“Smithereens 2011” is the first album of all-new material from New Jersey’s pop-rock craftsmen since 1999’s “God Save the Smithereens.” Was the wait worth it?
Veteran New Jersey-bred band reunites with producer Don Dixon for studio album
If you are a fan of rock ‘n’ roll history then the Rock Con festival in New Jersey is the place you want to be. On three days — July 30 through August 1 — the festival promotes itself as the “Weekend …
The New Jersey-bred band has experienced many significant moments along the way to reaching its 30th anniversary this year.
Many power pop pundits consider the Smithereens’ 1986 debut Especially For You to be the band’s finest hour, while others swear by 1989’s 11.
Growing up in New Jersey during the 1960s and 1970s, Pat DiNizio was familiar with Holly through the New York radio stations that aired his hits as well as The Beatles’ faithful rendition of Holly’s “Words of Love.”