Thursday, July 16, 2015

What's Going On: 7/16, 7/17, 7/18 & 7/19, 2015

Wreaths play the Asbury Park carousel house this Sunday with Sharkmuffin and Lost Boy ?.

Back at the Carousel

The summer continues to fly by. It's another weekend packed with shows, and we're back at the carousel in Asbury Park this Sunday for another evening of free rock. There's plenty to do before we get there, though.

On Thursday night, 90.5 The Night continues their Songwriters on the Beach series by bringing Cheerleader and Isadora to 5th Ave. Beach in Belmar for a free show. Chunksaah Records kicks off a big weekend for themselves with a dual record release at Asbury Lanes. Seaside Caves celebrate the physical release of their self-titled EP with the label at that party. Roger Harvey, who appears on the All Of My Friends Are Total Dreamboats comp, also plays. Stuyvesant play DC's Tavern in Hoboken with Tim Foljahn. A bunch of NJ bands head to Left Field NYC as Weird and Wonderful Words, Colton Kaser, Help Me Help You, and Jean Pool play there. In Ridgewood, Pinegrove, Oshwa, Half Waif, Forth Wanderers, and ROMP play the Elks Lodge.

Anthony Raneri is back at Asbury Lanes on Friday night. Tony Appleseed, Little Big Toe, and Color Wheel play APYC for free. Toy Cars, Blithedale Romance, Knights Templar, and Horsecops are at Glitterbox. Hot Blood and The Battery Electric head up to Left Field for a Turbojugend party. Todd Barry brings his stand-up act to The Saint. Umphrey's McGee hit the Summer Stage. Dark City brings Matt Wade, Mad Feather Group, The Shady Street Show Band, and Feathers In The Shade to Wonder Bar.

Also on Friday, The Bouncing Souls hit the stage at Starland to play How I Spent My Summer Vacation in its entirety. Joining them on a packed out bill are Andrew Jackson Jihad, labelmates Seaside Caves, and our beloved Screaming Females.

On Saturday, Accidental Seabirds head to Montclair for a show at The Porchistas' home studio with Able Thought and The Porchistas. The Battery Electric continue their busy weekend with a show at Arlene's Grocery in NYC. Planes Mistaken For Stars are at Asbury Lanes. The Brighton has The Love Me Nots, The X-Men, Soraia, and The Off White. GayGuy / StraightGuy and Yawn Mower join forces for a free show at APYC where they'll be doing the songs of Weezer and Nirvana. Play Date, the husband and wife duo of Greg Attonito (The Bouncing Souls) and Shanti Wintergate, celebrate the release of their latest collection of family music at Porta. Bobby Mahoney and The Seventh Son hold their own release show at The Saint with Atlas Bloom, Ashes To Rain, and Julian Fulton. 311 are on the Summer Stage.

We're back at the carousel in Asbury Park this Sunday with our friends Little Dickman Records and Arcade Radio. Our last show there was really special, and this one promises to be great as well. Wreaths are joined by new Little Dickman signees Sharkmuffin as well as Brooklyn's Lost Boy ? doing a solo set. It's free again and all ages. Things get started at 6.

This Sunday has plenty of other options as well. Thomas Wynn & The Believers are at Asbury Lanes. The Brighton hosts a benefit for St. Jude's Children's Hospital featuring Hot Blood, the tireless Battery Electric, Dead Overhead, Shiksa, Odds Are, and Art of Edgar. The Warped Tour comes to PNC Bank Arts Center. Accidental Seabirds are in Brooklyn at Pete's Candy Store. Deal Casino roll on at APYC.

You should be able to find something to add to this year's tally of how you spent your summer vacation, and we'd love to see you at the carousel.


5th Ave. Beach (Belmar): Cheerleader / Isadora, 7pm, FREE

Asbury Lanes (Asbury): Chunksaah Dual Record Release: Seaside Caves / Roger Harvey, 8pm, $10 (ALL AGES)

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Sumptin' Good ft. Zak Westphal / Matt Wade / Kevin Grossman, 9pm, FREE

The Beach Bar (Asbury): Disco 2000: DJ Magic Juan Electro / Indie / Shoegaze, 8pm

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Polyphony / Dischordia / Cranely Gardens / Solum Mortum, 7pm, $8 (18+)

DC's Tavern (Hoboken): Stuyvesant / Tim Foljahn, 7:30pm

Left Field (NYC): Weird and Wonderful Words / Colton Kayser / Help Me Help You / Jean Pool, 7pm, $5

Ridgewood Elks Lodge (Ridgewood): Pinegrove / Oshwa / Half Waif / Forth Wanderers / ROMP, 7pm, $5

The Saint (Asbury): Fyre & Reign / The Amboys / Scott Thomas Webster, 7:30pm, $10

Starland Ballroom (Sayreville): Blackberry Smoke, 7pm, $20 adv, $25 door (ALL AGES)

FRIDAY (7/17)

Asbury Lanes (Asbury): Anthony Raneri / What's Eating Gilbert / Allison Weiss, 7pm, $15 adv, $18 door (ALL AGES)

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Tony Appleseed / Little Big Toe / Color Wheel, 9:30pm, FREE

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Don Jamieson of "That Metal Show," 7pm

Clash Bar (Clifton): The Sun The Moon & The Stars / Maharaja / Skuz / Garbage Brain / White Void

Glitterbox (New Brunswick): Toy Cars / The Blithedale Romance / Knights Templar / Horsecops / Ernston, 7pm, $5

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): We Used To Cut The Grass, 10pm, FREE

Left Field (NYC): Beach Craft Bonanza / Riot Fox / Hot Blood / The Howleez / Gangway! / The Battery Electric, 8pm, $7

Monty Hall (Jersey City): Detroit Cobras / The Ribeye Brothers / Junk Boys, 8:30pm, $13

Neighborhood Watch (New Brunswick): Professor Caveman / Big Huge / The Wailing Kids / Eagle Daddy / Thee Creeps, 7pm, $5

The Rail House (Rahway): Map Of Rome / The Kava Daphne / One Step From Falling / Low Roads Ghost, 9pm, $3

Roxy & Dukes (Dunellen): Joe Taino, 9:30pm, $12

The Saint (Asbury): Todd Barry / Joe Zimmerman, 7pm, $15 adv, $20 door

Starland Ballroom (Sayreville): The Bouncing Souls / Screaming Females / Andrew Jackson Jihad / Seaside Caves, 6:30pm, $27 adv, $30 door (ALL AGES)

The Stone Pony Summer Stage (Asbury): Umphrey's McGee / Lettuce, 5pm, $30.50 adv, $35 door

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): Matt Wade / Mad Feather Group / Shady Street Show Band / Feathers In The Shade, 8pm, $10


148 Forest St. (Montclair): Able Thought / The Porchistas / Accidental Seabirds, 6pm

Arlene's Grocery (NYC): The Bothers / The Battery Electric / Lion In The Mane, 10pm, $10

Asbury Lanes (Asbury): Planes Mistaken For Stars / Dave Smalley / The Sun The Moon And The Stars / Unwed, 8pm, $10 adv, $12 door

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): GayGuy/StraightGuy / Yawn Mower doing Nirvana and Weezer, 10pm, FREE

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): The Love Me Nots / The X-Men / Soraia / Off White, 8pm, $7

Clash Bar (Clifton): Lunatic Fringe / Timelord Smith / Bob-omb / Paradigm

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Billy Hector, 10pm, FREE

Lucky 7's (Jersey City): Head Cheerleader / Sunshine and The Rain / Windsor Field / Bern and The Brights / Overlake / Coy Kids / D├ęsir Decir / Sharkmuffin / Lost Boy ? / Moneyshot / Wyldlife, 1pm

Maxwell's Tavern (Hoboken): Wyland / The Big Easy / Joni Fatora / I Am Fighting, 7pm, $10

The Meatlocker (Montclair): The Uncommonly Good / Hogarth v Channel63 / Gorgonite Scum, 9pm, $10

Mercer County Park Festival Grounds (West Windsor): R5, 6pm

MillHill Basement (Trenton): The Man From Somewhere Else / Kahlil Ali / Raymond Strife / The Great Depression, 9pm, $6

Paradise: Lost (New Brunswick): Slingshot Dakota / Mikey Erg / ROMP, 7pm, $5-7

Porta (Asbury): Play Date / Lakehouse Lollies, 2pm, $8

The Saint (Asbury): Bobby Mahoney and The Seventh Son / Atlas Bloom / Ashes To Rain / Julian Fulton, 6:30pm, $10 adv, $12 door

The Stone Pony Summer Stage (Asbury): 311 / The Green, 5:30pm, $42.50+

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): Joe Grushecky and The House Rockers, 7pm, $20 adv, $25 door

SUNDAY (7/19)

22 Hollywood Ave. (Leonardo): Little Rooney / Teenage Halloween / The Great Depression / Avery Mandeville, 6pm, FREE

Asbury Lanes (Asbury): Thomas Wynn & The Believers / Cranston Dean / Goodnightmorning, 7pm, $10 adv, $12 door (ALL AGES)

Asbury Park Carousel House (Asbury): Wreaths / Sharkmuffin / Lost Boy ?, 6pm, FREE

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Deal Casino, 7pm, FREE

The Blueberry Shire (New Brunswick): Man Dancing / Sad Lips / Wandering Lake / Internal Rhyme / Kennedy Hart / Brothers Grimm, 7pm, $5

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Benefit for St. Jude's Children's Hospital: The Battery Electric / Hot Blood / Odds Are / Shiksa / Art Of Edgar / Dead Overhead, 4pm

The Meatlocker (Montclair): Zvi / Azrail Noir / Mama Shogun / Illearth / Our Wits That Make Us Men, 9pm, donation

Pete's Candy Store (Brooklyn): Accidental Seabirds / Adam Bellard / GoldenOak, 8:35pm, FREE

PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel): Vans Warped Tour, 11am, $51.50 + Ticketmaster

The Saint (Asbury): Asbury Slim / Jersey Boy Blues Band / The West Front, 2pm, $12

The Saint (Asbury): Matthew Ryan and The Northern Wires / The West Front, 6:30pm, $13 adv, $15 door

St. Mew's (New Brunswick): Polyphony / Prize The Doubt / Pizza Spirits / Mingy, 7pm, $5

Scarlet Pub (New Brunswick): Two Names / Matt Cook Seventy Five / Abby Darlin / Secret Photos / Pioneer The Eel, 8pm, FREE

The Stone Pony (Asbury): Catch 22, 7pm, $20 adv, $25 door

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): Reggae Sunday, 4pm, FREE

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