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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.

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Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...7/11/24

"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."

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts July 9-16, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from July 9-16, 2024 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

Bon Scott Birthday Tribute July 9 at Arlene's Grocery

Based out of New York City, John Jackson, producer, musician, creative A & R executive and founder of "Jacksonic Sound & Vision LLC" lists Billy Joel and Roseanne Cash among his clients but it's his involvement with the Bon Scott Estate and a July 9 birthday tribute to the late, great singer of AC/DC that has his attention at the moment. 



Swing into "A Night at the Copa" at Ocean County Library Jackson Branch

(JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- Travel back to the era of fashionable night spots and memorable music. Join the versatile duo of singer Deb Lyons and pianist John Bianculli for "A Night at the Copa: Swinging Songs of the '60s" at the Ocean County Library Jackson Branch on Thursday, August 1, 2024. The event begins at 6:30pm.

A Look at the Musical Acts at 2024 Monmouth County Fair

Jersey City Theater Center presents World Music: Unity Festival

Albert Music Hall hosts All Day Bluegrass Festival on Saturday



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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