Fans of country music are ready and waiting inside Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center for the Arts this Saturday, May 14, 2022 evening for a live concert by The Doo-Wah Riders.
Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Black Sun in New Orleans” by Silent Knight
by Bob Makin - published 2022-05-20
New Brunswick rapper Silent Knight’s single, “Black Sun in New Orleans,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.
Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/19/22
by Danny Coleman - published 2022-05-19
"I released an album in 2021 but I haven't been able to tour so we are doing it now. The album title is "The Ghost and the Wall" and it's 10-tracks; I was in Philadelphia and New York; I did three nights at City Winery. I have a trio with a guy named Danny Black who plays acoustic guitar and some lap steel who is from Philadelphia and a lovely woman named Allie Moss who is from New Jersey singing backup harmonies,” said Joshua Radin in a recent discussion about his latest release, his songwriting, the recording process and being on stage.
Makin Waves with Asbury Park African-American Music Project: Preserving History, Celebrating Community, Cementing Future
by Bob Makin - published 2022-05-18
Around Memorial Day Weekend 1970 when I was 5 years old, my grandmother won me yet another prize at a wheel of chance on the Asbury Park Boardwalk: a copy of The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” my first big-boy LP. A few weeks later, civil unrest broke out throughout the city, and I didn’t step foot onto the AP boardwalk for a decade!
PHOTOS from Lotus at Union Transfer
by Chris Paul - published 2022-05-18
Lotus performed two nights (May 13-14) at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA and photographer Chris Paul was on hand to grab some photos. The band, which has performed at festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury, has steadily built a devote fan base through steady touring. They've also crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band’s distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends.
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents the Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes with special guest Shutterdog on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $43.50-$123.50.
Makin Waves Song of the Week: "You Are All (...Splatter)" by America Part Two
by Bob Makin - published 2022-05-13
“You Are All (…Splatter”), the first of two singles from Jersey Shore-based America Part Two’s forthcoming EP, “AP2-inverse,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week
Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/12/22
by Danny Coleman - published 2022-05-12
“Do you know why I like playing Jazz? Because it will take me as far as my mind will let it.” Rio Clemente
Ghosts of Sunset is a melodic hard rock band based between Michigan and Florida. The band is made up of Todd Long and John Merchant and was created during the heart of the global pandemic. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with John Merchant of Ghosts of Sunset.
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre presents Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited, Seconds Out, & more on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 8:00pm. Hackett, an immensely talented and innovative rock musician, was lead guitarist with the group Genesis. As part of that group, Hackett produced acclaimed albums such as Selling England by the Pound (a favorite of John Lennon).