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Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show presents Steampunk Bands on June 4th
(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Some of the top steampunk bands in the Northeast will converge on Saturday, June 4th at Vasa Park in Hackettstown for the Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show, a unique, family-friendly geek culture festival. Attendees can look forward to live entertainment, cosplay, artisan vendors, educational presentations, and the unique steampunk competition known as teapot racing.
Trouble No More to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Allman Brothers Band's "Eat a Peach" album at NJPAC
(NEWARK, NJ) -- Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band’s iconic Eat a Peach double album, the highly praised tribute band, Trouble No More will perform at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00pm.
KPOP Band, SEVENTEEN, to play shows in NY/NJ
(NEWARK, NJ) -- In celebration of their forthcoming album, Face The Sun, Korean Pop Band SEVENTEEN announce ‘BE THE SUN’ - the supergroup’s first world tour in over two years which will kick off on June 25 with two consecutive dates in Seoul, to be followed by shows produced by Live Nation in 12 North American cities. Locally, the band can be seen on Thursday, September 1st at UBS Arena in Belmont Park, NY and Tuesday, September 6 at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest Returns June 3-5
(AUGUSTA, NJ) -- After two years off due to the pandemic, Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Fest returns to scenic western New Jersey for three days of music, food and camping June 3-5. Samantha Fish and Tab Benoit, each a renowned guitarist-vocalist, headline over 20 New Orleans and Louisiana acts that will be performing on three stages from that Friday through Sunday at the spacious Sussex County Fairgrounds.
Pushcart Players presents Mr. Ray in Concert
(SUMMIT, NJ) -- Pushcart Players, New Jersey’s Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences will present “Mr. Ray’s Spring Concert” for families on Saturday, June 25 at 2:00pm at The Oakes Center in Summit, NJ.
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!
PHOTOS from Lotus at Union Transfer
Lotus performed two nights (May 13-14) at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA and photographer Chris Paul was on hand to grab some photos. The band, which has performed at festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury, has steadily built a devote fan base through steady touring. They've also crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band’s distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends.
State Theatre presents Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes with special guest Shutterdog
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents the Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes with special guest Shutterdog on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $43.50-$123.50.
Spotlight on Ghosts of Sunset
Ghosts of Sunset is a melodic hard rock band based between Michigan and Florida. The band is made up of Todd Long and John Merchant and was created during the heart of the global pandemic. The Penguin Rocks presents this interview with John Merchant of Ghosts of Sunset.
State Theatre presents Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited, Seconds Out, & more
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre presents Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited, Seconds Out, & more on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 8:00pm. Hackett, an immensely talented and innovative rock musician, was lead guitarist with the group Genesis. As part of that group, Hackett produced acclaimed albums such as Selling England by the Pound (a favorite of John Lennon).