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On this week’s show:
The Extensions make their Jersey Rock debut! The band is made up of musicians who found each other after leaving previous projects thus extending their musical lives. The band’s debut EP “Bellicose” will be celebrated with an EP release show at The Asbury Lanes on 9/20. We chat with Jersey Rock vet Brian Erickson and rock the band’s latest single. Check them out at facebook.com/theextensionsband!
The Medford Oktoberfest and Music Festival rocks Freedom Park in Medford on 9/21 from 11 am to sundown. The annual event features a massive beer tent, German food, food trucks, kid’s activities, a traditional stein-holding contest, vendors, crafters, and a huge business expo. Of course there’s also 3 stages of live music featuring NJ artists. It’s an all ages event. Admission and parking are free. We chat with organizer Mark Oberstaedt and rock 3 of the bands playing the festival:
Learn more at medfordoktoberfest.com!
On 9/30 Chili’s will donate 100% of its profits to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, one of the leading forces in the fight against cancer. Mike Margagliotti, the Hope Captain at Chili’s in Holmdel calls in to the show to talk about his restaurant’s upcoming fudraiser. Ahead of the 9/30 benefit, Mike will hold a pre-benefit event on 9/18 from 3:30pm to 11pm. You can find him working the bar in the lounge during that time, where he will donate 100% of his tips to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Learn more at stjude.org
Nick Ryan and The Mess is a rising force on the Jersey Rock scene. Formerly known as the Nick Ryan Band, The band is made up of seasoned rockers with the talent and charisma to light up any venue. Catch them in action at The Asbury Hotel on 9/21. We rock their latest single. Learn more at nickryanpiescor.com!