George & Brenda's Anniversary Bash
Saturday, March 23
George & Brenda's Anniversary Bash
Doors 12:00pm, $10
George & Brenda's Anniversary Bash at The Saint.

"We've been married forever. In fact, it was 1969 - that's 50 years this month! We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than by hanging with some friends and playing music at The Saint. Here's the line-up: Rod Picott, Pat Guadagno, Regina Goldy, Joe Harvard and George himself. Some surprise guests, too. And to top it off, we have Tom Chesek as our Master of Ceremonies! Yes, there will be meatballs. Of course. Please join us from noon till 5:00PM. No gifts please - just your smiling faces. - BRENDA

Saturday, March 23
Doors 7:00pm, $10
HALO - A Night of 80s, New Wave, Post Punk, Modern Rock, Industrial, Alternative Dance Music. 7pm to 2am.

We are DJs from The Melody, The Melody Reunions and New Jersey Radio and other Alternative Music Venues. With a changing DJ line up every event, you're sure to have a great time.

We are excited to bring our party to one of the last old-school venues, The Saint in Asbury Park. See you on the dance floor!

Sean Carolan - WHTG, ALTROK, Melody
Melodrama/ME - Melody, All Era Melody Reunion
Trent Van Doren - Melody
Iron Mike - Melody, Pipeline, Aldos
Jeff Manheimer - WHTG, Melody
John Matthews
Special Guest DJ:
Mick Hale - The Roxy, Melody, Croc Shop, Mod Fun and AP regular.

Wine Lips
Sunday, March 24
Doors 7:00pm, $10
The Saint Presents From Toronto, Canada, Wine Lips (Garage Rock) and special guests.
Them Fangs
Monday, March 25
Doors 7:30pm, $8
The Saint & Little Dickman Presents From NYC, Them Fangs (In a year's time, Them Fangs has performed at 30+ concerts and events, toured the American Northeast, sold out Mercury Lounge (NYC), played for a capacity crowd at Bowery Ballroom.) / From Brooklyn, NY, Gustaf (Drawing inspiration from the grooves of ESG, the dopey drawl of Jonathan Richman, and the ego of Alan Vega.) / From Brooklyn, NY, Pecas and special guests.
The Summercamp
Thursday, March 28
Doors 7:30pm, $8
Rock/Indie/Pop: From Pittsburgh, PA, The Summercamp (Up-and-coming indie rock alt -pop band born and bred in Pittsburgh.) and special guests.
RFA + Ritual Talk
Saturday, March 30
Doors 7:30pm, $10
House of Independents & The Saint Present RFA + Ritual Talk / The Double Negatives / Brothers Union.
Pink Mexico
Tuesday, April 2
Doors 7:30pm, $8
The Saint & Little Dickman Presents Rock Indie: Pink Mexico (Pre-Order Now! Pink Mexico "Dump" on Little Dickman Records/Burger Records.) / The Red Room and special guests.
Dark City Strings
Saturday, April 6
Doors 7:30pm, $10
The Saint Presents Rock Grass feat. Dark City Strings / From Baltimore, MD, Haint Blue / Tara Dente.
Sunday, April 7
Doors 6:30pm, $10/$13
The Saint Presents Rock Groove feat. From Boulder, CO, Amoramora (These Rocky Mountain Boys harken back to the early days of the jam-rock scene that just oozed positivity which nurtured bands like Blind Melon, String Cheese Incident, and Strangefolk.) / Waiting On Mongo (WOM has formed into a super tight seven-piece jam/funk band with fire and ambition.) / FUNGKSHUI and special guests.
Mr. Airplane Man
Tuesday, April 9
at The Brighton Bar (Long Branch, NJ)
Doors 7:30pm, $12
The Saint & Little Dickman Records Present From Boston, MA, Mr. Airplane Man (A mishmash of deep love for Mississippi hill country blues, Memphis weirdo rocknroll, drony VU and Stooges, and Boston garage beat and pop wonderment.) and special guests. This show being held at The Brighton Bar (Long Branch, NJ).
Kim Richey
Wednesday, April 10
Doors 6:30pm, $20/$25
(Early Show) Asbury Cafe Presents From Nashville, TN, Kim Richey (Part of what draws them to the dusky honey of her crystalline alto is the way she writes: to and from the soul, never flinching from the conflicts and crushing moments, yet always finding dignity and resilience.) and special guests.

An intimate, seated, no talking during the performances show.

Hollis Brown
Friday, April 12
Doors 5:30pm, $12/$15
The Saint Presents Rock feat. From NYC, Hollis Brown (The edgy, roots-rock indie band from Queens, NY, known for its adrenaline fueled performances.) / From Brooklyn, NY, Mail The Horse (A walking juxtaposition of outsider cosmic-country and psych-folk sounds and the concrete-laden cityscape of Brooklyn, a jalopy of a five-piece careening down a highway laid to waste.) and special guests.
Brian Wood
Saturday, April 20
Brian Wood
Doors 7:30pm, $10
Justin Lube Presents Brian Wood's EP Release Party with Baron Praxis / Judo Chop / Hey Leroy / The Skullers and special guests.
Acid Mothers Temple
Sunday, April 21
Doors 7:00pm, $15
The Saint & Little Dickman Records Present From Los Angeles, CA/Japan, Acid Mothers Temple (Psychedelic Rock Krautrock Noise Folk Improv) / From Toronto, Canada, Yamantaka / Sonic Titan (Noh-Wave prog collective, a black-and-white (and sometimes red) theatre company, an operatic psych cult, rock band and the speculative prophets of humanity's impending doom.) and special guests.

Acid Mothers Temple is a Japanese psychedelic rock band, the core of which formed in 1995. The band is led by guitarist Kawabata Makoto and early in their career featured many musicians, but by 2004 the line-up had coalesced with only a few core members and frequent guest vocalists.

The band has released albums frequently on a number of international record labels as well as the Acid Mothers Temple family record label, which was established in 1998 to document the activities of the whole collective.

Kawabata initially formed Acid Mothers Temple (originally "Acid Mother's Temple") with the intention of creating "extreme trip music" by editing and dubbing previous recordings, being influenced by progressive rock, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and krautrock.

The Ballroom Thieves
Friday, May 3
Doors 6:45pm, $15/$20
The Saint Presents (Early Show) featuring From Boston, MA, The Ballroom Thieves (Alternative rock and folking roll. As heard on 90.5 The Night WBJB-FM.) and special guests. Tickets on sale Tuesday, March 19 at 11am.

Darker times make for bolder and, sometimes, brighter art.

The Ballroom Thieves - Calin "Callie" Peters (vocals, cello), Martin Earley (guitar, vocals), and Devin Mauch (percussion, vocals) - mine immense melodies and hypnotic hooks from personal stories on their 2018 EP, Paper Crown (Nettwerk Records). Under the cover of vintage jazz-style, the five songs reflect feelings of rootlessness from four nomadic years, bouts of depression, and the ever-looming specter of political unrest hanging over the country.

Nevertheless, a noticeable glimmer of light always peeks through.

Ben Sparaco and The New Effect
Sunday, May 12
Doors 6:00pm, $10/$12
(Early Show) The Saint Presents From Nashville, TN, Ben Sparaco and The New Effect and special guests. On Sale Friday 2/15 at 10am.

Ben Sparaco and The New Effect is a genre-defying trio based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Led by young guitarist/singer/songwriter Ben Sparaco, the band features Adam Discipio and Anthony Quirk on bass and drums respectively. Between the three you an hear influences from modern indie rock, classic jam bands, Blue Note era jazz, and everything in between. Ben Sparaco and The New Effect formed in 2017 when Florida-born singer, songwriter, and guitarist began playing with drummer Anthony Quirk and bassist Adam Discipio. Now based in the flourishing musical oasis of Nashville, TN, Ben and the band have maintained a massive touring schedule, cutting their teeth playing coast to coast in clubs and festivals.

Sparaco spent his teen years making a name for himself in the jam scene of the southeast, playing with members of the Allman Brothers Band, Dead and Company, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more before he had even turned 21. This included a touring stint in late Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks' band. After recording his 2016 release "Bring the Jubilee EP" with a Florida-based group of musicians, he moved to Nashville. There, he amassed a group of some of Nashville's finest to record his debut solo record "Wooden" with producer Ross Holmes (Mumford and Sons, Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes), which also featured a guest appearance from Luther Dickinson.

After finalizing The New Effect's powerful lineup with Berklee College of Music graduates Quirk and Discipio, Sparaco's songwriting started drifting from his southern rock roots, showing indie rock, new wave, and pop influences, evident on the EP "Greetings, from Ben Sparaco and The New Effect." Following this with the single "Scared of The Dark" in the fall of 2018, Sparaco and his band have earned glowing press reviews, further establishing themselves as up and comers to watch in the indie rock world.

Mint Green
Monday, May 13
Doors 7:00pm, $7
The Saint Presents Rock Indie feat. From Boston, MA, Mint Green / Love Your Friends / Magic Ghrelin (feat. Members from Teenage Halloween) / Beauty.
Dub Trio
Thursday, May 16
Doors 7:30pm, $13/$15
The Saint Presents Rock Groove feat. From Brooklyn, NY, Dub Trio (Dub Trio's sound gets chopped apart, bounced across speaker channels and charged with subsonic frequencies. This is dub as mixing-board art form, not as literal genre exercise, and it's absolutely fugging massive.) and special guests.
Skinny Lister
Saturday, May 18
Doors 7:30pm, $15
The Saint/House of Independents (AP) Presents Rock: From London, England, Skinny Lister (New Tracks '38 Minutes' and album title track 'The Story Is...' OUT NOW ahead of the album release March 1.) and special guests. On Sale Friday Feb. 8 at 10am.
Daddy Long Legs
Sunday, June 23
Doors 6:30pm, $10
Todd-O-Phonic Presents From NYC, Daddy Long Legs (A Daddy Long Legs show is equal parts roots rock, blues and guttural soul; stripping down old standards and making them shiny and new again. Lowdown Ways out May 10th on Yep Roc Records.) and special guests.

LP arrives on limited edition opaque white vinyl!

Lowdown Ways marks a quantum creative leap for DADDY LONG LEGS, the scrappy New York trio known for their stripped-down roots sound and in-your-face intensity that's garnered them fans in their hometown and overseas, where they've toured with such kindred spirits as The Damned, Blackfoot Gypsies, Hurray for the Riff Raff and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. They've been recognized by Rolling Stone, who aptly compared them to "Chicago blues fired at the moon, played by the demented children of the Pretty Things."

The versatility and fluency that DADDY LONG LEGS demonstrates on Lowdown Ways contrasts the raw approach that the band established on their previous three albums according to Brian Hurd, the charismatic, harmonica-blowing frontman known as DADDY LONG LEGS, and leader of the blues-bashing trio of which he shares a name. "We'd done the raw lo-fi thing for a long time, so we wanted to step out with something that was a little more produced, but still had the rawness of our earlier stuff," Hurd says.

This expansive, new territory that the band covers on Lowdown Ways is thanks to producer Sutton (and JD McPherson bassist) Jimmy Sutton, with whom the band recorded the album at Chicago's Hi-Style Studios, applies his technical know-how to broaden the sound of such instantly memorable tunes as "Pink Lemonade" (co-written by McPherson), "Ding Dong Dang" and "Bad Neighborhood," which resonate with the down-and-dirty roots that have always been DADDY LONG LEGS' inspiration. Meanwhile, the band ventures successfully into unfamiliar territory with the pub-rock-style "Winners Circle," the bittersweet acoustic ballad "Back Door Fool" and the dramatic album-closer "Wrong Side of the River."