Thursday, July 23, 2015

What's Going On: 7/23, 7/24, 7/25 & 7/26

Glen Rock's Titus Andronicus celebrate The Most Lamentable Tragedy with a 5-day residency at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium

Tough Choices

Big, busy weekend here at CoolDad Music HQ. CD#1 heads to the NJ Junior Olympic Swimming Championships at Rutgers to compete in all her breaststroke events. Plus, there are a ton of shows all competing with one another for our attention.

Things get started on Thursday when 90.5 The Night returns to the beach in Belmar with James Maddock and Jonathan Tea. Reggie and The Full Effect are back at Asbury Lanes with Pentimento and The Weaks. Alternate Routes, Emily Grove, and our friend Chris Brown are at Wonder Bar.

On Friday night, APYC hosts Yams playing The Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime. Karmic Juggernaut are at Langosta. The Visionary Tattoo and Arts Festival starts at Convention Hall. Devi, Deaf Rhino, Big Wake, and Drum and Tantrum play The Dopeness in JC. In nearby Hoboken, Arrows In Her, Morningside Lane, Atlas Bloom, and Forever Losing Sleep hit Maxwell's Tavern. Dave Hill brings his stand-up act to The Paramount for a free upstairs show. The Saint has a lunchtime show with Planes on Paper and an evening show with Centennials, The Vaughns, All New Atmosphere, The Color Atlantic, and Wolfasaurus REX.

Also on Friday, Glen Rock, NJ punks Titus Andronicus begin their residency at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium to celebrate the release of their 29-song punk opera, The Most Lamentable Tragedy. Primus come to the Stone Pony Summer Stage and bring with them all-time CoolDad fave, Dinosaur Jr. Sean Lennon's Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger also play.

On Saturday, Beach Slang come back to Asbury Lanes with Hurrry and The Scandals. Read my interview with Beach Slang's James Alex here. The late show at the Lanes features all-metal Bee Gees tribute band, Tragedy. Ruby The Hatchet play for free at APYC. Marshall Crenshaw does an intimate performance at The Paramount. Little Dickman artists Corrina, Corrina and The Battery Electric head to New Brunswick's PussyPad. Titus continue at Shea. Cowboy Mouth are at the Pony.

For some Saturday daytime action, you can head to Bayville for the Soulsational Music and Wellness Festival featuring Glycerine Queens, Prehistoric Forest, Bone and Marrow, Chris Rockwell, and more. Brooklyn buzz band Sunflower Bean play a Saturday matinee at The Saint with CDM faves Sink Tapes. 

On Sunday, Plow United are at Asbury Lanes. Deal Casino roll on at APYC. Titus play Night Three at Shea. Rise Against, Killswitch Engage, and Let Live are on the Summer Stage.

So many of my favorites playing this weekend. It's going to be tough for me to decide where to spend the evenings. Good problems to have, I guess. I'm sure I'll see you somewhere.


5th Ave. Beach (Belmar): James Maddock / Jonathan Tea, 7pm, FREE

Asbury Lanes (Asbury): Reggie and The Full Effect / Pentimento / The Weaks, 7pm, $19 (ALL AGES)

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

The Banana Stand (New Brunswick): Spowder / Grotto Girl / Young Rapids / Wisteria / Toy Cars, 7pm, $5

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

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Milan & The Sour Goat / Killin' It / Shock Value / Chilled Monkey Brains, 7pm, $7 (18+)

Burger King (New Brunswick): Wild Rice / Glazer / Naps / Cleats, 7pm, $5

The Meatlocker (Montclair): Killer Waves / This Is Me Looking Dangerous / Dizzy Bats / Dankwolf / Whisper Wars / Kay Roman, 8pm, donation

Millhill Basement (Trenton): City Limits / Goddamnit / Almost People / Logan Carpenter, 9pm, $7

The Saint (Asbury): Aaron Lee Tasjan / Lilly Hiatt / Michael Askin / Tony Tedesco & Gorgo Beach, 7pm, $13

Tromaville (New Brunswick): Garbage Brain / Darkwing / Heavy Flow / Bigbutt / The Ruiners, 8pm, $5

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): Alternate Routes / Emily Grove / Chris Brown, 7pm, $10 adv, $12 door

FRIDAY (7/24)

Asbury Lanes (Asbury): Eat, Drink, Dance, Bowl, Hang after Primus, 10pm, $5 (18+)

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Yams Play "Double Nickels on the Dime" by The Minutemen, 10pm, FREE

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Negative Traction / Breathing Ashes / Dead Wings / It Could End Tomorrow / One Down Five Up, 6:30pm, $12 (ALL AGES)

Clash Bar (Clifton): John Caspi / Lights Over Hudson / The O>Matics / Mega Yeah

Convention Hall (Asbury): Visionary Tattoo & Arts Festival, 2pm, $20/day, $40/weekend

The Dopeness (Jersey City): Devi / Deaf Rhino / Big Wake / Drum & Tantrum, $10 (ALL AGES)

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Karmic Juggernaut, 10pm, FREE

Maxwell's Tavern (Hoboken): Arrows In Her / Morningside Lane / Atlas Bloom / Forever Losing Sleep, 8pm, $10 adv, $13 door

Nowhere USA (New Brunswick): Small Wonder / Care / Fire Is Motion / El Americano / Secret Mountain, 8pm, $5

Paradise: Lost (New Brunswick): The Great Depression / The Head / Paper Streets / Krissanthemum, 8pm, donation 

Paramount Mezzanine (Asbury): Dave Hill / Jo Firestone / Joe Pera, 8:30pm, FREE

The Saint (Asbury): Planes on Paper, 11:30am, $10 w/ buffet lunch

The Saint (Asbury): Centennials (CD Release) / The Vaughns / The Color Atlantic / All New Atmosphere / Wolfasaurus REX, 7:30pm, $10

Shea Stadium (Brooklyn): An Evening w/ Titus Andronicus, SOLD OUT

St. Mew's (New Brunswick): Young Spines / Zuli / Cachabacha / Loser Groove, 7pm, $5

The Stone Pony Summer Stage (Asbury): Primus / Dinosaur Jr. / Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, 5:30pm, $40 adv, $45 door

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): Toupee / Microfossils / Birthwater / Polyphony, 7pm, $10


Asbury Lanes (Asbury): Beach Slang / Hurry / The Scandals, 6pm, $10 (ALL AGES)

Asbury Lanes (Asbury): Tragedy, 10pm, $10 w/ Tattoo Fest Tix, $15 w/o (18+)

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Ruby The Hatchet / Joy, 10pm, FREE

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Live & Local Reunion Show/22 Bands on 2 Stages, 12:30pm, $10-12 (ALL AGES)

Clash Bar (Clifton): Unkempt Herald CD Release / Dead Drop / Dethkaktus

Convention Hall (Asbury): Visionary Tattoo & Arts Festival, 2pm, $20/day, $40/weekend

Forest Hills Parkway (Bayville): Soulsational Festival: May Darlings / Glycerine Queens / Bone & Marrow / Prehistoric Forest / Chris Rockwell / more, 11am, FREE (ALL AGES)

The Gin Mill (Kearny): The Great Depression / dollys / Darkwing / Party Cops / Spowder, 8pm, $5

Glitterbox (New Brunswick): Young Spines / Jon Kohen / Tired Light / Emily Yacina / No Stranger / Sad Lips, 8pm

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Steve Reilly Band, 10pm, FREE

Paradise: Lost (New Brunswick): Honey Wild / Ghost Camp / Oh Golly / Goo Lagoon, 7:30pm, $5

Paramount (Asbury): Marshall Crenshaw, 8pm, $50

PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel): Def Leppard / Styx / Tesla, 7pm 

The PussyPad (New Brunswick): Delicate Flowers / Corrina, Corrina / Good Luck Spaceman / The Battery Electric, 7:30pm, $5

The Rail House (Rahway): The House of Thieves / Control / Almost People / The Paper Jets / Mike Oregano, 9pm, $3

Roxy & Dukes (Dunellen): The Catholic Girls / The Brats / The Droogetttes, 9:30pm, $10

The Saint (Asbury): Sunflower Bean / Sink Tapes, 1:30pm (ALL AGES)

The Saint (Asbury): Eric Lindell, 7:30pm

Shea Stadium (Brooklyn): An Evening w/ Titus Andronicus, SOLD OUT

The Stone Pony (Asbury): Cowboy Mouth, 7pm, $20 adv, $25 door

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): Autumn City / Sundries / Christina Alessi / Jon and The Jones, 7:30pm, $10

SUNDAY (7/26)

Asbury Lanes (Asbury): Plow United / MakeWar / Almost People, 9:30pm, $5 (ALL AGES)

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

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Medusa's Disco / Ashes To Oranges / Bombshell Renegades, 7pm, $7 (18+)

Convention Hall (Asbury): Visionary Tattoo & Arts Festival, 2pm, $20/day, $40/weekend

In The West (New Brunswick): The Best Of The Worst / Station Cases / The Hempsteadys / Save Face, 7pm, $5

The Saint (Asbury): Mike and The Moonpies, 6pm, $12

Scarlet Pub (New Brunswick): John Mazurkiewicz / Gabe Gollub / Renee Maskin / I Am Human / Rose Boulevard / Green Ed, 8pm, FREE

Shea Stadium (Brooklyn): An Evening w/ Titus Andronicus, SOLD OUT

The Stone Pony Summer Stage (Asbury): Rise Against / Killswitch Engage / Let Live, 5pm, adv $32.50

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

1 comment :

  1. Yams fucking rocked Double Nickels. Incredible night