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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...9/22/22

by Danny Coleman - published 2022-09-22

Yeah, I don't believe I have ever been there but you’d know better than me because you live in the area,” laughed blues great Joe Louis Walker as he discussed his upcoming appearance at The Beverly Blue Festival, "Ghetto-psychedelic guitar licks," his "Puppies" and much more. "Maybe they’re trying to get something going with the festival; more power to them."   

“Just Beautiful!” Dionne Warwick LIVE! at UCPAC

by Spotlight Central - published 2022-09-22

Music lovers are streaming into Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, NJ this Friday, September 9, 2022 evening for a concert by the legendary singer and recording artist Dionne Warwick. Warwick is a six-time Grammy Award-winner who has performed on more than 75 charted hits and sold over 100 million records, many written by composer Burt Bacharach. Born and raised in the Garden State, Warwick received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 and, in 2021, was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Glory Days Abroad: September 22

by James "JPAT" Dalton - published 2022-09-22

Thursday, 9:33am, breakfast buffet alone in the Cage Club, upstairs at the Hotel Admiral, a couple blocks from and in sight of the Adriatic Sea. The owner sneaks in to makes some jokes and hellos in Italian, which I confess, I don’t speak, but a few words here and there are recognizable, so I can sort of understand that this “breakfast room” with custom rainforest wallpaper, birdsongs mixed with Floyd and the Beatles on the speaker system, wrap around deck and windows, but also with a stage, baby grand piano and mic stands doubles as a music venue and somewhere in the pleasant hotelier’s jokes are something about me having to sing a few songs to pay for the lovely spread that I am slowly working on. Good morning, Rimini.

The Wellmont Theater presents 1964: The Tribute

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- The Wellmont Theater presents 1964: The Tribute on Friday, January 6, 2023.  “1964”  focuses on the quintessential moment in history, when The Beatles actually played before a LIVE audience. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.

Wharton Arts' 2022-23 Season Marks Multiple Anniversary Celebrations and the Integration of the New Jersey Youth Chorus

(BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ) -- Wharton Arts, New Jersey’s largest non-profit community performing arts education organization announced its 2022-2023 season featuring over 50 public events presented by its nearly 2,000 talented students, artistic staff, and faculty members. The new season marks the 30th Anniversary of the recently integrated New Jersey Youth Chorus as well as the 10th Anniversary of the Paterson Music Project, two of Wharton Arts’ visionary programs that continue to provide vital opportunities for their communities to come together in celebration of creativity and culture.

Donny Dykowsky Announces Two New Releases

It was the early 2000’s when a young artist named Donny Dykowsky found himself fighting quite literally a battle for his life. After having a stem-cell transplant and living in a hospital for a year, Dykowsky began gigging as soon as he could walk again. At the same time, he began piecing together a band that would become Chesterwhite, the most interesting band you’ve never heard of.

Live Nation Germany Acquires Goodlive

On September 20, 2022, Live Nation GSA announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Goodlive GmbH, the festival, booking and services agency headquartered in Berlin.  The acquisition was made from Paragon Partners and Goodlive’s founders.

BlowUpRadio.com's New & Notable NJ Music: 9/19/22

by Lazlo - published 2022-09-19

Lazlo, founder of BlowUpRadio.com (an online 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 Jack Skuller, Well Wisher, All Systems Go, Katye Kellye & The Interruption, Karma Gambit, and Chris Nitti.

Little Kids Rock changes name to Music Will

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) /PRNewswire/ -- Little Kids Rock, the largest nonprofit music program in U.S. public schools, has changed its name to Music Will with artist support across a wide variety of genres from Slash and Usher to Hozier, Mavis Staples and Darryl DMC McDaniels. The 20-year-old national nonprofit aims to bring the gift of music to a million more kids in the next five years.

ON releases self-titled album via Indiestructable Records

College rock / power trio ON have released their self-titled 'ON' album, via Indiestructable Records, which ON guitarist Steve Fall says is "a document of friendship navigating explores in pain, and hope. Looking at the world with a collaborative effort to document what we see, witness and feel through songwriting and chemistry as a band."

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