Click Here for the Altrok Home pageClick Here for the Rant ArchiveAltrok Radio: On the web and at WRSU-FM 88.7, New Brunswick, NJNY/NJ Area Shows That MatterAltrok Swag: T-Shirts, Mugs, Bags and (of course) Thongs.Viral Guerilla Marketing: Help Us Make Altrok Ubiquitous.A parade of items and links that enrich your Altrok Lifestyle.Send feedback to Altrok

Music Savaged By The Average Beast

Listen Now to Altrok Web Radio
(Or just look at what's playing.)

Subscribe to
Altrok's Discussion List
Powered by


Shows That Matter
By Artist

Here's the next four weeks of shows in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area that may be of interest to one Altrok reader or another. (Someday, it'd be nice to expand this beyond the NY area, but this'll have to do for now.) Since this is an automatically generated list, the following caveats apply:

  • All dates are subject to change.
  • There may be typographical errors, so be careful.
  • Ultimately, if you call the box office and they say something different than what's listed here...they're right. So call the box office to confirm, m'kay?


A Day To Remember

A Tribute To The Beatles’ White Album ft Christopher Cross

Against Me!

Angel Olsen

Ani DiFranco


Asbury Underground



Ben Kweller

Bob Margolin

Brandon Taz Niederauer

Brick + Mortar

Buddy Guy

Captain Cream and The Forest Fires

Chris Harford (w

Christine Lavin, John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Patty Larkin, Cliff Eberhardt (On a Winter's Night 25th Anniversary Tour)

Christopher Tignor

Cigarettes After Sex

City & Colour (acoustic)

City & Colour (full band)

Cranston Dean Band

Cris Jacobs Band


Cyril Neville

Dan Amato & The Sentimental Gentlemen

Dark City Strings

Dave Driewitz & Sim Cain)

Dave Malone

Dead & Co

Dead On Live

Deal Casino



Dilly Dally

Don Was

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

Dustin Arbuckle & The Damnations

Early Riser

Elizabeth & The Catapult

Elizabeth Cook

Ellis Paul

Elton John

Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Emily Duff

Frank Lombardi

Gaelynn Lea


Grateful Shred


Hot Rod Circuit

I Prevail

Ida Mae

Ingrid Michaelson

JS Ondara

Jamey Johnson

Jason Scheff (of Chicago)

Jesse Cook

Joe Pernice (solo)

Joey Molland (of Badfinger)

John Medeski

Jonathan Gregg Trio

Joy Oladokun

Jukebox The Ghost (presents HallowQueen)

Julia Nunes

Lady Lamb

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Life In A Blender

Little Feat

Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul

Locate S,1

Logan Ledger

Los Straitjackets

Lost Leaders

Lukas Nelson

Luna (performs Bewitched)

Luna (performs Penthouse)

Madeleine Peyroux

Mark Mulcahy

Mark Mullins

Marshall Crenshaw

Mary Lee's Corvette

Mayday Parade

Michael Franti & Spearhead

Micky Dolenz

Midnight North

Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty (plays Soul Coughing’s Ruby Vroom 25 Year Anniversary)

Mt Joy

Noah Gundersen

North Mississippi All Stars



Pernice Brothers

Peter & Geoffrey Myers

Phil Lesh & friends

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Railroad Earth


Random Test

Restless Age

Richard Lloyd

Richard Marx

Rick Springfield

Robert Gordon

Rogers & Butler

Sally Can't Dance tribute to The Cramps

San Tropez

Saves The Day

Shannon & The Clams

Simple Plan

Southside Johnny & The ASbury Jukes

Start Making Sense (35th anniversary of Talking head's film Stop Making Sense release)

State Champs

Stringbean & Boardwalk Social Club

Super Snake





Tank & The Bangas



Terence Higgins

The Bad Plus

The Bros Landreth

The California Honeydrops

The Campfire Flies

The Carvels NYC

The Clap

The Commonheart

The Coronas

The Damned

The Dickies

The Fleshtones

The Foes of Fern

The Ghost of Mr Oberon

The Hu

The Last Waltz Tour w

The Levee Horns

The Main Squeeze

The Maine

The Mavericks

The Mercury Brothers

The Misfits

The National Reserve

The New Pornographers

The Nude Party

The Parlor Mob

The Project Matters Benefit

The Ribeye Brothers

The Smithereens w

Them Fangs

This Will Destroy You

Todd Rundgren

Tor Miller


Tower Of Power

Trampled By Turtles

Trashcan Sinatras

Trey Anastasio

Trigger Hippy



Vivian Girls

Waiting On Mongo

Warren Haynes

Wayne Brady

We the Kings

White Reaper

Wild Adriatic

Will Hoge

William DuVall (of Alice In Chains)


Wrabel & Billy Raffoul

Xol Azul

deSoL (reunion show)

of Montreal

Special thanks to Jeff Raspe, who maintains the list at RaspeRadio, for keeping it up to date.

All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.


Today's NY/NJ Shows That Matter

Thursday, October 17, 2019
A Tribute To The Beatles’ White Album ft Christopher Cross, Todd Rundgren, Micky Dolenz, Jason Scheff (of Chicago) and Joey Molland (of Badfinger) at Count Basie Center For The Arts
Noah Gundersen at Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Bklyn
Vivian Girls at Warsaw, Bklyn
Mark Mulcahy at Boot & Saddle, Philly
Shannon & The Clams at Bell House, Bklyn
The Fleshtones at Bowery Electric
Captain Cream and The Forest Fires at Asbury Park Yacht Club
Richard Lloyd, The Ribeye Brothers and San Tropez at The Saint
More NY/NJ Shows That Matter

ALTROK Ordinals

ALTROK recommends music once a week; here's our most recent choices. Most links will take you to a place where you can buy the music; if there's no link, and you own a record company, consider releasing it yourself...

A Place To Bury Strangers - It Is Nothing
The Boxer Rebellion - Semi-Automatic
The Cribs - Cheat On Me
Datarock - True Stories
Everything Everything - Photoshop Handsome
HEALTH - Die Slow
Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls - Catching More Than We Miss
Julian Plenti - Games For Days
Los Campesinos - The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future (Free download!)
Miike Snow - Black & Blue

Viral Guerilla Marketing Tools


ALTROK talks about music, but that job isn't done 'til you make it your own...

ALTROK is a member of the Associates Program.
Click here to buy there, and help support ALTROK in the process.


You've read the rants, you've listened to the streams...
ALTROK swag! click on the t-shirt to pick up the swag!

[Error Creating Counter File -- Click for more info]