South Street in Morristown, NJ is bustling with the strains of music emanating from passing cars, orchestrating a kaleidoscopic soundtrack to Fall on this crisp October 12, 2021 evening. The sidewalk welcomes outdoor diners as well as patrons who enjoy ice cream treats at the local creamery before heading steps down the street to MPAC — the Mayo Performing Arts Center — and a live performance by Brian Wilson and his band.
(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Montclair-based Nefesh Mountain has been hailed as a boundary pushing Bluegrass Americana band. They’re among the first to give voice and openly represent Jewish-American culture, traditions, values and spirituality in the world of American Roots music. Fronted by married couple Doni Zasloff (formerly of Mama Doni) and Eric Lindberg, Nefesh Mountain will perform a Hanukkah holiday concert on December 2 at 7:30pm at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel (432 Scotland Road, South Orange).
"I'm in Heaven!" Kenny Loggins LIVE! at MPAC
by Spotlight Central - published 2021-10-23
After a year and a half of pandemic-related cancellations and postponements of concerts and more, the crowd inside MPAC in Morristown, NJ this October 8, 2021 evening is ready and waiting to experience a live performance by singer, songwriter, and musician Kenny Loggins.
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Foreigner - The Greatest Hits of Foreigner Tour on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8:00pm. The iconic group is responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is.” Tickets range from $55-$250.
Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Public Restrooms Suck!" by Houston & the Dirty Rats
by Bob Makin - published 2021-10-22
Hard-working Phillipsburg-based punk trio Houston & the Dirty Rats are back on the road in support of their latest video for “Public Restrooms Suck!” off their 2020 EP, “Songs! From the Bathroom Stall?”
Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...10/21/21
by Danny Coleman - published 2021-10-21
Jalacy “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins was one of music’s most interesting characters whose career never realized its full potential or received the recognition it deserved. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1929, put up for adoption at the age of 18 months and adopted by Blackfoot Indians; it was these beginnings that he began walking his path which lead to acting, boxing, opera singing and eventually blues and rock music where he became one of the pioneers of what would later become known as “Shock Rock.”
"The Best Show I’ve Ever Been To!" Five for Fighting LIVE! at the Vogel
by Spotlight Central - published 2021-10-21
Fall is in the air this Saturday, October 2, 2021 evening outside Red Bank, NJ’s newest concert venue, The Vogel. Located in the Count Basie Center for the Arts, this state-of-the-art performance space is set to present a sold-out show tonight by Five for Fighting.
Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Out of Body” by Jake Ryan
by Bob Makin - published 2021-10-15
Young singer-songwriter Jake Ryan premieres his latest video for the pop-edelic single, “Out of Body,” with New Jersey Stage as the Makin Waves Song of the Week
Stars of the Sixties LIVE! at the Strand Theater
by Spotlight Central - published 2021-10-15
Fall is in the air on this cool, crisp October 1, 2021 evening as music lovers line up outside the Strand Theater in Lakewood, NJ for tonight’s Stars of the Sixties concert featuring Gary Lewis, Dennis Tufano, Lou Christie, The Cyrkle, and special guest Chris Ruggiero.
Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...10/14/21
by Danny Coleman - published 2021-10-14
“I’ve done so many different things in music and I just really want to keep my hands in it because it’s a part of me. I’ve always had the Heart tribute band but there’s always that feeling that there is something more I should be doing; so, I’m going to just keep doing it,” says vocalist and current Josie Award winning “Artist Of The Year” Sandy Hall. “I didn’t think anybody cared and when this nomination happened, I was like; huh! Even with all of those submissions and different age groups, someone took notice and said, this is pretty good. So, it is actually inspiring for me to think, well maybe I should continue to do this because there is an audience for me.”