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Columns By Bob Makin

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "What Kind of World?" by Arlan Feiles

With the progressive passion of Woody Guthrie, flashes of the poetry of Bob Dylan, the Americana grit of Bruce Springsteen, the singer-songwriter-instrumentalist sensibility of Jackson Browne, and the ... READ ON

Makin Waves with The Smithereens: 'Nothing More Precious than Friendship and Family'

The Smithereens, bassist Mike Mesaros, singer-songwriter-guitarist Pat DiNizio, guitarist Jim Babjak and drummer Dennis Diken, will be inducted on Oct. 27 into the New Jersey Hall of Fame at the Param ... READ ON

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Chillville, YO" by Chill Smith

I’ve been saying for a while how much I want Chill Smith and Murdock to do an AP/JC mash-up because they both love superheroes and they have a similar breathy, staccato tongue-in-cheek style that al ... READ ON

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Suburbia" by Drew the Recluse

Jersey Shore rapper-singer Drew the Recluse will play Oct. 4 at Asbury Park Music Foundation in support of his latest EP, “Suburbia.” ... READ ON

Record Roundup with Successful Failures, Bulletproof Belv, and Lowlight

Bob Makin takes a look at the latest releases by The Successful Failures, Bulletproof Belv, and Lowlight. ... READ ON





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