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January 9th , Asbury Park, NJ – Jennifer Amoscato jen1sat in with a group of amazing local Asbury musicians at the newly opened  venue, House of Independents in Asbury Park. The event was titled Souper Groove All-Stars.

At just 19 years old she is proving to be one of the most talented female drummers in the Northeast. Formerly she was with the Glycerine Queens and is looking to step into a new band soon.

The event was produced by Jeff Mahajan, Souper Groove Music Festival/Turtle Soup

The event titled Souper Groove All-Stars featured;

TM Stevens (James Brown, Joe Cocker, The Pretenders)
Kevin Patrick (Blondie)
Sandy Mack (Dead On Live, Mack & Friends)
Nik Greeley (Swift Technique, Nik Greeley & The Operators)
Jeff Mahajan (Turtle Soup)
Karlee Bloom
Vinnie Smith (Mike Montrey Band, Natural Breakdown)
Andy Feldman (Turtle Soup)jeff_m
Joey Henderson (The Union)
Andy Meyer (Turtle Soup)
Ben Feld (Turtle Soup)

tonty_tTony Tedesco (Tony Tedesco & Full Fathom 5)Mike Susino (Waiting on Mongo)Mark Nettelingham (Turtle Soup)Michael McDermott (Turtle Soup)Jen Amoscato (Glycerine Queens)James Keenan (Predator Dub Assassins)Tea Jay (Waiting on Mongo)Mongo (Waiting on Mongo)Dave Brumberg (The Brummy Brothers)…AND THE SOUPER GROOVE HORNS:Ian Gray (Karmic Juggernaut, Swift Technique, Darlene Love)Anders Carlson (Waiting on Mongo, Downstream)horns_4
John Carlson (Downstream)
Bruce Krywinski (Fun While You Wait)

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Rock ’n’ Roll Greetings, Again, From Asbury Park-By TAMMY LA GORCE, NY Times

Jennifer Amoscato was in her cap and gown in June, counting down the minutes.

Unlike her friends, though, Ms. Amoscato, 18, of Neptune, was not in a hurry to change out of her uncomfortable shoes and then head to Project Graduation, the adult-supervised, all-night party for Neptune High School’s class of 2014.

She was in a hurry because she was late to her gig.DSC03442

“They didn’t start announcing the diplomas until 8, and we were playing at 8:30,” said Ms. Amoscato, whose father missed her walk across the graduation stage because he was busy ferrying her drum kit to the Stone Pony, where she and her band, Glycerine Queens, were scheduled to play. “I was freaking out.”

Ms. Amoscato made it, but barely.

“It was so worth missing Project Graduation for,” she said after the band’s high-energy, well-attended set. “I take music very seriously. And this is where I need to be if the music thing is going to work out.”

She is not the only one who thinks so.

Around Asbury Park, famous for being a rock ‘n’ roll launching pad for Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and Bon Jovi, artists and club promoters say a full-fledged musical renaissance is underway.

“We have a bunch of bands right now that have the potential to bust out,” said Peter Mantas, a former stage manager for Bon Jovi who now books roughly a dozen shows a week around town. “Music is cyclical. We were on, and then we were off. And now we’re back on. It’s become a hot scene again.”

Ms. Amoscato’s band, a four-piece, all-female group with surf-rock leanings, formed three years ago. Last year, while appearing at a local concert to benefit residents of a section of Neptune that was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, Glycerine Queens caught the attention of a celebrated native who was also performing, the singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins.

Ms. Atkins signed on earlier this year to produce the band’s first, five-song EP, “Sleep Deprivation,” with her husband, Ryan McHugh. It was recorded largely at Ms. Atkins’s Asbury Park home and released on June 24. Full article

Drummer Jen Amoscato

Drummer Jen Amoscato

The ladies at Glycerine Queens had touched base with us earlier and it’s a shame we hadn’t come across their work sooner. The all-girl “psychedelic surf bummer-punk band” hailing from Asbury Park, NJ had just recently released their debut EP Sleep Deprivation and their standout single “She Thinks She Knows” has definitely caught our attention. From the ’60s surf pop-laden, guitar melodies to the ever so dreamy vocals, this track may as well be your pleasurably melancholic lullaby to your own sleep deprivation. Entire EP worth more than a few listens as this girls have a sound you will enjoy. EP available on CDBaby.

5006901275_9f7059a7f1_zThis years Fosters Belmar Pro again takes place the second weekend of September, running the 12-15th this being the tenth year of it’s existence. Ocean Lifestyles is proud to have been a part of it all ten years.

Every year we do a drawing/raffle for a charitable organization, and this year we have chosen Rescue Ridge, We will be giving away a custom skateboard deck from the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, fitted with Venture 5.25 Silver/red trucks, Red bearing and 53MM STF bones wheels, an awesome setup for ramp to street.

About Rescue Ridge
Rescue Ridge is a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue group. Based locally at the Jersey Shore, Rescue Ridge began by rescuing healthy, beautiful animals that were-slated to be euthanized through no fault of their own. We felt it was unfair that because their “humans” had no more use for them their days were numbered.

All of us at Rescue Ridge have a special place in our hearts for homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals. And because Rescue Ridge is an all-volunteer group, every cent raised through the generosity of our donors is spent for the welfare of our charges. Founded in 2001, we rescue hundreds of dogs and cats every year, and are dedicated to providing a safe haven, veterinary attention and unconditional love until our animals are placed. Most importantly, over the past ten years thousands of our cats and dogs have found their forever homes.

About Fosters Belmar Pro
Surfers and fans alike come back to the 18th Ave. Beach on the same weekend each year because they know of Belmar’s welcoming reputation. They know that each year the town opens it’s doors for parades, parties, the famous Belmar Seafood Festival, and this annual surf event. Traveling pros recognize that this contest has a great history of waves. In the past, they’ve come from Australia, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Europe, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and all over the US.

It’s not every day that you get to meet your surfing heroes, but the Fosters Belmar Pro is a time when the sport’s marquis athletes are right there to watch, meet, and get an autograph from. In the past, that has included Shea Lopez, Parker Coffin, Balaram Stack, Ben Bourgeois, the Guduaskas brothers, Aaron Cormican, Bryan Hewitson, Timmy Reyes, Jeremy Johnston, Shaun Cansdel, and Brian Toth. This year is sure to draw a new wave of hot young pros and legends of the sport.