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Songwriters by the Sea Returns To Monmouth University

(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- The Monmouth University's Department of Music and Theatre has announced the return of distinguished New Jersey Songwriters Joe Rapolla and Joe D'Urso for the Songwriters by the Sea series, Saturday, March 24 at 8:00pm at the Lauren K. Woods Theatre. The series has been running at the University since 2012, with such acclaimed writer/artists as Marshall Crenshaw, Alison Moorer, David Johansen, James Maddock, and many others.

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...3/16/23

“Getting ready to get back on the road, it’s an East Coast swing," said an elated Rick Estrin as he and The Nightcats prepare to come to the Zlock Performing Arts Center in Newtown, PA for a 7:30 p.m. show on April 7. "What we've been doing the last two or three years is, we'll get something in Europe and so then we'll put together a little East Coast tour to go along with that. So, we're doing Manhattan and the Bucks County thing and a couple of dates in New England and then we're flying to I think Holland; it's only a couple of dates in Holland

Makin Waves Album of the Month: "Bloom" by Dogs in a Pile

Fans of 311, O.A.R. and Slightly Stoopid will dig the reggae-tinged jam 'n' groove of Dogs in a Pile's sophomore LP, "Bloom."

BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music 3/13/23

Lazlo, founder of BlowUpRadio.com (an online radio station based around New Jersey artists), shines a light on some of the many new releases from NJ based musicians each week with this column. This week Lazlo takes a look at releases by Sam Tunkel, Ferocious Designs, and Strange Talking Animals.

Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Rufus Wainwright

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Rufus Wainwright on Sunday, June 25 at 7:30pm. His upcoming album, Folkocracy, is Rufus Wainwright revisiting his roots, of childhood summers spent at folk festivals and watching his famous family on stage. But it’s also the sound of an artist in the present using all he has learnt from conquering pop to opera and showtunes.

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