Thursday, September 15, 2016

What's Going On: 9/15, 9/16, 9/17 & 9/18, 2016

Screaming Females headline Friday night at The New Alternative Music Festival in Convention Hall.

New Alternative Music Festival

Looks like it's going to be another weekend of wall-to-wall bands for me as Don Giovanni Records' New Alternative Music Festival comes to Convention Hall on Friday and Saturday. That comes highly recommended by me, but there's plenty of other stuff for you to check out as well.

Reagan Youth, Public Serpents, Cryptkeeper Five, and Top Nachos play Brighton Bar on Thursday night. It's the return of Live Band Karaoke with The Golden Boyz at House of Independents. Metalachi come to Wonder Bar with help from Lost In Society as The Clash and Yawn Mower.

On Friday night, Predator Dub Assassins are at Langosta. Lunch Ladies and Paper Streets are at New Brunswick's Paradise: Lost along with The Head, Rhea, and Ego Death. The Everymen hit Piano's in NYC with Carnival Youth, Organised Scum, Faulkner, and Matt Butler. Mr. Payday, The Anderson Council, and The Rock n Roll Hi-Fives play Pino's in Highland Park. There's Wild Child, a doors tribute, at Wonder Bar.

Friday is also Day 1 of the New Alternative Music Festival in Convention Hall. Doors open at noon with music starting at 1pm. Friday's sets include Screaming Females, Ought, P.S. Eliot, Tenement, Radiator Hospital, Sammus, Pinkwash, Giant Peach, Izzy True, and more. Get there and take in as much as you can. Asbury Park Yacht Club hosts the Asbury Park Feminist Collective / Stage A Revolution presented after-party, which is free and features Reflowered Girlz, Secret Mountain, Teenage Halloween, and Fake Limbs.

Saturday's Day 2 of the NAMF features Downtown Boys, Girlpool, Laura Stevenson, Rye Coalition, Mal Blum, Sex Stains, Jeffrey Lewis, Outer Spaces, Upset, and more. The APYC after-party has Algebra II, Fortune Yeller, Wild Rice, and Finchler.

Also on Saturday, The Moms hold their record release at Horseshoe Tavern in Morristown with help from Corrina, Corrina, Bigbutt, and American Lions. Tor Miller comes to House of Independents with Owel and WAYNOWAY. Roadside Graves play the first of two weekend shows (more on that in a minute) at Pino's with Lesser Séamus and A Halo Called Fred. Experiment 34 are at The Saint with Quaker City Night Hawks, Flatleaver, and Jigmakers.

On Sunday, we've got a very special CoolDad Music Presents show. Roadside Graves bring the second of two extremely rare New Jersey performances to Anchor's Bend where they'll be joined by Lowlight and The Mikey Erg Band. This is a free show. Doors open at 3:30pm and Roadside Graves will be kicking things off at 4, so arrive early. This is one that I'm really happy about being able to pull off, and I hope to see you there.

Also on Sunday, Satan's God, Other Things, and C.R. and The Degenerates play an afternoon show at In The West in New Brunswick. Teenage Halloween head up to Brooklyn's Shea Stadium for a show with Tall Juan, Nail Polish, and Edgar Clinks.

That's a pretty packed weekend. Do come say hi at Anchor's Bend if you can. CoolMom will be there, and I'd love to introduce you.


The Asbury Hotel Soundbooth (Asbury): Open Mic, 8pm

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Wheelhouse, 9pm, FREE

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Reagan Youth / Public Serpents / Cryptkeeper Five / Top Nachos, 7pm, $8

Court Tavern (New Brunswick): The Carousers / Stillwells / Final Warning / Love Underwater, 7:30pm, $5 or $10

House of Independents (Asbury): Live Band Karaoke w/ The Golden Boyz, 8pm, FREE

Inkwell Coffee House (Long Branch): Open Mic, 8pm

Meatlocker (Montclair): Gary Wilson w/ Tredici Bacci / Palberta, 8pm

MillHill Basement (Trenton): SophistiPunx / Shaboizi / Two Houses / Alpha Rabbit, 8pm

Roxy & Duke's Roadhouse (Dunellen): JD Wilkes / Dex Romweber / King Sickabilly, 8pm

The Saint (Asbury): The Heavy Pets / Tigerman / Des & The Swagmatics, 7:30pm

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): Metalachi / Lost In Society (doing The Clash) / Yawn Mower, 7pm, $14 adv, $16 door

FRIDAY (9/16)

The Asbury Hotel Soundbooth (Asbury): The Constant, 9pm

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Asbury Park Feminist Collective / Stage A Revolution Present NAMF After-Party w/ Reflowered Girlz / Secret Mountain / Teenage Halloween / Fake Limbs, 9pm, FREE

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): June Divided / Lion In The Mane / Kalimur / Paper States, 7pm, $8

Convention Hall (Asbury Park): Don Giovanni Records Presents: The New Alternative Music Festival ft. Screaming Females / Ought / P.S. Eliot / Tenement / Radiator Hospital / Nude Beach / California X / more, 12 noon, $28 or $50 2-day pass

Court Tavern (New Brunswick): Carnavarice Breath / Ixion Lux / We Our War / Kalopsia / Failing Light, 8pm, $10

House of Independents (Asbury): 80s Prom Night with DJ Atom Worth, 8pm, FREE

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Predator Dub Assassins, 9pm, FREE

Paradise: Lost (New Brunswick): Lunch Ladies / The Head / Paper Streets / Rhea / Ego Death, 8pm, $5

Piano's (NYC): Carnival Youth / The Everymen / Organised Scum / Faulkner / Matt Butler, 7pm, $10

Pino's Gift Basket (Highland Park): Mr. Payday / Anderson Council / Rock n Roll Hi-Fives, 8pm

The Saint (Asbury): Iron Bridge Band / Pepperwine / A Thousand Days Band, 7pm, $15

The Stone Pony (Asbury): Lakehouse Big Gig, 6pm, FREE

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): Wild Child (Doors tribute), 9pm, $20


The Asbury Hotel Soundbooth (Asbury): Joseph Alton Miller, 9pm

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Asbury Park Feminist Collective / Stage A Revolution Present NAMF After-Party w/ Algebra II / Fortune Yeller / Wild Rice / Finchler, 9pm, FREE

The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): The Raz Band / The Grip Weeds / The Easy Outs / Stone Baby, 7pm, $15

The Bunker (New Brunswick): Housechella ft. Lunch Ladies / The Afraid Brigade / Jeff Linden & The Black Spot Society / more, 6pm, $8

Convention Hall (Asbury Park): Don Giovanni Records Presents: The New Alternative Music Festival ft. Downtown Boys / Laura Stevenson / Sex Stains / Aye Nako / Mal Blum / Rye Coalition / more, 12 noon, $28 or $50 2-day pass

Court Tavern (New Brunswick): All Era Melody Reunion #10 w/ The Court Jesters?, 8pm

Horseshoe Tavern (Morristown): The Moms / Corrina, Corrina / Bigbutt / American Lions, 8pm, $15

House of Independents (Asbury): Tor Miller / Owel / WAYNOWAY, 7pm, $15 adv, $17 door

Maxwell's Tavern (Hoboken): Val Emmich and The Veeries / Christina Alessi, 7pm, $10

Pino's Gift Basket (Highland Park): Lesser Séamus / A Halo Called Fred / Roadside Graves, 8pm

Roxy & Duke's Roadhouse (Dunellen): Experience Janis!, 9pm, $10

The Saint (Asbury): Boardwalk Film Festival, 11:30am, $12

The Saint (Asbury): Experiment 34 / Quaker City Night Hawks / Flatleaver / Jigmakers, 7:30pm, $10

The Stone Pony (Asbury): Lakehouse Big Gig, 10am, FREE

The Wonder Bar (Asbury): Sons Of Texas, 7pm, $12 adv, $15 door

SUNDAY (9/18)

Anchor's Bend (Asbury): CoolDad Music Presents: Roadside Graves / Lowlight / Mikey Erg Band, 3:30pm, FREE

The Asbury Hotel Soundbooth (Asbury): Stars & Saxophones, 9pm

Bomb Shelter (New Brunswick): Whiner / The Roswell Debacle / Weller / Ironclad, 7pm, donation

In The West (New Brunswick): Satan's God / Other Things / CR + The Degenerates, 4pm

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Jim Pellegrino, 1pm, FREE

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Tibet Benefit Concert, 8pm, FREE

The Saint (Asbury): Boardwalk Film Festival, 11:30am, $12

Scarlet Pub (New Brunswick): Matt Cook / Relms / Full Bliss, 8pm, $5

Shea Stadium (Brooklyn): Tall Juan / Nail Polish / Edgar Clinks / Teenage Halloween, 8pm

The Stone Pony (Asbury): Lakehouse Big Gig, 10am, FREE


  1. Stopped by Anchors Bend early Sunday (about 1:30 PM) to ask about the show. Was told it was cancelled. What a shame.

    1. Really sorry to hear that. We went on as scheduled at 4pm.