Asbury Park Vibes Announces New Music Podcast!

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August 20, 2020 [Asbury Park, NJ] - Local music media publication ASBURY PARK VIBES [APV] has announced that it will be hosting a weekly music podcast series featuring musicians from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, as well as those who pass through the area to perform. The podcast will expand upon the services APV currently offers which include photography, copywriting, show coverage, and interviews.


“Our goal as a publication is to bring musicians and listeners closer together, and what better way to do that than with open, unscripted conversations with the bands and solo artists we love,” said APV founder and editor Diane DiMemmo. “No topic is off limits, and nothing will be rehearsed so conversations are bound to end up in unexpected places. I just love that!”


For the last two years, APV’s photojournalists have covered countless concerts and festivals and shared the photos and reviews online at WWW.APVIBES.COM. But the COVID restrictions that have crippled the live music industry have, by default, impacted entertainment publications who rely on those music performances for content.



“At the time everything shut down,” explained DiMemmo, “Asbury Park Vibes was really starting to take off and we didn’t want to lose that momentum. So fellow photojournalist Doug Dresher and I began conducting interviews with bands as the cornerstone of our ‘Artist Spotlight’ series. The musicians really appreciate the publicity and we’re having a great time getting to know more about them and their music.”


Dresher chimed in, "Diane & I brainstorm a lot about the different ways we can share music content with listeners. The interview is a great tool to learn more about a band, but we think a podcast format will allow us to dive deeper into music topics and engage in some hilarious conversations. There’s no telling how crazy things will get!”

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The Asbury Park Vibes Podcast will be rolled out in two distinct phases. With the present social distancing restrictions, APV will host the podcasts remotely. But once restrictions are lifted and it’s easier for groups to gather, DiMemmo and Dresher will begin hosting “Beer with the Band” episodes.


“We thought it’d be a blast to meet with bands in local bars and breweries and review a craft beer together, in addition to our conversations about music. It’ll definitely keep things interesting and will be great publicity for everyone involved!” stated DiMemmo.



APV is in the process of lining up musicians and local NJ bars/breweries to participate in the podcast series. Interested parties can sign up by clicking the button below.    



Our Most Current Episodes

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    Mike Fuller made the trek from Brooklyn to our studio in Asbury Park.  We talked about his love of music and how he finally decided to step onto the stage.   From his first memory of music in his home, his first guitar, and his upcoming solo shows, Mike is ready to take on whatever our post-pandemic world offers.

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  • KENNY DUBMAN ON CHANNELING CREATIVE ENERGY [EPISODE 109]

    Kenny Dubman knows all about the impact of music and its effect on the human psyche. In 2016, after a musical hiatus, he came upon Blackberry Smoke’s album The Whippoorwill, which he says, “changed the trajectory of my life.” The inspiration and excitement he felt from that compilation gave him the confidence and vision to embark on a solo career which produced his debut album, Reckless Abandon.

    Since then, the lyrics and music come at a fast and furious pace; to the point where he feels like a conduit of creative energy from somewhere outside himself. The result of that creative nirvana is his upcoming album, Conflicted, a Southern Rock/Americana masterpiece which features collaborations with Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), and Scotti Hill (Skid Row). Already-released singles include “Modern Day Jesus” and “Old Dog” which exude over-the-top energy and passion in both musicality and lyricism. You can catch Kenny live at The Saint on June 17th for his album release party!

    Tune in to this delightful podcast episode and be inspired (like I was) by Kenny’s thoughts on songwriting, perseverance and harnessing that creative energy!

  • SUPERMUTT & THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC [EPISODE 108]

    The dudes in Supermutt are some of the nicest humans on this planet. Even though they experienced an extremely difficult year in their personal lives, they've made a commitment to make an impactful difference in the lives of others. In memory of their lost family members who instilled in them their love of music ... Mike, Billy, Tommy, Josh and Kyle have kicked off the Super Sounds Charity in conjunction with the JDJ Charitable Foundation

    Their initial goal is to raise funds to purchase headphones for pediatric patients going through cancer treatment at CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia). The hope is to connect these youngsters with the healing power and impact of music during their hospital time. The funds may also be used for musical instruments, concert tickets and live music performances! 

    Supermutt isn't new to fundraising initiatives. They've led and contributed to ventures like 12 Days Of Covers, Rocktoberfeast, and several benefits for Grace Community Services in Jersey City, NJ. 

    Tune in to our podcast or watch the live video to learn all about these Mutts, their philanthropic work, and how you can lend a helping paw ... I mean hand!!

  • BOB MAKIN [EPISODE 107]

    Bob Makin is the coolest person we know.  Not only is he the author of the Makin' Waves column, but he is also a walking encyclopedia of NJ and Asbury Park music history.  He is also a really kind man. 

    We spoke about the NJ music scene and what he sees as the future of local music.  Bob also talked about the Rick Makin Memorial Scholarship for Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University.

     

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  • GENERATION UNDERGROUND PART TWO [EPISODE 106]

    Generation Underground is a heavy rock/metal band from Central New Jersey that’s passionate and dedicated to achieving success. Their excitement is palpable for the release of their second album, Kold Blooded, Vol. 2, on April 20th. It’s a crowning moment for them that’s been two years in the making. Their first album – Kold Blooded, Vol. 1 – racked up several achievements including 50,000 streams in six weeks, charting at #6 on the rock charts for Amazon music, and winning Academia’s “Best Rock Song” of February 2020 for their song “Y.” And their plan for Volume 2 is to break through even more! Tune in to this engaging podcast to hear just how much Generation Underground wants the ultimate success and exactly what they plan on doing to get there.

    Hosts - Diane DiMemmo & Doug Dresher

    Guests - Mike, Rob & Rafael

    Opening podcast music by Connor Bracken

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