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Julie Byrne Philadelphia Concert Review

by Al Nigrin - published 2023-09-21

​​​​​​​I finally got to see Julie Byrne play live last night at The Sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia which, with its high-vaulted ceiling and serene atmosphere, was the perfect place to see her perform.

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...9/21/23

by Danny Coleman - published 2023-09-21

"I did an acoustic thing and I won last year and the year before that I won the "Album Of The Year" in the blues category. So, we've been blessed to be in the running six or eight times and we've won two of them and hopefully this will put us in the ball game for a nomination if not a win," states best described as legendary blues man Bobby Rush as he discusses his new album, "All My Love For You," how he got interested in blues music and more.  

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to Perform at bergenPAC's 2023 Gala

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) in Englewood, New Jersey, will hold its annual gala, a special evening with Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on Sunday, October 15, 2023 starting at 5:00pm. Honoring Lloyd Rosenberg AIA, President & CEO of DMR Architects and Liz Corsini MPH, Nonprofit Executive Leader; Hosted By Emmy Award Broadcast Journalist Lori Stokes.

Outpost in the Burbs presents Carousel of Time - A Joni Mitchell 80th Birthday Tribute

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents Carousel of Time - A Joni Mitchell 80th Birthday Tribute on Friday, November 10, 2023 at the First Congregational Church of Montclair. The concert features performances by Deni Bonet & Chris Flynn, Emily Grove, Mary Lee Kortes, Heather Maloney, and Jesse Terry. Showtime is 8:00pm.

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place September 19-25, 2023

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from September 19-25, 2023 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of concerts throughout the Garden State as well as select shows in New York City and Philadelphia areas. Click on the title to go to the full preview.

Peter Gabriel Lies Down on Broadway!

by Al Nigrin - published 2023-09-19

After seeing Peter Gabriel in concert for the 28th time on Monday, September 18, 2023, I feel perhaps now is a good time to write a review of one of his concerts. I saw Gabriel perform at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia last Saturday and then again yesterday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music 9/18/23

by Lazlo - published 2023-09-18

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 The Catholic Girls, Lost Romance, Asinine Relevance, Joseph Alton Miller, Slow Transits, Rachel Ana Dobken, and dream complete. Plus a look back at "The Straights" by Echofission.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Rust" by Flycatcher

by Bob Makin - published 2023-09-15

Asbury Park indie rockers Flycatcher kick off a two-week tour on Sept. 19 in Massachusetts that will take them through Michigan. "Rust," the latest single and video from their "Stunt" EP, is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

Newark Arts Festival 2023 To Celebrate 50 Years Of Hip Hop And Cross Cultural Perspectives

by Carolyn M. Brown, JerseyArts.com - published 2023-09-14

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop, with celebrations planned nationwide. Keeping the momentum going this fall is New Jersey's largest city, as the Newark Arts Festival (NAF) 2023 will feature arts and culture events spanning all five wards of Newark from Wednesday, September 27 through Sunday, October 1. The free four-day festival is produced by Newark Arts in association with The Newark Museum of Art and is expected to attract thousands of artists, collectors, aficionados, and creatives.

Makin Waves with Dave Vargo: 'Better Than Before'

by Bob Makin - published 2023-09-14

The Makin Waves Artist of the Month for September, Dave Vargo has shows coming up Sept. 14 at The Asbury hotel's Salvation Roof Top Bar in Asbury Park; Sept. 15, Colts Neck Inn; Sept. 17, Pattenburg House in Hunterdon County with Brian Molnar & the Slow Rolling Live, Sept. 19 and 26 during his own "2forTuesday" Facebook Live show, and Sept. 30 at Asbury Park Porchfest, which he helped organize.

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