Thursday, May 20:
Todd Sheaffer (formerly of From Good Homes) plays the Whiskey Bar in Hoboken. Surrey Lane kicks off their national tour at the Goldhawk at 9 p.m. Maxwell's has Okkervil River, Tim Easton, and Shearwater starting at 8:30 p.m., $8.
Friday, May 21:
Back from their recent U.S. tour, Jersey City indie rockers Mezzanine~C14 play Uncle Joe's with IfIHadaHifi and 50 Watt Head. Humdaisy, The Play Trains, and 12:01 play Maxwell's starting at 9:30 p.m., $7. The Whiskey Bar in Hoboken has Life Speed.
Saturday, May 22:
Jersey musician Val Emmich, who's appeared on MTV's TRL and Advance Warning, plays Maxwell's with Particle Zoo, Hey Tiger, and Mike Tichy at 9 p.m., $8. Uncle Joe's in Jersey City has Snakes and Music, and the Finals. Jake Stigers, Soul's Release, and Butterspy play the Shannon in Hoboken.
Sunday, May 23:
Maxwell's has The Thrills and Of Montreal (their new disc, Satanic Panic in the Attic, is at No. 24 in the Tunes Top 40) starting at 9 p.m., $15. 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 24:
Swingadelic is back at Maxwell's for a free show starting at 9 p.m. It's happy hour all night at Oddfellows Rest in Hoboken. Welcomed Words poetry open-mic night, with music by Maribyrd, at Rodeo-Ristra in Hoboken, 8 p.m. Blues Jam with Big Ed Sullivan at Scotland Yard in Hoboken, 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25:
Local comedian Adam Wade performs at the Goldhawk in Hoboken at 9 p.m. ArtKore open-mic night, with music by Danya Rivers, 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 26:
Sing along with Dublin native Willie Lynch at McMahon's Brownstone Ale House in Hoboken, 9 p.m., no cover. The Hoboken Cigar Club hosts its monthly smoker at Helmer's, 7 p.m. And it's Swing Night at Willie McBride's, starting at 7 p.m.