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Modern Love Child releases "TIA"

The indie surf-rock artist, Modern Love Child (MLC), has left the West Coast for a new home in Miami. After the success of his debut album, MLC, he juggled time between LA, London, Austin, and Costa Rica. Now, with his feet firmly planted in the tropical Floridian sands, he's ready to take on the world with his unique indie vibes.

The Dollyrots releases "Alligator" ahead of January Tour with Bowling for Soup and Lit

On the heels of their recently released new album Night Owls, The Dollyrots, Kelly Ogden (bass and vocals), Luis Cabezas (guitar and vocals), and Simon Hancock as their current touring drummer are ready to kick 2024 into high gear with a January tour run with Bowling For Soup and Lit.

One Square Mile releases "Source of Suffering"

Emerging from the heart of the South Bay's vibrant and storied punk rock scene, the latest release by One Square Mile, Source of Suffering serves as a captivating successor to their 2018 debut LP, The System. The new EP marks a bold sonic departure, while simultaneously remaining true to the region's rich punk rock heritage. The album was produced by Cameron Webb.

Singer-Songwriter Percy Howard Releases "The Stars and The Well" Album

Percy Howard, a NorCal based singer-songwriter and product of the New York no-wave avant-garde, has performed and or toured with members of Living Colour, King Crimson, Swans, Guns N' Roses (Buckethead), Oxbow, Henry Cow, This Heat, and Brand X. Percy has also shared European festival stages with Brazilian music legend Caetano Veloso and ambient pioneer Stephan Micus.

MDMP releases "Stranger Things"

When you can't find your place, all surroundings are strangers.

Makin Waves Album of the Month: "Shimmer" by Renee Maskin

by Bob Makin - published 2023-11-18

I’ve known for a long time that Renee Maskin is an amazing songwriter and performer, but I had no idea that she could play so many instruments so well. A former member of the Makin Waves Band of the Year Award-winning Lowlight, Renee shines on the brand new self-produced Mint 400 Records LP, "Shimmer," playing much more than her typical guitar accompaniment. She adds lap steel, piano, drums, bass, synthesizer, banjo and more to the mix.

Jake Thistle releases "The Half Left Out"

New Jersey singer-songwriter, Jake Thistle, released his debut studio EP, The Half Left Out, via Gold'n Retriever Entertainment, on November 17, 2023. Recorded between New Jersey and Nashville, the EP boasts seven original guitar and piano driven songs from the young songwriter. Like his heroes, Thistle's performances are delivered genuinely with authenticity, sincerity and well honed craft.

Ferocious Designs releases "The Greatest Love (Christian Beach Remix)"

Ferocious Designs, the music project of central New Jersey-based songwriter Brian Kelley, has released a "The Greatest Love (Christian Beach Remix)" as a single, packaged with new mixes of the previously available "It's Christmas Time Again" and "Merry War on Christmas." All tracks are available now for streaming and download at FerociousDesigns.com. An accompanying lyric video for the single has also been released.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Overanalyze" by Louyah

by Bob Makin - published 2023-11-17

​​​​​​​South Jersey-raised Loud Era recording artist Louyah will end his largely sold-out national tour on Nov. 17 at Asbury Lanes.

"They Make Your Heart Burst with Joy!" Tower of Power LIVE! at MPAC

by Spotlight Central - published 2023-11-16

Q: What is hip? A: A crowd of music lovers gathered here at MPAC in Morristown, NJ this Sunday, November 3, 2023 to help the Oakland, CA R&B/funk group, Tower of Power, celebrate its 55th season as a band

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