It's a non-stop showcase of live music comedy, spoken word and Chris Rockwell! Sign up early for the open mic slots. Doors at 7 pm. This is free event (21+ as usual). Watch for the Wonder Mic series coming this spring!
Wonder Jam returns to the Wonder Bar Sun., March 5 with three sets of classic rock, jam and blues from Sandy Mack and friends. Doors open at 3 pm and admission is just $5. Kids admitted with parents.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Doors' first album, Light My Fire will perform it from start to finish as part of a two-set show at the WB March 10. Light My Fire features an all-star Jersey lineup with Garrett Sweeney (Monster Magnet), Ryan Daily (Soft Parade and Yasgur's Farm), Pete Perrina (Frankenstein 3000 and Lords of Mercy), and Mike Padron on vocals. Cadillac Plan and Scarlet Knight open. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, Consider the Source blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Special guest Felix Martin opens. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $13 (plus applicable surcharges).
BIG RoaD rocks St. Pat's with The Weeklings, The BIG RoaD All-Star Band, The Bob Polding Band, Joey Evans Band and StoneBaby to help those affected by our state's epidemic drug addiction crisis. Monmouth County freeholders designated March 18 as BIG RoaD Day to honor their support for CFC Loud N Clear, which will receive a portion of the proceeds. Doors at 6 pm and tickets are $23 (plus applicable surcharges).
Hayley Jane and the Primates come to the WB on Thurs., March 23 with their genre-bending sound inspired by '60s and '70s rock and pop, old musical theater, folk, blues, soul, reggae, psychedelic, funk, bluegrass and country. Goose opens. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Pimps of Joytime mixes Brooklyn's indie scene, New Orleans funk and San Francisco soul at the dance party of the year! Waiting on Mongo opens. Presented by ElmThree Productions. Doors at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Time for another great night of music and dancing at the Wonder Barwith Jo Bonanno and the Godsons of Soul. Doors at 8 pm, showtime 9:15 and admission is $12.
Fri 3/31: MIDNIGHT NORTH
When you come to a Midnight North show, you'll find Elliott Peck, Grahame Lesh and Alex Jordan sliding into three-part harmonies as bassist Connor O'Sullivan and new drummer Alex Koford groove from a stomp to a slow-burn or boogie. You might find Midnight North writing a new page in the American songbook. Presented by ElmThree. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 (plus applicable surcharges).
Creative Music Management presents The Business We Have Chosen Musical Extravaganza, a celebration of JR Stanton's 40 years serving the music community with the Joey Evans Band (CD release), PK Lavengood and The Band without Fear, Stone Baby and more. Doors at 7 pm, admission $10.
Jazz Is PHSH is an instrumental tribute to Phish inspired by the popular tribute to The Grateful Dead, Jazz is Dead. Jazz is Phish features members of The Giant Country Horns (Phish), Snarky Puppy, Dave Matthews Band, Victor Wooten Band, Sun Ra Arketra, Strange Design and more. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
The great Bobby Bandiera returns with his band for another fantastic night of music. Doors at 8 pm, showtime 9:15 and admission is $15 .
Matt Pryor of the Get Up Kids and Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio come to the Wonder Bar on Tues., April 18. Matt and Dan will release a split record early in the year and both will play acoustic sets at the WB. Joe Michelini (of River City Extension/American Trappist) opens. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
The Sensational Soul Cruisers return to the Wonder Bar on Sat., April 28. Share a great night of music and dancing with great friends. Admission is $12, doors at 8 pm, showtime 9:15.
The Saint and ElmThree present Fortunate Youth at the Wonder Bar. Fortunate Youth is a collaboration of South Bay reggae stand-outs combining rootsy vibes and unique bass lines united with multiple harmonies, boisterous guitar solos and heavy keys. Joining them will be Josh Heinrich and Cas Haley & Iya Terra. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door (plus applicable surcharges). The Orwells come to the Wonder Bar on Sun., May 28. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $19 in advance, $21 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
XEB, featuring ex-original members of Third Eye Blind perform the entire debut album with special guest Brad Ray. A VIP meet and greet includes early entry, access to XEB's soundcheck (where they will perform exclusive rare songs) and a pre-show photo opportunity and signing with Kevin, Tony and Arion. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door, VIP $70 (plus applicable surcharges).
On the heels of their anxiously awaited new album Terrible Human Beings, The Orwells come to the Wonder Bar on Sun., May 28. The Walters open. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $19 in advance, $21 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Tragedy: The All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, is an over-the-top bombast of disco, metal, glitter and magic. Doors at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
It's summer with the Sensational Soul Cruisers at the Wonder Bar on Sat., July 22. Share a great night of music and dancing with great friends. Admission is $12, doors at 8 pm, showtime 9:15.