A Look At The Jersey Shore Festival: Culture Along The Coastline

In the most genuine and honorably way possible, do I believe that New Jersey is a rare place. We are surely rough around the edges—sometimes ridiculing each other on the terminology of specialty sandwiches (it’s a sub, not a hoagie). There may have been a few reality shows aired in …

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Matt Pond PA: Several Years Later

True fans will never forget the most cherished albums of their favorite artists, even if it’s a decade later. Matt Pond PA is in the middle of the 10-year anniversary tour, in memory of the release of Several Arrows Later. Formed in the Tri-State Area, these shows are sure …

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Marky Ramone: Ramones Reminiscent

If you grew up listening to The Ramones, you will forever in your mind respond “Hey ho, let’s go!” every time someone asks you to go out. Whether you’re going to Rockaway Beach or The Stone Pony, it doesn’t matter. You can see drummer Marky Ramone on May 9

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D. Randall Blythe: Lens – The Anthology

A man of many talents and conquered triumphs, D. Randall Blythe isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Widely known for his death growls in Lamb Of God, he’s been establishing his writing and photography career as well. Being that he’s a successful vocalist and leader of a touring band, there’s many …

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Sarah Jaffe: Crash Landing

Multi-talented Sarah Jaffe can sing, play bass, and take you on an ethereal ride. Since the release of Don’t Disconnect last August, she’s been preparing for the delivery of a new EP, Visions. Guess she can also spew out rad songs for her fans. Along with this new installment, …

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Matthew Curry: New Classic

He may be from Normal, IL but there’s nothing even slightly mediocre about Matthew Curry. Sure, he’s toured with the Steve Miller Band and already has a serious following. What’s especially rare about Curry is his uncanny ability to compose prodigious guitar parts for songs with a classic vibe …

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James McMurtry: From Start To Finish

Renowned American folk-rock guitarist and singer James McMurtry has been on the scene for decades. He’s not new to making records or performing live. In fact, he’s been touring long before we were able to even purchase new music digitally. For a musician to survive through the ages, he’s got …

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The Juan MacLean: Renaissance Man

From noisy-rock to electronic-disco, some people have the gift to mature their music in unforeseen and unexpected ways. John Maclean was formerly the guitarist of Six Finger Satellite, and in the midst of his musical journey became techno-inspired The Juan MacLean. With Nancy Whang’s vocals in most tracks, her …

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The Blues Magoos: Second Life

Seasons arrive and leave but some things will always remain the same, like late ‘60s hallucinatory band The Blues Magoos. And although they may not have all the original members, they still have the one concrete purpose—to keep the music alive. They’re back with over 40 years behind them …

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Oh Honey: Return Address Enclosed

Fitting name band for Oh Honey, Mitchy Collins and Danielle Bouchard’s modulated vocals are so pleasant and cordial. Drummer Robbie Ernst, and Ian Holubiak on guitar, holding down the friendly-sounding cadence doesn’t hurt, either. The Brooklynites just released Wish You Were Here, the third part of a four-installment …

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