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Articles By Bob Makin

Makin Waves Song of the Week: “Black Sun in New Orleans” by Silent Knight

New Brunswick rapper Silent Knight’s single, “Black Sun in New Orleans,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

Makin Waves with Asbury Park African-American Music Project: Preserving History, Celebrating Community, Cementing Future

Around Memorial Day Weekend 1970 when I was 5 years old, my grandmother won me yet another prize at a wheel of chance on the Asbury Park Boardwalk: a copy of The Beatles’ “Abbey Road,” my first big-boy LP. A few weeks later, civil unrest broke out throughout the city, and I didn’t step foot onto the AP boardwalk for a decade!

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "You Are All (...Splatter)" by America Part Two

“You Are All (…Splatter”), the first of two singles from Jersey Shore-based America Part Two’s forthcoming EP, “AP2-inverse,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Heads and Hearts" by Dave Vargo

After two impressive singles that nabbed him the 2021 Makin Waves Songwriter of the Year Award, Dave Vargo’s third album, “Crooked Miles,” is out, and it’s his best yet.

Interview with Olya Fryz who will perform at Carteret PAC's Stand with Ukraine on May 15

Ukrainians around the world have been enjoying Connecticut-based Olya Fryz’s music for more than 25 years. The multi-talented vocalist-bandurist has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada at numerous festivals, interactive children’s shows and concerts, including Lincoln Center in New York City, Bloor Street Festival in Toronto, The Bushnell Theatre in Connecticut, Chicago and Rochester Ukrainian Festivals, the former Garden State Arts Center in Holmdel, and the United Nations International Citizens World Music Concert. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Everybody Knows the Way the Wind Blows" by Deena and Chasing Colours

“Everybody Knows the Way the Wind Blows,” a charity collaboration between singer-songwriter Deena Shoshkes of the seminal Hoboken indie band The Cucumbers and UK producer Chasing Colours, is the Makin Waves Song of the Week. 

Sailing with Yächtley Crëw

Los Angeles area-based yacht rock band Yächtley Crëw have set sail on their 2022 Anchors Up Tour and will perform May 2, Sony Hall, New York City; May 5, URSB Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center, Carteret, and May 6, Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City. Known as “The Titans of Soft Rock,” Yachtley Crew encapsulate the feel-good, chart-topping soft rock hits of the late ’70s and early ’80s. Gushy love songs, whaling saxophone solos and memorable hooks will have you unabashedly singing along and donning a captain’s hat of your own as you’re taken on a trip down memory lane.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Sleep with Ghosts" by Reality Suite & Aurin

“Sleep with Ghosts,” a collab between female-fronted North Jersey hard rock acts Reality Suite and Aurin, is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Know How to Party" by Billy Hector

“Know How to Party,” the single from legendary Jersey Shore guitarist Billy Hector’s latest album, “Rock Night in Jersey,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week. 

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "We Go On" by Bobby Mahoney

“We Go On,” the title track of Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son’s new EP on Asbury Park-based Telegraph Hill Records, is the Makin Waves Song of the Week.

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