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Bennett Kelly reports on music for New Brunswick Today. He is a two-time winner of the Best Arts & Entertainment Coverage award from the NJ Society of Professional Journalists, for his features on the New Brunswick music scene in 2021 and 2022.

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NBT Music Spotlight: Tula Vera

Tula Vera trots out two lead vocalists & guitarists in Clay Parcells and Dylan Drummond, joined in rhythm by bassist Joe Jansen and drummer Margaret Marino. One of New Jersey’s best rock bands in the DIY and club circuits, the group just released its fourth album/EP, “The Moon & Her Creator,” on June 23rd. Music […]

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NBT Music Spotlight: Super Jack

Super Jack is a genre-bending artist with music that shares headspace with LCD Soundsystem (and attended the same NJ high school as LCD frontman James Murphy), Gorillaz, Prince, Lou Reed and more. In June he released his sixth full length album since 2019, “Eats The Mind.” Super Jack plays in the New Brunswick basement scene. […]

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NBT Music Spotlight: Pillowinde

Pillowinde (pillow-wind) is an indie-rock trio fronted by Claire Ruiz. They’ve played as many basement/showhouse gigs in the New Brunswick scene in the past two years as anyone. In April, Pillowinde released their second full-length album, titled “Jets to Brunswick.” Our music reporter caught up with Claire by phone in June. Bennett Kelly: Alright, […]

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NBT Music Spotlight: The Cynz

Cyndi Dawson and Henry Seiz power the rock outfit The Cynz. Formed in 2010, The Cynz released a cover of “Tell That Girl To Shut Up” in February, with another single planned for this fall preceding their fifth album release. In June, Cyndi and Henry phoned our music reporter Bennett Kelly from a Sunday practice […]