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Luke Middleton Releases Debut EP

(LOS ANGELES, CA) - On March 1, 2024, rising alternative/indie singer-songwriter Luke Middleton, released his debut EP, nothing ever after. Produced by Nathan Darmody (Allstar Weekend), the album tackles topics such as readjusting to life post-service, its emotional aftermath, and the mental health challenges he faces everyday.

 
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Richard Thompson releases "Singapore Sadie" from Upcoming Album

The legendary Richard Thompson will return with his new album, Ship To Shore, on May 31. Listen to the first track, "Singapore Sadie." The influential singer-songwriter and virtuosic guitarist has been on a singular musical journey for over a half century, from his days in the '60s as a pioneer of British folk rock with Fairport Convention, to his seminal '70s duo work with Linda Thompson, to the exploratory, deeply emotional music of the solo career that has been his primary concern ever since.

XPN Announces 9 More Artists To 2024 XPoNential Music Festival Lineup

(CAMDEN, NJ) -- On February 29, Philadelphia public radio station WXPN announced that nine artists have been added to the lineup of its 2024 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru: The Walkmen, Pete Yorn, Jade Bird, George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, Brigitte Calls Me Baby, Florry, Velvet Rouge, Mostapha Noumbissi and Carla Gamble. They join the eight previously announced artists performing September 20-22 at Wiggins Park on the Camden waterfront, directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. More artists and the daily lineup will be announced soon.

The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music Announces the Inaugural Gospel and Praise Team Sing-Off

(WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music will produce a gospel music competition called Move on Up aimed at celebrating gospel choirs and praise teams, and presenting prize money to the winning ensembles. Church and community choirs and praise teams from Asbury Park and Newark can submit representative music to a team of judges who will then select six entries to participate in a "sing-off" to determine the winner. Video submissions will begin on March 1 and ends at 6:00pm on April 1, 2024.

CHASER to release "Small Victories"

So Cal punk heroes CHASER will release their long-awaited new album Small Victories on June 28, 2024 via SBAM Records (EU), Thousand Islands Records (North America), and Pee Records (Australia). The 13-track album was produced by Cameron Webb (Motörhead, Pennywise, Alkaline Trio) and is the band's first new release in nearly 3 years.



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Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Still a Fool" by Blaise

Asbury Park artist Blaise's "Still a Fool" from his fourth full-length album, "Sealed with Best Wishes," and featured on the recent charity compilation, "Winter Rental," is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.




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This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from February 27 to March 5, 2024




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Inside the State Theatre New Jersey lobby this Saturday, February 24, 2024 evening, music lovers chat as they wait for the historic auditorium to open for a special performance by Itzhak Perlman. Perlman, who has been honored with 16 Grammy awards, four Emmy awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom, is here tonight as a part of the New Brunswick, NJ venue's annual "Classical Season Celebration."


Luke Middleton Releases Debut EP




TCNJ's Center for the Arts presents Las Cafeteras




The Princeton Folk Music Society presents Ruth Wyand






 

UPCOMING SHOWS


Bruce Springsteen Archives presents "Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History" at LBJ Presidential Library

(AUSTIN, TX) - Since the nation's inception nearly two and a half centuries ago, music has informed, interpreted, and inspired our national identity. To celebrate and explore this remarkable heritage, the LBJ Presidential Library and the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music at Monmouth University announce the premiere of the exhibition Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History. Opening at the LBJ Presidential Library on Saturday, February 17, during Presidents' Day weekend, the exhibition will be on display through August 11, 2024.


Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Peter Frampton




The Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Mike Zito




TCNJ's Center for the Arts presents Las Cafeteras






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