Jersey Rock Blog

Jersey Rock Showcase: The Vansaders

The Vansaders' sophomore EP "No Matter What" was recently honored by nj.com as "one of the best albums of 2017." The group will bring their high-energy stage show to The Downtown in Red Bank on Thursday 2/1 as we kick off the 2018 Jersey Rock Showcase Series. They're on the bill with Deal Casino and Vextion. Doors are at 7 pm. Ages 21+. Admission is FREE and attendees can enjoy $3 Yuengling specials all night long courtesy of Shore Point Distributing. Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Thursday 1/25 at 11:30 pm. Doug Zambon will call in to the show and we'll rock a great track from the "No Matter What" EP!

Jersey Rock Showcase: 2/1 at The Downtown in Red Bank

95.9 The Rat and Yuengling Shore Point Distributing Company, Inc. proudly present The 2018 Jersey Rock Showcase Series! We're doing 5 FREE shows featuring Jersey Rock artists and $3 Yuengling specials on Thursday nights this Winter! The showcase kicks off on Thursday February 1 at The Downtown in Red Bank with The Vansaders, Vextion, and Deal Casino! Doors are at 7pm. 21+. Admission is FREE! Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:30 pm to hear the bands that will rock the Jersey Rock Showcase!

Jersey Rock Showcase Series Rocks 5 Free Shows This Winter!

95.9 The Rat and Yuengling Shore Point Distributing Company, Inc. proudly present The 2018 Jersey Rock Showcase Series! We're doing 5 FREE shows featuring Jersey Rock artists and $3 Yuengling specials on Thursday nights this Winter! The series rocks The Downtown in Red Bank on 2/1, The Brighton Bar in Long Branch on 2/8, The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on 2/22, The Saint in Asbury Park on 3/1 and River Rock in Brick on 3/8! Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:30 pm to hear the bands who will rock the Jersey Rock Showcase!

Jersey Rock: Matt O'Ree Band's "Brotherhood" Rocks Hard

Matt O'Ree Band's latest album "Brotherhood" is out now. It's a powerful, guitar-driven collection of great Blues-Rock tracks with guest appearnces by Bruce Springsteen and David Bryan. Matt O'Ree Band will rock Red Lion in NYC on 2/8. On 2/22 Matt O'Ree and company will take the stage at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park as special guests of 95.9 The Rat's FREE Jersey Rock Showcase. Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Wednesday at 11:30 to hear a great track from the "Brotherhood" album. Matt O'Ree will call in to the show that night!

Jersey Rock: Colossal Street Jam Releases New Single "Just Take Hold"

Colossal Street Jam wrapped up 2017 with the honor of winning the Indie Album of the Year Award in Australia for their "Living Free" LP! Fresh off earning international acclaim, the band has released a brand new single. "Just Take Hold" is a great, jamming Rock track. Hear it Tuesday night at 11:30 on 95.9 The Rat. Singer Gene Potts will call in to Jersey Rock!

(WATCH) Jersey Rock Video of the Week: Ruby Bones "Gone Gone Gone"

Ruby Bones' self-titled debut album is out now. Hitting #7 on the Billboard Heatseekers Mid Atlantic Chart, it marks a very promising beginning for the Indie Rock Trio. Ruby Bones will rock the Jersey Rock Showcase at The Brighton Bar on Thursday 2/8. It's a FREE show featuring $3 Yuenglings all night long courtesy of Shore Point Distributing. Check out Ruby Bones' latest video "Gone Gone Gone" now on the Jersey Rock page!

Jersey Rock Artist of the Week: Lance Larson

Lance Larson is an icon of the Asbury Park music scene. From rocking The Stone Pony in 1970's with his band Lord Gunner to providing up-and-coming acts an outlet to perform at The Wonder Bar, he has made an undeniable impact on the Jersey Rock scene. Lance Larson released his first new album in 10 years back in December. "The Bridges We Cross" is a hard-rocking, soulful, shining example of the New Jersey sound. Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear cuts from the disc. Lance Larson will join us in studio each night!

Jersey Rock: NJCASA Benefit Show

On Saturday 1/20 an all-female lineup of talented local musicians will take the stage at The Saint in Asbury Park to raise funds for the NJCASA, an organization that fights for victims of sexual abuse. Organized by Pamela Flores, the event will feature performances from Alexa Mazurkiewizz, Avery Mandeville, Tara Dente, The Vaughns, Hey Anna, Fiona Silver, and MACK.  Pamela Flores will call in to Jersey Rock on Tuesday at 11:30 pm to talk about the event.

Jersey Rock Band of the Week: Skyeline

Ocean County Alt Rock group Skyeline will perform at The Meatlocker in Montclair on 1/11 and The Saige Cafe in Philadelphia on 1/20. The band's debut album "Something About Your Basement" is out now. Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear cuts from the disc. Singer Brittany Byrne will call in to the show each night!