Five Questions With Local Musician Jake Gussman

Nighttime rock DJ Kelly Green recently sat down with local musician Jake Gussman.

Check out the video below for an inside look at his massive CD collection, personal music influences, and his odd connection with… Harry Styles???

You can join Kelly Green every Wednesday night from 11pm-1am for The Alternative Scene on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM and online at wgls.rowan.edu.

10 Bands That Prove Emo Isn’t Dead

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Rowan Radio’s Kelly Green is back to talk the world of emo music and the bands hinting at its resurgence. 

Emo music may not be thing of the past just yet. Recent trends within the alt/indie scene are suggesting that there is indeed hope for the emo at heart. Though they’ve ditched the excessive black eyeliner, fingerless gloves, and violent screaming, new artists continue to spill emotion-filled anthems that are tied together with the perfect amount of angst and misery.

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Punk Rock is Thriving… At least in New Jersey

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The region’s most dedicated punk rockers fled to Trenton over the weekend for the annual Punk Rock Flea Market. The event was made up of hundreds of extremely talented and unique vendors. From candle-making and hair styling to photography and painting, all elements of our local art scene were celebrated.

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The Local Scene: Get To Know Abandon The Tides

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Abandon The Tides is an alternative rock duo based out of Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Gaining influence from various artists like Pink Floyd and The Wonder Years, they’ve managed to create their own unique sound that will definitely hit you right in your feelings. Get to know them as they answer some questions from Rowan Radio’s Kelly Green.

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The Starting Line Returns After Eight Years

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Rowan Radio’s Kelly Green is very excited about the return of The Starting Line, whom will be releasing an album for the first time in eight years.

Local pop punk legends have a Christmas miracle in store for fans around the globe. The Starting Line has officially announced the release of a new record. They took to social media, stating “Tom, Mike, Brian, Matt and I [Kenny] are very pleased to let you in on TSL’s new tracks”. They confirmed that it has been eight years since they last released music , and that this record has “been a long time coming”.

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Coheed & Cambria: Showing Music on the Decline…or Rise?

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WGLS-FM Rock Director Matt McCourt checks in with his thoughts on Coheed & Cambria including their latest album, The Color Before the Sun.

Coheed & Cambria has a very unique sound. If someone listened to C&C, they could instantly tell you if one of their songs was playing. There aren’t many bands that have a remotely similar sound. Multiple factors go into what makes a Coheed & Cambria song specific to them. It may come from Sanchez’s high-pitched singing voice, or the pattern of the song. Their newest album, The Color Before the Sun, shows C&C turning away from their uniqueness and going to something entirely different.

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