parody by nacrowe
with the pandemic now in full swing in NEW JERSEY, i just wanted to use my show celebrating the musical legacy of my adopted home state to help drive funds towards the NEW JERSEY PANDEMIC RELIEF FUND.
the day after i constructed this entry it was announced that the JERSEY 4 JERSEY television benefit fundraiser with performances by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BON JOVI, HALSEY and TONY BENNETT among others would be raising funds for the same. so please consider a donation.
you really get a sense of the diversity of talent that emanates from the sorely maligned and often overlooked GARDEN STATE by taking a look at this list i created. i'd put our talent up there with anyone else (looking at you NEW YORK and CALIFORNIA)
here is a list by town/city:
MARK STEIN (VANILLA FUDGE)
TOM VERLAINE (TELEVISION)
KAREN O (THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS)
THE SUGARHILL GANG
EZRA KOENIG (VAMPIRE WEEKEND)
KOOL & THE GANG
DEBBIE HARRY (BLONDIE)
YO LA TENGO
ZAKK WYLDE (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY / OZZY OSBOURNE)
ADAM SCHLESINGER (FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE)
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
THE BOUNCING SOULS
NAUGHTY BY NATURE
DONALD FAGEN (STEELY DAN)
POINT PLEASANT BEACH
DEAN DELEO (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS)
ROBERT DELEO (STONE TEMPLE PILOTS)
TREY ANASTASIO (PHISH)
SAVES THE DAY
ARMOR FOR SLEEP
THE JONAS BROTHERS
artwork by nicholas crowe
due to an open slot at MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC this past thursday, we were able to celebrate the musical heritage of NEW JERSEY with a special show available HERE.
the story of the garden state's musical legacy encompasses everything from jazz (SARAH VAUGHAN, FRANK SINATRA, COUNT BASIE) and pop (THE SHIRELLES, THE FOUR SEASONS, WHITNEY HOUSTON) to hip hop (THE FUGEES, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, ICE T, QUEEN LATIFAH) and indie rock (YO LA TENGO, THE FEELIES) as well as punk (THE MISFITS, THE BOUNCING SOULS), new wave (PATTI SMITH, DEBBIE HARRY) funk (PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC, KOOL & THE GANG), post-hardcore (SAVES THE DAY, THURSDAY) and even metal (DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, OVERKILL, MONSTER MAGNET).
past episodes of DEER GOD RADIO as well as other MAKERPARKRADIO.NYC shows like MAKE HER SPACE, NOWHERE FAST, and THE SYNTHESIZER SHOW are available here at the DEER GOD website.