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On this week’s show:
Lou Panico of Levy & The Oaks calls in to tell us about his band’s upcoming performance at the Asbury Park Yacht Club with The Foes Of Fern on Sunday 8/4. They currently have a Sunday night residency at the Yacht Club, however this evening will be special as they will be shooting and recording for a live album and video! Learn more at levyandtheoaks.com.
We crank up a great track from last week’s Jersey Rock Band of the Week Kodiak. The 80’s Arena Rock-inspired group is currently working on their debut album with legendary drummer Carmine Appice. It’s due out this Fall. The group currently has 3 singles out and is about to embark on a US tour. Learn more at kodiakband.com.
Joe Bagnole calls in to the show to tell us about his non-profit’s efforts to raise funds to restore the First Avenue Playhouse in Atlantic Highlands. While the playhouse is not part of the rock scene, it has served the arts in NJ for over 30 years and was the site where Kevin Smith cast his film “Clerks.” On 8/3 Kevin Smith and company will perform a live stage read of the yet-to-be-produced “Clerks III” script to help with the fundraising efforts. While the event is sold out, you can donate to The First Avenue Playhouse’s Kickstarter campaign HERE. Learn more at firstavenueplayhouse.org.
Matt O’Ree Band will rock The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park in support of Melody Trucks on 8/3. Tickets are available at bandsintown.com. The night before they rock Asbury with the full band Matt O’Ree and Eryn will perform at Red Bank Rocks in Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank. The event is free. Learn more on facebook and check out Matt O’Ree Band at mattoreeband.com!
Vendetta Rose will rock The First Avenue Green, adjacent to MOGO and The Watermark on the Asbury Boardwalk on 8/21. The free event also features a performance from B. Wood & The Company. Learn more on the facebook event page. Vendetta Rose’s “Tilted Directions” EP is out now on Moto Records. Check it out at vendettaroseband.com!
Keith Roth of Frankenstein 3000 calls in to the show to tell us about his band’s upcoming performance with Tom Keifer of Cinderella. The Asbury Park Punk Rock vets will rock the Keswick Theater in Glenside, PA on 8/2. Tickets are available at keswicktheater.com. F3K’s latest album “The Blunt Truth” is available at mainmanrecords.com.