Who’s on tap?

The Wonder Bar is a favorite stop for seasoned bands and where up­-and­-comers can make their mark. Check out who’s slated to take the stage. And don’t forget to check back, because new shows are being added all the time.

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  • Mardi Gras with Old No. 7

    Mardi Gras with Old No. 7

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    Mardi Gras with Old No. 7
    $3 Coors Light & Miller Lite
    $10 Cruzan Hurricanes

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    $5

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Rainbow Full of Sound: Grateful Dead ’72

    Rainbow Full of Sound: Grateful Dead ’72

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    Waynard Scheller and Rainbow Full of Sound
    Playing the music of the Grateful Dead from the Europe 72 three-record set

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    $16 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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  • Vansaders, Latewaves

    Vansaders, Latewaves

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    Vansaders, Latewaves
    7″ Vinyl Split Release
    Wag On Inn Dog Rescue Benefit Show
    with special guests KQHYT KQHYT

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    $10

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Open Jams

    Open Jams

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    Open Jams at the Wonder Bar
    Full backline, personal instruments allowed, all skill levels welcome

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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 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 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 20 years, 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.

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

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • The Foes of Fern

    The Foes of Fern

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    The Foes of Fern
    The Extensions
    The Dead Flowers
    Honey Wild
    Cat London

     

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    $10

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • The Dales

    The Dales

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    THE DALES

    Drew Lawrence – vocals and keyboard
    Preston Pope – vocals, guitar
    Jackie Tozzi – vocals

    “These days, more than ever, we all need a reason to feel upbeat and optimistic. This is our way of helping us get there.”

    That’s Drew Lawrence, co-founder, singer/songwriter and keyboard player of the California-based band The Dales, sharing some insights into Easy Times, the band’s aptly named new EP and follow up to Marie, their critically acclaimed debut. Where that album shared a story of heartache and hardship in the wake of a personal tragedy, Easy Times changes its tune, both literally and figuratively. The melodies are as alluring, irresistable and accessible as always, but there’s a decided sense of optimism and exuberance ringing through these five carefully crafted songs, each of which offers an assured antidote for troubled times.

    Produced by The Dales, Easy Times is, as Lawrence describes it, all about affirmation and encouragement, a soundtrack that urges the listener to get on with the business of life and not get bogged down in disappointment and hard times.

    In their determination to return to their roots, the band recently reemerged as a trio. Allowing them to focus on the essence of the songs themselves and emphasize their tight-knit harmonies, a key component of their seminal sound.

    Singer/guitarist Preston Pope, who along with Lawrence and new Dales member, singer Jackie Tozzi makes up the band’s creative core, offered his take on the transition. “We tried a few different angles with this record,” he reflects. “It was a challenge and at times, it felt like we were searching in the dark. Ultimately we made a determined decision to strip things to an essential additives and simply go back to basics — that is, melodies and lyrics that convey a more hopeful view of life and its possibilities.”

    That’s evident in each of the songs on Easy Times, from the easy, amiable and unhurried sway of the title track and Turner’s gently comforting vocals that grace the closing “Careful,” to the three songs sandwiched in-between — the quiet and considered “Coming All In,” the soothing and yet sedate “If I Got You” and “Homesick,” a song bound with a genuine folk finesse.

    Lawrence offers his own impressions of these songs. “Easy Times,” he says, “is about realizing that a challenging time in a relationship has passed, and that after going through all the turmoil the connection can become even stronger than before.” He describes “Homesick” as a summer anthem of sorts, “a bit of wistful reflection on being back in Washington state this summer, a place my wife and I consider home, and written from the perspective of all the people that care for us up there and wish we would return.”

    The song ”Careful” is, in his words, “A heartfelt plea to a lover urging them not to be reckless with their trust… and to stop substance abuse in the process.”

    Still, the most provocative song in the set may well be “Coming On In,” which was written as a  letter to management in response to their urging the band to give their all to this project. “It’s our answer to their urging,” he says.

    Then again, that’s been the intent since the beginning in 2016 when Lawrence, a veteran best-selling songwriter whose credits include co-writes with Christina Perri and Jars of Hearts, connected with Pope who he had known over a dozen years, having played together in several groups over that particular period.

    “We were always the only two survivors of the bands we were in,” Lawrence laughs. “Bands tend to have a lot of drama and sometimes you feel like you’re lucky to come out alive.”

    That they have. Parade raved that their “Incredible multi-part vocal harmony reminiscent of CSN is punctuated by a simple guitar and piano arrangement that emphasizes the fabulous musicianship of this group.”  Cryptic Rock declared, “The Dales are definitely a group to watch for. Their back-to-basics, beautiful Americana/Roots approach to musical storytelling and sincere songwriting is refreshing, delicate, and wonderfully supported by those to die for vocal harmonies. Which all just means that those who love a good, sincere song are going to love The Dales!”

    In fact, the love has been coming ever since the band’s inception. Various national outlets, NPR among them, took notice. Grammy-nominated producer Jerry Streeter (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile) was so impressed with the band that he signed on to produce The Dales’ debut. Continued touring has taken them across the country headlining shows and sharing the stages with such acts as Marc Broussard, White Buffalo and Cris Jacobs.

    Now, with Easy Times on the horizon, The Dales are eagerly embracing a new phase in their career.

    “We’ve redefined ourselves as astute observers, Lawrence suggests. “Maybe that’s our role going forward, to give hope and encouragement at a time we need it most. Maybe it’s a mark of maturity. Whatever the case, we think we’ve found our niche.”

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    $10 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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  • The Hails x Rare Creatures x Little Bird

    The Hails x Rare Creatures x Little Bird

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    The Hails x Rare Creatures x Little Bird

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    $12 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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  • Gods, Native Sun, The Muckers, Sunshine Spazz

    Gods, Native Sun, The Muckers, Sunshine Spazz

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    Gods, Native Sun, The Muckers, Sunshine Spazz

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    $10 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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  • Rachel Ana Dobken & Friends

    Rachel Ana Dobken & Friends

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    Rachel Ana Dobken & Friends
    featuring Tash Neal, Leslie Mendelson
    with special guests by TASH & The MJT and the Mercury Brothers

    Rachel Ana Dobken Band plays a full set followed by a collaboration with special guests Danny Clinch, Tash Neal, Leslie Mendelson and more.

    About the artists:
    RACHEL ANA DOBKEN – (drums, guitar, vocals, piano) is a powerhouse musician who studied jazz at Bard College with a knack for blending indie-rock and soul. She has been featured by BTRtoday, Relix Magazine, The Deli Magazine, Guitar Girl Magazine, Atwood Magazine, New York Times, Asbury Park Press, Star Ledger, The Aquarian Weekly & more. Her self-released LP “When It Happens To You,” is out now. Dobken plays and worked closely with world-renowned rock photographer Danny Clinch at his Transparent Gallery in Asbury Park. Dobken has sat in with such acts as Mike McCready, G. Love, Robert Randolph, Rayland Baxter, Brian Fallon, Grahame Lesh, Blind Melon, and more. The RAD Band features: Dan Haase, Ryan Maclean, Andy Jackle and Mark Masefield.

    TASH NEAL & The MJT – Tash is a founding member of the rock duo The London Souls. He is a guitar player, singer, songwriter based in Harlem, NYC. Playing lead guitar with The London Souls has seen him onstage supporting the likes of The Who, Lenny Kravitz, Gary Clark Jr., The Black Crowes, Tedeschi Trucks, and Billy Idol. He recently shared the stage with Slash at the annual “Gibson Live At The Grove” concert for the 2020 Winter NAMM Show. He is currently working on a new solo project and has teamed up with brothers, Matt, Dave, and JoJo to form “TASH and the MJT”. They recently served as the House band for the Easy Rider Live event at Radio City Music Hall. Produced by Peter Shapiro and T Bone Burnett, the group shared the stage with John Kay (Steppenwolf) and Roger McGuinn (The Byrds).

    DANNY CLINCH – Danny Clinch loves music. He listens to it, plays it (harmonica!), photographs it, and films it. Through this passion, Danny has established himself as one of the premier photographers across the entire music scene. He has shot and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce Springsteen. His work has appeared on hundreds of album covers and in publications like Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and more. Clinch has recently increased his presence in Asbury Park, NJ by not only creating the Transparent Gallery, but also by stepping up as partner and promoter to the Sea Hear Now music, surfing, and arts festival.

    LESLIE MENDELSON – Incredibly talented in both musicality and songwriting, New York City based Leslie Mendelson is not to be missed. Her upcoming record, ‘If You Can’t Say Anything Nice…,’ is a gutsy album that splits the difference between her previous albums, but also features some garage-rock bluster. Leslie worked with longtime co-writer and guitarist Steve McEwan and bassist/engineer Lorenzo Wolff. Her talents have landed her collaborations with Bob Weir, Willie Nile, James Maddock and more, with her most recent co-writing with Jackson Browne on “A Human Touch,” and upcoming show support for Jackie Greene.

    THE MERCURY BROTHERS – Hailing from the sandy streets of Asbury Park, NJ, The Mercury Brothers have been bringing their bluesy, boozy, rock enthusiasm to audiences since 2015. The trio of friends (Dan Apy on guitar and vocals, Luke McKenna on drums, and Ryan Lascelles on bass) have since expanded their sound to add lead guitarist Mike Mazza.

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    Tickets: $16 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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  • John Eddie

    John Eddie

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    John Eddie and his Dirty Ole’ Band
    Classic Jersey Shore with New Country swagger!
    John Eddie always delivers the good times
    for the Asbury faithful! Two set show at 9:00
    with special guests

    Jarod Clemons & the Late Nights
    Tommy Byrne (acoustic)

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    $17 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Swift Technique

    Swift Technique

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    Swift Technique
    Record Release Party

    Swift Technique, Philadelphia’s multi-faceted musical collective, is sprinting into its 13th year at full speed! The band’s unique hybrid blend of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop and relentless showmanship has propelled the group into its most successful period to date. With potent, dynamic horn lines, thunderous bass and drums, driving guitar and keys, and more dance moves than you can shake a booty at, Swift Tech’s live performances are unmatched in energy, musicianship and pure feel-good fun.

    Now, having steadily toured, performed and recorded all over the country since forming in 2007, Swift Technique, after releasing a couple of EPs and a few strong singles, is finally releasing their debut full-length album, the mysteriously titled Martian Farm. The album represents a milestone for the band, which has undergone a continual evolution in its live performances, songwriting abilities and communal approach to music.

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    $12 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • White Reaper

    White Reaper

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    White Reaper
    Tour 2020
    with Young Guv
    Buddy Crime
    White Reaper’s Tony Esposito (guitar/vocals), Ryan Hater (keyboards), Sam Wilkerson (bass), Nick Wilkerson (drums), and Hunter Thompson (guitar) have been living on the road, performing headline shows and supporting some of their idols – The Killers, Spoon, and Weezer. The band has also been making rounds in the festival circuit with stops at Lollapalooza, ACL, and CalJam. This summer, the Kentucky boys did a run of U.S. headline dates and performed their inaugural sets at the UK’s Reading and Leeds festivals.

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    $17 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Rockin’ the Shore

    Rockin’ the Shore

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    Rock’n Music Academy presents
    Rockin’ the Shore
    Empire on Fire, VIIQ, Innuendo, Feedback, Outer Limit, Zero Gravity, Once Upon a Time
    Doors: 1 p.m.
    Show: 2-6 p.m.

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    $10 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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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
    Kyle Ahern

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    $12 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Mike Mains & The Branches/Arms Akimbo

    Mike Mains & The Branches/Arms Akimbo

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    Mike Mains & The Branches / Arms Akimbo

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    $10 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $12 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Bent Knee

    Bent Knee

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    Bent Knee

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    $13 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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  • Daniel Donato

    Daniel Donato

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    DANIEL DONATO
    #COSMIC COUNTRY
    INTO THIS DECADE

    Instrumentalists bear the burden of communicating musical ideas without the aid of lyrics or storytelling proper. For many years, that’s how 2018 Americana Award nominee Daniel Donato operated as the guitarist for Nashville acts like The Wild Feathers, Paul Cauthen and The Don Kelley Band.

    From age 14, Donato has developed his brand of crisp, soulful, on-the-edge telecaster picking under bar lights, honing his skills and proving his mettle within the city’s prominent live music scene. All the while, a growing love of songwriting mirrored the pace of his ever-improving guitar chops.

    Now, a short three years after his departure from Kelley’s classic country outfit, the 23-year-old is signed to William Morris Endeavors as an artist with a docket of jam-ready country and bluegrass songs. Backed by his three-piece “Cosmic Country Band” – cosmic country is a catch-all term for experimental roots music, often assisted by electronic sounds – Donato stands at the frontier of his career with characteristic intrepidity, no longer bounded by the expressive limitations of his instrument.

    His strident voice and explorative songwriting carry his music into new territory, offering bold ideas to his fan base while staying true to what drew them to him in the first place: a palpable love of music delivered through excelled craft. With one eye on the night’s gig and another on the ages, Donato is continuing his journey down country music’s long and winding road, leaving no stone unturned.

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    Tickets: $10 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $12 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • APMFF presents Marshall Crenshaw

    APMFF presents Marshall Crenshaw

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    Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (APMFF) presents
    Marshall Crenshaw
    Bottle Rockets

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    $28 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $33 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Promised Land & Jarod Clemons

    Promised Land & Jarod Clemons

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    Promised Land 
    with special guest Jarod Clemons
    Welcome ‘Spring Nuts Seaside Serenade’ Fans!
    Promised Land, “The Ultimate Jersey Shore Tribute,” plays classic Asbury favorites from: SSJ, Cafferty, Bon Jovi, Bonds and plenty of Springsteen! Jarod Clemons opens acoustic and also plays with Promised Land. This is an early show with Jarod starting at 6:30. (This show requires a separate ticket and is not included in the Spring Nuts Serenade combo ticket.)

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    Tickets: $15 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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  • Muscadine Bloodline

    Muscadine Bloodline

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    Muscadine Bloodline
    with Jobe Fortner

    There’s a new force making major waves in country music, Muscadine Bloodline. Proud natives of Mobile Alabama, Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster started Muscadine Bloodline in early 2016. From the first time they took stage, Nashville started talking… so now, with two Billboard charting critically acclaimed EPs under their belt, it’s no surprise the rest of the music world is quickly catching on. The duo’s reputation for high-energy live experiences has resulted in a schedule full of shows spanning from coast to coast. Charlie’s contemporary vocals complimented by Gary’s harmonies and masterful guitar licks make MB a powerfully refreshing mix of talent, passion and unfiltered authenticity. Infamously undaunted by the big stage, their sound intertwines the brash irreverence of early southern rockers with the seductive quality of ’90s country love songs. Captivating hooks heard in songs like “Movin’ On” and the aggressively anthemic “WD-40” stand as a testament to MB’s wide ranging music-making capability. Every song and every show is a moving experience but at the same time, unmistakably Muscadine Bloodline.

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    $12 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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  • GBH

    GBH

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    GBH
    MDC

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

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  • Uli Jon Roth

    Uli Jon Roth

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    Uli Jon Roth
    Interstellar Sky Guitar World Tour

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    $30 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $35 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • DeSol

    DeSol

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    Due to the overwhelming response to their DeSol reunion show, the band will return to the Wonder Bar stage for a special two-night appearance Sat., May 30 at 8 pm (21+) and Sun., May 31 at 6 pm (special all-ages early show).

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    $15 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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  • DeSol

    DeSol

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    Due to the overwhelming response to their DeSol reunion show, the band will return to the Wonder Bar stage for a special two-night appearance Sat., May 30 at 8 pm (21+) and Sun., May 31 at 6 pm (special all-ages early show).

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    $15 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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  • Kathouse

    Kathouse

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    Once again the Wonder Bar is pleased to welcome KATHOUSE for the after party of Gay Pride weekend!  Music starts at 6 pm. Admission will be $5 and we will start charging at 3 pm.We usually reach capacity by 5:30 pm so stop in during the day to get your wristband and make sure you have guaranteed admission to our after party!

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    $5

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  • Bella’s Bartok

    Bella’s Bartok

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    Bella’s Bartok

    If you’ve never listened to Bella’s Bartok, stop what you’re doing right now. Run to the nearest computer and listen to their uproarious, joyful, eclectic sound. The band plays a mesmerizing mix of Eastern European, Americana, punk, and pop music. Their live shows are theatrical, “a mix of The Nightmare Before Christmas and the Rocky Horror Picture Show” says frontman Asher Putnam. “We are the night and you are bound to boogie.” So, do yourself a favor, practice a little self-care, throw your societal inhibitions to the wayside and let yourself get lost to the tune of Bella’s Bartok — before the tumult of daily life rears its ugly head once more. A passionate kaleidoscope of sound, born of Americana and Folk music. Be prepared for a sonic, sweaty, soulful dance-party that will leave you breathless

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    Tickets: $15 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $17 at the door

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  • Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads

    Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads

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    Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads

    On “Life During Wartime,” the first single from Talking Heads’ 1979 album Fear of Music, David Byrne famously sang the immortal lyrics, “This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco…no time for dancing…” Yet all those anti-fun declarations go gleefully out the window when Mystic Bowie, aka the “Head Dread,” takes the stage, re-imagining and infusing fresh life into the Talking Heads’ classic catalog with his high octane mix of roots reggae, ska and lover’s rock.

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    $13 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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