Back Again!: Governors Ball

Now in its seventh year, Governors Ball returns to Randall’s Island Park this weekend, June 2-4, for a three-day extravaganza featuring some of the biggest names in pop, rock, and hip-hop. Friday, you can check out the likes of Chance The Rapper, Lorde, Bleachers, and Charli XCX. Saturday features the …

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Honky-Tonk Heaven: Bourbon Street Blues Fest

On May 20 and 21, in Stanhope NJ, at the Waterloo Concert Field, at Allamuchy State Park, the tenth annual Bourbon Street Blues Fest will present on Saturday Americana hero Mike Zito, Lee Delray, Bernard Alison, the Bob Lanza and Above Ground Blues Bands and Kenny Wayne Shephard. …

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Dweezil Zappa To Make Guest Artist Appearance At School Of Rock Clark (Press Release)

Guitarist, composer, producer, and actor Dweezil Zappa – son of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and Grammy winner Frank Zappa – will visit School of Rock Clark, located at 1173 Raritan Road in Clark, on Wednesday, May 10 from 6:00 to 9:00PM.  Zappa will be sharing guitar tips

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An Interview With Niki Caro: ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ Interview

Director/screenwriter Niki Caro is one of the most successful filmmakers to emerge from New Zealand. After completing a BFA at Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Film from Swinburne in Melbourne, Australia, Niki wrote and directed a number of highly-acclaimed shorts.

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Makin Waves 30th Anniversary Concert Series

Back in the winter of 1988, veteran entertainment writer Bob Makin handed in his first assignment to East Coast Rocker. A couple of days later, then Managing Editor Jay Lustig, the dean of today’s NJ music writers, called with the idea of a Jersey Shore club column, “Beachin’ …

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Rake It In: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes

San Francisco-based punk rockers Me First And The Gimme Gimmes are currently on tour in support of their new release, Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits (Fat Wreck Chords). The supergroup—vocalist Spike Swanson (Swingin’ Utters/Re-Volts), bassist Fat Mike (NOFX), guitarists Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters/No Use For A Name) and Joey …

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On Fire: Skela

Brooklyn-dwelling singer-songwriter, Skela, is set to release her self-titled debut EP on April 14. The artist has been cultivating a local and nationwide fan base with her whimsically, breathy vocals laid over new-age beats on singles like “Velvet”. This year holds much room for growth for Skela, whose first …

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Wanna Cry Out Loud?: Once

I can’t remember a film that made me cry out loud as much as Once, the 2007 musical. It’s not that it was so sad, per se, it’s just that its depiction of two people finding their love for each other through music was so damn wonderful and hit …

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Hip-Hop/Classical Synthesis: Ensemble Mik Nawooj

Ensemble Mik Nawooj comes out of Oakland, California, to debut their Death Become Life at the Apollo Music Café at the foot of the historic Apollo Theater on 125th Street in Harlem March 4. Band leader JooWan Kim has written and arranged this ambitious work as the follow-up to …

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Have A Heart: Daddy Tapes Benefit

The 31st annual Daddy Tapes Benefit for the American Heart Association goes down Sunday, March 12, at the Parkside Lounge on East Houston Street in Manhattan. Famed New York City rocker Bill Popp has been a staple to the scene since the ’70s, and he hosts this yearly event …

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