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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.”  

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.

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.

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.

State Theatre presents The Rascals featuring Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The fully renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents The Rascals featuring Felix Cavaliere and Gene Cornish on Saturday, April 8 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $39-$99.

PHOTOS from The Wag's 25th Anniversary and Album Release at The Strand

by John Posada - published 2023-03-28

(LAKEWOOD, NJ) -- The Wag celebrated the band's 25th anniversary and the release of their latest album, Blue Bottles and Copper Coins, on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at The Strand in Lakewood. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

A Conversation with Richie Furay Who Performs at SOPAC on May 20, 2023

by Spotlight Central - published 2023-03-27

Richie Furay — credited as one of the founders of country-rock — is coming to the Garden State on May 20, 2023 to perform a concert at SOPAC in South Orange, NJ. Furay is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer known by many as the voice of country rock. In fact, it is said that at an Eagles concert in Denver, band leader Glenn Frey once pointed out Furay in the audience and announced, "If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t be here."

BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music 3/27/23

by Lazlo - published 2023-03-27

Lazlo, founder of BlowUpRadio.com (an online radio station based around New Jersey artists), shines a light on some of the many new releases from NJ based musicians each week with this column. This week Lazlo takes a look at releases by AFTYN, Jim Mill, The Wag, The Blakes, Renee Maskin & The Mysterious Wilds, Phoneboy, Erika Sherger, and crowded shoulders.

Elvis Has Still Not Left the Building

by Bruce Chadwick - published 2023-03-27

Elvis. Now, nearly 46 years after his untimely and tragic death, rock star Elvis Presley has still not “left the building” as announcers used to tell eager Elvis fans after his shows, that drew huge crowds wherever he performed...

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