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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...1/13/22

by Danny Coleman - published 2022-01-13

“You know right where you are when you get here, the big black ominous awning outside, the sign is a sharp centerpiece for the room right when you walk in; it has character which I think is very important for a shop like this. I’ve worked in other shops over the years where it needed something like that; it’s a music shop, it’s about the arts and It needs something like this,” stated Charles Laurita confidently as he discussed his soon to be open Mischief Studios in Pennington, NJ. “This definitely is the widening of The Mischief brand in an interesting way.”


Asbury Lanes presents Wild Rivers on February 15th

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Indie trio Wild Rivers will bring their acclaimed live show to Asbury Lanes on February 15 at 8:00pm. After selling out dates in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and more on their fall 2021 tour, the band is back on the road to support upcoming album Sidelines, out February 4 (Nettwerk). Corey Harper will open the night.



Life, Liberty, and the Kool Kids: An Interview with Robert “Kool” Bell, founding member of Kool & the Gang, and Hakim Bell

by Rachel Alban, JerseyArts.com - published 2022-01-13

In 1964, a group of Jersey City school kids started a band – never imagining that they would go on to influence the music of three generations with their own trademark blend of soul, funk, jazz, rock and pop.



Justin Turk Talks About His New EP, "Just In Time"

Justin Turk is a singer-songwriter living in Florida who was born and raised in New Jersey.  His new EP, Just In Time, will be released on February 25, 2022. The EP was produced by Art Ward from Century Music Group and mixed and mastered by two-time Grammy nominee Justin Cortelyou.  The record is enhanced by performances from some of Nashville's top studio musicians.



Lineup For 2022 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Is Announced

(MANCHESTER, TN) -- Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has shared the lineup for this year’s edition of the internationally acclaimed camping festival, taking place June 16-19, 2022 on the Bonnaroo Farm, located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Bonnaroo 2022 will once again present a wide-ranging bill featuring a spectacular selection of top artists performing around the clock across more than 10 unique stages over the four-day festival.



Broadway’s Jessica Vosk To Perform At Kean University On March 19th

(HILLSIDE, NJ) -- On the heels of her Carnegie Hall debut in New York and and her upcoming appearance at London’s Cadogan Hall, Jessica Vosk is to perform on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30pm at Enlow Recital Hall (215 North Ave) in Hillside, NJ.



Christian Beach Releases "Richard Bandler"

Christian Beach, a longtime fixture of the New Jersey music scene, has released “Richard Bandler,” the first single from a 4-song EP he plans to release in the near-future. “Richard Bandler” is available for streaming or download at ChristianBeach.net.



Lee Brice To Headline Yuengling Stars & Stripes Summer Celebration On July 9th

(POTTSVILLE, PA) -- D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. will bring back its free festival in the brewery’s hometown of Pottsville, PA this summer. The annual celebration highlights the brewer’s Stars & Stripes program that honors our nation’s heroes and our military veterans, while bringing its loyal fans together for an amazing day of beer, food, fun and a free live concert performance. Lee Brice, an American country music star and songwriter, will headline the 2022 summer celebration concert the evening of July 9, 2022.



R&B Singer Bradd Marquis To Present “A Change is Gonna Come: The Music of Sam Cooke” At William Paterson University on February 11th

(WAYNE, NJ) -- Bradd Marquis will perform “A Change is Gonna Come: The Music of Sam Cooke” as part of William Paterson University’s WP Presents series on Friday, February 11 at 8:00pm in the Shea Center for Performing Arts on the campus in Wayne. This fantastic new show depicts the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the legendary Sam Cooke. The performance is brought to you alongside a live big band.



Our Favorite Stories In Music - Brian Fallon: The Jersey Interview

New Jersey Stage published its 25,000th story in December 2021. As the site approached the milestone, we posed the question on social media as how we should celebrate. One response was to highlight our favorite stories from over the years. We liked this idea, but could not narrow things down to just 25 favorites so we will present a favorite each day from different genres. Every Monday will feature a story about music. We're starting off with New Jersey Stage's first interview of Brian Fallon who had just released his first solo album following many years as lead singer of The Gaslight Anthem.






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