90.5 The Night presents ENGLISH BEAT & SOUL REBELS
90.5 The Night is proud to present two amazing acts on one incredible night, Wed., March 28. Dave Wakeling’s The English Beat has an amazing all-star ska band playing the hits of The English Beat and General Public. Joining them for the evening is one of New Orleans’ most dynamic brass bands, The Soul Rebels. Get your dancing shoes ready. All proceeds go to help fund Brookdale Public Radio. Tickets are $32 in advance, $35 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Music writer Bob Makin celebrates 30 years covering Asbury Park’s music scene, currently at njarts.com and newjerseystage.com. $2 from every ticket benefits the Asbury Park Music Foundation. Wheel of Chance with 13 sponsor prizes, giveaways (including a commemorative MW T-shirt to the first 100 paid guests), hosted by DJ Lee Mrowicki. Music by Mike Daly & the Planets (3-3:30), Tom Kanach (3:45-4:15), Karen Mansfield (4:30-5), Mike Brody vs. the People (5:15-5:45), Sutton Thomas (6-6:30), Paul Whistler (6:45-7:15), Nalani & Sarina (7:30-8), Williams Honor (8:15-8:45), Colossal Street Jam (9-9:45), The Vansaders (10-10:45), and Solace Midnight All-Star Jam (11-11:45). Doors at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Shorty Long & the Jersey Horns have been featured at Wachovia Spectrum, 93.3 WMMR, Daytona 500, The Electric Factory, Preston & Steve Show, Howard Stern Radio and countless happening spots up and down the east coast. They’ve opened for Cheap Trick, Marshall Tucker Band and Red Hot Chili Peppers. No wonder they’ve been called “the world’s No. 1 party band.” Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Soule Monde is avant funk erupting from the syncopated minds of power drummer Russ Lawton and B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski (from Trey Anastasio Band). The duo is cemented into an indestructible pocket, where bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by a near-telepathic response from the other. Secret Sound opens. Doors at 8 pm and tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Bullypalooza, a benefit for the rescue bulldogs of MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue, returns to the WB on April 14. Healthy, leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs must be spayed or neutered (exceptions for health/age reasons). The event runs from 1 to 4 pm and admission is $10. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Persons under 21 will not be allowed on the deck near the dogs or alcohol. (The rain date is April 21.)
“Being a blues singer means having a journey of pain and loss,” says Shawn Amos, son of celebrity cookie hustler Wally “Famous” Amos. “But the music itself is all about joy, about finding your way out of the darkness.” Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Fri 4/20: 420 TRIBUTE FEST
This event features top Jersey Shore musicians undercover playing some of the music that has inspired them, including tributes to Grand Funk Railroad, The Doors, Iggy Pop and and MC-5. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
The fourth annual Asbury Park Music & Film Festival is set for April 27-29 at multiple venues around the city. Visit apmff.org for more information.
The Asbury Park Music + Film Festival presents Kitchen Dwellers and Dark City Strings at the Wonder Bar on Sun., April 29. Doors at 3 pm. Tickets are $16 in advance (plus applicable surcharges).
Billy Strings plays hard and lives hard, picking so fast and intensely that he’’s known to break multiple strings per song, and basing the songs he writes on the hard lives he grew up around in the abandoned rural communities of America. JP Biondo from Cabinet and Jackson Pines open the show, which is presented in association with The Saint. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Thu 5/3: THE GANGSTER SQUAD
Vinny Pastore and Tony ‘Bocci’ Amato return with The Gangster Squad for their final show at the WB. Vinny will no longer perform with a band as he concentrates on teaching and his acting career. Also appearing will be Joel Smith, The Baron, Ron Howard, Joe Sernio, Lance Larson, Killer Joe and Nick Wey. A portion of the proceeds will go to Asbury Boardwalk Rescue. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
From their beginnings as a midwestern garage band, The Dwarves have remained the ugly stepchild of rock ‘n’ roll. Major players in both the Seattle grunge explosion, The Dwarves have always distinguished themselves as the hardest, vilest band on the scene. Opening the evening will be Hot Blood. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Inspired by a dream about Elvis Presley, Igor Yuzov fled the former Soviet Union for the streets of sunny Santa Monica. Twelve albums and a million highway miles later, Igor & Red Elvises bring the party to the WB for Hi-Tide Recordings’ Summer Kickoff. The Brigantines and Plato Zorba open. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).