Live bands.
Beach vibes.
Furry friends.

WELCOME TO
THE WONDER BAR

The Wonder Bar is a true classic in Asbury Park, known for great live music, tasty food and the world famous Yappy Hour—where dogs run the show.

YAPPY
HOUR

Why should humans should have all the fun? We welcome dogs big and small, young and old to run around and get off the leash for a few hours.

MENU

As you can tell, we’re not your usual beach bar. Our menu features favorites like burgers, fries and wings, and offers a taste of the unexpected, too.

UPCOMING
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  • Little Hag

    Little Hag

    Yawn Mower, Sunglaciers, Teen Idle

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    Little Hag
    Yawn Mower, Sunglaciers, Teen Idle

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 7:30 pm

    21 and up admitted

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    $10 (plus applicable service charges)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Tom Hamilton

    Tom Hamilton

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    Tom Hamilton

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 8:00pm

    21 and up

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    $20.00 ADVANCE/ $25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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  • Sensational Soul Cruisers

    Sensational Soul Cruisers

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    Sensational Soul Cruisers

    The Sensational Soul Cruisers are not just another 11-man vocal harmony group with horns. While it is still sometimes possible to find a band featuring a similar line up of instruments, it is unlikely that you will ever find another that performs with as much energy, passion, and talent as these guys. From their humble beginnings rehearsing in Freehold Borough at the chicken coops on Route 33 to the basement of the Cycle Shop on Throckmorton Street, this band has come a long way from its “Eddie and the Cruisers” days to become one of New Jersey’s best kept secrets.

    Under the tutelage of legendary Jersey Shore sax player Screamin’ Steve Barlotta, who has been the captain of this fantastic soul cruise for over 30 years, who has catapulted this band from the recesses of a dingy basement to over 200 performances a year while capturing the true essence of the Jersey Shore sound and its true R&B roots. Fortunately for those of us that feel that the sound of classic Philly Soul, Motown, Disco, Stax, and the music of The Temptations, Four Tops, Earth Wind & Fire, Chicago, The Trammps and other such groups was and still is some of the best music ever recorded or played live, there will be plenty of chances to see the Sensational Soul Cruisers perform this year and for many years to come. While the band travels to and plays concerts in theaters, clubs, public festivals, and private events throughout the country, they will be spending quite a bit of time up & down the east coast this year.

    Over the past 3 decades the Soul Cruisers have been fortunate enough to grace the stage with many great artist from Bruce Springsteen, Little Anthony and The Imperials, Gloria Gaynor, Gary US Bonds, John Cafferty, Southside Johnny, The Emotions, Bon Jovi, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder. As well as being the long time favorite house band at New York City’s famed Copacabana.

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 8:00pm

    21 and up

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door

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  • Happy Mondays

    Happy Mondays

    Lou Panico, The DT’s, Sun Vessels

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    HAPPY MONDAYS

    Happy Mondays return to the Wonder Bar with free live music by local and national artists, plus food & drink specials.

    April 22: Lou Panico, The DT’s, Sun Vessels

    Doors at 7 pm
    21+ admitted

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    FREE! (21+ admitted)

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  • Fastball

    Fastball

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    FASTBALL

    Nostalgia is easy. Easy money. Easy memories. And the peak-and-crash crash rush of the comfortable and familiar, which fades away in an instant. Inspiration is hard. Achieving it demands vulnerability, cooperation, and a belief that the next
    thing you create could genuinely move someone’s soul.
    Over the many years together, the men of Fastball have come to appreciate that the whole point of their careers together is building off of the trust, creativity and just plain hard work of making inspired music together. It’s a career highlighted by the early career chart-topping success of hit single “The Way,” which guitarist Miles Zuniga wryly remarks, “I like to say that ‘The Way’ gave us the freedom to continue doing what we do.”
    What the band has done steadily through the years is continually hone its voice and sound, which has further evolved on its new self-titled album, recorded in far west Texas at Sonic Ranch Studio with acclaimed producer David Garza. Fastball is the fourth album the band has made during a 10-year streak that founders Zuniga, guitarist/singer Tony Scalzo, and drummer Joey Shuffield agree has seen them at their most creative and open-hearted as a trio of musicians and lifelong friends.

    21+ admitted

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  • Almost U2

    Almost U2

    The Ultimate Tribute to U2

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    Almost U2
    The Ultimate Tribute to U2

    A must see show for any U2 fan! NJ based Almost U2 always delivers a spot on electrifying live stage show.

    Almost U2 was born from the Asbury Park based band Misfit Johnny, is a tribute to the live experience of the iconic band U2. Almost U2 performs their tribute with spot-on accuracy and attention to detail, paying homage to some of the greatest moments in concert history from the past 4 decades: Red Rocks, Live Aid, and Slane Castle and More. With music spanning U2’s entire music catalog, their renditions of legendary U2 live performances honor the band and equally the experience of a real U2 concert! These extraordinary and long-time NJ musicians will not settle for anything less than complete authenticity and will deliver the unmistakable live sounds of the original band. U2 fans…this will be a show you will never forget! Featuring: John Garofalo : Lead Vocals, Scott Softy: Guitar, Keyboards, John Spero: Percussion and Doug Tiedemann: Bass. Join us in the intimacy of the Wonder Bar!

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 8:00pm

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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  • Metal Life Crisis

    Metal Life Crisis

    A Night of Jersey Shore Metal

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    Metal Life Crisis

    The Jersey Shore’s own metal monsters are back with a new CD “Theater of Fire” already available on major streaming platforms. The band consists of: Jerry Franklin – Vocals and Guitar, Shawn Kaiser – Bass, Mark Yard – Guitar, Rich Dinnerman – Drums. Tight thundering metal riffs and hooks…  this unit brings a great live show! Who on Earth opens.

    21+

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    $20 in advance plus applicable surcharges

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Happy Mondays

    Happy Mondays

    Seperatr, Rest Ashore, Meteor Police

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    HAPPY MONDAYS

    Happy Mondays return to the Wonder Bar with free live music by local and national artists, plus food & drink specials.

    April 29: Seperatr, Rest Ashore, Meteor Police

    Doors at 7 pm
    21+ admitted

    Price

    FREE! (21+ admitted)

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  • Punk Rock Factory

    Punk Rock Factory

    with Adam and the Metal Hawks

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    Punk Rock Factory
    Adam and the Metal Hawks

    7 pm: Doors
    8 pm: Adam and the Metal Hawks
    9 pm: Punk Rock Factory

    21+ admitted

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  • Promised Land

    Promised Land

    Ultimate Jersey Shore Tribute

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    Promised Land
    Ultimate Jersey Shore Tribute

    Join us for a rocking night of classic Jersey Shore music loaded with hits and fan favorites from Southside, Bon Jovi, Bruce, Cafferty, Bonds and more!

    Promised Land always brings a great show highlighted by their stellar full band and horn section. They will take you back to the heyday of the Jersey Shore music scene.

    Door 7:00 Show 8:00

    21+ admitted

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    $20 advance  (plus applicable service charges) / $20 day of show

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  • The Englishtown Project

    The Englishtown Project

    Grateful Dead Tribute

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    The Englishtown Project
    playing music of the Grateful Dead, Marshall Tucker and NRPS

    On Labor Day weekend of 1977, the Grateful Dead headlined one of the largest and most musically successful concerts of all time at Raceway Park in Englishtown. The Englishtown Project plays homage to this historic event with all-star veterans of Dead family bands led by Michael Falzarano. The show is generally Dead centered with plenty of New Riders and Marshall Tucker songs and features the music actually played at the Englishtown 1977 show.

    21 and up admitted

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    Michael Falzarano: Guitar/Vocals
    After decades-long stints with Hot Tuna and the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Michael has earned nothing less than iconic status as one of the most authentic figures on the blues/jam band scene. Over the years, Michael’s evocative singing, intuitive guitar playing and songwriting skills have earned him a large and loyal following worldwide.

    Clare Maloney: Vocals
    New York City-based vocalist Clare Maloney has been hailed for her “golden voice of immense range and depth” and has delighted audiences around the world with her thoughtful artistry, polished singing and wholehearted performances. Raised on rock ‘n’ roll and trained in classical music and opera, Clare’s musical knowledge and her skillful ability to move between musical genres have established her as a go-to musician. Her interpretations of the Grateful Dead are earning her a steady following on the jam band scene.

    Tom Circosta: Guitar/Vocals
    Tom is one of the New York area’s most versatile guitarists and a disciple of Bob Weir, arguably the best and most unique rhythm guitarist in rock history. In addition to Zen Tricksters, Tom also plays with the unique Dead On Live and Jam Stampede.

    Kevin Griffin: Guitar/Pedal Steel Guitar/Vocals
    Kevin has made a name for himself playing pedal steel and guitar around the Tri-State area for many years. When not on board with The Englishtown Project, Kevin can be seen with The Space Bandits and or The Electricix, one of the longest running Grateful Dead tribute jam bands on the scene

    Klyph Black: Bass/Vocals
    Bass/Vocals: In Klyph, along with Tom Circosta, the Englishtown Project is fortunate to have these members of the Zen Tricksters, the best and longest running Grateful Dead-centric band in the northeast. Not only is Klyph an outstanding bassist, he is also an excellent guitarist and one of the most accomplished musicians on the jam band scene today.

    Russell Stedman: Drums
    Fans of the Grateful Dead know what a great drummer Russell is. He’s been on the Jam Band scene for quite a long time, making him a much sought after drummer.  He has played in The Jeff Mattson Band and The Zen Tricksters. Now you can see him with The Englishtown Project

    Price

    $22 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door  

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  • deSoL

    deSoL

    All-Ages Benefit for The Sato Project

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    deSoL
    Benefit for The Sato Project

    NOTE: This is an all-ages show!

    deSoL is a multi cultural brotherhood from Asbury Park, NJ whose music mixes rock hooks with fiery Latin rhythms sung in English, Spanish & “Spanglish.” The result is a musical stew where the individual styles of the six musicians combine to create a sound that keeps audiences on their feet.

    deSoL’s infectious and relatable live show is a physical and spiritual experience.

    Formed in the early 2000s, they spent 10 years honing their live show in front of audiences across the US. Then, on the strength of two AA hit singles “Karma” and Sing It All Night” they became a fixture on the festival circuit and scored support slots for several bands including Los Lonely Boys, The Legendary Wailers, Widespread Panic and REM. After a a break to focus on family, the pandemic hit. The band recently reunited to write and record a crop of new songs and perform again in select east coast venues.

    Their music and message has remained upbeat and positive and appeals to listeners of all ages and backgrounds.

    deSoL: of the sun, for the people…

    Partial proceeds to benefit The Sato Project. For additional information please see mission statement below and visit: thesatoproject.org

    The Sato Project is dedicated to rescuing abused and abandoned dogs from Puerto Rico. There are currently an estimated 500,000 stray dogs roaming the island’s streets and beaches. With no access to food, fresh water, or veterinary care, many of these dogs are living daily lives of severe suffering. The municipal shelter system is drastically overwhelmed, with only five shelters across all 78 of the island’s municipalities. These shelters have a combined euthanasia rate of over 94%. For thousands of stray and abandoned dogs in the area in which we operate, we are their only hope.

    NOTE: This is an all-ages show!

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    Price: $25.00 ADVANCE/DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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  • Dead Poet Society

    Dead Poet Society

    FISSION Tour

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    DEAD POET SOCIETY
    FISSION Tour
    with ANDRES

    Asked what it is he wants audiences to take away from FISSION, the second album from Dead Poet Society, Jack Underkofler offers these eight words: “We want to leave them with the truth.”

    The affable and engaging 30-year-old delivers these words with the forthrightness that marks his discussions about the band he fronts, completed by Jack Collins (guitar), Will Goodroad (drums) and Dylan Brenner (bass), and the art this collective of college friends have exhaustively dedicated themselves molding, too often to their own detriment.

    It’s an answer that epitomizes the dedication with which the quartet approach their craft, and the search for its purest, most meaningful form. “It’s not as simple as saying we want our music to leave people with a positive outlook,” Underkofler explains. “You want music to speak to wherever you find yourself. We want to leave people feeling that whatever they are experiencing is valid, no matter what place they are at in their lives.”

    After a decade defining, redefining and perfecting their art, where Dead Poet Society find themselves on the eve of their sophomore release is much clearer. Make no mistake: Dead Poet Society are a uniquely captivating group, rock’s next great breakout act, with FISSION capturing the hearts and challenge the minds of fans old and new on the journey
    ahead.

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  • The Nerds

    The Nerds

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    THE NERDS

    The legendary Nerds will play a two-set show starting at 8 pm as they return to the Wonder Bar! From the Jersey Shore to Carnegie Hall and beyond, they have rocked them all! When The Nerds are on stage, it’s always a great night at the Wonder Bar!

    Doors 7:00pm
    Show 8:00pm

    21 and up admitted

     

     

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    $22.00 ADVANCE/$25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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  • Mikaela Davis and Southern Star

    Mikaela Davis and Southern Star

    Bridget Kearney

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    Mikaela Davis and Southern Star
    with special guest Bridget Kearney

    Five years since her debut album Delivery, Mikaela Davis has moved away from her hometown of Rochester, shared the stage with the likes of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Christian McBride, Bon Iver, Lake Street Dive and Circles Around the Sun and entered a new decade. But it’s the ever-evolving relationships between her closest friends and bandmates that has propelled the Hudson Valley-based artist onto her new album And Southern Star––a truly collaborative effort that ruminates on the choices we make, and the people we always come back to.

    Davis earned her degree in harp performance at the Crane School of Music, and has molded her classical music training to create an original and genre-bending catalog that weaves together 60s pop-soaked melodies, psychedelia and driving folk rock. She met her bandmates at pivotal moments in her life––drummer Alex Coté in childhood, guitarist Cian McCarthy and bassist Shane McCarthy in college, and steel guitarist Kurt Johnson in her early twenties. It’s the band’s collective step into adulthood that has informed much of And Southern Star’s thematic landscape.

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 8:00pm

    21 and up

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    $17.00 ADVANCE/ $20.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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  • Waiting On Mongo

    Waiting On Mongo

    Album Release & Summer Stage After Show

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    Waiting On Mongo
    ‘From the Top’ Album Release / Summer Stage After Show

    A power funk septet, WOM is an immersive experience that can only be described as a soulful journey that pushes the limits in the 4th dimension of psychedelic grooves. With strutting guitar riffs, transcendent horns, and heady organ depth, the live performances take you on a cathartic journey where you shed the weight of the world with everyone in attendance. Traversing the inner workings of the human soul, everything seems to be in its right place when the Mongo party hits full throttle.

    WOM has relentlessly displayed a level of musicianship that continues to impress both music critics and fans alike, winning awards in their hometown of Asbury Park for consecutive years. With a permeating aura of soulful energy, that illuminates every venue, the band is on a collision course for new locations to spread the love that is their music.

    Waiting On Mongo is Mike [guitar, vocals], Johnny [bass], Anders [saxophone], Mongo [keyboards], Matt [drums], Harry [percussion] and Bruce [trumpet].

    Doors 9:00 pm
    Showtime 10:00pm

    21 and up

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    $20.00 ADVANCE/$25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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  • Satsang

    Satsang

    Tim Snider

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    Satsang
    plus Tim Snider

    “I just want to write and perform songs that touch the heart and help others”. Letting go of genre, expectation, and boxes, Satsang has leaned into the power of songwriting to drive their release, Flowers From The Fray (the band’s 5th album in 6 years). Recorded and self-produced with the help of bandmate and longtime collaborator Parker Brown, this record finds the duo tucked away in a secluded cabin in Southwest Montana digging back into the foundation on which Satsang was founded on. “These songs were all so personal to me” says Drew McManus. “Whether it was really sifting through the stage of life I had found myself in which was a kind of dark night of the soul, or leaning into the love of my wife. This record is truly me bearing my heart. I needed to seclude myself to find out where these songs wanted to go, and having Parker’s musical guidance had a big hand in that. ”This record, coupled with the band’s last release All. Right. Now. is a maturing. A growing into the songwriter and musicians that the band was destined to be. A settled and firm foundation of influences and sound that brings every external aspect in and finds it internalized and distilled into “Flowers From the Fray”.

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 9:00pm

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  • Jive Talk

    Jive Talk

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    JIVE TALK

    Nashville-based Jive Talk began making a name for themselves through their high energy live performances. They are known for their anthemic, synth-rock sound and have been featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Apple New Alternative, Sirius XMU and more. Emerging on the live circuit in 2021, they quickly found themselves sharing the stage supporting acts like The Districts, Stephen Sanchez, The Brummies, and more.

    “Nashville is synonymous with country music, but a new wave of pop is having its moment…avant-guard synth-rock band Jive Talk represent a once-overlooked segment of Music City.” — Rolling Stone

    “A breath of fresh air for Music City…they stand out amongst the crowd.” — Acme Radio

    Doors: 6pm
    Show: 7pm

    21+ admitted

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  • The Smithereens

    The Smithereens

    with special guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

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    The Smithereens
    with special guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

    The Smithereens rock Memorial Weekend Saturday at the Wonder Bar

    Founded in New Jersey in 1980 with their take no prisoners sound, reflecting their Garden State roots, The Smithereens have resonated with fans worldwide over the course of 17 albums and more than 2,500 live shows. Their most recent release, COVERS, features 22 of the band’s favorite songs first recorded by other artists.

    With the 2017 passing of Pat DiNizio, the surviving members have decided to persevere and carry on their shared musical legacy. Using guest vocalists including Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms and Marshall Crenshaw, they continue to rock the world. Asbury Park has long been The Smithereens’ favorite stomping grounds. Join us in the intimacy of the Wonder Bar for what’s going to be an unforgettable holiday show in Asbury Park!

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    21 and up admitted

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  • Messer Chups

    Messer Chups

    Black Flamingos

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    Hi-Tide Recordings presents Messer Chups with special guest Black Flamingos

    While Messer Chups’ sound is hard to neatly categorize, the band has developed a cult following among fans of rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf records, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, The Cramps, and the theme song from The Munsters. Live, they explode with garage-punk intensity, all played against a video-collage backdrop of mid-century trashy cult and horror movie clips featuring Russ Meyer and Ed Wood, and superstars like Vampira and Bela Lugosi in a zombie mash-up.

    Doors 7:30 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    21 and up

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    $20.00 ADVANCE/$25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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  • Christine Martucci & The Band of Love

    Christine Martucci & The Band of Love

    Redbird, Carolyn Marosy

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    Christine Martucci & The Band of Love
    plus special guests Redbird and Carolyn Marosy

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    21 and up

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    $25.00 ADVANCE/DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Mike Pinto

    Mike Pinto

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    Mike Pinto

    Mike Pinto is a true storyteller who captivates fans around the world with his undeniably distinct voice and exceptional songwriting. Born and raised in the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pinto has become a prominent fixture in the Southern California music scene after living in San Diego for the past ten years. His gritty East Coast perspective of life, blended with the laid-back California lifestyle, creates a dichotomy that is uniquely original. Pinto’s newest album, Hotel Rendezvous, debuted at #4 on ITunes Singer-Songwriter charts, and was nominated as one of 2018’s Best World Music Albums by the San Diego Music Awards. It was his 6th release, while his previous records have topped the iTunes Reggae and Billboard Reggae charts, debuting at #1 and #2 respectively. Constantly evolving as an artist and songwriter, Pinto’s songs are both deeply personal and widely relatable. His popularity spreads beyond the continental United States, with radio plays in Japan, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, and live performances in Guam, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. He has toured nationally with such bands as Iration, Black Uhuru, The Aggrolites, Long Beach Dub All Stars, and Ballyhoo!

    21+

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  • Thee Sinseers & The Altons

    Thee Sinseers & The Altons

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    Thee Sinseers & The Altons: Sinseerly Yours Tour

    21+

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  • Willie Nile

    Willie Nile

    Spirit of 76 Birthday Bash

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    WILLIE NILE
    Spirit of 76 Birthday Bash

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    The New York Times called Buffalo, NY born Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” Uncut Magazine called him “A one-man Clash.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by Uncut. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” His single from that album, “One Guitar,” was the “Top Pick of the Week” in USA Today.

    Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises.

    Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.”

    “The unofficial poet laureate of New York City.” – Uncut
    “Better than most performers have to offer by far.” — Rolling Stone
    “Clash/Social Distortion meets Pete Seeger…a true master songwriter!” – Hits
    “Willie’s so good I can’t believe he’s not from New Jersey!” – Little Steven
    “Crossing the power of the Clash with the social consciousness of Woody Guthrie…he’s stronger than ever!” – The Morton Report
    “Willie Nile is a great artist. If there was any justice in this world, I’d be opening up for him instead of him for me.” Lucinda Williams
    “The epitome of real, true American rock ’n’ roll!” – Pop Matters
    “He’s a rocker’s rocker, protégé of the famous.” — USA Today
    “A man who embodies the true spirit of rock n’ roll.” – London Times
    “RIVETING!…Springsteen, Mellencamp, Van Morrison…Willie Nile has earned his standing in that esteemed company! – Blurt

    21 and up admitted

    Price

    Standing GA Tickets $39.50 (plus applicable service charges), 40 GA VIP Table seats - $79.50

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  • Happy Mondays

    Happy Mondays

    presented by North 2 Shore

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    North 2 Shore presents HAPPY MONDAYS
    featuring Renee Maskin, Blush, The Hard Maybes and The Foes of Fern

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 7:30pm

    RENEE MASKIN:

    Known for her distinctive voice, literally and artistically, Renee Maskin is a staple of the thriving music scene in Asbury Park, NJ. With three solo LPs released in three years, her prolific output pulls from a deep well of influence, from country, to garage, to modern indie-rock.

    Maskin has notably opened for a wide range of acts, including Jon Langford (Mekons), William Tyler, Del Amitri, Tyler Ramsey, and notably toured with her former group, Lowlight, in support of The Pretenders. Maskin was named “Songwriter of the Year 2023” by New Jersey Stage Magazine. Her most recent LP, Shimmer, was named one of 2023’s National Top Albums by The Aquarian.

    BLUSH:

    Blush is an Asbury Park based band that plays groovy indie rock with notes of pop, blues, and funk. The band consists of Jon Bass on drums, Jackie Flanders on keys, Evan Hutchins on guitar, and Joy Morgan on bass and was formed in September of 2023. Influences are the B-52s, The Doors, Ben Folds, The Beatles, Talking Heads, and No Doubt.

    THE HARD MAYBES:

    The Hard Maybes are like the sound of Pop Rocks being poured into an ice cold glass of Coca Cola; unmistakably familiar but tough to pin down.

    They marry girl group gravitas with gritty indie style in way that no one else in the New Jersey scene seems to be able to do quite so effectively. And for that, they’ve earned themselves a standout place within it, despite only having made their debut in 2022. Lead vocalist Harley Cunha sings like the most left-swiped Disney Princess on the Internet. But rest assured, there are no Tinder Kings in these songs and the band’s no-effs-given attitude makes that abundantly clear.

    THE FOES OF FERN:

    The Foes of Fern are an Asbury Park-based band that is known for performing an exhilarating blend of genres, once referred to as “Soulful Multilayered Organic Indie Folk Rock” by music venue, The Saint.

    Marrying drums, bass, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, among other instruments, The Foes bring the party to Asbury Park, playing at many of the local music venues including The Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, Asbury Lanes, and Low Dive. On June 16th, 2023, The Foes of Fern released their second studio album, “Rerun.” Their first album, “Carpe Diem”, was released in August 2020. You can listen to both on Spotify. The Foes of Fern are represented by Telegraph Hill Records.

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    21 and up admitted

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    FREE! (21+ admitted)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Asbury Jams Kickoff featuring Mihali

    Asbury Jams Kickoff featuring Mihali

    presented by North 2 Shore

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    North 2 Shore presents Asbury Jams Kickoff featuring Mihali

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 8:00pm

    For Mihali, music behaves much like a living being.

    It grows, matures, and changes with a sentient consciousness and whims of its own. The Vermont-based solo singer, songwriter, guitarist, artist, and Twiddle co-founder follows reggae’s evolutionary ebb and flow, existing in a perpetual state of inspiration and creation, and remaining committed to sonic evolution. Exuding a balanced mix of rich influence, Mihali’s music entwines reggae spirit, fluid soundscape architecture, and invigorating mantras meant to be chanted aloud in a packed venue.

    Following years of fan demand, Mihali served up his solo debut, Breathe and Let Go, in 2020. It boasted collaborations with Citizen Cope, Matisyahu, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Trevor Hall, and instantly reacted with audiences, gathering millions of streams. In addition to glowing reviews from JamBase and Live For Live Music, Grateful Web exclaimed, “Mihali’s musical talent is special.”

    During the global pandemic, Mihali kept writing songs. One particular tune, “All Day” [feat. Nathan Aurora], reminded him of tourmates and friends Iya Terra, so he sent the demo to vocalist and guitarist Nathan Feinstein. Vibing with the direction, Nathan finished the song and fired it back to Mihali, unassumingly kicking off the process behind his new record, Effection [released July 22, 2022].

    “It was very easy,” Mihali says with a smile. “Reggae has always been such a passion of mine. I’d write a song, send it to Nate, and we’d work on it. It simply happened. We basically agreed, ‘Let’s write a record.’ It was more about having fun as buddies. Nathan’s a genius. He did all of the drums, bass, piano, and a bit of guitar. Every morning, I would wake up to a new .wav file, and it was like Christmas!”

    They finished the record remotely, with Nathan behind the board as producer. After teasing its arrival with “Maplewood,” Mihali unveiled the single “Greater Escape” [with The Movement & The Elovaters]. The gritty dub track features a simmering, synth and guitar driven beat, accented by explosive verses from Josh Swain of reggae-rock quartet The Movement and Jackson Weatherbee of The Elovaters.

    “I was getting overwhelmed in life,” he admits. “Sometimes, you have to take that much-needed break to do what makes you happy instead of getting caught up in the details of what’s bringing you down. Some people climb mountains; other people party. It’s all about what gets you there. Musically, it’s so different from anything I’ve ever done. Nathan has so many connections and gave me a lot of access to great minds such as The Movement and The Elovaters.”

    Waves of guitar buoy Mihali’s flowing delivery on third single, “Living Is The Lesson” [with Iration]. He enlisted the support of veteran California dub-pop band Iration for the track, which is accompanied by an animated music video in psychedelic pastel by Kamil Dymek.

    “It’s an ode to living in the present and trying to enjoy it rather than looking at the future,” he goes on. “A lot of us are so nose down to the grind trying to achieve a goal, that we miss out on the good things in our lives. It’s horrible to look back and see what you could’ve experienced.”

    Then, there’s the title track “Effection” [with SOJA]. Horns pipe up over a laid back guitar riff before Mihali urges, “Wake up the love inside of you,” as Hemphill counters with a commensurately thoughtful cameo.

    “It’s about making positive changes in your life to get healthier, which is usually very difficult to do,” he notes. “You have to really want it and call upon yourself to get there. I love SOJA’s lyrics. They resonate with the album and the current times.”

    Representing the most striking progression on the record, Mihali joins forces with bluegrass phenomenon The Kitchen Dwellers for “Ballad of Broken.” It incorporates “untraditional reggae instruments” — a la banjo, mandolin, and upright bass — into a luminous anthem.

    “It’s a nice, sad country song, reggae-style,” he grins. “It was new territory for all of us.”

    In the end, living remains Mihali’s greatest lesson, and his music continues to transform with him.

    “I tried not to go super heavy or deep on the emotions,” he leaves off. “Instead, there’s a lot of happiness and hope on Effection. Personally, I’m wearing a lot of hats right now. I’m incredibly proud and excited to be releasing so much music and, as always, evolving.”

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    $22.00 ADVANCE/$25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)  

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • The Weeklings

    The Weeklings

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    North 2 Shore presents The Weeklings 

    For this show The Weeklings will be celebrating 60 years of the Beatles in America along with some of their very special friends.

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    Electrifying energy. Impressive musicianship. Classic songs you know and love. Originals inspired by the legends. Welcome to THE WEEKLINGS! This stellar tribute band takes the stage for a 60th Anniversary of The Beatles show complete with explosive renditions of classics (plus Beatles-inspired originals) to create a Fab Four experience like you’ve never seen or heard before. Comprised of a quartet of stellar musicians (Glen Burtnik, Bob Burger, John Merjave and Joe Bellia), THE WEEKLINGS channel the best of this iconic band while still infusing the experience with a fresh vibe.

    If you’re a Beatles fan, you don’t want to miss this show! Brush up on your vocals and catch THE WEEKLINGS at The Wonder Bar for North to Shore.

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    $30.00 ADVANCE/$35.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)  

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  • Dramarama

    Dramarama

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    North 2 Shore presents Dramarama

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    For this show Dramarama will perform, for the first time ever, in its entirety, their 1991 album “Vinyl” along with all of your Dramarama favorites in a 2 hour plus show!

    Rooted in distorted grit, punk energy, and American songbook eloquence, and sporting three of the original “four-ish” members.

    Well, they didn’t start out with a permanent drummer), Dramarama has always been both classic and cutting-edge. This iconic alternative rock group was formed in the basement of a record store in Wayne, New Jersey by John Easdale [singer, songwriter], Mark Englert [lead, rhythm guitar], Peter Wood [lead, rhythm guitar], and have, for the past 18-plus years, been joined by Mike Davis [bass], and Tony Snow [drums], who not only preserve but strengthen the spirit that established Dramarama as a historymaking force in 1982.

    As the story goes, John, Peter and Mark traded New Jersey for Los Angeles. Long before the nineties alt rock radio boom, the West Coast initially embraced the group’s single, “Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You…)” (off their 1985 debut, Cinéma Vérité), as the de facto anthem of the nascent alternative nation. It notably made history as one of the most requested songs of all time on the World Famous KROQ 106.7 FM in Los Angeles. It could also be heard loud and clear everywhere from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master to HBO’s Entourage. And although Dramarama has yet to become a household name (still the next big thing), Easdale’s work has been cited as an influence on several major bands of the last three decades.

    On the heels of Cinéma Vérité’s success the band delivered a decade of fan favorite albums: Box Office Bomb [1987], Stuck in Wonderamaland [1989], Vinyl [1991] and Hi-Fi Sci-Fi [1993], and after a 10-year hiatus served up Everybody Dies in 2005. As their legacy solidified, more critical praise followed. The Chicago Sun Times christened them “one of America’s best rock bands” and the Los Angeles Times proclaimed Easdale “one of the finest singer/songwriters of these times.” And the praise continues as Dramarama’s latest release, Color TV, was named one of the Top 10 Albums of 2020 by legendary music journalist and critic Robert Christgau.

    The band is having more fun than ever and exudes a confidence and ease that can only come through experience and mutual respect. As Easdale puts it, “Few things compare to that sense of uninhibitedness you feel during a great show — waving your fist, stomping your feet, singing out loud and not [caring] about anything but the music. I’m proud to say that this is the feeling experienced by both the band and audience at the vast majority of Dramarama live shows — fast, tight, loud, sweaty sing-a-longs. EVERY time we play, the audience’s pleasure is our primary concern.”

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  • Clarence Clemons Celebration

    Clarence Clemons Celebration

    with Jarod Clemons & the Late Nights

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    North 2 Shore presents Clarence Clemons Celebration with Jarod Clemons & the Late Nights

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 7:30pm

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    $20.00 ADVANCE/$25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Glenn Alexander & Shadowland

    Glenn Alexander & Shadowland

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    Glenn Alexander & Shadowland
    featuring the Asbury Jukes Horns & Oria

    Glenn Alexander is best known as lead guitarist of New Jersey’s famed Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, his other band

    Glenn will be joined on stage at the WB by his daughter Oria and the Jukes horn section: Chris Anderson, John Isley and Neal Pawley. This show will feature some Shadowland originals a few Jukes tunes, and lots of Glenn’s upbeat signature bluesy roots rock ‘n’ roll to keep the party Jukin’ all night!

    “Alexander himself is a bit of a shadowy phantom. Raised on southern rock and midwest blues, he’s studied jazz and progressive rock and plays the six-string like a feral beast … Shadowland (the album) has flavors of Memphis, Chicago, Jersey City, all in the mix. It’s blues rock, but then again not. It’s Southern rock, but then again more. It’s rock and roll, slathered in funky soul with a machine-gun guitar at its forefront. It’s Glenn Alexander and company at their very best, and it absolutely should be in your collection.” J.D. Nash – American Blues Scene

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

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    $22.00 ADVANCE/$25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Damn the Torpedoes

    Damn the Torpedoes

    A Live Tom Petty Concert Experience

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    Damn the Torpedoes
    A Live Tom Petty Concert Experience

    Damn the Torpedoes is the definitive spot-on Petty tribute. Every show is a celebration of everything Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. DTT brings a two-set show of Petty hits and fan favorites. It’s a great live retrospective of the Petty music catalogue and must see show for any Tom Petty fan.

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    21 and up

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    $30.00 ADVANCE/ DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)  

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Stolen Gin

    Stolen Gin

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    Stolen Gin

    “We’re Stolen Gin, a band from New York City. We’re known for our high-energy live act and avid improvisation — we never play songs the same way twice. We met as students at New York University, and first came together playing college parties on NYC rooftops. Our goal then was the same as it is now: to make every gig feel like a party, and to keep people dancing.” – Jackson, Evan, Will, Josh and Sawyer

     

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  • Mystery Skulls

    Mystery Skulls

    'Forever' 10th Anniversary Tour

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    Mystery Skulls
    ‘Forever’ 10th Anniversary Tour

    Mystery Skulls celebrates 10 years of ‘Forever’ with a North American tour spanning more than 25 cities. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Mystery Skulls will be performing ‘Forever’ front to back for the first time ever, in addition to other songs across their releases. VIP packages are available.

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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