It’s Memorial Day weekend, in case you haven’t heard, and already the first
tentative notes of the warm-weather music season are wafting out over the
greater Red Bank oRBit

We’re just a couple of weeks from the Red Bank Jazz
& Blues Fest, and it won’t be long at all until the beach bandstands, parks
and seasonal amphitheaters start ringing with the sweet trill of feedback.

ToadiesIn the weekend edition of oRBit, Laura Schneider talks to he Toadies —
a 90s “one-hit wonder” now reunited and well on their way to two-hit wonder
status. On the eve of a Stone Pony gig this Sunday, frontman Vaden Todd
Lewis tells us that, like a bunch of guys worthy of the Toadies tag, “this
band will always play what the fans want to hear.” 

There’s more in store when you’re “going Dinah Shore,” and we’ve got the
weekend roundup — from Jersey music legend Matt Pinfield turning the Pony
property into a friendlier version of Col. Kurtz’s compound to some old
familiar faces baking serious Wonder Bar bread. 

There’s a nocturnal drumbash
in Red Bank, a Dead Milkman reborn in Long Branch, and a moonlighting music
journalist in Asbury Park — and it’s all there for you, circling the square
in Red Bank oRBit.

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