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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?


Accidental Seabirds

Adam Ant

Adam Najemian Band

Against Me

Agent Orange

Alexis P Suter

Alkaline Trio

All Time Low

Ann Wilson (of Heart)

Anthony Green

Anti Flag

Arctic Monkeys

Arlan Feiles

Armed For Flight

Awaken I Am


Band Of Horses

Ben Folds

Benefit for Mary's Place By The Sea w

Beth Hart


Billy Currington

Billy Hector

Black Lips

Blackmore's Night

Bonny Doon

Bouncing Souls

Boy George & Culture Club

Brett Dennen

Brother Andrew


Buster Poindexter



Can't Swim

Carmine Appice)

Carrie & The Cats

Charlie Parr

Charlie Puth

Chris Brown

Chris Harford's Band Of Changes

Coach n Commando

Coheed & Cambria

Cold War Kids

Colton Kayser


Counting Crows

Country Dick & The Grits

Cowboy Junkies

Cranston Dean

Cranston Dean Band

Crazy & The Brains

Cryptkeeper 5

Culture Club

Cyndi Lauper

Danielia Cotton

Danielle Nicole

Dark City Strings

Dark Star Orchestra

Dashboard Confessional


Dave Hause

David Broza

David Cross

David Ramirez)

Deborah Bonham


Doc Rotten

Donavon Frankenreiter

Dylan Carlson


Electric Six

Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish's Rascals (w

Fiona Silver

Found Wild

Frank Turner

Frankie Rose

Franz Ferdinand

Gallaghers Guesthouse

Gary Lucas & Feifei Yang

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

George Thorogood

George Wirth

Gin Blossoms




Glorietta (Matthew Logan Vasquez

God Street Wine

Godspeed You Black Emperor

Good Old War

Gordon Lightfoot

Guided By Voices

HC McEntire

Hates Carll

Hot Blood

Howie Day

Ike Reilly

Ikebe Shakedown

JD McPherson

Jackson Pines

James Taylor & His All-Star Band

Jared Hart

Jason Mraz


Jeff Beck

Jeff Daniels & Ben Daniels Band

Jeff Rosenstock

Jenny Lewis

Jeremy & The Harlequins

Jerry Garcia's 76th Birthday Celebration Live Dead & Riders '69 (w

Jesse Malin

Jet Weston & His Atomic Ranch Hands

Jimmy Buffett

Jo Smith

Joan Of Arc

Joe Purdy

John Hammond

Jonathan Tea

Joseph Altom Miller


Justin Heyward

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band


Kevin Grossamn & his Magic Drums

Kurt Deemer

Lakehouse Music Academy All-Stars

Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones

Lauren Hill

Let's Get Folked Up w

Levy & The Oaks

Little Stranger

Little Vicious


Lloyd Cole


Locos Por Juana

Lord Huron

Lori McKenna


Lyle Lovett



Marilyn Manson

Mark Karan, Robin Sylvester, Scott Guberman, Slick Aguilar, Mike Falzarano, Joe Chirco)





Mike Montrey Band

Morris Day & The Time


Murphy's Law

My Bloody Valentine

Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads

Nicki Bluhm

Nicole Atkins

Noah Gundersen

Old Crow Medicine Show


Paint It Black

Panic At The Disco

Pat Benatar & Neil Geraldo

Pat Llewellyn & the Parade

Patty Griffin

Paul Rodgers

Paulus Hook

Pedro The Lion


Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde

Phoebe Bridgers

Popa Chubby

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Prisoners Of 2nd Avenue

Punch Brothers



Rachael & Vilray (ft Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive)

Radiant Reveries


Rascal Flatts

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Regina Goldy

Rick Springfield

Rise Against

Rob Zombie

Rod Stewart

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

Royal Thunder

Rubble Bucket

Samantha Fish

San Tropez

Sandy Mack & His Jamily

Sarah McLachlan

Screaming Females

Shark Club

Shelby Lynne

Sherman Ewing

Sherri Pie Band

Sick Of It All



Slightly Stoopid

Smashing Pumpkins

Songwriters On The Beach w

Soul Project

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes


Squirrel Nut Zippers

St James & The Apostles

Stereo Jo

Steve Forbert & The Renditions

Stick Figure

Stone Temple Pilots

Stringbean & Boardwalk Social Club

Sturgill Simpson

Summer of Sun (ft Skip Robinson)

Summer of Sun starring Skip Holly & Brother Andrew

Taking Back Sunday

Tall Heights


Tara Dente

Taylor Swift

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists

The Accidentals

The Alarm

The B-52s

The Beautiful Distortion

The Black Lips

The Blasters

The Burns

The Cult

The Dustbowl Revival

The Essex Green

The Gaslight Anthem

The Hirs Collective

The Hold Steady

The Paper Jets

The Porchistas

The Ribeye Brothers

The Rubinoos

The Sal Boyd Revue

The Shacks

The Spill Canvas

The Underwater Sounds

The Vaccines

The Vansaders

The War On Drugs

Thomas Dolby

Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey


Titus Andronicus

Toad The Wet Sprocket


Tyler Childers

Typhoid Rosie



Waiting on Mongo

Walker McGuire

We Used To Cut The Grass Arkestra

Wizard's Consort

Xol Azul Band

Zac Brown Band


nothing, nowhere

together PANGEA

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

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Taylor Swift at MetLife Stadium
Coheed & Cambria and Taking Back Sunday at Ford Amphitheater @ Coney Island Boardwalk
Adam Ant at Paramount Theater
Felix Cavaliere & Gene Cornish's Rascals (w and Carmine Appice) at RWJ Barnabas Arena, Toms River
Gin Blossoms at Hard Rock Cafe, Atlantic City
Lori McKenna at World Cafe Live, Philly
Shelby Lynne at City Winery
Electric Six at Rocks Off Concert Cruise/Cosmo
The Ribeye Brothers at West End Park, Long Branch (5p)
Mike Montrey Band and Gallaghers Guesthouse at Langosta Lounge
The Vansaders and Cryptkeeper 5 at ASbury Park Yacht Club
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, RIVALS, Pat Llewellyn & the Parade, Stereo Jo and Typhoid Rosie at Stanhope House
More NY/NJ Shows That Matter

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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

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