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Elizabeth Winterbourne wins the Carteret Battle of the Bands

by Bob Makin - published 2022-09-25

Arizona-raised, New York City-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Winterbourne won $1,500 from the solo portion of the Carteret Battle of the Bands on Sept. 18 during the borough’s annual Charity Carnival.

Hoobastank, Lit, Alien Ant Farm, and Kristopher Roe come to MPAC

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- SoCal alt/rock bands Hoobastank and Lit will be coming to the Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00pm as part of their “Tried-N-True” tour, alongside Alien Ant Farm and The Ataris’ vocalist Kristopher Roe. Tickets range from $39-$79.

State Theatre presents Three Dog Night

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents legendary band, Three Dog Night on Friday, October 14 at 8:00pm. Three Dog Night has been entertaining generations for over 50 years with their live performances and hit songs such as “Black and White,” “Never Been to Spain,” “Mama Told Me (Not to Come),” and “Joy to the World.”  Tickets range from $29-$99. 

Lizzie Rose Music Room is Running a GoFundMe Campaign Seeking Funding to Reopen It's Doors After Two Years of Outdoor Shows

(TUCKERTON, NJ) -- Since 2014 the Non Profit, volunteer run Lizzie Rose Music Room has been providing its audiences and the music community with a very special, curated selection of artists performing in an intimate setting. The 70 seat room is housed in an historic Victorian era mansion “down the shore”, 30 minutes north of Atlantic City in Tuckerton, NJ. Much like Preservation Hall in New Orleans the focus is music and only music, there is no bar to wait 6 people deep at or food for purchase.

New York City's Babyllon wins Carteret Battle of the Bands

by Bob Makin - published 2022-09-24

New York City-based funky, soulful blues-rock outfit Babyllon wins the Carteret Battle of the Bands on Sept. 18 in Carteret Park

Glory Days Abroad: September 24

by James "JPAT" Dalton - published 2022-09-24

Just steps away from the Adriatic, along a row of what feels like hundreds of different hotels, burning brightly on a corner lot, the Hotel Admiral offers something else along with its comforts, food, drink and water views. The celebration of rock'n'roll and art here is incredible. A gallery of paintings and sculptures in the lobby, individually decorated rooms and the floor to ceiling murals in the stairwells sets a different tone for these accommodation. 

MCR Reunion Tour: The Resurrection of the Black Parade

by Jennifer Petrics - published 2022-09-23

(NEWARK, NJ) -- My Chemical Romance brought their Reunion Tour to Prudential Center on September 20, 2022 and Jennifer Petrics was there to cover the show and take photos. The Homeless Gospel Choir and Thursday opened the night. After more than a decade without touring (and band-made jokes that the Black Parade Is Dead), the parade marches on.  And My Chem fans couldn’t be happier to be in the procession. 

Peabo Bryson LIVE! at SOPAC

by Spotlight Central - published 2022-09-23

The sold-out crowd inside the South Orange Performing Arts Center auditorium in South Orange, NJ, this Saturday, September 10, 2022 evening is ready and waiting to experience a live performance by the talented singer/songwriter Peabo Bryson.

Jon Caspi Talks About New Version of "Raise 'Em High", New Beer, and New Label

by Gary Wien - published 2022-09-23

On September 23, 2022, New Jersey punk/americana rock outfit Jon Caspi & The First Gun shared a new version of their fan favorite barroom sing-along song, “Raise ‘Em High!”, featuring Jesse Malin on vocals, and Dez Cadena (known from Black Flag and The Misfits) on guitar. The band also announced a new EP titled, Raise 'Em High! and other delights, which will feature the new version of the song. It will be released on October 14 via Fake Chapter Records. The single will also be coming out as a 7" in March, 2023.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “His Time Is Coming” by James Deely

by Bob Makin - published 2022-09-23

Based on Long Beach Island for a long time and now Los Angeles, roots-rockin’ singer-songwriter James Deely will release his latest album, the 10-song “This Train Is Running Out of Track,” during the winter holidays. 

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