Speakend Playlist (12/3-6):

Final Results:

“Denver After Dawn” by Status Green – 24

“Jerzy Boys” by Dave Roberts – 2

“Crime Pays” by Bear Hands – 2

“Monster” by Kanye West – 1

“Downtown” by Toh Kay – 0

“Rock N’ Roll Mountain Troll” by Miniature Tigers – 0

Congratulations to Status Green.  The Asbury Park natives’ track “Denver After Dawn” will remain on the playlist until dethroned.

Dave Roberts


Who is Dave Roberts?  A Long Branch, NJ beat farmer reaping crops upon plentiful crops of rhymes about life in the Dirty Jerz, strenuous familial relationships, getting lit with the boys, and what the hard climb to the top of Garden State rap game is like.  Today is Mr. Robert’s birthday and he dropped this new track in celebration.

“Jerzey Boys” by Dave Roberts

Status Green

At The Asbury Music Awards Status Green won awards for the Top Local Release with its album Cheap Sunglasses, Top Pop Band, and Top Live performance.  This group of Asbury Park Pop-Rockers is the real deal.

“Denver After Dawn” by Status Green

Toh Kay

One of the greatest song writers/band leaders to emerge from the Garden State is Streetlight Manifesto front-man Tomas Kalnoky.  This year his band has released an album’s worth of covers, 99 Songs Of Revolution Vol. 1, and apparently, in his spare time between non-stop touring and writing for a new Streetlight album, under the moniker of Toh Kay, Kalnoky managed to cut a split record with friend, and former front-man of MU330, Dan Potthast named You By Me.  The idea is simple, Kalnoky covers five songs written by Potthast an vice versa.  It’s definitely worth checking out.

“Downtown” by Toh Kay

Kanye West

Kanye West’s latest week-old album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, has received rave reviews, including Pitchfork’s rating of 10.0, the first album to receive a 10.0 from the organization since Wilco’s 2002 record Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, and a lot of this success has to do with the track “Monster,” which features Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver, and Rick Ross.

“Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver, and Rick Ross)” by Knaye West

Miniature Tigers

I found Miniature Tigers’ 2008 record Tell It To The Volcano a few months ago and it blew me away…then I heard the bands 2010 release Fortress and it was better.  Mini Tigs’ sophomore effort is one of my favorites of the year.

“Rock N’ Roll Mountain Troll” by Miniature Tigers

Bear Hands

Bear Hands is a group of Passion Pit disciples.  This is one of their songs…and I like it.

“Crime Pays” by Bear Hands

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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2 Responses to Speakend Playlist (12/3-6):

  1. Linda says:

    DENVER AFTER DAWN by STATUS GREEN has such a catchY lyrics. But then again, all status green songs are fabulous.

  2. Linda says:

    Great group STATUS GREEN. My Christmas wish is that they get signed and be able to share their talent with the world.

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