John Fogerty @ Borgata Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — On the road in support of his recent big-name-guest-stars duets CD, Wrote A Song For Everyone, former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty has been rotating five of his former band’s seven albums in the order of their release each night of the current tour, …

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Los Lobos/Los Lonely Boys/Alejandro Escovedo @ The Borgata

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—If you closed your eyes you heard a swinging, brilliantly performed, technically perfect set of songs that included “Set Me Free (Rosa Lee),” “I Walk Alone” and “Dream In Blue.” Open them, and the reality was that no matter how rollicking the tune being played, the players appeared …

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Destiny’s Bridge: Tent City Documentary Humanizes Homeless

Minister Steve has surrendered what most consider civilized staples in order to lead a group of homeless men and women living in an off-the-grid community known as “Tent City” in Lakewood, NJ, in their fight against that town’s attempts to have them removed.

Concerned by stories he’d heard of the …

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Glenn Tilbrook @ Long Beach Island Library

LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ—Another in a series of Ocean County Library special performances, Squeeze vocalist/songwriter/guitarist Glenn Tilbrook entertained nearly 350 fans during an outdoor show on a beautiful Saturday evening at the Jersey Shore. Playing something of a greatest hits setlist and accompanied by his 10-year-old son Leon on guitar, …

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The Mavericks @ Count Basie Theatre

RED BANK, NJ—The always polite ushers at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre had long since given up trying to keep people in their seats by the time The Mavericks’ lead vocalist Raul Malo segued the eight-member touring band from a rollicking audience sing-along on the folk standard “Guantanamera” into a …

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Gary Louris @ Concerts In The Studio: Freehold “House” Concert

FREEHOLD, NJ—What had been a light, but continuous rain drumming on the roof and windows of the well-appointed, garage-like structure suddenly exploded into an intense, wind-driven downpour. Re-adjusting themselves on their folding chairs, the 60 or so “all walks of life” people in the audience marveled at the sheets of …

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Sparks @ Highline Ballroom

MANHATTAN, NY—One of rock’s quirkiest musical entities since the release of their first album in 1971, Sparks, despite various group-like lineups and the use of studio musicians, are brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell (vocals) Mael.

Dubbed the Two Hands, One Mouth tour, the siblings’ first venture into New York since …

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Mike Nesmith @ Town Hall

MANHATTAN, NY—Merging country music, rock and pop long before Gram Parsons Nudie-suited his way onto the scene as the alleged “founder” of the genre, Mike Nesmith has worn many hats in his 50-plus-year career.

In addition to the trademark wool cap he sported as guitarist/vocalist/songwriter for the Monkees, Nesmith has …

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Aziz Ansari/Nick Offerman: An Unintentional ‘Parks And Recreation’ Comedy Showdown @ Count Basie Theatre/Pollak Theatre

RED BANK/LONG BRANCH, NJ—A quirk of venue-booking fate inadvertently pitted Parks And Recreation co-stars Aziz Ansari (who plays Tom Haverford) against Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) on two successive nights in Monmouth County.

Playing a taciturn, crisis-avoiding, sax-playing, woodworking enthusiast with a four-pound mustache as the director of the Parks And …

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Justin Townes Earle/Tift Merritt @ Pollak Theatre

LONG BRANCH, NJ—Making her way across the softly lit stage at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre, Tift Merritt’s small, fragile frame was barely noticed until she picked up a well-worn acoustic guitar that made Willie Nelson’s trademark “Trigger” look practically new.

Launching into a heartfelt version of “Wayfaring Stranger,” the folk …

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