Jersey Rock: July Playlist

our homegirl maria mar recaps jersey rock’s month of july…

Pop-Break.com and 95.9 WRAT’s Jersey Rock host, Maria Mar are proud to introduce the first ever Pop-Break.com/Jersey Rock Playlist. Each month Maria Mar will be recapping the bands she’s featuring on her weekly radio program. She’ll be shining a light on, giving thoughts on and making recommendations on the best the Jersey Shore has to offer.

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Name: THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
Based Out Of: New Brunswick, NJ
Online Presence: Facebook, Official Website
Music Currently Out: Promoting new album Handwritten.
Biggest Show to Date: I got to interview them at Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival

Upcoming Gigs: US TOUR
My Favorite Track: “Here Comes My Man”

Why People should be Jersey Rocking to Their Music: They are local heroes gone big, one of the best damn bands around
Cool Video: Check out their latest video for their single “45”

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Name: For Our Lifetime
Based Out Of: Central, NJ
They’ve Been Rocking Since: 2009
Online Presence: Facebook
Biggest Show to Date: Play shows locally all of the time

Upcoming Gigs: Just played in Philly, will be announcing more dates soon.

My Favorite Track: “True Friends,” catchy with lyrics everyone can relate too.
Why People should be Jersey Rocking to Their Music: For Our Lifetime strives to prove that songs can blur genre lines and still be infectious to each audience they performed in front of. There is literally something for fans of all music here. Not just your typical local band.
Cool Video: More than one!

http://www.youtube.com/ForOurLifetime

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Name: Dead Fish Handshake 

Based Out Of: New Jersey
They’ve Been Rocking Since: 2010
Online Presence: Facebook, Official Website
Music Currently Out: Recently released album The Sixes to high reviews back in June.

Biggest Show to Date: Have played with several national acts and locally.
Upcoming Gigs: Announcing show dates soon, battling to play Uproar 2012.

My Favorite Track: “The Blackest Skies”. This song got so much feedback on air. Very radio-friendly

Why People Should be Jersey Rocking to Their Music: Straight rock ‘n’ roll. No sugar coated crap. Their riffs and hooks are extremely catchy, leaving you wanting more.
Cool Video: Acoustic version of their song “Changes.” Showcases their talent.

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Name: In the Fifth
Based Out of: Freehold, NJ
They’ve Been Rockin Since: 2011
Online Presence: Facebook
Music Currently Out: EP Writing on the Wall, released in June.
Biggest show to Date: Battled to play Bamboozle at Break Contest
Upcoming Gigs: Shows coming soon
My Favorite Track: “Running Away”
Why People should be Jersey Rockin to Their Music: Young guys, doing it right. They have an extremely bright future, extremely catchy sound. Great live set gets everyone off of their feet.
Cool Video: Here is their youtube page. Lots of live set goodies over here
http://www.youtube.com/inthefifthtv

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