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artist spotlights | song of the week's New & Notable NJ Music 11/21/22

By Lazlo

Lazlo, founder of (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 The Vice Rags, Hit Like A Girl, Rob Munk, Sonofdov, and Amanda Duncan.

The Vice Rags - "Midnight Ride". Somewhere between garage rock, indie rock, power pop, and hint of blues & rockabilly, lie the brilliance of The Vice Rags new EP, "Midnight Ride". This is one ride you should definitely take!

Hit Like A Girl - "Becoming". Hit Like A Girl goes hardcore on their new EP, and it is freaking awesome!

Rob Munk - "Phased Out". "Phased Out" is the culmination of Rob Munk leaving music for about 15 years. The results are some catchy indie-pop songs. While I hope it doesn't take 15 more years for the next release, whatever time Rob needs to make tunes as great as this batch he should take.

Sonofdov - "Fangs". Sonofdov is a treasure! His introspective singer-songwriter music is almost hypnotic. There is a warmth and comfort, all while his music feels to me like late fall/winter. I can't articulate in words why, but if you feel the same maybe you can explain it to me. "Fangs" is a musical masterpiece.

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Amanda Duncan - "Big Time Superhero". I have had a copy of Amanda Duncan's new album for several months now, now it is finally available for all to enjoy.

"Big Time Superhero" is a feel good, fun, upbeat pop rock album! It is a balm for the spirit and the soul. After a rough day I put this album on and find myself singing along and bopping around the studio doing something akin to dancing, and shaking the blues away.

That's all for this week.

Remember, plays these and many other New Jersey based artists on our internet radio station, so please check us out. #SupportGoodMusic - If you like any of the above artists, please purchase their music from their site. And if you would like to part of's New & Notable, please send downloads or contact Lazlo at Lazlo-at-BlowUpRadio-dot-com. We're also on Mastodon at

originally published: 11/21/2022



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