By Uncle Mike
With summer knocking on the door the month of June is coming up Country from Sayreville to Asbury with the likes the Eli Young Band, Trace Atkins, Dierks Bentley and Corey Wager. So grab your best girl, kick off your shoes and get ready for some down-home good times!
Meanwhile kickin’ things off up in H’del at the PNC Bank Arts Center it’s Drake, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana on June 12th, Demi Lovato on the 22nd, James Taylor on the 23rd, The Beach Boys on the 27th, Yanni on the 29th and Stevie Nicks on the 30th. Plus in S’ville at the Starland Ballroom, it’s Jersey Real Deal: The Finals on the 9th, Eli Young Band and Jana Kramer on the 14th, Tech N9NE and Machine Gun Kelly on the 16th, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Big D & The Kid’s Table and Suburban Legends on the 29th, Jack Russell’s Great White, Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys, Pretty Boy Floyd, Lillian Axe, Madysin Hatter and Stone Head on the 30th.
Rollin’ into the Big R.B. at Jamian’s, it’s Pat Guadagno every Monday, Jukebox Criminals on the 8th, Soul Project on the 9th, Havens on the 15th and Soul Project on the 30th. Down the street at the Count Basie Theatre, it’s Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang on the 8th, Trace Adkins on the 15th, Steve Miller Band on the 20th, Hot Tuna (Electric) on the 22nd, The Fab Faux Benefit Concert on the 23rd, Rockit! Live: Rocking Through The Decades on the 24th, The Manhattan Transfer – 40th Anniversary Tour on the 28th and Crosby, Stills & Nash on the 29th. Plus at The Downtown, it’s Crush Love (up) on the 8th, Larryoke (down) and Almost Easy (up) on the 9th, Sibling Rivalry (down) and Radio Riot (up) on the 15th, Cherry Suade (down) and UltraFuze (up) on the 16th, Temporary Grace (up) on the 22nd, Fever (up) on the 23rd, Pop Daddy (up) on the 29th and Reservoir Dogs (up) on the 30th. And at the Walt St. Pub, it’s Goodbie Amy on the 8th, Craig Daniels & The Distractions on the 9th, Marty & The Martians on the 15th, Pez Head on the 16th, Wild Bill Mojo Band on the 22nd, The Jonzes on the 23rd, Josh Zuckerman Band on the 29th and Kindred on the 30th.
Slippin’ into R’son at Barnacle Bill’s, it’s The Paul Marino Band on the 8th, Byron Smith & Ted Brancato on the 9th, Dave Miller, Sam Sherman, Chris Plunkett, Artie Bressler & Todd Sherman on the 15th, Rob Dye & Tony Stacey on the 16th, Pam McCoy & Phil Rizzo on the 22nd, Dave Keyes Trio (Rob Paparozzi) on the 29th and The Sonny Kenn Trio on the 30th. While down in L.B. at the Pier House, it’s BethAnne Clayton Trio on the 8th, Carl Gentry Band on the 9th, Pam McCoy on the 15th, Bob Burger on the 16th, Bob Bandiera Band on the 22nd, Electric Boots on the 23rd, Pat Guadagno on the 29th and Donnie G Trio on the 30th. And at The Brighton Bar, it’s “Gotham Rocks Showcase” with Ghosts Of Eden and Charetta on the 8th, Die Pretty, The Dirty Shirleys and Sink Tapes on the 13th, Buzzard Wagon, Devilhaus, Nikolitsa & The Comrades and Decrepit Youth on the 15th, TM Stevens & Shocka Zooloo, Vinny Martel, Matt O’Ree Band and White Chocolate on the 16th, Zillawilla, Sunburst, Carrier, Blue Sour, The Micks and The Battle Begun on the 22nd and Bernie Worrel, Karmic Juggernaut, Midnight Mosaic and Park Ape on the 30th.
Slidin’ into the ‘Bury at The Paramount Theatre, it’s Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers on the 11th, Puscifer and Carina Round on the 16th, Anthony Green and The Dear Hunter on the 30th. At McLoone’s Supper Club, it’s British Invasion – More Than Just The Beatles on the 8th, Masters Of Music: Peter Asher on the 17th and Chris Pinnella on the 30th. Across the way at Lance & Debbie’s Wonder Bar, it’s Robert Gordon and The Unknowns on the 8th, Jersey Shore Roller Girls on the 9th, Gashouse Gorillas on the 10th, Slim Chance & The Gamblers and Johnny Rock & The Jimmy Farkas Band on the 15th, Billy Hector on the 16th, “Jovi-Con 2012” with Slippery When Wet on the 23rd and Mishka and Anuhea on the 24th. At The Saint, it’s The Bastard Suns and Tsunami Rising on the 8th, Casualty (Record Release Party), Vextion, Pepperwine and Dead Sons on the 9th, Charlotte Sometimes, Kill Alarm and Lo Kloza (early show) and Tango Machina (late, late show) on the 15th, James Maddock Band on the 16th, Dan Bern and Common Rotation on the 22nd, Matt Farr Band and Sara Norris on the 29th and John Lefler (Dashboard Confessional) (early show) and The Heist (late show) on the 30th. Plus at The Stone Pony, it’s New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Juggling Suns and Glimmer Grass Band on the 8th, “The Outlaw Roadshow” on the Summer Stage with Counting Crows, Good Old War, Foreign Fields and Filligar on the 9th, Lez Zeppelin and The Riffs on the 15th, Mewithoutyou, Buried Beds and Imaginary Cities on the 16th, Gov’t Mule & Moe. On the Summer Stage on the 22nd and 23rd, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood on the 28th, Tramps Like Us on the 29th and Dierks Bentley and Corey Wager on the Summer Stage on the 30th.
Well, that’s it for the month of June! Hope you and yours found something to your liking! Be good to yourselves people. And remember, you’re never too old to rock n’ roll! Later!!!