Thursday, June 28, 2018

What's Going On: 6/28, 6/29, 6/30, 7/1 & 7/2, 2018

Ex-Girlfriends play their final show on Thursday.

Happy Canada Day!

Hope your summer is going swimmingly. Ours here at CDMHQ definitely isn't going swimmingly as the coolpool is totally out of commission for the time being. Otherwise, things have been ok. We're getting ready to move into the big holiday week with several super awesome shows this weekend.

Things kick off on Thursday night when our besties in Lowlight get another chance to open for Pretenders at a sold-out Count Basie Theatre. Iceage play a sold-out Market Hotel in Brooklyn with Mary Lattimore and Norman Westberg. Also in Brooklyn, Ex-girlfriends play their final show at Cape House / Rose Gold. That one features a whole bunch of others like Fruit & Flowers, Def.GRLS, Gustaf, DJ Mikey Erg, and more. We had the honor of premiering the first-ever single from Ex-Girlfriends right here almost two years ago. It's been a wild ride, and we wish all the best to everybody in their future endeavors. Also, happy birthday Heather!

On Friday, Little Dickman Records bring Pearl Earl, Old Lady, and Tony Saxon to APYC. C.R. and The Degenerates open for The Sadies at Monty Hall in Jersey City. Ella Ross holds a CD release party at The Saint with We're Ghosts Now, Lauren Patti, and Ernest. U2 are in Newark.

Saturday brings Oso Oso, Queen Of Jeans, ManDancing, and Shark Club to Asbury Park Brewery. Well Wisher and Have A Good Season provide the afternoon entertainment for Asbury Park Football Club at APYC. Thee Idea Men and Waiting On Mongo have the evening show there. The Burns, Major Thrice, and J.K. Lago are at The Chubby Pickle in Highlands. The Porchistas, psych-o-positive, Bern & The Brights, and Secret Admirers play FM Jersey City. Pino's Gift Basket in Highland Park hosts San Tropez, Renee Maskin, and Hair Magic. Ropetree hold their own CD release celebration at The Saint with Vextion, Lower The Veil, and December Morning. Tragedy return to Wonder Bar.

On Sunday, Lovelorn, featuring ex members of Creepoid, play Asbury Park Brewery with Seaside Caves, and Dead Swords. latewaves and Secret Mountain do APFC at APYC in the afternoon. Spowder, BIG HUGE, Fear Not Ourselves Alone, Alex Farber, and Wave Trip are at Shore Caribbean Restaurant in Long Branch.

I'm throwing in Monday this week because that's the day that Little Dickman Records, Indian Summer, and yours truly bring you The RockNRoll Hi-Fives tour kickoff / release show / beach party on the beach stage at Anchor's Bend. That one also features Wetbrain, and it is going to be a beautiful way to send The RockNRoll Hi-Fives off on their massive summer tourcation. The show is free and 21+, but youngsters can see and hear everything from the boardwalk or the public beach. Come party with us.

Happy Canada Day. Happy Independence Day. Have fun. Don't drink and drive.


The Asbury Hotel, Soundbooth (Asbury): Open Mic, 8pm

Asbury Park Brewery (Asbury): A Boy Named John / Oral Support / Steel City Ruins / Silent Tide, 7pm, $10

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Frank Lombardi, 8:30pm, FREE

Barca City Bar (New Brunswick): Zach Russack Band / Matt Morgan, 8:30pm

BoonTunes (Boonton): Owl Kill / Double Header / Sink In / Boy Blue, 7pm, $10

Cape House / Rose Gold (Brooklyn): Ex-Girlfriends (last show, EP release) / Def.GRLS / The Othermen / Fruit & Flowers / The Big Drops / Anna B. King & Heather Marie Cousins / Gustaf, 6pm

Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank): Pretenders / Lowlight, 8pm, SOLD OUT

FM (Jersey City): Brian Lawrey / Matt Scuteri and The Jive Stewards, 8pm

Market Hotel (Brooklyn): Iceage / Mary Lattimore / Norman Westberg, 9pm, SOLD OUT

Meatlocker (Montclair): Body Void / Sunrot / Devoidov / Livid / Mutilatred / Coward Sojo Punx, 9pm, $10

Pier Village (Long Branch): Bob Burger & Friends, 7pm

Randy Now's Man Cave (Bordentown): Pylon Reenactment Society, 7:30pm, $20

The Saint (Asbury): BYOI Open Jam, 7pm, $5

Saint Vitus (Brooklyn): Lovelorn / Russian Baths / Kindling / Control Top, 7pm, $10

Wonder Bar (Asbury): Karlee Bloom & Los Friends, 9:30pm, FREE

FRIDAY (6/29)

209 4th Ave. (Asbury): Railroad Earth, 7pm

Asbury Park Brewery (Asbury): The Emo Band Live Band Emo & Pop Punk Karaoke, 8pm, $10

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Pearl Earl / Old Lady / Tony Saxon / DJ Riff Raff, 9pm, FREE

Baby's All Right (Brooklyn): Mal Blum and The Blums / Painted Zeros / Lucky Cat, 8pm, $12+

BoonTunes (Boonton): Whiner / Joy Cleaner / Pecas / Junkanoo, 7:30pm

Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Art & Photography Show w/ music by Swamp City Rockers / Birthwater, 8pm, $10

Chubby Pickle (Highlands): Soul Compound / Psykidelic Oven Mit / The Derps, 9pm, FREE

Clash Bar (Clifton): Aquino / LarĂ©e Cisco / Ken Kusama, 9pm, $5

FM (Jersey City): Ferentz and The Felons (record release) / Mercy Union / Young House / Sammy Kay Band, 8pm

Flemington DIY (Flemington): Unturned / Centerfolds / Backoutnow, 6pm, $10-$12

House of Independents (Asbury): Combat Zone Wrestling, 8pm, $20-$40

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Sharief Hobley, 9pm, FREE

Millhill Basement (Trenton): Airstream Futures / Jukebox Romantics / The Cryptkeeper Five / Crossed Keys, 9pm, $10

Monty Hall (Jersey City): The Sadies / C.R. and The Degenerates, 9pm, $15

Prudential Center (Newark): U2, 8pm

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse (Dunellen): Ring Of Fire, 9pm, $10

The Saint (Asbury): Ella Ross (EP Release) / We're Ghosts Now / Lauren Patti / Ernest, 7:30pm, $10

The Stone Pony (Asbury): Bobolink / Uncle Stump / East Coast In Lullaby / Canamara / Flourish, 7pm, $12-$14

Wonder Bar (Asbury): Six To Midnight, 9pm


209 4th Ave. (Asbury): Railroad Earth, 8pm

Asbury Park Brewery (Asbury): Oso Oso / Queen Of Jeans / ManDancing / Shark Club, 7pm, $10

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Well Wisher / Have A Good Season, 4pm, FREE

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Thee Idea Men / Waiting On Mongo, 9pm, FREE

Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Kat Phunk / Flourish / Ham By The Pound / Brittneyann / Anthony Campana, 6:30pm, $10-$12

Chubby Pickle (Highlands): The Burns / Major Thrice / J.K. Lago, 8pm, FREE

FM (Jersey City): The Porchistas / psych-o-positive / Bern & The Brights / Secret Admirers, 8pm, $8

House of Independents (Asbury): 90s Dance Party, 9pm, FREE

John & Peter's (New Hope, PA): Corey & Kara / Mike Oregano / The RJ Noebles Band / The Components, 7:30pm, FREE

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Mermaid Fest w/ The Jolly Daggers, 1pm-5pm, FREE

Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Krizan Mack Band, 9pm, FREE

Millhill Basement (Trenton): Moron Girls / Carmel Liburdi / Erin Incoherent, 9pm, $6

Paramount Theatre (Asbury): Happy Together Tour ft. The Turtles / Chuck Negron / Gary Puckett and The Union Gap / Mark Lindsay / The Association / The Cowsills, 7pm, $29-$119

Pino's Gift Basket (Highland Park): San Tropez / Renee Maskin / Hair Magic, 8pm

Randy Now's Man Cave (Bordentown): Crack The Sky, 7pm, $40

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse (Dunellen): Pierced / Baelfire / Arcd Angel / Angry Pirates, 7pm, $10

The Saint (Asbury): Ropetree (CD Release) / Vextion / Lower The Veil / December Morning, 8pm, $10

The Stone Pony Summer Stage (Asbury): Umphrey's McGee, 4:30pm, $27.50-$35

Stosh's (Fair Lawn): Reese Van Riper / Super Snake / Tony Saxon / If You Please, 7pm, FREE

Transparent Clinch (Asbury): Natalie Farrell / Sweet Joey's Thing Of Beauty / Chris Rockwell, 4pm, FREE

West End Park (Long Branch): Ashley Delima, 5pm, FREE

Wonder Bar (Asbury): Tragedy / Country Grits & The Dicks, 8pm, $15-$18

SUNDAY (7/1)

209 4th Ave. (Asbury): Lupe Fiasco, 8pm

The Asbury Hotel, Soundbooth (Asbury): Sandy Mack, 4pm

Asbury Park Brewery (Asbury): Lovelorn (ex-Creepoid) / Seaside Caves / Dead Swords, 7pm, $10

Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): latewaves / Secret Mountain, 4pm, FREE

Madison Square Garden (NYC): U2, 8pm

Paramount Theatre (Asbury): Andrew Dice Clay, 7pm, $37.50-$67.50

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse (Dunellen): Glenn Alexander & Shadowland / Alan Grant / Debra Devi, 6pm, $15

The Saint (Asbury): Springwood, 6:45pm, $10

Shore Caribbean Restaurant (Long Branch): Spowder / BIG HUGE / Fear Not Ourselves Alone / Alex Farber / Wave Trip, 7:30pm, $5-$10

Sidewalk NYC (NYC): Fox / Finchler / Greenberg, 4:30pm

The Stone Pony (Asbury): Nirvanna (Nirvana covers), 6pm, $12-$14

MONDAY (7/2)

The Anchor's Bend (Asbury): The RockNRoll Hi-Fives Tour Kickoff & Beach Party w/ Wetbrain, 7pm, FREE

Brighton Bar (Long Branch): Comedy Open Mic Night, 8pm, FREE

The Saint (Asbury): Tunnel Vision / P-Funk North, 8pm

Wonder Bar (Asbury): The Double Negatives / Avery Mandeville / Mike Frazier, 7pm, FREE 

Zone One at Elsewhere (Brooklyn): The Men / Giant Peach / Little Racer, 7pm, $12

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