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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.

 
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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.

Motörhead releases "The Lost Tapes" Series

Cassette tapes. Remember those? Those things with the dual spools and loads of wide brown plastic recording string that’d occasionally unravel and hang out of the shell, requiring a pencil and firm wrist to spin back into place?



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COLUMNS


Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/18/24

"I tell everyone that I'm the last surviving original member of my band, however I had a 50/50 chance where some other guys didn't," laughed John Ford Coley as he reflected upon his former partnership with the late England Dan, current bands with no original members, his very loyal fan base and his fellow mellow rockers as they get ready to bring "Rock The Dock" to Englewood, NJ for a night of some of the greatest adult contemporary and easy listening tunes ever created. 




This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from April 16-23, 2024




Makin Waves Song of the Week: "My Fight, Alone" by Colossal Street Jam




Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/11/24






 

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(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents Broadway's Rock of Ages Band on Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 8:00pm. The Electrifying Band from the original Broadway smash hit! The only trademarked group from the original Broadway production recognized as Broadway's Rock of Ages Band®


NJ Country Artist Southpaw Releases "Drugstore Candy" album




McCarter Announces 2024-2025 Classical Music Series




RVCC Student Jazz Ensemble to Perform on April 30th






 

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.


NYC Music Marathon & Jack Dallas presents Repertoire 2024 in Closter




Westminster Conservatory at Nassau to present music for flute, oboe and piano featuring Trio Brillante




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






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