Far In The Maples: Anchoring In The Spotlight

A new duo is skyrocketing to the stars, thanks to the release of their new album: Skywork. That’s right—a new and honest-to-god soulful band is taking the music biz by the reins. Far In The Maples, a pop band with a hint of Southern twang, has just released …

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Young Guns: Raise, Aim, Fire

It appears that the U.K. alternative rockers of Young Guns are once again becoming the top guns of the hard rock scene. With the recent release of their new LP, Ones And Zeros, it’s fair to assume that it’s going to be hard to control these guns. Judging by …

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Mac DeMarco: Goodbye Weekend, Hello Tour

Guitar solos sing out lazily, singing a laid-back tune as Mac DeMarco’s classic voice rolls in like waves at the shore. Joined by a jazzy bassline and smooth beats, it’s no wonder why he’s already knocked out five studio albums in the seven years he’s been performing. This ambitious …

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Crazy & The Brains: Good Lord!

Fun anti-folk band Crazy & The Brains seeks wild and nutty audience for a summer festival at their own venue, The Funhouse, in Jersey City. Located at 32 Center Street, there will be food trucks, a BBQ, and an art show featuring paintings by frontman Christopher Urban. SHRB, The Big …

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Joe Bonamassa: The 3 Kings Tour

To benefit guitarist Joe Bonamassa and his Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, the music of B.B. King, Albert King and Freddie King will take center stage at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden on Aug. 7 and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Aug. 8. The ever-eclectic …

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Christopher Paul Stelling: Rocking More Than A Man Bun

Justified trepidation might come at the prospect of the banjo-y yet soulful country music of Christopher Paul Stelling. Still, critics love him for his expert fingerpicking and troubadour-inspired shtick on songs like “Brick x Brick” and “How Long.” Hear newer music off his third album, Labour Against Waste, …

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Veil Of Maya: Metal Matriarch

The Chicago-bred metalcore group Veil Of Maya will continue their stint on the ninth annual Summer Slaughter Tour at the Electric Factory on Aug. 5, the Starland Ballroom on Aug. 9, and Webster Hall on Aug. 12. The band is also celebrating the release of their fifth …

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Mad Decent Block Party: Block Bash In Brooklyn

Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party, only eight years old, has come a long way from its origins in a tent between Philly’s 12th and Spring Garden Street. The festival is now en route to Coney Island’s MCU Park from Aug. 8-9. The acts have also gotten bigger and …

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Chris Botti: The Shape Of Jazz To Come

One of the most accomplished modern jazz musicians will be 3,000 miles away from home when he takes the stage in New Jersey. Portland, Oregon’s own trumpeter Chris Botti has seen great success in his 20-year career, but the last five years have been exceptional to Botti. Since 2010, he …

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Toto: Fourteenth Time’s A Charm

Back in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Toto released friendly rock hits like “Rosanna,” “Hold The Line,” and “Africa.” Now, with their newest release, Toto XIV, charting in nine countries, the band is still kicking 38 years later. They’ll be playing Newark’s NJPAC on Aug. 8, Atlantic …

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