By Uncle Mike
If for some reason you don’t think that Summer is in full swing, just checkout this month’s music scene.
There’s not a doubt in my mind that the Grooves will make you a believer! From S’ville to the Bury, July is sizzling! So, what are you waiting for? Check it out!
Kickin’ things off up in S’ville at the Starland Ballroom, it’s Scream It Like You Mean It – Day #2 with The Acacia Strain, Oceano, The Chariot, In Fear & Faith, For All Those Sleeping, Volumes, Hands Like Houses and Premonitions on Fri. the 6th, The Disco Biscuits on the 7th, Otis and Jadakiss on the 15th and Scarlet Carson, Life Without Warning, Set It Free, Sick Of Silence and Stillframe on the 28th. While in H’del at the PNC Bank Arts Center it’s the “Final Sting Tour – 2012” with Scorpions and Queensryche on June 6th, the “Vans Warp Tour” with Taking Back Sunday, All Time Low, The Used, New Found Glory, Streetlight Manifesto, Yellowcard, Pierce The Veil and more on the 13th, Dream Theatre on the 14th, “Summerland Tour 2012” with Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Lit and Marcy Playground on the 21st, Santana and The Allman Brothers Band on the 25th and Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis & The News on the 28th.
Rollin’ into the Big R.B. at Jamian’s, it’s Pat Guadagno every Monday along with Matt O’Ree on the 6th, Juggling Suns on the 7th, Jukebox Criminals on the 13th, Pat Guadagno & Rich Oddo on the 14th, Havens on the 20th and Soul Project on the 27th. Down the street at the Count Basie Theatre, it’s America and Lisa Bouchelle on the 8th, “Songbird” with Lisa Sherman on the 26th and Clint Black and Greg Trooper on the 28th. And at Riverside Gardens Park it’s the return of Brookdale Public Radio’s “Songwriters In The Park” with The Mastersons and Diego Garcia on the 13th, Mindy Smith and Emily Grove on the 20th and Scars On 45 and The Dunwells on the 27th.
Slippin’ into in L.B. at The Brighton Bar, it’s D-Generation, The X-Men, Ingrid & The Defectors and Frankenstein 3000 on the 6th, Backyard Superheroes, Slick Mick & The Dirty Dales!, Whatever’s Clever and Balancing Act (Early Show – 2 p.m.) and Wrathcobra, Pitch Black Sleep, OS101, The Uglies and Another Social Disease (Late Show – 7 p.m.) on the 7th, “Year Of The Beast Tour” with Crash The Bear, Stelladeora, Matchsticks, A Year In Review, Mercy Mid-Atlantic and Hoodie Weather on the 8th, The Chop Tops, Danny B. Harvey, The Strikers, Radio Threat and Decrepit Youth on the 13th, Easy Tiger, New York Rivals, Frances Jones & The Saviors, Chris Lecompte and Nematoad on the 14th, Sleeping With Gethsmane, Music Box and Dynamo on the 15th, “IsAnyoneUp” Hunter Moore Party on the 20th, Half Way To Gone, The X-Men, Jay Monday and Snowball 37 on the 21st and Walter Lure & The Waldos and The Cynz on the 28th.
Slidin’ into the ‘Bury at McLoone’s Supper Club, it’s Cashmere on the 6th, Tim McLoone & The Shirleys on the 7th, Scott Evan Davis – CD Release on the 8th, Masters Of Music: John Sebastian on the 15th, Royal Teens on the 20th, Masters Of Music: Darlene Love and Bob Bandiera on the 21st and Tim McLoone & The Shirleys (with Bob Bandiera) on the 28th. Across the way at Lance & Debbie’s Wonder Bar, it’s The Sunday Blues, Lightning Jar and Des & The Swagmatics on the 6th, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Tangiers Blues Band and Jon Caspi & The First Gun on the 7th, Lord Gunner Reunion on the 13th, Jersey Shore Roller Girls on the 14th, The Rising on the 21st, The Aggrolites on the 26th and NRG and Smyle Band on the 27th. At The Saint, it’s The Guggenheim Grotto, Greg Wilkens & Friends, Chris LeCompe and Kacie Baker (Early Show – 7 p.m.), Chris Rockwell & The Band, The Mischief Kids and To Live And Die In NJ (Late Show – 10:15 p.m.) on the 6th, “The 4th Annual Greetings From HomegrownRadioNJ Summer Benefit Concert” with Juggling Suns, Keith Kenny, XVSK, Dead Cowboys and Enjoy on the 7th, Matt O’Ree on the 13th, Wakah Chan and Level Vibes on the 14th, Empire Escorts, Dead Last and ASL on the 20th, Arlan Feiles & The Broken Hearted (CD Release Party), The Ugly Club and Frank Lombardi on the 21st and Ropetree, Flithy and Brendan on the 28th. Plus at The Stone Pony, it’s Foxy Shazam, Stars In Stereo and Audio Insight on the 6th, Filter, The Dirty Pearls, Lords Of Mercy and Anacin on the 7th, Fortune on the 10th, Fifty Licks A 50th Anniversary Celebration Of The Music Of The Rolling Stones on the 11th, The Original Wailers and Loose Fit on the 12th, The English Beat on the 13th, Guns N’ Hoses, Buzzard Wagon, Black Tooth Grin, Vextion, White Hot Ticket and Pourous Ship on the 14th, Super Tuesday and The Lonely Biscuits on the 17th, Hoobastank on the 18th, School Of Rock Allstars on the 19th, Donovan Frankenreiter and Rayland Baxter on the 20th, Matisyahu, The Dirty Heads and Moon Taxi on the Summer Stage on the 22nd, The Wallflowers on the 25th, Rusted Root, Lucy Stone and Natural Breakdown on the 27th and The Cab & Parachute and Katelyn Tarver on the 29th.
Well, that’s it for the month of July! 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!!!