Shoreworld: Jackson Pines – ‘Purgatory Road’

Jackson Pines’ bio tells me everything I need to know when it comes to describing the goings-on of Joe Makoviecki. Makoviecki is a 27-year-old singer-songwriter from the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, a surprisingly dense wood with meandering cedar streams and undulating sand paths that can lose even a seasoned …

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Shoreworld: The Vansaders – No Matter What

Doug Zambon and the boys from The Vansaders have been tearing up the scene and generating much interest with their repertoire of punk-tinged music for a while now. No Matter What is their fourth studio effort since releasing Stuck In New York City back in 2014. When it comes to …

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Shoreworld: Asbury Park Music & Film Festival – April 20-23

As the weather gets warmer in New Jersey, festivals start appearing in the Garden State. From music to art and film, festivals are the Jersey Shore mainstay once the snow goes away. And one of the fastest growing festivals is at the door now.

The 2017 Asbury Park Music & …

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Shoreworld: Bruce Tunkel – Bittersweet


I’ve known of Bruce Tunkel for decades. The main reason I know him was for his role as the lead man for the Red Bank group The Red House. This New Jersey quartet was led by lead singer (talked about here) Bruce Tunkel (who also played guitar …

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Shoreworld: Them Vibes – Electric Fever

This next Shoreworld act is part Nashville, part New Jersey. Co-founder Brother Love hooked up with my good friend Sarah Tomek and eventually married her. But before they were a couple, Brother Love and Sarah Tomek were hard at work making names for themselves on the scene and the national …

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Shoreworld: Kenny Dubman – Reckless Abandon

I first saw Kenny Dubman years ago on the circuit when he was with the Jersey hard rock band Prophet. And while I never knew him personally, his guitar playing was something we all knew well. Fast forward a few decades, and I was at Langosta to see my good …

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Shoreworld: The Gray Vines – The Gray Vines EP

The Gray Vines are a New Jersey-based duo who have been described as “embracing the strange” and are putting their post-modern spin on ’90s rock ‘n’ roll.

Jake Hoffman and Jill Deegan met in a Philly alleyway after attending the Post Pop Depression Tour. Deegan, desperate to escape a drink …

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Shoreworld: The Susan Rumors

The Susan Rumors was conceived in the back room at the Dragonfly Music & Coffee Cafe in Somerville, NJ by Joe Furnari, Mark Nuzzi and Bruce Tunkel.

Back in the 1980s, Bruce was a member of The Red House, and Mark and Joe were members of Soul Engines, both legendary …

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Shoreworld: The Downtown All-Stars Of Red Bank – Magic On The Navesink

One of the reasons Red Bank, NJ was dubbed one of America’s Coolest Towns was because of its nightlife. With clubs such as The Downtown and pubs and hangouts such as The Globe, Red Bank Elks Club #233, Walt Street Pub and Jamian’s, Red Bank has grown to become one …

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Shoreworld: Spoondrift – When I Close My Eyes

I’ve known Tommy Fuller for several years and have featured him here in Shoreworld in the past. Tommy Fuller and musical partner Jan Heywood are Spoondrift.

Jan Heywood got his musical start in the family, taking up piano before ditching that for guitar and eventually gravitating toward bluegrass, learning banjo …

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