The Whiskey Bar has Remedy for Ruin at 9 p.m. and Holiday at 10 p.m. Mary Ann Farley and Rich Grula play the Goldhawk at 9 p.m. Maxwell's has Sleep Station, Jett Brando, and All Rattle and Dust starting at 9 p.m., $7. Carolynn Black plays Scotland Yard.Friday, May 14:
The Shannon in Hoboken hosts a fund-raiser for breast cancer. For $30, you get open bar from 9 p.m. to midnight. Uncle Joe's in Jersey City has Particle Zoo, Bastion, and This Blue Holiday. The Sublime tribute band Badfish plays the Whiskey Bar. Willie McBride's in Hoboken celebrates its eighth anniversary with a bash featuring the B Street Band, a Springsteen tribute act. Drums & Tuba, Blue Channel, and Splooge play Maxwell's starting at 10 p.m., $7.
Saturday, May 15:
Uncle Joe's has the American Watercolor Movement, Jim Testa & the Charleston Chews, and Black Sonny. Blasted plays Willie McBride's at 11 p.m. Hy 80, Pale Horse, and Ton of Bricks play the Shannon in Hoboken. The Whiskey Bar has Lifetime Guarantee at 9 p.m. and None Other at 11 p.m. Maxwell's has an early show with 50 Foot Wave and The Standard starting at 7:30 p.m., $12.
Sunday, May 16:
The Hoboken Arts & Music Festival presents three stages of live music from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is free. Patti Smith, one of the pioneers of the New York punk scene, is the headliner. Local performers include AJ Azzarto and the New Hoboken Four, Skanatra, the Demolition String Band, and the Damn Lovelys.
It's open-mic night at O'Donoghue's in Hoboken, hosted by New Vintage. P.J. Ryan's in Jersey City has karaoke starting at 8:30 p.m.
Monday, May 17:
It's happy hour all night at Oddfellows Rest in Hoboken. Welcomed Words poetry open-mic night, with music by Mark Gianotti, at Rodeo-Ristra in Hoboken, 8 p.m. Blues Jam with Big Ed at 9:30 p.m. at Scotland Yard in Hoboken.
Tuesday, May 18:
The jazz combo Third Tuesday plays the Goldhawk in Hoboken at 9 p.m. ArtKore open-mic night, with music by Buzz Universe, at Rodeo-Ristra in Hoboken. Sign-up begins at 8 p.m. And it's Ski Club Night at Willie McBride's, starting at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19:
Battle of the Bands featuring Evan Toth and the Excuses at 9 p.m., Green Marie at 10 p.m., and Avarice at 11 p.m. at the Whiskey Bar in Hoboken. Rodeo-Ristra presents Blow-Up Radio, Johnathan Andrew, Danny Roselle, Dawn Botti, and Gibby in its Metamorphic Original Music Series, 9 p.m. Maxwell's has Butch Walker and The Honorary Title starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. And it's Swing Night at Willie McBride's, starting at 7 p.m.