Your Guide to Live Music in Hoboken + Jersey City {November 2017}

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Now that the cold weather is officially here to stay, it’s time to fight the urge to stay indoors. Instead of letting the winter blues take hold, get up and groove to some crazy good live music right here in Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark this month. From music legends like Janet Jackson to worthwhile charity events, the next four weeks are full of events worth bundling up (or calling an Uber) for. And with plenty of affordable (and free!) live music nights, your holiday savings fund won’t take too much of a hit. Here is your guide to live music in Hoboken + Jersey City this November:

November 4th at Montgomery Hall {JC}

Howe Gelb is taking classic jazz to the future with an innovative take on the genre. A new look at the American Songbook, Gelb’s effortless piano and swoon-worthy vocals will draw you in at the first chord. Doors open at 7:30 and tickets start at $15.

November 5th at White Eagle Hall {JC}

After touring as an opening act for the New Pornagraphers this past Spring, Waxahatchee heads back to a more intimate setting, this time headlining their own show in White Eagle Hall.

November 15th at White Eagle Hall {JC}

As the saying goes Rock and Roll is here to stay, especially in Jersey City this month – Multi-platinum rocker band Hinder, is headlining this hard rock lineup that also includes Josh Todd & The Conflict, Adelitas Way and Wayland.

November 17th and 18th at Maxwell’s {Hoboken}

The 4th Annual hoboken Last Waltz at Maxwell’s is taking place this month! In case you’ve never heard of it: In November of 1975, a group of the era’s best musicians (including Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton and Neil Young) came together to perform alongside The Band during their final performance at the Winterland Ballroom. Martin Scorsese filmed the whole event, and it’s now considered one of the best concert films ever made. Every year, Hoboken and Jersey City’s finest musicians come together to recreate the event. You can get tickets for $20 at Ticketfly ($25 at the door, but advanced purchase is recommended!).

November 19th at the Prudential Center {Newark}

The Janet Jackson: State of the World Tour lands in New Jersey toward the end of the month. The music icon (and multi-Grammy award-winner!) is continuing her Unbreakable tour with a mix of music from her Unbreakable album, throwbacks to old hits and not-yet released tracks. Tickets start at $35 (!!) and can be found at ticketmaster.com.

November 30th at St. Peters University Sky Room {JC}

“All it takes is one song to bring back a thousand memories” is the tagline for this Act Now Foundation charity event, and it’s incredibly fitting for a night spent listening to classic oldies while fighting a terrible disease. The Music & Memories Gala includes Big Band Music featuring the John Christian Orchestra, special guest singer Giselle, a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. You can grab your tickets for $125 at EventBrite.

Live Music in Hoboken

Asana {411 Jefferson St.} For live acoustic yoga classes with Megan Kramer & James Calleo, Tuesday at 8:15 starting November 7th.

Birch {92 River St.} Grab a beer {or a famed milkshake} and enjoy live music Friday nights.

Read More: Every Insta-Worthy Milkshake at Birch Hoboken 

The Cuban {333 Washington St.} Thursday nights – Havana Nights Live Music, and live music during Sunday brunch.

Finnegan’s {734 Willow Ave.} Go here Fridays + Saturdays for a solid music selection, Sunday open mic.

Grand Vin {500 Grand St.} A chill ambiance and live background music to boot.

Green Rock {70 Hudson St.} Live jams on Wednesday nights.

House of ‘Que {340 Sinatra Ave.} A variety of live music throughout the month and Dueling Pianos every Saturday at 9PM.

Hudson Yoga Project {44 Hudson Place} Try out live music classes every Friday

The Madison {1316 Washington St.} Swing by for live jazz + Sunday brunch from 10:30AM – 2:30PM.

Maxwell’s Tavern {1039 Washington St.} Don’t miss the live music lineup at this iconic venue; Tuesday is open mic night.

McSwiggins {110 First St.} Every Monday + Wednesday bands go on at 9PM.

Northern Soul {700 First St.} Self-proclaimed adorers of music. Check site always and often for acts.

Onieals {343 Park Ave.} Wednesday night live music of’ free.

The Shepherd and the Knucklehead {1313 Willow Ave.} The Flying Ivories rock + roll piano show, Friday nights at 9PM.

Willie McBride’s {616 Willow Ave.} The best bands in the area play here on Friday + Saturday nights.

Live Music in Jersey City

The Archer {176 Newark St.} Wednesday nights are bluegrass night with the Go Bailors at 7:30pm.

Brightside Tavern {141 Bright St.} Live jazz on Monday night and an open mic on Thursday – Sunday.

Fox + Crow {594 Palisade Ave.} Live music on Thursday, Friday + Saturday.

Madam Claude {390 Fourth St.} Live Gypsy Jazz every Tuesday + Thursday, featuring Manouche Bag.

Moore’s Lounge – aka Bill + Ruth’s {189 Monticello Ave} Blues + Jazz Friday nights and a meet the artist series on Sunday nights.

PJ Ryan’s Squared {4 Path Plaza} Great music every Thurs, Fri + Sat.

WFMU’s Monty Hall {43 Montgomery St.} Check out their serious lineup here.

Zeppelin Hall {88 Liberty View Dr.} Campy party bands play every Friday at 9PM.

 

Where will you be jamming this month?


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A Jersey girl born and raised, Kelly moved from Hoboken to Weehawken a year and a half ago and loves exploring all of the history and hidden spots in her new city while still making frequent trips to her favorite spots in the Mile Square (because while she signed up for a new zip code, she definitely didn’t sign up for a life without Black Bear buffalo bites, sunsets at Pier 13 or Sunday football on Washington!). After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2011 with a degree in journalism, she spent five years as a style editor and now freelances on everything from fashion to finance. When she’s not working on her next story, you can usually find Kelly swimming at the Stevens pool, checking out new happy hour spots (bonus points always given for a spot with a view) or cheering on her Maryland Terrapins (Go Terps!).