Joywave: Feeling Good Now

Rochester’s quirky electronic/alt-rock quintet, Joywave, is wrapping up a busy few months. Mustachioed frontman Daniel Armbruster, along with Sean Donnelly, Joseph Morinelli, Paul Brenner, and Benjamin Bailey, dropped their first EP, How Do You Feel Now? late last year, and followed with a U.S. tour alongside Bleachers. Listen to …

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Rock 2 Adopt: Festival Plays On Wild Side

The charity festival Rock 2 Adopt returns once again to raise money for a local New Jersey zoo and humane shelter. Groups such as the country-influenced singer-songwriter Nikki Briar And The Sweet Briar Band and rock music cover band The Jersey Surecats will headline the weekend to encourage pet adoptions. …

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The Mavericks: Mavericks In Music And Diversity

The Miami-based quartet The Mavericks brings diversity to the country music scene. The group fuses classic country sounds with colorful Latin melodies for a unique twist on traditional styles. In 1995, the song “Here Comes The Rain” won The Mavericks a GRAMMY for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or …

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State Fair Meadowlands: East Rutherford Entertains

The State Fair Meadowlands is back, this time from June 19 to July 5 at the State Fair Meadowlands Fairgrounds (next to MetLife Stadium). This year will feature the usual family-friendly entertainment: fireworks on Independence Day weekend, a petting zoo, a sky ride (bird’s-eye views of New York from the …

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Paul Weller: Storied Brit Blends Influences

Rock veteran Paul Weller, formerly of British punk group The Jam, released his newest solo venture May 19. Saturns Pattern builds on Weller’s established rock foundations by infusing them with lighter, more soulful melodies. The record proves that Weller hasn’t lost his penchant for writing catchy hooks; he just …

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The Dø: Shaking Over The States

Electro-pop duo The Dø are bringing their Franco-Finnish stylings to the U.S. this June. Performing songs from their new album, Shake Shook Shaken, the two will be coming to Boot And Saddle in Philadelphia on June 9, and then Bowery Ballroom in New York on June 10. …

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Second Saturday Record And CD Collectors Expo: Come And Collect

Celebrating its 25th year of record-collecting convergences, the Second Saturday Record and CD Collectors Expo will take place June 13 in the Fireman’s Hall Parish in Wayne. The show promises dealers from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, and will offer all sorts of collectible …

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Ozric Tentacles: Sacred Psychedelics

Coming from across the pond, psychedelic veterans Ozric Tentacles will be playing at the Ardmore Music Hall (about 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia) on June 13 and B.B. King Blues Club (in New York City) on June 14. Having just released their 15th studio album, Technicians Of The Sacred

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Monster Jam – Path Of Destruction: Ready To Crush It

Can’t make it out to the Monster Jam World Finals in Vegas? MetLife Stadium will host this year’s Monster Jam: Path Of Destruction, wherein a fleet of 20 will bulldoze an array of crush cars, vans, and buses: 50 victims in total. Crowd favorites like El Toro Loco, Metal …

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Dashboard Confessional: Emo Leader Vindicates Popularity

Dashboard Confessional, led by the charismatic Chris Carrabba, has long been a forerunner in the emo scene thanks to its heart-on-your-sleeve lyricism and poignant detailing of love and loss. The group has consistently seen mainstream success with its past four albums breaking into the Top 20 of the Billboard

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