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Meet Philadelphia’s own Jersey Calling, MMR’s Local Shots Artist of the Month.

Jersey Calling was formed in 2002 by core members Randy Ballinger, Josh Kates, and Sean Breslin. After building a loyal cult following playing church basements, VFW Halls, and legendary punk clubs like CBGB, the band took a hiatus in 2005.

In 2020, Jersey Calling regrouped with co-lead singer Victoria Maffei-Kates for their third album Punk Rock Retirement. The album proved that even after years away from the scene, the band continues to offer all the Pop-Punk hallmarks that helped build their fanbase: catchy riffs accompanied by driving bass lines and backbeats, singers whose voices resemble punk giants of the 1990s, and a passion to deliver anthem after anthem during their energetic live

The band doesn’t rest on their laurels either. They continue to refine their songwriting skills as displayed on their latest album, Parasocial Security.

After opening the 2023 Adjacent Festival in Atlantic City, NJ with headliners Blink-182 and Paramore, and independently grossing thousands of dollars in merchandise sales on a northeast US tour, they are ready to level up and partner with the best the industry has to offer.

Here’s more on Jersey Calling, February’s Local Shots Artist of the Month:

  • Keep Up With Jersey Calling On Social


  • "Gods & Cowboys"

    The first track off Parasocial Security starts the album off with a bang. It tackles an important social issue, helping to navigate the human experience.

  • "Backseat Driver"

    This upbeat track tackles the issue of autonomy. Sometimes we feel like a backseat driver in our own lives. It’s important to take the wheel and take control!

  • "Hasta Luego"

    “Hasta Luego” rounds the album out. It is a rally against authoritarian control, and it also super rocks. Parasocial Security is a triumphant return for the band, and we can’t wait to play these tracks on WMMR.

  • Upcoming Shows

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    Jersey Calling are on tour this year! Look for a date near you.You gotta see this band and let them rock your socks off.

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