Speakend Playlist (3/19/11 – 3/22)

Final Results:

“(We Won’t Go) Easily” by Mercer Avenue 301

“Untitled” by The Paper Suns 295

“Black Dress, White Dress (Acoustic)” by Jerzy Jung 7

“The Absolute Worst” by Man Overboard 7

“Mad Flava” by Bert Lz 2

“Black Dress, White Dress (Acoustic)” by Jerzy Jung

Jerzy Jung is one of Asbury’s premiere songstresses, and that isn’t just my opinion.  A voting class of her piers recognized the Haddonfield native’s talents this passed year by granting her the title of Top Female Vocalist at the Asbury Music Awards.  This next track is an acoustic version of lead track of Jung’s 2010 debut EP Hello Desire.

“The Absolute Worst” by Man Overboard

Man Overboard is a group of Williamstown Pop-Punks that have created quite a name for themselves since the band’s inception three years ago.  As well as scoring a spot on the upcoming Bamboozle in East Rutherford at the end of April, and captivating the ears of Miley Cyrus…

…the outfit has released a new seven-inch, The Absolute Worst, that’s title-track is below, and have even contributed a compilation album named Vs. The Earthquake to raise money for the victims of the catastrophe in Japan.

“(We Won’t Go) Easily” by Mercer Avenue

The Asbury Pop-Punk act, Mercer Avenue, has shared the stage with the likes of Nicole Atkins and, on March 1st of this month, released its debut EP, Nothing Left Behind, a record engineered by Tim Flanzbaum, who did work on Paramore’s platinum album Riot!.  Go grab the band’s EP for free here...but first enjoy this fresh cut.

“Mad Flava” by Bert Lz

Bert Lz is one of the hottest wordsmith’s around, who knows how to work a crowd, who’s rhymes are profound and will drown all the haters in town.  He’s much more talented than myself.  The emcee just played a show at The Brighton Bar last weekend (vids, photos, and coverage of that coming soon) with Almost There and My Love For Danger.  Rumor has it that more shows with this lineup will be popping up again soon, keep an eye out, but for now, enjoy this track and its accompanying music video.

“Untitled” by The Paper Suns

The departure of lead guitarist, turned solo-artist, Kevin Basko did not phase the three remaining members of Finale Hill who have carried on under the monicker The Paper Suns, with a new axe-wielder, George Verveeniotis, and a new sound, which can be classified as trippy, cavernous Psychedelic-Rock.  The band is planning their debut record, but in the mean time, look for more releases of this nature and for a show announcement in the very near future.


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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One Response to Speakend Playlist (3/19/11 – 3/22)

  1. Up-Coming Shows @ The Brighton Bar:
    1) Fri March 25th–Accidental Seabirds/Thomas Wesley Stern/Measles & Mumps

    2) Sat. March 26th–Sudden Ensemble/Hello Radio

    3) Fri April 1st–Crypt Keeper Five

    4) Sat. April 2nd–Lost Patrol/Sink Tapes

    5) Fri April 8th–Mind Riot/No More Pain/Overmind/Hyla Brooks

    6) Sat April 9th–HR of The Bad Brains/Old School 101

    7) Fri April 15th–Jon Caspi & The First Gun

    8) Sat April 16th–Skoochie’s 40th Birthday w/Bigger Thomas/The Brimstones/Silver Dollar/Decrepit Youth/The Accelerators

    9) Fri April 22nd-Chris Vreena of Nine Inch Nails

    10) Sat April 23rd–(early show 6pm) Local H/The Dig

    11) Sat April 23rd–(late show 10pm) Lost In Society

    12) Fri April 29th–Blackout Shoppers

    13) Sat April 30–“The Break Thru” Rap-Up Party

    14) Thurs May 5th–The River Winds/American Aquarium/Easy Tiger

    15) Sat May 14th–The X-Men

    16) Fri May 20th–ZO2

    17) Sat May 11th–Antigone Rising

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