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Nicole Atkins announces East Coast Tour including shows in NJ and Philly



After opening several shows for Stevie Nicks and The Mavericks over the past year, Nicole Atkins has just announced a brief East Coast run of shows with her band for this fall. Tickets are on sale now. Justin & the Cosmics will serve as support for the entire run. Dates include September 6th at Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair, NJ), September 11th at 118 North (Philadelphia, PA), and September 12th at the Wonder Bar (Asbury Park, NJ).


Bread & Roses Film Festival Hosts Music Fundraising Event



(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The film and music community are coming together in downtown Asbury Park on Saturday, July 20, 2024 for a special event featuring several local musicians performing a fundraising show for Bread & Roses, Jersey Shore's only female-centric film festival.



The Newton Theatre presents Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience



(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience on Thursday, October 24, 2024 at 8:00pm. This performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music's one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson's expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see.



The Vogel presents Chris Pinnella: Christmas in Red Bank



(RED BANK, NJ) - This December join powerhouse vocalist & platinum selling recording artist Chris Pinnella (formerly of Trans-Siberian Orchestra) along with his phenomenal 15-Piece Orchestra, as they return to The Vogel at the Count Basie Center for the Performing Arts in Red Bank to ring in the holiday season with all your favorite Christmas Classics and Holiday Hits!



Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Sue Foley



(TUCKERTON, NJ) -- On Wednesday, August 21, 2024, the Lizzie Rose Music Room presents 4x Blues Music Award Winner Sue Foley. She will be bringing her band, The Pistolas and will also perform a solo acoustic set, featuring songs from her latest album, One Guitar Woman, which was recently released on Stony Plain Records. Showtime is 7:30pm.



The Gaslight Anthem releases "History Books (Expanded Edition)"



On July 12, 2024, The Gaslight Anthem released History Books (Expanded Edition), available now on their own Rich Mahogany Recordings label via Thirty Tigers. The album showcases a brand new mix of The Gaslight Anthem's acclaimed 2023 return to action.



Return to Dust to open for Chevelle at The Wellmont Theater



(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- The Wellmont Theater presents Return to Dust on Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 7:30pm. They, along with Tigercub, will open for Chevelle.



Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Strange and Wonderful" by Whirling Dervishes



by Bob Makin - published 2024-07-12

The Makin Waves Song of the Week is "Strange and Wonderful," the title track of Whirling Dervishes' 1992 album, now available on all streaming platforms.



Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...7/11/24



by Danny Coleman - published 2024-07-11

"We have played The Lizzie Rose and that's why we're coming back," emphatically stated Mike Williamson of Beach Boys tribute band Sail On which will dock at The Tuckerton music venue on July 19 for a 7:30 p.m. show.  "We played there as what they call a "Routing date;" it's a very small, very intimate hall which caters to original music and regional local voices but it looked so cool. I don't handle that side of the business, I'm a little bit more on the musical tech side, my business partner Matt Thompson does all the booking stuff and I don't know how he came across it but he said, "What about this place? It looks like a cool thing; maybe we can do it as an acoustic show?" So, we took a shot at it because it was on route and we had some time in the tour schedule and so we took it. It was really fun, it was really great because normally we don't get to do anything that is that intimate or that close. Most of what we do is the Summer festival thing, small theaters, parks, community concerts but nothing that is like a music listening room. So, it was fun for us as a departure; you could tell we were very atypical for the venue but it was well received, we had a blast, it was really great, it was a cool, quirky place to play and we really enjoyed it. So, Matt just kind of bookmarked it in his mind, thinking hey, if we ever get back up in that region of the nation we might just come by there again and lo and behold it worked out for this summer that we're gonna be back by there on the coast and we get to go by again and we're looking forward to it."



A Look at the Musical Acts at 2024 Monmouth County Fair



(FREEHOLD, NJ) -- The Monmouth County Fair is almost here and brings with it incredible live musical performances. The fun kicks off with The Counterfeiters from 8:15pm-9:00pm and 9:30pm-10:15pm on Wednesday, July 24. Playing a little bit of everything - hits from '80s and '90s, hip hop, pop and more - this ultimate party band will have the audience dancing the night away.




 

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Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Strange and Wonderful" by Whirling Dervishes

The Makin Waves Song of the Week is "Strange and Wonderful," the title track of Whirling Dervishes' 1992 album, now available on all streaming platforms.




Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...7/11/24




This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts July 9-16, 2024




Bon Scott Birthday Tribute July 9 at Arlene's Grocery






 

MORE NEWS

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents Robyn Hitchcock on Saturday, October 26, 2024 at First Congregational Church of Montclair. Imogen Clark will open the night. Doors are at 7:30pm, showtime is 8:00pm.


NJ Clearwater Festival Rolls Into Labor Day Weekend In Asbury Park Celebrating Music and Mother Earth




Wicked Cool Records Reissues "You Are What You Absorb" The 2013 Debut Solo Full-Length From "Trash Pop" Maven Palmyra Delran




bergenPAC presents Ecuadorian pop music star Juan Fernando Velasco






 

UPCOMING SHOWS


Don’t miss Marissa Nadler in Concert at the 2024 New Jersey International Film Festival on Saturday, June 15

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Over the course of nearly 20 tireless years of writing, recording, and touring, Marissa Nadler has amassed one of the most singular catalogs in contemporary music. Her work glides between delicate folk, windswept Americana, doom metal-adjacent darkness, meditative ambient music, and fearlessly experimental sounds, all anchored in her unmistakable singing voice and finger-style guitar. You can catch her live in concert at the New Jersey International Film Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 7:00pm.


NJPAC Announces Lineup for 2024 Sounds of the City FREE Concerts




Slighty Stoopid and Dirty Heads to Perform Shows in Holmdel and Camden




Mercer County's $5 Friday Summer Concerts are Back!







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