Shoreworld: The Dawn Drapes – She

New Jersey is home to many out-of-state musical refugees, playing host to an extensive array of stylists, sounds and influential nuances and incorporating those artists into the growing power of our East Coast presence.

The Dawn Drapes are yet another distant cousin intent on utilizing New Jersey’s musical reputation. Hailing …

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Shoreworld: Bobby Mahoney – Friends In Low Places

I can remember being backstage on June 15, 1986, at Amnesty International and observing John Eddie command the sing-along masses with “Pretty Little Rebel,” “Jungle Boy,” and a few others that I don’t remember. As I stood stage left, I couldn’t help but marvel at the way this Jersey son …

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Shoreworld: Deirdre Forrest – Weathered Woes

In a state that is famous for one or two signature (and redundant) “shore” sounds, original, unsigned musicians continue to carry the region, lobbing one-two punches in a battle to enlighten music aficionados in theaters, bars, clubs, coffee houses and eateries along the Eastern Seaboard. Essence of folk, country and …

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Shoreworld: Chris Brown – Anchor

Asbury Park’s Chris Brown is responsible for much more than slinging drinks down at the fabled Bond Street Bar. A former math instructor at St. John’s Prep, the Monmouth County native is also a volunteer fireman serving the Allenhurst area. And if that isn’t enough, he’s a full-time musician out …

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Ed Tang And The Chops: Americana Gone Wild

Grainy, fast-moving images of dusty faith healers spitting brimstone sanctification fill the speakers as Ed Tang and his fellow bandmates gallop in on their brand new eponymous release, Ed Tang And The Chops.

Ed Tang has always impressed me with his candid ability to deliver without shrouded melodrama or …

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Shoreworld: Emily Grove – The Life Of A Commoner

Emily Grove reminds me of a line in The Devil’s Advocate when our lord Al Pacino says, “I’m a surprise, Kevin. They don’t see me coming: and that’s what you’re missing.” That’s the impression you’ll get when you discover a performance from this dark, brooding Berklee-schooled prodigy.

Emily Grove is …

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Shoreworld: Bill And Friends, A Benefit For Neal; Bongo Boy Rock ‘N’ Roll TV

Nearly four million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease worldwide. It’s estimated that somewhere between 500,000 and 1.5 million are afflicted in the USA alone, and new cases are said to range up to 50,000 per year. A mystifying and debilitating disease, there is no known remedy for Parkinson’s, and researchers …

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Shoreworld: Anton Roolaart – The Plight Of Lady Oona

When I reviewed Anton Roolaart’s 2007 Dreamer, I quickly understood that this was no middle of the road commercial artist following tried and true formulas for corporate success. Steeped in the imagery of the Middle Ages, Anton mixed the visionary storytelling styles of original Renaissance writers Keith Relf and …

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Shoreworld: Jersey Shore Festival Gives It All Away

The mid-1800s statement from the ironically gullible David Hannum, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” has never rung truer than it does in today’s entertainment business. With major music festival costs rising into brackets that even a Kennedy would balk at, it’s become both complex and economically ridiculous for many …

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Shoreworld: Livestock – May 10; Rent Party – May 9

Livestock – Legacy Ranch – Howell, NJ – May 10

With the welcoming warmth of spring breathing down our necks, it’s once again that irresistible time in which we usher in a cavalcade of yearly music festivals. Every year around this time we start to hear about the big boys …

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