Even from Rio Rancho, NM, with its DSL-only Internet and two-hour time difference, I’ve got you covered. Good thing, too; because this weekend is absolutely loaded with shows.
Tonight, Jeff Raspe’s “Locals Live” brings Mad Feather Group, Lightning Jar, and Hey Anna to Langosta for a free show. Jersey City’s Lamp Post Bar & Grill features, appropriately, some Jersey City rock from Polina & The Pyramids, Devi, and The Karyn Kuhl Band (also free).
Tomorrow night, Killing Horse Records celebrate their fourth birthday at The Court Tavern with Cicada Radio, Overlake, TV Sound and Asbury Park’s Wreaths. The Saint features a night of goth sounds headlined by David J (formerly of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets) & The Gentlemen Thieves. In one of the most interesting events this weekend, Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground bring their set of pizza-themed Velvet Underground covers to The Wonder Bar.
Saturday presents some very tough decisions. The Ribeye Brothers play for free at Asbury Park Yacht Club, while Accidental Seabirds play a free show at Langosta Lounge. Chuck Ragan is at The Stone Pony. Local hardcore punks Hot Blood headline a stuffed bill at Asbury Lanes for a show celebrating the release of their Little Dickman debut No Kings.
I’ll be traveling all day Saturday, but I may make it back to Asbury in time to catch Hot Blood’s set (If anyone happened upon the Dino Jr. RSD singles box and picked it up for me, that could be cool). Tonight, though, I get a bit of a do-over as Neutral Milk Hotel — a band I was too sick to see when they came to Jersey City — bring their tour to Albuquerque’s Kiva Auditorium.
Try to catch something this weekend and don’t eat too many chocolate eggs if that’s your thing.
*Kiva Auditorium (Albuquerque, NM): NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL, 7:30pm !!!!!!*
Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Sound Waves Presents: Tony Appleseed / Candace Schur, 9pm, FREE
The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): White Brazilian / Vine Street / The Graduates, 7:30pm, $7 (ALL AGES)
Court Tavern (New Brunswick): Jonah Matranga / Eyeswan / Brian Rothenbeck / Joe Galuppo, 7pm, $10
Lamp Post (Jersey City): Karyn Kuhl Band / Devi / Polina & The Pyramids, 9pm, FREE
Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Mad Feather Group / Lightning Jar / Hey Anna, 9pm, FREE
The Saint (Asbury): Lakehouse Music Academy Concert ft. Local Musicians, 8pm, FREE
Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Merrell and Top Hat, 9pm, FREE
The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): The Independents / Off White / After The Burn / The Damn Long Hairs / Joey Affatato, 7pm, $12 adv, $15 door (ALL AGES)
Clash Bar (Clifton): Big Daddy Lovin / The Skulls / Who Killed Bambi / Dampsquid, 8pm
Court Tavern (New Brunswick): Killing Horse Records Birthday Show: Wreaths / Cicada Radio / Overlake / TV Sound, 7pm, $10
Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Billy Hector’s Electric Explosion, 9pm, FREE
The Stone Pony (Asbury): Runaway (Bon Jovi Tribute) / Joey Evans Band / Strange Substance, 7pm, $12 adv, $15 door (ALL AGES)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury): The Pizza Underground, 7:30pm, $18
Asbury Park Yacht Club (Asbury): Ribeye Brothers, 10pm, FREE
The Brighton Bar (Long Branch): MS Benefit: Red Eye Flight / Kiirstin Marilyn / Purple Suns / Casualty, 6:30pm, $10
Clash Bar (Clifton): Jon Caspi & The First Gun / Asphalt Green / Red States / Panda Jam, 8pm
Court Tavern (New Brunswick): Ashes of Your Enemy / Lower The Veil / Shadows of Dawn / The Enemy Is You, 8:30pm, $6
Holdfast Asbury Park (Asbury): T.V. Tramps Live In-Store, 3pm, FREE
Langosta Lounge (Asbury): Accidental Seabirds / Sir Prize, 10pm, FREE
The Saint (Asbury): Jerry’s Bones / Diego Alessandro / Space Rooster, 7:30pm, $10 adv, $12 door
The Stone Pony (Asbury): Chuck Ragan & The Camaraderie / White Buffalo / Jonny Two Bags, 7pm, $16 adv, $18 door (ALL Ages)
The Wonder Bar (Asbury): Open Mic, 8pm, FREE