For 30 years Bob Makin's "Makin Waves" column has shined the spotlight on local music talent. That achievement will be celebrated with a 12-hour music extravaganza at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on Saturday 3/31! 95.9 The Rat will be on the scene for The Makin Waves 30th Anniversary Party, which benefits The Asbury Park Music Foundation and Boys & Girls Club of Asbury Park. Tune to Jersey Rock this week to hear from 3 of the acts playing the concert. Sutton Thomas calls in Tuesday at 11:30 pm, Nalani & Sarina call in Wednesday at 11:30 pm, and Gene Potts from Colossal Street Jam will call in Thursday at 11:30 pm!
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!
The Colts Neck Rockfest celebrates its 10th Anniversary with 2 days of great local music 9/22 & 9/23 at Bucks Mill Park in Colts Neck! On Friday 9/22 Tom Hanley will host the "Battle of the Young Bands." Steve Hook and Gotts will be on the scene on Saturday 9/23 for an epic 12 hours of music. Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm for a preview of the festival featuring The Moroccan Sheepherders, Taylor Tote and Colossal Street Jam!
While the International Guitar Month celebration continues at wrat.com another event honoring our favorite six-stringed instrument is set to rock House Of Independents in Asbury Park on Friday April 28. Dark City Entertainment and The Saint Present: Celebration of the Guitar. The evening will feature performances from Colossal Street Jam, Kenny Dubman, Frankenstein 3000 and Bitter Crush. Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear interviews and songs from the bands celebrating the guitar at House Of Independents this Friday!
Colossal Street Jam continue their epic return to the Asbury Park scene at The Saint in Asbury Park on Wednesday February 8 as Yuengling Presents The WRAT's Jersey Rock Showcase. Singer Gene Potts will call in to Jersey Rock at 11:30 pm on Thursday February 2. We'll talk about the upcoming show and do a hard-hitting track from their "Living Free" album!
We are proud to announce a FREE concert series that will rock the shore this winter! Yuengling Presents The WRAT's Jersey Rock Showcase. Get ready for 4 free shows featuring awesome local acts and excellent Yuengling specials! The first showcase is at The Saint in Asbury Park on Wednesday February 8 with Wicked Hollow, Colossal Street Jam, Pepperwine and Mind Riot. Over the next 5 weeks a different artist from each showcase band will call in to Jersey Rock each night. Tune to 95.9 The Rat on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 11:30 pm to check it out!
Veterans of the Asbury Park Rock scene of the late 80's and early 90's, Colossal Street Jam are back! The band played a number of shows in 2016, put out a brand new album in November and received an Asbury Park Music Award Nomination in December. Tune to Jersey Rock on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear cuts from Colossal Street Jam's "Living Free" album and see them at the Light of Day Foundation Winterfest at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park this Saturday night!