Jersey Rock Feature of the Week: Makin Waves 30th Anniversary Party
A year of special concerts and 30 years of supporting local music has all lead to this. The Makin Waves 30th Anniversary Concert Series will conclude with a 12-hour music extravaganza at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on Saturday 3/31. The climactic show caps a year’s worth of awesome local music showcases, all of which were organized to celebrate 3 decades of a column that all local musicians and fans alike know very well: “Makin Waves.”
Bob Makin has been an integral part of the Jersey Rock scene since the 1980’s. He’s covered the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, and Bon Jovi, but more importantly he’s shined the spotlight on unknown, up-and-coming acts. Getting featured in the Makin Waves column can greatly amplify a band’s presence on the scene. It is a highly useful feather in the cap of many a Jersey Rock band.
Makin Waves is printed each week in The Aquarian Weekly, the publication that launced the column back in 1988. It is available online at theaquarian.com, njstagemag.com, newjerseystage.com, njarts.net, and asburymusic.com.
Don’t miss The Makin’ Waves 30th Anniversary Party at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on Saturday 3/31! The twelve-hour event starts at 2pm and goes until 2am. 95.9 The Rat will be on the scene with games, giveaways and prizes! Tickets are $15in advance, $20 at the door and are available for advance purchase at ticketmaster.com. You can skip the fees by purchasing them at The Stone Pony Box Office. All proceeds benefit The Asbury Park Music Foundation and Boys & Girls Club of Asbury Park.
The Makin Waves 30th Anniversary Party will feature performances from:
DJ Lee Mrowicki
And Special Guests!
Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30pm to learn more about the Makin Waves 30th Anniversary Party. 3 of the performers will call in to the show:
Tuesday 3/20 – Sutton Thomas
It has been over 20 years since Sutton Thomas was first featured in “Makin Waves.” In honor of the column’s 30th anniversary his original band will reunite at The Wonder Bar on 3/31. The group’s melodic piano-driven sound can be described as “Rush meets Elton John.” Keep an eye out for new material from the group in the near future. Sutton will call in to Jersey Rock Tuesday night at 11:30 pm. Learn more at facebook.com/suttonthomasmusic!
Wednesday 3/21 – Nalani & Sarina
Nalani & Sarina are a rising Pop Rock Duo on the local scene. The Central Jersey-based twins’ latest single “Young & Inexperienced” was recently featured on billboard.com. It’s a great track that deals with a subject that hits very close to home for many young Americans. You can hear it this Wednesday night on Jersey Rock following a call-in from Nalani & Sarina. Learn more at nalanisarina.com!
Thursday 3/22 – Colossal Street Jam
Colossal Street Jam was first featured in “Makin Waves” some time in the late 1980’s. They were featured again when they made their return to the local music scene a few years back! The power house jam band has a brand new single featuring Sandy Mack from Dead On Live ready to go for their upcoming performance. Hear it, along with a call-in from Colossal Street Jam frontman Gene Potts Thursday night at 11:30 on Jersey Rock! Learn more at colossalstreetjam.com!