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Middlesex County's Music-In-The-Park Summer Concert Series Returns For 2024

(MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ) -- Middlesex County's annual Music-in-the-Park Summer Concert Series is back for the 2024 season with shows from some of the finest musicians in the County! Spend your summer evenings enjoying free live music at one of Middlesex County's many picturesque parks, all you need to bring is your favorite lawn chair and love of music.

 
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Red Wanting Blue Releases 'Light It Up' - The Band's 13th Studio Album

(COLUMBUS, OH) -- Columbus, Ohio's indie rock stalwarts Red Wanting Blue released their thirteenth studio album, Light It Up, via Blue Élan Records on June 7, 2024. This marks their second album for the boutique Westwood, CA based indie label and the first the band has self-produced. Years of non-stop touring have not only buoyed their ever-growing fan-base across the country but has also helped solidify the relationships within the band; making this new album their most cohesive yet, capturing the camaraderie of a band that's built its entire career on the road, discovering (and rediscovering) itself one exultant, joyous, communal night at a time and a testament to their enduring musical evolution.

Fantastic Cat Releases Sophomore Album and Video for "So Glad You Made It"

Against all odds, Fantastic Cat has successfully released their sophomore album, Now That's What I Call Fantastic Cat, on June 7, 2024 via Missing Piece Records. The band marked the release with the official video for "So Glad You Made It," starring Counting Crows' Adam Duritz (who contributed vocals to the track) and hip hop legend DMC (who said yes to being in the video for some reason).

Ferocious Designs releases 'Open Your Eyes' EP

Ferocious Designs, the music project of central New Jersey-based songwriter Brian Kelley, has released a 5-song EP, Open Your Eyes, following the title track's 11th-place (tie) finish in last month's global FediVision Song Contest that included a field of 72 entries. A music video for the track "Beyond Forever" has also been released.

Cowboy Mouth releases "Alternate Reality" single

(NEW ORLEANS, LA) -- Much like gumbo, the famous dish of their hometown, the New Orleans-born Cowboy Mouth uses a potent blend of musical ingredients - rock, blues, punk, funk, country, pop, soul and whatever else feels good- to create their bodacious, kickass tunes. Frontman, drummer, and co-founder Fred LeBlanc has asserted "If The Neville Brothers and The Clash had a baby, it would be Cowboy Mouth!" His description not only reflects the group's amazing diverse sound, but it also conveys the fire and commitment they bring to their music.



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COLUMNS


Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Dandelion" by The Grip Weeds

The Makin Waves Song of the Week is The Grip Weeds' cover of The Rolling Stones' "Dandelion" from the new tribute compilation "JEM Records Celebrates Jagger & Richards."




Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...6/13/24




This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place June 11-18, 2024




BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music 6/10/24






 

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The Makin Waves Song of the Week is The Grip Weeds' cover of The Rolling Stones' "Dandelion" from the new tribute compilation "JEM Records Celebrates Jagger & Richards."


The Newton Theatre presents Dirty Deeds - The AC/DC Experience




PHOTOS from Monmouth Civic Chorus 75th Anniversary Gala




Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...6/13/24






 

UPCOMING SHOWS


Registration and Interviews Now Open for Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop Summer 2024 Musical Theatre Intensive

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company is now accepting interviews for the Young Performers Workshop Summer 2024 musical theatre intensive. The registration deadline for the program is July 12, 2024. In-person interview dates are taking place on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 in the Little Theatre at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown. They are scheduled by appointment between 4:30pm – 6:00pm.


Alanis Morissette, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Morgan Wade to Play Shows in Camden & Holmdel




Classical, Baroque, and Cross-Over Music Can Be Heard at Princeton Festival Chamber Concerts this June




2nd Week of Princeton Festival includes Mozart's comic masterpiece and American Repertory Ballet performance with PSO Strings






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