By Uncle Mike
OK. So you may think summer is over, well it is not! Don’t believe me? Well, just look who’s playing down the Shore this month and then tell me you still think summer is over! No way baby! It’s always summer on the local music scene. Check it out!
Kickin’ things off up in S’ville at the Starland Ballroom, it’s Flogging Molly, River City Extension and The Menzingers on Fri., Sept. 14th, Hatebreed, Whitechapel, All Shall Perish, Deez Nuts and One Brick Down on the 16th, Boys Like Girls, The All-American Rejects and The Ready Set on the 19th, Seether, Sick Puppies, Kying and Young Guns on the 21st, Dom Mazzetti, Bartel, Taxidermy, Nammo, DJ Fourleaf and DJ Mike Gloria on the 22nd, Minus The Bear, Cursive and Caspian on the 23rd, Saving Abel, Life Without Warning and Dead Fish Handshake on the 28th, Down, Warbeast and Haarp on the 29th and Powerman 5000, Burial Park, Mystic Haze, Deaththrob, Negative Traction and Watchworks on the 30th. And down in H’del at the PNC Bank Arts Center, Kiss, Motley Crue and The Treatment on the 21st.
Rollin’ into the Big R.B. at the Walt St. Pub, it’s Josh Zuckerman Band on the 7th, Sonny Kenn on the 8th, The Jonzes on the 14th, Wild Bill Mojo Band on the 15th, Marty & The Martians on the 21st, Craig Daniel & The Distractions on the 22nd, Kindred on the 28th and Guns For Hire on the 29th. Down the street at the Count Basie Theatre, it’s Hugh Laurie (House) & The Copper Bottom Band on the 7th, Darius Rucker on the 8th, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on the 9th, Joe Jackson & The Bigger Band – featuring Regina Carter on the 25th and The Rippingtons and The Yellowjackets on the 28th. Plus at Jamian’s it’s Pat Guadagno every Mon. night, Reggae Night – Random Test every Wed. night and Matt O’Ree on the 7th. And at The Downtown, it’s Reservoir Dogs on the 7th, Fever on the 8th, Temporary Grace on the 14th, Dale Toth (down) and Screaming Broccoli (up) on the 15th, Brian Kirk & The Jirks on the 21st, Jukebox Criminals on the 22nd, The Good Life on the 28th and UltraFuze on the 29th.
Slippin’ into L.B. at McLoone’s Pier House, it’s Chris Morrisy on the 7th, Carl Gentry Band on the 8th, Bob Bandiera on the 14th, Bob Burger on the 15th, Pam McCoy on the 21st, B Crawford (Byron Smith) on the 22nd, Ricky Collins & Party Pack on the 28th and Electric Boots on the 29th. Plus at The Brighton Bar, it’s “NJ Death Metal” with Sapremia, Eliminator, Death Sick and Last Legion on the 7th, Generation Kill, Lethal Affection and Stone The Martyr on the 8th, End Of An Era, Beyond Visible and Vextion on the 14th, Jon Herington (Steely Dan) and No More Pain on the 15th, Janet Labella, Monkeys In The Dark and Live Culture on the 21st, The Vibrators, The Cynz, Sonic Attack and Spanking Charlene on the 28th and Steve Bello, Peter Baron and Dave Simmons & STC on the 29th.
Slidin’ into the ‘Bury at McLoone’s Supper Club, it’s “Sisters In Song – Rockthecure – Benefit” on the 9th, Motor City Revue on the 14th, Karla Bonoff on the 21st, Bob Bandiera Band on the 28th and Slim Chance & The Gamblers – CD Release Party on the 30th. Across the way at Lance & Debbie’s Wonder Bar, it’s Chris Leone & Taylor Allen and Charlotte Sometimes on the 7th, The Rising on the 8th, Yellow Dubmarine on the 14th, Kurt Braunohler and Obits on the 28th and Party With The Roller Girls! on the 29th. Meanwhile at The Saint, it’s Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco), Brooklyn Synth Rock, Chris Apple and Anthony Walker on the 7th, Headbanger on the 8th, Ingram Hill, Jared McCloud and Earthman on the 9th, Thank You Scientist, Torild, Old Nick, Gay Guy, Straight Guy and Athletics on the 14th, Cats Under The Stars on the 15th, Amy Black (Early Show – 6pm) and Framing Dakota (Late Show – 10pm) on the 21st, Wakah Chan, Librizzi, Smedberg, Senium, Black Clouds, Position 9, Creeptones, Empire Escorts, Jon Caspi & 1st Gun and George Gee on the 22nd, Val Emmich on the 28th and No Such Thing (Reunion Show), Unseen Vision and Disarming The Axis on the 29th. And at The Stone Pony, it’s The Crew, Sweet Vita and The Astronaut on the 7th, “Asbury Park Mayor’s Ball” with Lance Larson and Glen Burtnik on the 8th, The Offspring, Neon Trees and Dead Sara (Stone Pony Summer Stage) on the 9th, Sensational Soul Cruisers, J.T. Bowen and Nick Clemons Band on the 14th, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Willie Nile and Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan on the 15th, The Jersey Doors on the 16th, AER on the 20th, Third Eye Blind (Stone Pony Summer Stage) on the 21st, Explorer on the 22nd and Splintered Sunlight on the 29th.
Well, that does it for this month. Hope you and yours have a September to remember! Be good to yourselves people. And remember, you’re never too old to rock ‘n’ roll! Later!!!