By Uncle Mike
WHILE THE IDES Of March will be in full swing on March 15, the early part of the month is playing out more to the tune of a West Side Story! After 20 odd years of performing at The Downtown on Monday nights, troubadour extraordinaire Pat Guadagno will be making the move from the east unto the west — the west side of Red Bank that is, when on March 5 he starts performing at Jamian’s on Monday nights. All I can say is The Downtown’s loss is certainly Jamian’s gain!
Another part of this month’s West Side Story is The Summer Of Love 2 Concert: More Music Of The Woodstock Generation which rolls into the Count Basie Theatre on the night of March 9. Presented by the Count Basie Theatre Foundation and featuring the multi-talented Glen Burtnik and his Summer Of Love Experience, this second installment of the Summer Of Love will take you back to the good ol’ daze as Glen and his fellow musicians recreate the music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin, CSN&Y, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Sly & The Family Stone, Bob Dylan and many, many more! So do yourself a favor music fans and grab your tie dyed shirts or blouses, dust off your elephant bells and head on over to the Basie for what promises to be a terrific night of blasts from the past !
OK. Let’s kick things off up in S’ville at the Starland Ballroom, it’s Mayday Parade, We The Kings, The Downtown Fiction and Anarbor on Fri., March 2nd, Children Of Bodom, Eluveitie, Revocation and Threat Signal on the 3rd, Tyga, YG and Lil Twist on the 4th, Zed’s Dead, Omar LinX, AraabMUZUK and XI on the 8th, Mindless Self Indulgence and Morningwood on the 10th, Zoso (The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience), Woodfish, Road Side Stew and Syka on the 16th, GWAR, Municipal Waste, Ghoul, Torment and Honor Amongst Evil on the 18th, D.R.I., Cro-Mags, Social Decay, Negative Sky, Zombie Mafia, Burial Park and Bad Vibes on the 24th, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, I See Stars, Motionless In White and The Amity Affliction on the 27th and Skid Row, Lynch Mob, Explorer, Arch Demon and Zodiac Mary on the 31st.
Rollin’ into the Big RB at Jamian’s it’s Pat Guadagno every Monday and Reggae Night with Random Test every Wednesday, Matt O’Ree on the 2nd, Juggling Suns on the 3rd, Jukebox Criminals on the 9th, Pat Guadagno & Rich Oddo on the 10th, Havens on the 16th and Quincy Munford on the 24th. Down the street at the Count Basie Theatre, it’s Rockit! Live – Fallen Heroes Of Rock on the 4th, “The Summer Of Love Concert 2: More Music Of The Music Of The Woodstock Nation” – Glen Burtnik & The Summer Of Love Experience on the 9th, Freestylepalooza on the 17th and Metropolitan Klezmer on the 18th. And at the Walt St. Pub, it’s The BackBeat on the 2nd, Guns For Hire on the 3rd, Josh Zuckerman Band on the 9th, Sonny Kenn on the 10th, The Jonzes on the 16th, Kindred on the 17th, Craig Daniels on the 23rd Bad Dads on the 24th, PK’S Band Without Fear on the 30th and Under Pressure on the 31st.
Slippin’ into S.B. at McLoone’s Rum Runner, it’s Tim McLoone & Bob Bandiera on the 2nd, Pam McCoy on the 3rd, Barbara King on the 4th, KenHe on the 7th and Barbara King on the 8th. While down in L.B. at the Pier House, it’s the Carl Gentry on the 2nd, Primitive Soul on the 3rd, Bob Bandiera on the 9th, The Intensions on the 10th, Pat Guadagno on the 16th, Tweed Martins/ Kristian Rex on the 17th, Pam McCoy on the 23rd, BethAnne Clayton on the 24th, Vance Villastrigo on the 30th and Electric Boots on the 31st. And at the Brighton Bar, it’s Silent Perfection, TRNZPRNT, Hoodless, Slick Mick & The Dirty Dales and The Marshland Plan on the 2nd, The Waldo’s, Frankenstein 3000, The Easy Outs, Lost Cause, The Disconnects, Spanking Charlene and Frank Wood NY All-Stars on the 3rd, Brothers Of Brazil, Bible Fiction, Strangers Pass and Punko Sharp on the 9th, Monterey, My Friend Jealousy, The Fulllers, Quimby Mountain Band, We Used To Cut The Grass and Colt Kayser on the 10th, Carnavarice Breath, Stagger, Shadows Of Dawn and Dead Wings on the 16th, Clan Macleod, Loose Fit, Funkaholics and Anonymous on the 17th, The Rib-Eye Brothers, Black Wine, The Long Defeats, Strange Things and Done In The Midnite on the 23rd and The Cynz, The Trash Mavericks, Jigs & The Pigs and The Dirty Shirleys on the 31st.
Slidin’ into the ‘Bury at McLoone’s Supper Club, it’s Masters Of Music: Shirley Alston Reeves on the 2nd, Joe Bonanno on the 3rd, J.P. Project on the 9th, Bob Bandiera on the 10th, Tim McLoone & The Shirleys with Barbara King on the 17th, Masters Of Music: Southside Johnny & Bob Bandiera on the 23rd, Tim McLoone & Bob Bandiera on the 24th, Bob Bandiera on the 30th and Marty Nelson – Sinatra Show on the 31st. Across the way at Lance & Debbie’s Wonder Bar, it’s Billy Hector on the 2nd, “3RD Annual Bands Together Against Cancer” with Classic Vinyl, Still Kickin’ and Cell Division on the 9th, The Nick Clemons Band, Slim Chance & The Gamblers, The Bob Steele Band, and The Bob Polding Band on the 10th, Sonia Leigh and Lance Larson Band on the 13th, Rich Robinson and The Sunday Blues on the 14th, The Fighting Jamesons on the 15th, Marah Acoustic Duo on the 16th, “St. Paddy’s Fest 2012” with Sideways and Matt O’Ree Band on the 17th, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on the 18th and Bell Bottom Blues and Marc Ribler on the 24th. Meanwhile at The Saint, it’s Quincy Mumford & The Reason Why on the 2nd and 3rd, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Dub Proof and Wakah Chan on the 9th, “Scott’s Birthday Bash” –Stand, Von Shakes , My Pet Dragon and Sleepless Saints on the 10th, Reagan Richards & The Rock & Roll Oddity Show, Judgement and Prospect Hill on the 16th, Lower The Veil on the 17th, Dan Reed Band and Danny White Band on the 23rd, Lightning Jar Album Release Show, Anthony Walker & The Medicine Chest and Frank Lombardi on the 24th, Bebe Buell, Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets and Jo Wymer Band on the 30th and Tom Prinapato Band, Phillips 66 and Ziggy Shock on the 31st. Plus at The Stone Pony, it’s Lights and Ambassadors on the 2nd , Titus Andronicus on the 4th, Splintered Sunlight, Crisbie, Beef and Rising Blues on the 9th, Michael Schenker Group, Z02, Lords Of Mercy and A Welcome Burden on the 10th, The Saw Doctors on the 15th, Alamance, Donovan’s Devils, Stolen Rhodes and Devils Holiday on the 16th, “Paint The Pony Purple For Epilepsy Benefit” on the 18th, Almost There – CD Release Show on the 23rd, Scarlet Carson, Burn Halo and Audacity on the 29th and Tramps Like Us on the 31st.
Well, that’s it gang! Hope you and yours have a rockin’ March! Be good to yourselves people. And remember, you’re never too old to rock n’ roll! Later!!!