Saturday: DICK DALE
Dick Dale, the King of the Surf Guitar, returns to the Wonder Bar on July 26. He pioneered the surf music style, drawing on Eastern musical scales and experimenting with reverberation. The breakneck speed of his single-note staccato picking technique influenced guitarists such as Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen. Special guests The Brigantines will open. Doors at 7:30 pm, tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Mon 7/28: HAPPY MONDAYS
More amazing Monday music is in store with The Battery Electric, The Black Clouds and Gay Guy Straight Guy. Free admission (21 & up only, as usual at the WB). Music runs from 8 pm to midnight or so.
Tue 7/29: REIGNWOLF
Rolling Stone says Jordan "Reignwolf" Cook is "an unhinged, lovelorn, electric Canadian blues wildman who can't decide if he wants to be Robert Plant or Jimmy Page." Catch him at the WB Tues., July 29 at 7 pm. Public Access TV and Gay Guy/Straight Guy will open. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Sat 8/2: THE NINES
The Nines did everything a cover band shouldn't do, and drew a fanatic fan base which followed them everywhere. Original members Britt Savage (vocals), Jon Rogers (bass and vocals), Adam Roller (guitar) and Mick Gormaley (drums) reunite at the WB on Aug. 2. Doors open at 8 pm. Tickets are $13 in advance and $16 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Fri 8/8: DRAMARAMA
Dramarama returns to the Wonder Bar Fri., Aug. 8 at 7 pm. Join John Easdale and company for what is sure to be another special summer night! The Easy Outs and The Bob Polding Band open. Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Sat 8/9: NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
New Riders of the Purple Sage return to Asbury Park for a show at the Wonder Bar. Tickets are $22 in advance and $25 at the door (plus applicable surcharges). Special guest Blue Highways will open. Doors are at 7 pm.
Thu 8/14: HELLOGOODBYE
It's going to be a fun time when Forrest Kline and Hellogoodbye return to Asbury Park, this time up close and personal at the WB! Young Statues will open. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door (plus applicable surcharges). Doors open at 7 pm. UPDATE: This will be an 18-and-up show!
Fri 8/15: SISTER SPARROW & THE DIRTY BIRDS
Sat 8/16: JOBONANNO & THE GODSONS OF SOUL
JoBonanno and the Godsons of Soul bring the party back to the Wonder Bar Aug. 16. Get ready to dance the night away! Showtime is 9:30 pm and admission is $10.
Fri 8/22: AN EVENING WITH DOPAPOD
Fri 9/5: THE RISING
Fri 9/12: JOHN EDDIE
John Eddie and his Dirty Ole Band return to the Wonder Bar on Sept. 12 with a two-set show at 10 pm. The doors open at 8 with special guests to be announced. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Thu 10/2: X AMBASSADORS & JAMIE N COMMONS
The WB welcomes X Ambassadors and Jamie N Commons on Thurs., Oct. 2. Doors are at 7 pm and tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Mon 10/20: GLENN TILBROOK
Sat 10/25: STEVE FORBERT AND BAND
Steve Forbert and his band will play his 1979 hit album Jackrabbit Slim (including the Top 20 hit Romeo's Tune) in its entirety at the WB on Oct. 25. Sam Sims & Kyle Ward will open. Doors are at 7 pm and tickets are $21.50 in advance and $26 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).