Apr
26
Fri
Jake Miller @ House of Independents
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
Yo La Tengo @ The Stone Pony
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
Yo La Tengo Yung Wu
Yo La Tengo @ The Stone Pony
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm

 

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

Apr
27
Sat
Quartet @ Monmouth Players
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Quartet @ Monmouth Players

Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, England. Every year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Havoc ensues this year when Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this funny and poignant play!

Tickets are $20, Student/senior tickets are $17

(Military Discount 50%)

The Tangiers Blues Band
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm
The Tangiers Blues Band

ALL AGES WELCOMED.

SHOW DOORS OPEN 8:00 PM

The Po Boy Jam Tangiers Blues Band Featuring Danny Clinch The Mercury Brothers Sunshine Spazz and Special guests to be announced

Apr
28
Sun
ROCK AND ROLL PLAYHOUSE THE MUSIC OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN FOR KIDS @ The Stone Pony
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am

APMFF & The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents

The Music of Bruce Springsteen for Kids

Advance Tickets: $15

DOS Tickets: $15 (children under 1 free)

Doors Time: 11:00AM

Show Time: 11:30AM

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series hosted at The Stone Pony, Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre, Industry City, Ardmore Music Hall, The Sinclair, Boulder Theater, and more, allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience of babies and kids games, movement, and stories and an opportunity to rock out. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child’s lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll.

YAS QUEEN! with Remember Jones @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm

National soul sensation and Asbury Park native Remember Jones takes on the legacy of Freddie Mercury with YAS QUEEN!, a brand new celebration of the ground-breaking music of QUEEN at the Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts. In true Remember Jones’ style, the show will feature a 10-piece band, including horns and strings, along with an over the top, huge rock choir to breathe new life into the songs that have captured the hearts and souls of millions around the world

May
3
Fri
SPLINTERED SUNLIGHT @ The Stone Pony
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Grateful Dead Tribute Dance the night away with two sets of Grateful Dead favorites NEW early start time 9:00 Special guests starting 7:30
Young Frankenstein @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
May 3 @ 8:00 pm

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. It will surely be the perfect opportunity for a production company to showcase an array of talents. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.

May
4
Sat
Abba Revisited @ Strand Center for the Arts
May 4 @ 8:00 pm

 

JAMES D’AMICO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:

“A Tribute to Abba” All your favorite Abba songs performed buy the number one Abba Tribute Band. If you love Abba you surely don’t want to miss this show.

General : Genre: Pop
May
7
Tue
Tom Morello @ The Stone Pony
May 7 @ 7:00 pm

Tom Morello is a turn-it-up to 11 kind of guy.

So the “The Atlas Underground Live: The Last Big Event Before We All Go To Jail” tour show on Tuesday, May 7, at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park should be quite an experience.

Tom Morello raises his fist in the arm during a solo during the “I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” honoring the late Soundgarden singer at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Tickets, $29.50 in advance and $35 at the door, go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22. Presale tickets available go on sale 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, with the password “atlasunderground” at tommorello.com.

 

TOM MORELLO @ The Stone Pony
May 7 @ 7:00 pm
Tom Morello – The Atlas Underground Live plus The Last Internationale Tickets: $29.50 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $35 at the door
Foreigner: The Hits on Tour @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
May 7 @ 8:00 pm

On September 13th, 2017 Foreigner’s catalog sales were celebrated in Business Insider magazine as hitting the Top 40 among the Best Selling Music Artists of All Time. The Beatles were justifiably #1, but Foreigner came in ahead of Britney Spears, Bob Dylan, Phil Collins, Prince, Queen, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard.

With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million.

Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including Juke Box Hero, Cold As Ice, Hot Blooded, Waiting For A Girl Like You, Feels Like The First Time, Urgent, Head Games, Say You Will, Dirty White Boy, Long, Long Way From Home and the worldwide #1 hit, I Want To Know What Love Is, Foreigner continues to rock the charts more than 40 years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard Top 200 album success. Foreigner also features strongly in every category in Billboard’s Greatest of All Time listing. Catalog sales often eclipse those of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Aerosmith and most of their Classic Rock peers. (Source: Nielsen SoundScan week ending 8/3/17).

Founded in 1976, Foreigner’s debut album produced the hits “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice” and “Long, Long Way From Home.” The album Double Vision followed, as did a string of hits like “Urgent,” “Juke Box Hero” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.” Those songs helped give Foreigner’s next album, 4, its impressive run at #1 on the Billboard chart. At the zenith of 80’s sound, Foreigner’s fifth album, Agent Provocateur, gave the world the incredible #1 global hit,” I Want To Know What Love Is.” This musical milestone followed the record-breaking song “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”

May
9
Thu
IRON REAGAN & SACRED REICH w/ Guests LEEWAY, Enforced @ House Of Independents
May 9 @ 6:00 pm
Gordon Lightfoot @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
May 9 @ 7:30 pm

After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “Ribbon Of Darkness,” “Beautiful,” “Song For A Winter’s Night” and “Rainy Day People” to name a few.

Celebrating his 80th birthday, this year is special for the legendary artist, who has announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled “GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR”. The tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics. All of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-plus-years musical career and his 80 years of life. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.

May
10
Fri
Bear Brook Podcast – Five City Live @ House of Independents
May 10 @ 7:30 pm
May
12
Sun
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls @ The Stone Pony
May 12 @ 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on The Stone Pony Summer Stage
with Against Me!, Murder By Death, Tim Barry
Tickets: $39.50 in advance (plus applicable surcharges)

BEN SPARACO AND THE NEW EFFECT @ The Saint
May 12 @ 6:00 pm
(Early Show) The Saint Presents From Nashville, TN, Ben Sparaco and The New Effect and special guests. On Sale Friday 2/15 at 10am. Ben Sparaco and The New Effect is a genre-defying trio based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Led by young guitarist/singer/songwriter Ben Sparaco, the band features Adam Discipio and Anthony Quirk on bass and drums respectively. Between the three you an hear influences from modern indie rock, classic jam bands, Blue Note era jazz, and everything in between. Ben Sparaco and The New Effect formed in 2017 when Florida-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist began playing with drummer Anthony Quirk and bassist Adam Discipio. Now based in the flourishing musical oasis of Nashville, TN, Ben and the band have maintained a massive touring schedule, cutting their teeth playing coast to coast in clubs and festivals. Sparaco spent his teen years making a name for himself in the jam scene of the southeast, playing with members of the Allman Brothers Band, Dead and Company, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more before he had even turned 21. This included a touring stint in late Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks’ band. After recording his 2016 release “Bring the Jubilee EP” with a Florida-based group of musicians, he moved to Nashville. There, he amassed a group of some of Nashville’s finest to record his debut solo record “Wooden” with producer Ross Holmes (Mumford and Sons, Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes), which also featured a guest appearance from Luther Dickinson. After finalizing The New Effect’s powerful lineup with Berklee College of Music graduates Quirk and Discipio, Sparaco’s songwriting started drifting from his southern rock roots, showing indie rock, new wave, and pop influences, evident on the EP “Greetings, from Ben Sparaco and The New Effect.” Following this with the single “Scared of The Dark” in the fall of 2018, Sparaco and his band have earned glowing press reviews, further establishing themselves as up and comers to watch in the indie rock world.
May
13
Mon
MINT GREEN @ The Saint
May 13 @ 7:00 pm
The Saint Presents Rock Indie feat. From Boston, MA, Mint Green / Love Your Friends / Magic Ghrelin (feat. Members from Teenage Halloween) / Beauty.
Paul Anka @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
May 13 @ 7:30 pm

Born July 30, 1941, in Ottawa, Canada, into a close-knit family, Paul Anka didn’t waste time getting his life in music started. From an early age he sang in a choir, studied piano and honed his writing skills with journalism courses, even working as a cub reporter at the Ottawa Citizen. By 13, he had his own vocal group, the Bobbysoxers. Blinded by determination, he would take his mother’s car and drive to perform at every amateur night he could across the river in Quebec. Soon after, he won a trip to New York by winning a Campbell’s soup contest that required him to spend three months collecting soup can labels. After visiting the music hub of New York, was there that his dream to make it as a singer composer was solidified. There was not a doubt in his young tenacious mind.

In 1956, he convinced his parents to let him travel to Los Angeles to visit his uncle, where he hitchhiked to a meeting with Modern Records that led to the release of Anka’s first single, “Blau-Wile Deveest Fontaine.” The inspiration for the song came from a book he was reading for a report he had to write for Fisher Park school by the former Governor General of Canada, John Buchan. Although it was not a hit, Anka kept plugging away. He went so far as to sneak into Fats Domino’s dressing room in Ottawa to meet him and his manager. In the dressing room, Fats Domino and Chuck Berry were sitting there and Anka sang his music to them. They told him to stay in school. When Anka returned to New York in 1957, he scored a meeting with Don Costa, the A&R representative for ABC-Paramount Records, playing him a batch of songs that included “Diana”. Costa was duly enthusiastic about the potential of the young singer and songwriter. The rapid and enormous success of “Diana”, his first number one hit, made him a star at the young age of 15.

Soon Paul found himself traveling by bus with the ‘Cavalcade of Stars’ with the top names of the day. He honed his craft surrounded by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Frankie Lymon, and Chuck Berry. Anka was the youngest entertainer to ever perform at the Copacabana.

After a few hit songs, Anka confident in his talent as a writer wisely knew that being a songwriter meant the power was in the pen. As a result, he went on to write for Connie Francis, Leslie Gore, and Buddy Holly (including the last song Holly ever recorded, “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”). Other hit songs include the Academy Award-nominated theme for the 1962 film in which he starred, The Longest Day. He notably penned the longest running theme in television history for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Songwriting and performing “are what gave me the confidence to keep going,” he says. In the early 60’s, he became a junior associate of Sinatra and the Rat Pack. Even with the British invasion, Anka still had chart records. He moved to Italy and outsold the Italians, selling an astonishing 4 million records there. In the late 60’s, Anka wrote “My Way” for Frank Sinatra and by the 70’s, he had another string of hits like “(You’re) Having My Baby”, “Don’t Like To Sleep Alone”, and “Times Of Your Life” which confirmed his status as an icon of popular music.

His later achievements as a recording artist included the charted song, “Hold Me ‘Til the Morning Comes,” a hit duet with Peter Cetera in 1983, the Spanish-language album Amigos in 1996, and Body of Work, a 1998 duets album that featured Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Tom Jones and daughter Anthea Anka. If this wasn’t enough, it was revealed upon its release in 2009, that Anka co-wrote Michael Jackson’s posthumous #1 worldwide hit, “This Is It,” which has further cemented his place upon the most prolific and versatile songwriters of any generation.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Rock Swings and Classic Songs, My Way – ingeniously featured songs originally created by some of the biggest rock performers of the day. Anka, of course, did the songs ‘his way.’ Rock Swings went Top 10 in the UK, and was certified gold in the UK, France, and Canada, hit No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Jazz Albums chart and went on to sell half a million units worldwide.

On November 15, 2011, Anka released his first Christmas album in decades. Songs of December featured lush romantic versions of popular Christmas songs such as “Let It Snow”, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”. All were recorded with a full orchestra in the renowned Capitol studios and sung by a music legend. It is a true holiday classic.

In April 2013, Anka released his New York Times Bestselling autobiography, published by St. Martin’s Press, entitled My Way. This autobiography is a remarkable story of a decades-long career as an entertainer, actor, and songwriter. During the same time, his new 14-song album entitled Duets was released by Sony Music Entertainment and featured artists such as Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, Celine Dion, and Michael Bublé (who Anka was with from the start of his career as well as co-producer on his self-titled album in 2003). Duets provides a musical journey through the life and times of Paul Anka and includes heartfelt liner notes written by Anka himself as an introduction to the classic songs he and his collaborators have chosen. Duets set a milestone in Billboard Chart history because with the CD, Anka became the only artist to have a CD on the Billboard Top 100 Chart for seven consecutive decades.

In 2014, Anka saw the release of another song he co-wrote with Michael Jackson entitled “Love Never Felt So Good” off of Jackson’s album Xscape. The song was also recorded as a duet with Justin Timberlake. As lead song off of Jackson’s CD and it’s first single, it has received massive radio, sales, and critical success and reached #1 in over 50 countries!

May
15
Wed
Wage War @ House of Independents
May 15 @ 6:30 pm
May
16
Thu
Lucki: Freewave Tour @ House of Independents
May 16 @ 7:00 pm
Dark Star Orchestra @ Count Basie Center for the Arts
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

Continuing a long and strange trip since humble beginnings over a decade ago, Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has drawn nationwide attention.

Offering a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon, members of Dark Star Orchestra seek out the unique style of each performance era and offer their own interpretations and improvisations at each show. Using entire set lists from the Grateful Dead’s decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates song for song performances straight from the set list of these historic shows.

Made up of Jeff Mattson (Jerry Garcia), Lisa Mackey (Donna Jean Godchaux), Dino English (Bill Kreutzmann), Rob Koritz (Mickey Hart), Skip Vangelas (Phil Lesh), Rob Eaton (Bob Weir) and Rob Barraco (multiple keyboardists), Dark Star Orchestra does not try to match Grateful Dead live songs note for note. Anything so formulaic would quickly dispel the free spirit embodied in the music.

While faithful improvisation is pinnacle, precision is of equal importance with DSO, which position the stage plot based on the year of Grateful Dead show to be performed, adapting phrasing, voice arrangements, and even arranges specific musical equipment for the various eras of Dead music performed. At the end of each performance, the band announces the date and venue where the original show just covered took place. Dark Star Orchestra dips into every incarnation of the Dead, so most fans can “see” shows that happened long before they were born.

Dark Star Orchestra isn’t a cover band. Its shows are not even meant as tributes. What Dark Star Orchestra tirelessly strives for and achieves is a continuation of the spirit of what has now become over forty years of the Grateful Dead’s timeless music.

May
17
Fri
2019 Jersey Shore Festival @ Seaside Heights Boardwalk/Beach
May 17 @ 1:00 pm
2019 Jersey Shore Festival @ Seaside Heights Boardwalk/Beach

The Jersey Shore Festival is a FREE ADMISSION, rain-or-shine music and arts festival that kicks off the summer festival season and proves that summer really does start sooner at the Jersey Shore.  With performances by over 150 artists from around the world, the Jersey Shore Festival is the premier emerging artist festival in New Jersey! Aside from the performances, many other fun activities will be available for the whole family!

Jesse Malin @ The Stone Pony
May 17 @ 7:00 pm

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict the Jesse Malin show at The Stone Pony originally scheduled for May 4 has been moved to Friday, May 17. We look forward to seeing everyone and promise it will be a special evening as Jesse and band perform The Fine Art of Self Destruction.
Live Nation & 90.5 The Night present
Jesse Malin
performing The Fine Art of Self Destruction + more
plus special guests
Adam Weiner (of Low Cut Connie)
Tangiers Blues Band
Matty Carlock and the Jailbirds
Tickets: $22 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door

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