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Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Never Meant to Be" by Jim Mill

by Bob Makin - published 2023-03-31

“Never Meant to Be,” the latest single from Jersey Shore singer-songwriter Jim Mill’s new EP, “Unhappy Hour,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...3/30/23

by Danny Coleman - published 2023-03-30

“I have an hour and a half of mostly acoustic style songs and I'm in the process of editing 15 music videos so, I am busy," laughed a jovial and excited Joe Bouchard as he discussed his upcoming show at Factory Records in Dover, NJ. "People keep saying, you should do more of your own solo songs so, that's what we did; it's a duo, it's myself on acoustic guitar and my girlfriend, my partner; she plays the Stratocaster. I do the singing and most of the rhythm and then she fills in the parts that need to be played so yeah, it's all good and I’m having fun.”  

Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Charlie Sexton, Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets - "We're All Going On A Summer Holiday" Tour

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – with their special guest Charlie Sexton – have announced: "We're All Going On A Summer Holiday" – a 23 date tour produced by Live Nation. Commencing on June 7th in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, the tour includes stops at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and the Beacon Theatre in NYC. Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets will open all of the coast-to-coast dates.

Natalie Merchant releases "Tower of Babel" single

Natalie Merchant's new single "Tower of Babel" is out now alongside a new video. "As much as I had wanted to not let events in the world intrude," Merchant says of the song, "I couldn't disregard the prevailing atmosphere of fear and confusion that we have been living in as a result of the pandemic, climate crisis, economic instability, insane politics, violent insurrection and the shocking fallout from the conservative-stacked reactionary Supreme Court."

The Folk Project presents Christine Lavin with Bill Hall

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Renowned New York singer-songwriter and recording artist Christine Lavin will perform at the Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series on Friday, April 7 at 7:30pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown. Singer-songwriter Bill Hall will open.

Billy Martin Creative Workshop and Solo Show on Saturday at Black Box's New Englewood Location

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Tickets are now on sale two remarkable events with Medeski Martin & Wood's Billy Martin on Saturday, April 1st at The Black Box's new Englewood space, located on the 2nd Floor at 8 East Palisade Ave (between Van Brunt and Dean Street).

Little Steven and the Disciples Of Soul presents Sorcery & Soulfire Live! at Count Basie Center for the Arts

(RED BANK, NJ) -- Stevie Van Zandt has reunited his legendary Disciples of Soul for a very special live concert event. Little Steven and the Disciples Of Soul present Sorcery & Soulfire Live! At the Basie! takes place April 18 and April 19 at the historic Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, NJ. Showtime is 8:00pm.

The Smashing Pumpkins To Play PNC Bank Arts Center with Interpol and Rival Sons

(HOLMDEL, NJ) -- The Smashing Pumpkins, have announced their 26-date North American The World Is A Vampire Tour. Produced by Live Nation, the tour is set to start on Friday, July 28 at The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Locally, the tour comes to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Thursday, August 24. They will be supported in Holmdel by Interpol and Rival Sons.

New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning presents Fitz and the Tantrums

(READINGTON, NJ) -- Multi-platinum artists Fitz and The Tantrums have energized popular music and culture with a series of unshakable, undeniable, and ubiquitous anthems and albums. Their blend of "soul-influenced indie pop" will soon fill the air at the New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning. Since 2008, the Los Angeles collective have magnified the scope of pop with a dash of indie, a dose of soul, and a whole lot of dancefloor-ready bounce. The band will perform at the Festival Sunday afternoon, July 30, at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ.

Remember When... Pop & the Jukes

by Lee Mrowicki - published 2023-03-28

The Memorial Day radio concert in 1976, celebrating the release of the debut album by Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, voted by Asbury Park Press readers as the show that brought Asbury Park notoriety, almost didn’t happen.

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