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Hear Valerie Vaughn's Pine Barrens Music and Lore at Four Ocean County Library Branches

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Explore the rich history, songs and legends of the Pine Barrens with "New Jersey’s Troubadour." The Ocean County Library presents "Tunes & Tales with Valerie Vaughn" at four OCL branches from April 20 to May 15, 2024.

 
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Bobby Mahoney Signs with Wicked Cool Records and Announces New Album

Central New Jersey alternative rock outfit Bobby Mahoney has signed with Stevie Van Zandt's Wicked Cool Records and has dropped the new single, "Empty Passenger Seats," which will appear on the band's upcoming label debut, Another Deadbeat Summer, out June 14, 2024.

dada's Return to Dizz Knee Land Tour

(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Progressive rock trio dada has added eight more dates to their upcoming Return to Dizz Knee Land Tour featuring the original lineup Michael Gurley (vocals, guitar), Joie Calio (vocals, bass), and Phil Leavitt (drums). The long-awaited tour commemorating their groundbreaking 1992 debut album Puzzle will span across the United States, stopping in 30 cities throughout the summer.

Joe Grushecky to Release New Album and an Anthology

Pittsburgh rock 'n' roll legend Joe Grushecky announced two new albums through Omnivore Recordings; a new studio album Can't Outrun A Memory out on July 12, and Houserocker: A Joe Grushecky Anthology out on May 24. Can't Outrun A Memory is the first release of new material in 7 years from Joe and The Houserockers, featuring 13 Grushecky originals coupled with a blistering cover of The Animals classic "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place."

Michael Arnone's 32nd Annual Crawfish Fest Set to Return To Sussex County in 2025

(AUGUSTA, NJ) -- Michael Arnone's 32nd Annual Crawfish Fest is set to return to Sussex County Fairgrounds May 30 to June 1, 2025, reigniting the unique bond of great Louisiana and New Orleans music and food that the festival is known for. Three generations of families continue the tradition of coming together to enjoy Michael's Crawfish Fest.



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BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music 5/27/24

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 new releases by Greg McGarvey, Jason Ager, The Lonesome Pines, Fear of Falling, Jeremy Abrams, Surfing For Daisy, Batstow, Neon Rayon, Sad About Girls, and Katye Kellye and The Interruption. Plus a look back at "in three days time" by thieves guild local 42.




Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Loners, Misfits and Rebels" by Carolyn Marosy




Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...5/23/24




This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place in New Jersey from May 21-28, 2024






 

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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 new releases by Greg McGarvey, Jason Ager, The Lonesome Pines, Fear of Falling, Jeremy Abrams, Surfing For Daisy, Batstow, Neon Rayon, Sad About Girls, and Katye Kellye and The Interruption. Plus a look back at "in three days time" by thieves guild local 42.


Low Cut Connie Teams with Little Steven For Remix Single of "Are You Gonna Run?"




Karri Li Receives Scholarship from Wharton Arts




Blues Wine & BBQ to Take Place in Gloucester County






 

UPCOMING SHOWS


11th Annual Jersey City Jazz Festival to Take Place May 29th to June 2nd

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Riverview Jazz has been bringing all varieties of jazz music to the residents of Jersey City and Hudson County for well over ten years. This year's Jersey City Jazz Festival is not only expected to be the largest event ever, featuring 40 performances over 5 days with upwards of 20,000 patrons expected, but it is the most musically diverse to date.


Prudential Center presents Diljit Dosanjh




State Theatre New Jersey presents YES Epics & Classics featuring Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks




Black Box Studios presents Israel Portnoy & Band at Debonair Music Hall






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