Welcome to Jersey Alternative! I wanted to create a site where music fans can come together and find out about the newest and best music, right here in New Jersey. Sure, we all know about Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and Frank Sinatra, but here you’ll find out who else is making waves. How have some of these classic artists influenced the bands coming out of our area today? How has growing up in New Jersey affected their sound and attitude?


Credit: Aaron Houston, The Star-Ledger

It can sometimes be hard to learn more about what’s going on in your local scene if you’re not already a part of it. Here, you’ll find posts on many facets of what makes local alternative special. There’ll be spotlights on artists from New Jersey, whether they’re just breaking into the scene or have been around for years. You’ll read reviews of new releases from Jersey artists, including singles, EPs, and albums. You’ll find out about upcoming shows, read reviews of recent ones, and find out about some of the best venues in the state.


Credit: Asbury Park Sun
I want to make this site as easy to navigate and user-friendly as possible. At the top of the page, you’ll find pages about the site, how to contact me, a page about me, and a page where you can actually submit your own content! You can submit anything to the New Jersey alternative music scene, whether it be concert reviews, album reviews, or artist profiles. On the sidebar, you’ll find widgets for a number of different sections: all of my recent posts; tags for when you’re looking for all of the posts on a particular topic; archives; categories; and links to other websites I’m currently reading and recommend. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or contact me directly!



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