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By Kyle Pepitone Local New Jersey singer/songwriter Jeff Nelson is at it again. Just this Valentine’s Day, Jeff Nelson released his new original single “Lost All in You.” Just like “Need You,” Nelson’s last original song, “Lost All in You” is a song that looks at the experience the singer has had with relationships. Jeff […]

By Luke Winnicki This is gamer music. Grimes made a gamer music album. This turn of events is especially funny considering Grimes’ rise as electronica’s response to the mid-aughts indie twee. Gone are the days of Grimes sitting anxiously cross-legged on the floor of KEXP surrounded by synths and samplers. Now she has embraced the […]

By Anabella Poland Andrew Farriss, the creative force behind INXS and one of The Farriss Brothers, has a brand new solo album and he’s gone country! Anabella Poland, general manager at WMSC FM in Montclair State, and president of College Radio Day 2020 interviewed Andrew Farriss about his upcoming solo album being released in vinyl in preparation […]

By Jeffrey Alexander Lopez Margarita Siempre Viva is a band from Medellin Colombia. Using different styles such as dream pop, shoegaze, and post-punk, they have created a unique style. In preparation for their new album, Letanías Del Jardín, they released a song titled “Detrás De La Fachada Está El Jardín. The song creates a wall […]

By Rosemary Gillin On 2/15/20, I attended William Clark Green East Coast Tour with Flatland Cavalry and Kenny Freeman kicking things off at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City. The genre of music they performed is Texas country, red dirt, Americana and a bit of country folk and Texas blues. The venue was packed at […]

By Sam Carliner On Thursday, January 23 I saw Snoop Dogg at The Wellmont. I didn’t realize how gorgeous of a venue The Wellmont is. There’s plenty of space, multiple bars with quick service, a great sound system, and a beautiful domed ceiling. These are just a few of the aspects that stood out. This […]

By Sam Carliner On Sunday, January 19 I saw Billy Woods at Mercury Lounge. This show was presented by Mercury East. It was my first Billy Woods show and my first time at Mercury Lounge. The venue was intimate but had plenty of space for what was a pretty popular show. I was also impressed […]

By Kyle Pepitone Over the summer of 2019, New Jersey’s very own Jeff Nelson released his newest single titled “Need You.” Following an album of cover songs, “Need You” is Nelson’s second original single and perfectly showcases his abilities as a singer-songwriter. The song’s catchy drumbeat throughout the song gives the song a more upbeat […]

By Andre Souza Before his death in 2016, Leonard Cohen left his son instructions to finish writing the songs that they had begun writing together. Using vocal recordings his father made, Adam Cohen created the 2019 album entitled, Thanks for the Dance, under his father’s name. The album is a collection of stories that Adam […]

By Andre Souza Milky Chance’s new album, “Mind the Moon” is a unique addition to the diverse discography that they established early in their music careers. The German duo manages to give listeners a fresh and original experience while staying faithful to their style. When listened in its entirety, it is easy for anyone listening […]

By Andre Souza             Kyle Lux’s debut album, No Roof Access is the album fans have been waiting for since the release of his first single in the spring of 2019 entitled “Rollin’ Stone.” The album tells a unique story about the struggles of adjusting and feeling out of place, and its instrumental blend of […]

By Lee Ben-Hakoon Angel Olsen’s second show of her All Mirrors tour leg took place in Asbury Lanes, an uber cool bowling alley/diner/concert venue in South Jersey. Warming up for Angel was Vagabon, a Cameroonian-American softly spoken artist with a powerful singing voice. Her beautiful blend of indie, alternative, and synth genres blended beautifully together, […]

By Sydney Williams I got the chance to see Wicked Divas at The Avenel Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 25!  The venue is only a few months old in the area of Avenel, New Jersey, so I was very excited to see the performance space. This musical showcase featured Ai Mauzey and Dee Roscioli […]

By Gary Brown In the third studio album from R&B artist BJ the Chicago Kid, we hear the artist maturing his sound while continuing to maintain the same boyish personality and goofiness that his fans have heard since his debut effort, Pine-Apple Now-Laters in 2012. Although the artist has not had any major mainstream success […]

By Evan Dekens With a title like House of Sugar, it’s no surprise that (Sandy) Alex G’s new record, like much of his previous albums, lingers on the concept of consumption and pleasure. The allusions to the story of Hansel and Gretel, notable in the song “Gretel”, gesture at the revised compulsions of the fairy […]

By Gary Brown On Danny Brown’s fifth studio album, “unknowhatimsayin?”, we get to hear a side of Danny Brown that was seen in small bits on his previous efforts, “Atrocity Exhibition” and “Old”. Instead of 1 or 2 songs that are lighthearted and comical, we get 11 songs, giving us an album unlike anything he […]

By Sam Delgado      Born out of grateful dead cover band Richard Pictures, Mountain Brews released their bite sized self-titled EP in June this year. John Pullman “Jake” Longstreth, Jr., Richard Pictures’s guitarist, formed Mountain Brews as its frontman and promoted the Mountain Brews EP release on the beats1 radio show Time Crisis, which […]

By Kyle Pepitone Metalcore band Motionless In White (often shortened to MIW) released their fifth studio album, Disguise, this summer on June 7th and it only gets better with each listen. Although some tracks on the band’s previous album, Graveyard Shift, addressed topics about being who you were meant to be, Disguise as a whole focuses […]

By Sam Delgado      I was first blessed by the rich soulful vocals of Brittany Howard in my freshman year of high school. Alabama Shakes’s album Sound & Color revealed a world of new and exciting sounds that I wasn’t getting from repeatedly listening to Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco; Alabama […]

By Sam Carliner On October 16, 2019, I saw Spellling at Trans-Pecos. This was a PopGun Presents show. I loved the venue for this show because it was very intimate, with a low to the ground stage and potted plants everywhere. All three artists who performed that night hung out in the crowd. I had […]

By Mike Stringham I went to see Joyce Manor at The Stone Pony (thanks for the tickets!) on Saturday, August 17th. This is the first time I had seen them since they released their album Cody in 2016. Asbury Park has a bunch of venues, but the worst part about that area is the parking […]

By Alyssa Salvato On Friday, August 16th at The Avenel Performing Arts Center LaKisha Jones performed the show To Whitney, with Love and luckily I was there to see it. LaKisha Jones is most notibly known for her appearance on the 2007 American Idol which after coming in fourth place she toured on the Idols […]

By Katherine Braunstein Alumni goes over recent Entertainment updates.

By Jesper Horsted The stars aligned and I was by chance going to be in New York at the same time as my favorite band, Surfaces, in their first concert out of their home state. Unfortunately, the show was long sold out. After many attempts to find tickets, including long Ticketmaster phone calls and going […]

By Trevor Gioia “There’s going be a showdown,(ELO)” For those who don’t know what Electric light orchestra. They are band from the early 1970s to the late 1980s that picked up right where the Beatles left off. Jeff Lynne is the lead singer, producing, and writing most of the songs in the ELO catalog of […]

By Louis Biondolillo On Saturday, July 20, I had the opportunity to go to Asbury Park’s House of Independents to see a rapper who goes by the name AK perform. AK comes from South Brunswick, New Jersey and this concert was very geared to his hometown audience, selling South Brunswick themed apparel which seemed very […]

By Julianna Cianfano On July 17 I went to the first-ever Sad Summer Festival at the Stone Pony Stage in Asbury Park, NJ (historic, if I say so myself)! It was a full day festival with a full bill of 7 bands, 3 of which were headliners. The Sad Summer Festival is a touring festival […]

By Jeffrey Alexander Lopez American Football is perhaps one of the most prolific and genre-defining emo bands of all time. With the release of their classic 1999 self titled album, the band left a rippling effect on the scene of emo music. Frontman Mike Kinsella, had already established himself as an emo prophet prior to […]

By Donald Moran Aly & A.J. appeared at The Wellmont Theater, promoting their latest album “Sanctuary” on May 14th, to ¾ full house of mostly college-aged women, excited to see the former Disney teen stars live. The opening act “The Armors” was an energetic, 90’s/ Early 2K- style band, offering a menu of Wheezer/ Dave […]

By Laila Abuelhawa Friday, May 10 at Warsaw was a sold-out show. The weather was warm and on this night, the rain stayed away in our favor. Headlining was The Drums, an indie pop band from Brooklyn! The show started at 9, opening with Tanukichan, an indie band from California. I had arrived just in […]