Come kick off your summer at a free show with Dark Horse, a classic rock meltdown! They play the spirited rock 'n' roll that inspired us, from Humble Pie, Aerosmith, Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Bad Company to Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. Doors at 8 pm, show starts at 9. And don't forget -- admission is free!
It's the launch of Reggae Sundays featuring P-Funk North at the Wonder Bar on Sun., May 28. P-Funk North is a local reggae/rock cocktail mixing ska, punk, hip hop and everything in between. Relax, take in the sun, have lunch and enjoy Naked Turtle Rum specials. The fun runs from 1 to 4 pm.
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).
Des & the Swagmatics, Secret Sound, and Tash Even & Kyle turn Happy Mondays into a Memorial Day dance party with a mix of funk, soul and jam. Doors open at 7 pm, music starts at 8:30. Admission is free (21 and up, as usual). Food and drink specials all night.
East Coast Classic Scooter Rally presents The Slackers with special guests Boomshot and Steady Sound System with DJs Greene Goblin and Judge Knotte. The Slackers mix Jamaican Rock 'N' Roll with equal parts grit and grace. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
The 12 Stones show scheduled for June 7 has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
Enjoy a night of Allman Brothers classics and plenty of southern rock favorites with the Michael Allman Band. Secret Sound opens. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
JT Bowen and the Mighty Kings of Soul (featuring members of Uptown Horns, NY Blues Hall of Fame and Blues Brothers) join special guests Glenn Alexander & Shadowland (featuring members of the Asbury Jukes). Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Join us for Willie's first ever Wonder Bar appearance as he and the band debut a new album, Positively Bob - Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan. Willie will also perform faves and nuggets (some that you may not have heard in a long time) spanning his career in a dynamic two-plus hour show. "Call out the fire department," says Willie. "It's gonna be a barn burner!" Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Asbury Park's Dark City Strings draws from a broad spectrum of influences to deliver a high energy creative mix of bluegrass, Americana and folk. Stars Above and Depths Below is their second major album. The Glimmer Grass Band opens the evening. Tickets are $11 in advance (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).
The Hip Abduction formed in St. Petersburg, Florida over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music. They started with informal jam sessions and quickly developed a sound that attracted national attention. Doors at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $15 (plus applicable surcharges).
By popular demand, it's Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers at the WB on Fri., July 7. The Bobby Bandiera Band opens. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Americana working class rocker Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers will feature music spanning Joe's entire career, including select new songs that he'll debut July 8 at the WB. Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan opens. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
The Flatliners come to the Wonder Bar on Thurs., July 13. Pkew Pkew Pkew and Garrett Dale (of Red City Radio) open. Doors at 7 pm and tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Fri 7/14: START MAKING SENSE
Start Making Sense, the Talking Heads tribute, returns to rock the WB! Doors at 8 pm and tickets are $20 (plus applicable surcharges).
Guitar legend Dick Dale has been voted No. 31 in Rolling Stone's 100 greatest rock guitarists of all time. He pioneered the use of reverberation as well as custom made Fender amps, including the first ever 100-watt guitar amp capable of producing distorted "thick, clearly defined tones" at "previously undreamed of volumes." Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $37.50 in advance, $40 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
War at the Shore is three days of punk, oi!, ska and reggae at the beach, with 15 bands plus DJs spinning boss sounds all weekend. Doors each day at 8 pm. Three-day pass tickets are $60 (plus applicable surcharges).