Rowan Radio Rock Department Music Reviews: October Edition

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The Rowan Radio Rock Department checks in with what they are listening to these days and some recommended metal and alternative music choices to keep you entertained during the fall.

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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.

Australian Rock Star Matt Corby Comes To Philadelphia

 

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Hundreds came out to the Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Tuesday to enjoy a night of raw music and soul. The show opened with east coast folk duo, Overcoats and ended with singer-songwriter and Australian Idol runner-up, Matt Corby. Both acts rocked the stage, celebrating one of the final U.S. shows on the tour.

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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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Local Band Takes Stage With Big Names

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Five of South Jersey’s most passionate musicians have recently come together to form what they like to call Chasing Utopia. Coming together only less than a year ago, members RJay Conley, Zack Routon, Alec Wright, Julian Willingham, and Marcus Barnard say they are already achieving more than they ever thought possible.

Last Friday, October 30th, the guys took the stage with Victory Records’ artist, The Bunny The Bear. Fans energetically enjoyed the set as Chasing Utopia shared words of hope. The Bunny The Bear bassist was even spotted moshing in the crowd.

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The Front Bottoms Offer Emotional Roller Coaster In Latest Album

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Rowan Radio DJ and Microgroove host Kelly Green knows a thing or two about music. She recently shared her thoughts on the latest album from New Jersey-based band The Front Bottoms. 

Stick three confused, emotional, twenty-something year olds on the road for a nationwide tour and what do you get? Nothing but good music.

It seems The Front Bottoms are officially incapable of producing anything less than captivating. On September 18, the indie rock trio from around the corner (Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey) released their third studio album, entitled Back On Top.

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