Asbury Park Indie/Alt Rockers Modern Crowds are set to release their first ever full-length album at a record release show at The Saint in Asbury Park on Friday 7/28. Their video for "Green Light" was produced by Sean Mahon and features the band performing an intimate basement show. Check it out now on the Jersey Rock page at wrat.com!
Jersey Rock Video of the Week
Toms River's Simple Sin blends elements of 90's Grunge and 80's Rock to create a sound that is all their own. Their debut EP "237" is available now. This week's Jersey Rock Video of the Week features a live performance of one of the tracks from the disc. An up-close and personal front row camera captured the band playing the powerful, hard-rockin' track "A Better Life" at The Stone Pony back in June. Check it out now on the Jersey Rock page at wrat.com!
Veteran Jersey Rocker Wayne Olivieri is back with a brand new solo effort. "Eclectic Mind" is a great collection of well-crafted tracks aimed at the hearts of music fans everywhere. The video for the lead single "I'm A Music Man" was shot on the Asbury Park beach and boardwalk and inside the legendary Stone Pony. Speaking of The Pony, Wayne will rock the storied venue on Saturday July 22! View the video now on the Jersey Rock page at wrat.com and tune to 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to learn more about the show!
Pepperwine will bring their smooth, funky, soulful sound to The Saint in Asbury Park this Friday 6/23. They're on the bill with fellow Jersey Rockers The Shady Street Show Band and Miami's Electric Kif. Pepperwine Singer/Keyboardist Kellie Shane will call in to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat this Thursday 6/22 at 11:30 pm to talk about the upcoming performance. Get a preview of Friday's show at The Saint by checking out the band's video for "Keep It Classy" now on the Jersey Rock page at wrat.com!
The Prince of Darkness is only doing a few live dates this year and none of them are in our area. If you need some live Ozzy action in your life there are 2 options: buy a plane ticket or hit up The Strand Theater in Lakewood on 6/17 to see an amazing NJ-based Ozzy tribute show. The Land Of Ozz is an awesome experience that not only looks like an Ozzy concert, but sounds incredibly close to the real thing. See for yourself by checking out their Jersey Rock Video of the Week, a cover of "Goodbye To Romance," now on the Jersey Rock page at wrat.com!
Wetbrain released their debut album "A Certain Light" earlier this year. The video for the lead single "Sewage" follows two stoners on their quest to escape boredom. Check it out now on the Jersey Rock page at wrat.com! Wetbrain are in action on 6/12 in Asbury Park for Happy Mondays at The Wonder Bar. They're on the bill with Fortune Yeller and Geez Louise. The show is FREE!
With his group on hiatus, Airacuda Frontman Matthew Stephen began work on his solo project in 2016. Matthew Stephen and The Sweet Action will release their debut EP "Grooving To The Beat" this July. The video for the title track is this week's Jersey Rock Video of the Week. Check it out now on the Jersey Rock page at wrat.com and see Matthew perform a FREE show this Thursday June 1 at The Chubby Pickle in Highlands!
Red Bank Indie Rockers Young Rising Sons put out their "Undefeatable + 2" EP back in October and recently released a video for the title track. "Undefeatable" pairs an uplifting song with beautifully shot scenes that document the true story of Team USA Paralympic Track and Field Athlete Lacey Henderson. The video is nothing short of inspiring. Check it out now on the Jersey Rock page at wrat.com!
Dark Sky Choir is a Hard Rock/Metal act composed of 4 veteran Jersey Rockers. Well-traveled and stage-tested, the band has no trouble switching between strong original tracks and spot-on covers. You can catch them live when they take the Stage at the Old Bridge Militia Foundation's Bulldozer Bash II Fundraiser Event at the Old Bridge Elk's Lodge 2229 on May 20! Jersey Rock will do a full week feature on Dark Sky Choir's original work in June. In the mean time, check out an awesome video compilation of the band performing some excellent metal covers!
Long Branch's hard-rocking Alternative outfit Mind Riot put on an awesome performance when they kicked off 95.9 The Rat's Jersey Rock Showcase Series at The Saint in February. The band recently sat down for an interview and an acoustic performance with reporters from becausejersey.com, who attended the Jersey Rock Showcase at The Saint. Check out an acoustic performance of their track "Perfect Sky," along with an interview and footage from the Jersey Rock Showcase!