SOUTH ORANGE, NJ – WSOU’s specialty show “Street Patrol” will highlight local musical talent at an event at Dingbatz in Clifton on Sunday, March 25.

Four local bands from New York and New Jersey hard rock scene will be featured. WSOU is Seton Hall University’s student-run radio station, 89.5 FM.

“I love the local scene, and nothing compares to a local show,” says Katie Daly, a junior and secondary education major at Seton Hall and one of the hosts of “Street Patrol.” “We want to bolster the hard rock genre in New York and New Jersey.”

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Doors at Dingbatz will open at 4 p.m. and the show will begin at 5. It will feature Six Realms, Gyre, NJ Dots and Ominous.  Tickets are $9 at the door, and attendees must be 21 or older.

Daly and her co-host, Aly Mulligan, a sophomore broadcast major at the Hall, have established relationships with many of the bands featured on their weekly radio show, which airs every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. on WSOU. 

“Local bands need our support and in turn, the local bands support us,” says Mulligan, who adds that she is looking forward to seeing the come-back performances by both Ominous and NJ Dots, as well as by newcomer Gyre, playing only their second show. 

The co-hosts also are planning a live “Yank-or-Crank” version of the show on April 12 to search for new talent.  

More information for both events as well as 89.5 FM WSOU’s “Street Patrol” specialty show can be found on their Facebook, Twitter and Youtube pages.!/Street_Patrol the handle is @Street_Patrol

Alexandra Lubischer is participating in a hyperlocal journalism partnership between The Alternative Press and Seton Hall University's Department of Communication & The Arts designed to give students real-world experience.