Live Music Events in Hoboken + Jersey City {November 2018}

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Now that the colder weather is here to stay, it’s time to enjoy any and all indoor activities in our spare time. That includes live music, and there are always a lot of events happening in our area. Check out our list of live music events happening in Hoboken and Jersey City during the month of November 2018, and help support and show love to these talented, local artists.

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November 1st — RJO Jazz New Release Series: Abeltia Mateus—Mixed Feeling at the Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

Abeltia Mateus is celebrating the release of her new album Mixed Feelings. The Brazilian singer-songwriter and pianist is moving the music of her native land to present day. While Mateus is young in her career, critics have coined her music as sensitive and creative. Show starts at 8:00PM.

November 1st — Universal Rebel at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge {340 Third Street, Jersey City}

For the second time this year, Universal Rebel is hitting the FM stage. The audience is invited to dance all night long to R&B and reggae beats. Fun begins at 8:00PM.

November 2nd — Anthony Tamburro at the Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

When a singer is compared to Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan, it is going to be a good show. Anthony Tamburro has a blues sound and is bringing his talents to Hudson County. Show starts at 10:00PM.

November 2nd — The Nerds Live at Willie McBride’s {616 Grand Street, Hoboken}

One of NJ’s favorite cover bands is back in town. Covering a variety of genres, this show is sure to please even the toughest of critics. Head on over starting at 11:00PM.

November 3rd — Visen at Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

This duo has been friends since their early start at Berklee College of Music. There, Visen was born — which means lullaby in Dutch. Ari Jayne Alexander and Cecil Alexander are in the midst of recording their sophomore album but want to share their current music with their hometown fans. Head on over in time for the show start in the Heights at 10:00PM.

November 3rd — Lifespeed Live at Willie McBride’s {616 Grand Street, Hoboken}

Collaborating since 2001, Lifespeed has been covering only the best in hard rock music. They have performed at the best venues in NJ and are now in Hoboken to rock out with us. Their performance starts at 11:00PM.

 November 3rd — Krystal at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge {340 Third Street, Jersey City, NJ}

One of Hoboken’s legendary bands is back on stage covering the best of the ’70s and ’80s. Check out their local sound just one town over starting at 9:00PM.

November 8th — RJO Jazz New Release Series: Matt Kane at Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

Fox and Crow’s Jazz Series is back. This time the talented Matt Kane is sharing his skills with Hudson County. Kane will play from 8:00-10:00PM.

November 9th — TJ Washburn at Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

TJ Washburn is a Florida native who moved to the “Big City” years ago in search of his dream. In his words, Washburn is trying to “tell the truth” through his music and share his road to live out his dream with his audience. His set will start at 10:00PM.

November 9th — Brian Kirk and The Jirks at Willie McBride’s {616 Grand Street, Hoboken}

A legend in the NJ cover band scene is back again. Brian Kirk and The Jirks is known for pulling out all the stops during their performances and belting out tunes from rock and rolls finest. To witness one of the only cover bands that can boast a 2 decade career, come down starting at 11:00PM.

November 9th — Cannibal Corpse at White Eagle Hall {337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

Any band that can stay in the game for 30 years is going to be great. Ready to share their latest work, Red Before Black with friends in Hudson County, Cannibal Corpse will hit the stage at 7:00PM with tickets starting at $25.

November 10th — The Benjamins Live at Willie McBride’s {616 Grand Street, Hoboken}

Known as “High Energy Entertainment in NJ”, The Benjamins perform over 300 events a year. While they have graced venues such as Madison Square Garden, The Benjamins love NJ and are ready for a night of fun. Come feel the energy starting at 11:00PM.

November 10th — James Calleo at Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

Any good artist takes time to find a muse—over the past few years, James Calleo has done just that. Finding inspiration during a trip to India, Calleo came back to his roots in New Jersey to find himself not only in the music scene but into yoga as well. Watch him show off his skills starting at 10:00PM.

November 10th — Bozzutostock 2018 at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge {340 Third Street Jersey City}

Woodstock has made its way to Hudson County. For the third year in a row, this ’60s fest is taking audiences by storm. Pull out your hippie best for this one and be ready to dance the night away. No cover all night. Drinks and music start at 7:30PM.

November 15th — Spaghetti Sessions Songwriter Showcase at Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

This monthly workshop series started back in 2011. Even if songwriting is not in the cards for you, enjoy a night of performances and critiques from local artists who are making it big in the Jersey City area. Session will run from 8:00-10:00PM.

November 16th — KJ Denhert at Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

A unique blend of urban folk and jazz, KJ Denhert has made this interesting combination work for her career. She will be performing her latest work, “Album No. 9” — a collection of 60’s jazz, pop, and rock. Denhart will take the stage at 10:00PM.

November 16th — Aftershock Live at Willie McBride’s {616 Grand Street, Hoboken}

Founded back in 2012, Aftershock covers the greatest hits. They are here to rock out with a late-night crowd at one of the premiere cover band locations. Join in on the fun starting at 11:00PM.

November 16th — The Last Waltz at White Eagle Hall {337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

The Last Waltz started back in 1976 and is still going strong today. A variety of Hudson County’s finest musicians will come together to recreate this historic event. Show starts at 7:00PM and tickets range from $30-$50.

November 17th — Audio Riot Live at Willie McBride’s {616 Grand Street, Hoboken}

In just 2017 alone, this cover band played at over 100 clubs in 8 different states making them one of the most sought-after cover bands on the east coast. Taking their talents to Hoboken, Audio Riot’s show will start live at 11:00PM.

November 17th — Matt Scuteri & The Jive at the Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

Musician, composer, producer—Scuteri is no stranger to the Hudson County stage. He has shared his work before and has showcased his variety of audio work which included podcasts, self-released albums, and films. He will share his unique music starting at 10:00PM.

November 18th — JCTC Dance: Caroyln Dorfman Dance Hillary-Marie’s Sole Music Collective at White Eagle Hall {337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

Two talented dancers are coming together for an inspirational night at White Eagle Hall. Be whisked away for an afternoon of talent starting at 3:30PM. Tickets are sold for $35.

November 21st —Wave Presents: Aldo’s Reunion 2018 at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge {340 Third Street, Jersey City}

Thanksgiving Eve is often seen as the best night of the year, and Aldo’s Reunion is here to ensure that title. With genres of music from ’80s to new wave and punk to glam, there will be a tune for anyone. Doors open at 7:00PM with a $10 cover charge.

November 24th —The Event Horizon Live at Willie McBride’s {616 Grand Street, Hoboken}

Audiences today enjoy all different types of music. For those who love variety, The Event Horizon has it covered. Almost every genre will be hit during their set so don’t miss it. The show starts at 11:00PM.

November 30th — Slyvana Joyce at Fox and Crow {594 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City}

When accolades come in from NBC’s Jimmy Lloyd and The Huffington Post, the music must be good. Joyce is known to not only just sing but to truly perform. Enjoy the show at 10:00PM.

November 30th — Snail Mail at White Eagle Hall {337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

Not many people can boast a singing career right after high school graduation, but Lindsay Jordan is one of them. Ready to share her debut album, Snail Mail with crowds everywhere, Jordan is coming to NJ this month. The show starts at 7:00PM and tickets start at $16. 

Weekly Live Music Events


FM — Jersey City

Open Mic Mondays. Showcase new talent every Monday at this musical powerhouse of a venue. Each week a different special guest is in the house for feedback. A full backline, guitar and bass amps, and drum kit are available for use. Please bring your own cymbals if needed.

J.C. Underground—Grove Square, Jersey City

Mondays is Piano Bar Night here. Request any song and their live pianist will play it on a baby grand piano. Pretty sweet!

McSwiggans Pub — Hoboken

Every Monday and Wednesday, this local downtown Hoboken spot


J.C. Underground — Grove Square, Jersey City

On Wednesday’s, anything goes! From 7:00PM-12:30AM, be surprised with the musical genre of the night. A variety ranges from jazz to rat pack and burlesque to pop.

McSwiggans Pub — Hoboken

Enjoy live music and eats every Monday and Wednesday at this local pub.


Jazz for Lunch at The J. Owen Grundy Park

Head on over to Exchange Place for a groovy lunch every Thursday from 12:00-2:00PM at The J. Owen Grundy Park.

Horizon Foundation Sound of the City

One of NJ’s premier entertainment venues, NJPAC is hosting weekly free concerts. Join in on the fun every Thursday night to hear artist ranging from Antibalas to Rah Digga. BYOS {bring your own seat} starting at 5:00PM.

The Cuban 

Thursday nights at The Cuban features Havana Nights Live Music, and the downtown Hoboken spot also has live music during Sunday brunch.


Biggies Clam Bar — Hoboken      

Every Friday and Saturday, Biggies presents Biggie’s Beats featuring a live DJ from 10:00PM to 2:00AM.

Wine and Whiskey Lounge — Grove Square, Jersey City

Choose any night of the weekend {Friday, Saturday, or Sunday} to enjoy a variety of live musical performers.

J.C. Underground—Grove Square, Jersey City

On Saturdays, it’s a full night of music and fun at J.C. Underground. Starting at 7:00PM, Big Bruce and the Messengers provide a nice mix of old school R&B, Pop Classic Soul, and Motown. Directly following at 10:30PM, a Top 40 DJ starts spinning the heat with the best on the charts as well as old-school R&B and Euro house.

Iron Monkey — Greene St., Jersey City

After a few drinks, everyone is great at karaoke. Test out this theory every Saturday here from 10:00PM to 2:00AM.

J.C. Underground—Grove Square, Jersey City

Meet others in the industry from 9:30PM to 1:30AM every Sunday. During karaoke or a live DJ, enjoy the complimentary buffet and $4 drink menu.

Just a few of the many live music events happening around the area — where will you be heading? Enjoy!

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Jordan and Joelle are true Jersey Girls. Originally hailing from down the shore in Hazlet, NJ, the girls made their "rite of passage" move to Hoboken a few short years after graduating with degrees in Communications from Loyola University. Outside of their 9-5 as senior publishers in NYC, the twins can be found walking their yorkie-poo Chica, working out at the best hot yoga studios, or trying out the best restaurants in town. Like many 20-somethings, Jordan and Joelle are balling on a budget and know how to score the best deals around town!