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2ND ANNUAL MAKIN WAVES HUNGER BENEFIT FOR FOOD FOR THOUGHT HELPS CHARITY FEED HOMELESS ON THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS


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2ND ANNUAL MAKIN WAVES HUNGER BENEFIT FOR FOOD FOR THOUGHT HELPS CHARITY FEED HOMELESS ON THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS

Venues, artists, businesses & media band together to fight hunger
with nonprofit arm of Langosta Lounge in mixed bill that unifies rap & rock scenes

ASBURY PARK - Every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, Asbury Park's Langosta Loungeand its Food for Thought nonprofit host a holiday dinner for the homeless and the hungry. Given how much Langosta and adjacent Asbury Park Yacht Club do for the local music scene, four FREE shows will help offset the costs of those dinners with artist support, a silent auction for valuable sponsor prizes, a 50/50 raffle, individual donations and a canned food drive.

The expanded Makin Waves Hunger Benefit for Food for Thought will take place the weekend before Thanksgiving at Langosta and APYC. Uncooperative weather hit both establishments, their sister restaurant, Pop's Garage Mexican Cantina, and other supportive Asbury Park businesses hard this summer, so it’s crucial that the community “band together” to continue Langosta’s longstanding charitable holiday traditions and will do so with a mixed bill that unifies the city’s and the state’s rap and rock music scenes.

The series of mix bills will blend the hip-hop of Bulletproof Belv, Black Surburbia Music Group, Cook Thugless, Drew the Recluse, Chris Rockwell and Chill Smith, the rock of Sonic Blume and Experiment 34, the funky pop of Des and the Swagmatics, Nalani & Sarina and Evangelia, and the roots rock of Pamela Flores and Tara Dente. A YouTube playlist of all participating music artists can be found on Makin Waves’ new channel at youtube.com/channel/UCOwECJELltCPLg6_8dXKboA/playlists?view_as=subscriber. All artists are donating their time, talent and pay to help feed the needy during the holidays.

“I think it’s wonderful that Asbury Park has become such a great place to hear and see live rap music and that the rap and rock scenes have unified to present mixed bills and features, such as Matty Carlock on Bulletproof Belv’s local hit, ‘Dark City Nights,’ and their new song, ‘F Being Friends,’ Black Suburbia Music’s Drew the Recluse on The Cold Seas’ new ‘Bloodstain,’ and Chris Rockwell and Chill Smith’s collaborations with Pamela Flores and Tara Dente,” said event organizer Bob Makin, producer of the Makin Waves music column and radio segment. “Their work together and with the very hip hop-friendly Asbury Park Music Foundation inspired this fantastic lineup.”