Local singer-songwriter Kate Jacobs kicks off Hoboken's summer Concerts in the Park at 7 p.m. at Sinatra Park. Philly rockers Marah (who joined Springsteen on stage last year during at encore at Giants Stadium) play Maxwell's with the Damnwells and local musician Bill McGarvey, starting at 9 p.m., $8. The Baja in Jersey City has salsa night with local band Sammy and his Group, starting at 9 p.m.Friday, June 4:
Bulletproof Touch, Tri-State Conspiracy, and King Django play Uncle Joe's in Jersey City. Maxwell's has The Lilys, The Capitol Years, Alpha Males, and Cheaper Faster, starting at 9 p.m., $8. Greg Aulden, a one-man classic-rock act plays at the Baja in Jersey City starting at 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 5:
Cecil and the Retroliners play Uncle Joe's in Jersey City. Maxwell's has an early show with Mike Doughty and Johnathan Rice, starting at 7:30 p.m., $12. The late show features The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars at 10 p.m., $8. Joe Taino leads the legendary Saturday afternoon blues jam at Scotland Yard starting at 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 6:
It's open-mic night at Oddfellows Rest in Hoboken, hosted by Michael and Michelle, 8 p.m. P.J. Ryan's in Jersey City has karaoke starting at 8:30 p.m. The Hammers play Scotland Yard in Hoboken, 8 p.m.
Monday, June 7:
Maxwell's has Grant-Lee Phillips (formerly of Grant Lee Buffalo) with John Doe and The Whole Damned Band, 8:30 p.m., $15. It's happy hour all night at Oddfellows in Hoboken and Jersey City. Scotland Yard in Hoboken has an open blues jam with Big Ed Sullivan, 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 8:
Maxwell's has Oregon-based literary popsters The Decemberists with Seattle band The Long Winters, 9 p.m., $12. Noel Smyth performs at the Goldhawk, 9 p.m. And it's Ski Club Night at Willie McBride's, starting at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, June 9:
Oddfellows Rest in Hoboken kicks off its new karaoke night, fueled by $4 Hurricanes. San Francisco-based singer-songwriter-pianist Vienna Teng plays Maxwell's at 9 p.m., $10. Joe Whyte plays the Goldhawk at 9 p.m.
And it's Swing Night at Willie McBride's, starting at 7 p.m.