The Smiths, The Cure, Depeche Mode and Joy Division.... READ ON

In the wake of their local hit, “Dark City Lights,” Bulletproof Belv and Matty Carlock are about to drop a follow-up single, “F Being Friends,” while readying records of their own. Also featured this week in special all-hip-hop edition of the Scene Report are Chill Smith, Mello B, Black Surburbia Music and Silent Knight. ... READ ON

I never in a million years would have thought about iPlay America in Freehold as being an event venue. To me, it's a place to ride bumper cars, have kids' birthday parties and play video games. Never been there.... READ ON

As we make our way inside the Grunin Center of the Arts located on the campus of Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ, this Saturday, July 28, 2018, we see music lovers of all ages. Some of them are wearing street clothes but some are decked out in outfits from the 1970s and ’80s for tonight’s concert by the ’70s and ’80s tribute band, The Great Rock N Roll Time Machine.... READ ON

The bucolic seashore town of Ocean Grove, NJ is a place designed for quiet reflection and spiritual renewal. An artist sketches in the lush green park off Pilgrim Pathway. Still others read or meditate in the heart of this picturesque village which features gingerbread houses and colorful gardens, all just steps away from the fresh salt air wafting off the blue Atlantic Ocean.... READ ON

"Heart By Heart plays a lot of Heart music," says original Heart bassist Steve Fossen. We play mostly from the 70's catalog, we do a few 80's songs and we try to play the music note for note as it was recorded and written." ... READ ON

Asbury Park singer-songwriter Tara Dente chats about her roots, her records and other triumphs, her great band (featuring members of The Burns, Levy & the Oaks, and Remember Jones), and her upcoming appearance at the second annual Makin Waves Roots Fest on Aug. 11 at Asbury Park Brewery, and shows at Rockwood Music Hall (Sept. 6) and The Asbury Hotel (Sept. 7). ... READ ON

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