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Articles By Bob Makin

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “My Disappearing Act” by Jack Skuller

Young veteran North Jersey rocker Jack Skuller premieres the video for the title track of his new five-song EP, “My Disappearing Act,” with New Jersey Stage. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Modern Girl” by The Clydes

“Modern Girl” is The Clydes’ second single from an album the New Brunswick-based band will release next year on Jersey indie Mint 400 Records.  As the Makin Waves Song of the Week, the song also can be heard between 6 and 8 p.m. on Sept. 17 on “Radio Jersey” at ThePenguinRocks.com. 

Makin Waves with The Foes of Fern: 'So Much Fun'

Holmdel-raised Matt “Fern” Fernicola and his creative partner in crime, Joe “Pom” Pomarico have been a fixture on the Asbury Park music scene since 2015 with the Berklee College of Music-originated Airacuda, and then Pom’s brainchild, Telegraph Hill Records. A veteran guitarist of such acts as The Burns, Bar/None recording artist Little Hag (aka former Telegraph act Avery Mandeville), and current Telegraph acts Natalie Farrell and Lake Champagne, Fern also now fronts his own mammoth, contagiously fun band The Foes of Fern.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Strawberry” by Taylor Tote

Asbury Park singer-songwriter Taylor Tote’s steady stream of monthly singles and videos continues with her most recent release, “Strawberry.” Pulling elements from house, hip hop, electronica and R&B, the dance track is the Makin Waves Song of the Week. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Brother Brother” by A Carousel Moon

Union City-based jazzy, electronic indie dance-pop duo A Carousel Moon have released their second EP on Mint 400 Records since May and are premiering its new video here at New Jersey Stage.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Love Is for the Making” by Lisa Bouchelle

Veteran Jersey songstress Lisa Bouchelle’s Sony Orchard debut LP, “Jump In,” drops Aug. 27 with a second video, “Love Is for the Making,” which makes its media premiere here at New Jersey Stage.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Close 2 U” by Ser Xerri

​​​​​​​After a pre-pandemic year that included touring the U.S. as guitarist for Remember Jones and having his song, “Sympathetic Response,” placed on Investigation Discovery’s nationally televised “Primal Instinct,” Ser Xerri (pronounced “Sir Sherry”) has released his new single, “Close 2 U.” 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “The Bench at the Top of the World” by Amanda Rose Riley

For her latest album, the eight-song “The Fine Print,” singer-songwriter Amanda Rose Riley expanded her acoustic guitar palette to an include electric six string, as well drum and bass programming. 

Makin Waves with Tom Kanach: Fixing the Damage

The only live music act on the bill for the DJ-centric “Welcome Home Matt Pinfield” on Aug. 14 at The Saint in Asbury Park, Tom Kanach is a deeply talented and equally respected veteran rocker whose potpourri of power pop, punk and art rock would make The Beatles, The Who, The Ramones, and Cheap Trick proud, and their fans instant appreciators of the Jersey Shore singer-songwriter-guitarist. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Half Bad" by Dave Vargo

Asbury Park singer-songwriter Dave Vargo soon plans to follow his latest single, “Half Bad,” with another tease to his third album due in fall. That will follow the 2016 debut LP, “Burning Through,” and 2019’s “Spaces in Between.” 



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