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  • Your Guide to Live Music in Hoboken + Jersey City {October 2017}

    Fall isn’t all about football and finding your favorite pumpkin flavored beverage, there’s plenty more to do {and hear} in the Mile Square this month. From big band royalty and our favorite cover band to pop princess Katy Perry, there’s a local show for any music palette in the coming weeks {although we totally suggest trying something outside your normal genre, as well}. Check out our top picks below!

    Friday, October 6th at Willie McBrides

    They’re here! Beloved Hoboken and NJ celebrities, The Nerds, are playing at Willie McBrides at 11PM. If you’ve lived in Hoboken for a minute, you know what’s up, but if you’ve never seen The Nerds play, then plan to head over to Willie McBrides on Friday for what is sure to be a packed venue and a lot of fun.

    Friday, October 6th at Cathedral Hall

    Head over to 380 Montgomery Street, Jersey City for a truly unique experience with a performance of string quartet compositions by living composers. The Con Vivo Music concert program includes works by Sarah Kirkland Snider and Elliot Cole, as well as the world premiere of works by newcomers {and CVM’s own} Erin Rogers and Kevin Cummines. Admission is free.

    Saturday, October 7th at Stevens Institute {Debaun Auditorium}

    Enjoy a night of smooth voices and golden oldies at Frank Sinatra + Jimmy Van Heusen: A musical Journey. The show, which is free and starts at 7PM, features performances by Hoboken-based group The Swingadelic Big Band and Sinatra Idol winners Peter Cafasso and Jerry Pearce. And the really cool part? There’ll be music royalty in the house — guest singers include A.J. Lambert, granddaughter of Old Blue Eyes himself, and Phil Crosby, grandson of White Christmas crooner Bing Crosby. No word yet if the two will reprise their grandfathers’ famous High Society duet.

    Sunday, October 8th at Prudential Center

    Katy Perry takes the stage in Newark for her Witness tour, marking her sixth album {seriously, her I Kissed a Girl days were SIX albums ago}. As a bonus, Noah Cyrus is joining her for this leg of the tour. The show starts at 7PM, and you can snag tickets starting at $58 on Ticketmaster.

    Thursday, October 12th at Maxwell’s

    Lion + Tiger is holding a no-cover wedding band showcase at Maxwell’s — a can’t-miss if you’re in the midst of nuptial-planning {or hoping to be soon – wink}. The band focuses on top-40 hits, but has a seriously impressive master set-list to keep guests of all ages happy. Doors open at 8:30PM.

    Wednesday, October 18th at White Eagle Hall

    Fresh off of a world tour {we’re talking 89 concerts, 15 countries}, Max Weinberg, long-time drummer for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is heading to Jersey City to do something a little different. Max Weinberg’s Jukebox is an interactive performance where the audience creates the setlist in real time! Max and his four piece group will play from a selection of over 200 classic rock and roll songs – from the Beatles to the Stones to The Boss himself.

    Friday, October 27th + Saturday, October 28th at Willie McBrides

    Plan to spend your Halloween weekend at Willie McBrides with the Burning Bees on Friday at 11PM and Audio Riot on Saturday at 11PM. The Burning Bees spent their summer jamming on the Jersey shore, but now they’re rocking the Hoboken music scene. Check out this 4-piece rock band mixing creative covers with upbeat originals. And on Saturday with Audio Riot, there will be cash prizes for the best costumes!

    Weekly Live Music in Hoboken

    Birch {92 River St.} Grab a beer (or a famed milkshake) and enjoy live music Friday nights.

    The Cuban {333 Washington St.} Thursday nights – Havana Nights Live Music, and live music during Sunday brunch.

    Finnegan’s {734 Willow Ave.} Go here Fridays + Saturdays for a solid music selection, Sunday open mic.

    Grand Vin {500 Grand St.} A chill ambiance and live background music to boot.

    Green Rock {70 Hudson St.} Live jams on Wednesday nights.

    House of ‘Que {340 Sinatra Ave.} A variety of live music throughout the month and Dueling Pianos every Saturday at 9PM.

    The Madison {1316 Washington St.} Swing by for live jazz + Sunday brunch from 10:30AM – 2:30PM.

    Maxwell’s Tavern {1039 Washington St.} Don’t miss the live music lineup at this iconic venue; Tuesday is open mic night.

    McSwiggins {110 First St.} Every Monday + Wednesday bands go on at 9PM.

    Northern Soul {700 First St.} Self-proclaimed adorers of music. Check site always and often for acts.

    Onieals {343 Park Ave.} Wednesday night live music of’ free.

    The Shepherd and the Knucklehead {1313 Willow Ave.} The Flying Ivories rock + roll piano show, Friday nights at 9PM.

    Willie McBride’s {616 Willow Ave.} The best bands in the area play here on Friday + Saturday nights.

     

    Weekly Live Music in Jersey City

    The Archer {176 Newark St.} Wednesday nights are bluegrass night with the Go Bailors at 7:30pm.

    Brightside Tavern {141 Bright St.} Live jazz on Monday night and an open mic on Thursday – Sunday.

    Fox + Crow {594 Palisade Ave.} Live music on Thursday, Friday + Saturday.

    Madam Claude {390 Fourth St.} Live Gypsy Jazz every Tuesday + Thursday, featuring Manouche Bag.

    Moore’s Lounge – aka Bill + Ruth’s {189 Monticello Ave} Blues + Jazz Friday nights and a meet the artist series on Sunday nights.

    PJ Ryan’s Squared {4 Path Plaza} Great music every Thurs, Fri + Sat.

    WFMU’s Monty Hall {43 Montgomery St.} Check out their serious lineup here.

    Zeppelin Hall {88 Liberty View Dr.} Campy party bands play every Friday at 9PM.

     

    What shows are you catching this month?

     


    Written by:

    A Jersey girl born and raised, Kelly moved from Hoboken to Weehawken a year and a half ago and loves exploring all of the history and hidden spots in her new city while still making frequent trips to her favorite spots in the Mile Square (because while she signed up for a new zip code, she definitely didn’t sign up for a life without Black Bear buffalo bites, sunsets at Pier 13 or Sunday football on Washington!). After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a degree in journalism, she spent five years as a style editor and now freelances on everything from fashion to finance. When she’s not working on her next story, you can usually find Kelly swimming at the Stevens pool, checking out new happy hour spots (bonus points always given for a spot with a view) or cheering on her Maryland Terrapins (Go Terps!).


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