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



(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Wag, Chuck Lambert Band, and Poppa John Bug Band are among the many performers bringing their music to Sunset Park in Asbury Park for the 49th Annual Clearwater Festival Labor Day Weekend (Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 2024). The free, fun-filled, family-friendly event is the longest-running environmental festival in New Jersey.


Shea Center for the Performing Arts presents Victor Wooten and The Wooten Brothers



(WAYNE, NJ) -- Shea Center for the Performing Arts presents Victor Wooten and The Wooten Brothers on Friday, October 4, 2024 at 8:00pm. For over four decades the Wooten Brothers have been recognized as some of the most innovative musicians in existence and are collectively known as one of the most talented and dynamic band of brothers the world has ever known.



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.



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."



John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band LIVE! on the AC Boardwalk



by Spotlight Central - published 2024-07-10

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the movie, Eddie and the Cruisers, the real-life musicians behind the film's soundtrack — John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band — are here at Kennedy Plaza on the Atlantic City Boardwalk this July 3, 2024 evening to present a free Mardi Gras on the Boardwalk summer concert.



Outpost in the Burbs presents Nicole Atkins



(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents Nicole Atkins on Friday, September 6, 2024 at First Congregation Church of Montclair. Showtime is 8:00pm.



PHOTOS from moe. and Daniel Donato's Cosmic Country at The Stone Pony



by Chris Paul - published 2024-07-09

Asbury Park, NJ held their fireworks display on July 3rd this year. Jokingly, I asked myself was this because moe. was back at the Summer Stage?! Clearly, it was because July 4th was a Thursday this year and it did not benefit completely as the introduction to the holiday weekend. Because of this the vibe in the air arriving in Asbury was different. More intimate, as if the people gathered knew this was the place to be if they were meant to be there. Within 10 minutes upon my arrival, I ran into 2 friends. Extended moe.ron family, one who was camped out for the show in a grass strip between streets outside of the venue.



Lou Gramm LIVE! at BergenPAC



by Spotlight Central - published 2024-07-08

Inside Englewood, NJ's BergenPAC auditorium this Saturday, June 29, 2024 evening, hot blooded Foreigner fans urgently anticipate a concert by the group's original lead singer, Lou Gramm, along with his band, The Lou Gramm All Stars.




 

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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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