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SONG OF THE WEEK

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “No Way to Live” by Colossal Street Jam


In anticipation of “No Way to Live,” Colossal Street Jam’s next album early next year, the title track is the Makin Waves Song of the Week. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Julie the Redeemer” by The Successful Failures


On their own FDR Records, Bordentown-based The Successful Failures have released their ninth LP, “James Cotton Mather,” their third in as many years. The 12-track collection’s first single, “Julie the Redeemer,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Energizer” by Rockstar Racecar


“Energizer,” the fourth single from “Senior Citizens,” the just-dropped fourth album by the young North Jersey punk rock band Rockstar Racecar, is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "How Sweet It Is" by Taylor Simon King


Taylor Simon King is a celebration of legendary troubadours James Taylor, Carly Simon and Carole King. Their version of “How Sweet It Is” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Ding! Dong! Fill My Plastic Pumpkin!” by Mike Chick


Asbury indie great Mike Chick of Yawn Mower has created an instant Halloween classic, “Ding! Dong! Fill My Plastic Pumpkin!”

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Public Restrooms Suck!" by Houston & the Dirty Rats


Hard-working Phillipsburg-based punk trio Houston & the Dirty Rats are back on the road in support of their latest video for “Public Restrooms Suck!” off their 2020 EP, “Songs! From the Bathroom Stall?”

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Out of Body” by Jake Ryan


Young singer-songwriter Jake Ryan premieres his latest video for the pop-edelic single, “Out of Body,” with New Jersey Stage as the Makin Waves Song of the Week

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Fault Lines” by Dave Vargo


At the end of the month, Jersey Shore singer-songwriter Dave Vargo will release “Fault Lines,” the second single from his forthcoming third album. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Let's Get Our Funk On” by Freakwincey


Earlier this year, the Plainfield-originated P-Funk-inspired band Freakwincey released what may be their best song, the Kool & the Gang-like fun of “Let's Get Our Funk On.”

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “My Disappearing Act” by Jack Skuller


Young veteran North Jersey rocker Jack Skuller premieres the video for the title track of his new five-song EP, “My Disappearing Act,” with New Jersey Stage. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Modern Girl” by The Clydes


“Modern Girl” is The Clydes’ second single from an album the New Brunswick-based band will release next year on Jersey indie Mint 400 Records.  As the Makin Waves Song of the Week, the song also can be heard between 6 and 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 on “Radio Jersey” at ThePenguinRocks.com. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Strawberry” by Taylor Tote


Asbury Park singer-songwriter Taylor Tote’s steady stream of monthly singles and videos continues with her most recent release, “Strawberry.” Pulling elements from house, hip hop, electronica and R&B, the dance track is the Makin Waves Song of the Week. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Brother Brother” by A Carousel Moon


Union City-based jazzy, electronic indie dance-pop duo A Carousel Moon have released their second EP on Mint 400 Records since May and are premiering its new video here at New Jersey Stage.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Love Is for the Making” by Lisa Bouchelle


Veteran Jersey songstress Lisa Bouchelle’s Sony Orchard debut LP, “Jump In,” drops Aug. 27 with a second video, “Love Is for the Making,” which makes its media premiere here at New Jersey Stage.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Close 2 U” by Ser Xerri


​​​​​​​After a pre-pandemic year that included touring the U.S. as guitarist for Remember Jones and having his song, “Sympathetic Response,” placed on Investigation Discovery’s nationally televised “Primal Instinct,” Ser Xerri (pronounced “Sir Sherry”) has released his new single, “Close 2 U.” 



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