Jersey Rock: May Playlist

maria mar’s monthly column debuts…

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.

Name: Kid Felix

Based Out Of: Laurel Spring, NJ

They’ve Been Rocking Since: May of 2011

Online Presence: Facebook, Official Website, Twitter
Music Currently Out: EP — Head Above Water
Biggest Show to Date: Bamboozle 2012 on Saturday, May 19th

Upcoming Gigs: working on mini-summer tour after Bamboozle, To be continued.

*My Favorite My Favorite Track: “Class Action Satisfaction,” — it’s compacted with sensual vibes. I love Jake’s vocals, he is so the 2012 Chris Cornell.

Why People should be Jersey Rocking to their music: They are a mix of Kings of Leon, Incubus, and many more. Tight-ass sound, 6 piece that has a stadium-filling sound.
The Band’s Coolest Video: Eye candy ladies!

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Name: Eastbourne
Based Out Of: Long Branch, NJ

They’ve Been Rocking Since: 2011

Online Presence: Facebook, Reverb Nation Page
Music Currently Out: some tracks released, working on EP

Biggest Show to Date: They made it pretty far in The Break Contest for Bamboozle

Upcoming Gigs: May 20th, free show at Jenk’s night club, hosted by yours truly!
My Favorite Track: I love all of their originals, but they do a “Do You Right” 311 cover that gets me every time.

Why People should be Jersey Rocking to their music: These dudes are fun; they don’t take themselves too seriously. Punk rock with some reggae, make you move!
Their Coolest Video:

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Name: The Bad News

Based Out Of: Asbury Park, NJ

They’ve Been Rocking Since: 2012 as a group, all have been musicians their whole lives, in other bands

Online Presence: Facebook
Music Currently Out: Few tracks, working on material for full length or EP

Biggest Show to Date: Had their first show EVER at The Saint in May!

Upcoming Gigs: TBD


My Favorite Track: “Obscene” 

Why People Should be Jersey Rocking to their music: 80’s looking, 2012 sounding. Motley Crue of 2012, but better. 



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