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Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Bellicose" by The Extensions

Picking up where Brian Erickson’s previous power-pop band, The Paper Jets, left off, The Extensions – also bassist Kevin Newcomb (Fun While You Wait), drummer Pete Stern (Rose Boulevard) and keybo ... READ ON

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Endless Bummer" by Lowlight

From the first seconds of the Phil Spector-meets-Brian Wilson-like symphonic surf-rock of the opening “Give it a Minute,” Lowlight had my full attention with their new LP, “Endless Bummer.” Co ... READ ON

Makin Waves with Levy & the Oaks: In Your Face!

​​​​​​​Levy & the Oaks are a relatively new band featuring four well-established veterans of the New Jersey music scene. Front man Levy Okun and bassist Lou Panico were in Drive-Thru rec ... READ ON

Makin Waves Record of the Week: "Dark Hour" by The Parlor Mob

I’ve always thought of The Parlor Mob as a hard rock band, not exactly Monster Magnet but continuing on that Pride of Red Bank tip. If I am correct in that assessment, their new album “Dark Hour, ... READ ON

Record Roundup with Shut Up, The Anderson Council and From Good Homes

Bob Makin takes a look at the latest releases by Shut Up, The Anderson Council and From Good Homes in this month's Makin Waves Record Roundup. ... READ ON





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