House of Independents

Asbury Park is getting a new venue this week called House of Independents, located at 572 Cookman Ave. Opening night is Tuesday (11/24) with a show from Fishbone and Murphy's Law (tickets). App.com talked to Fishbone's Norwood Fisher about the show:

"There are two things in a club's life that have significance beyond a normal show, and that's the opening and the closing," Fisher said. "We've done a little bit of both and there's great honor in both."

..."The main thing is we want is to bring the most intense party we can muster up," Fisher said. "We want to make it an unbelievable impression so people will think about the moment the club opened and they'll say they couldn't have done it any better."

Another article on the same site mentions that in addition to music, the venue will host theater, dance, film, comedy, cabaret and more. It can be used as a standing-room only venue with a capacity of 500, or a venue with seating for 275. There's a downstairs lounge, a balcony bar, and a restaurant.

Other upcoming shows include A John Waters Christmas on 12/7 (tickets), The Lone Bellow on 12/10 (tickets), Henry Rollins spoken word on 12/11 & 12/12 (sold out), Puddles Pity Party on 1/9 (tickets), and more. Check out the full schedule at the venue's site.

For Fishbone, that show is part of a tour that includes another NYC-area date on Wednesday (11/25) at the Capitol Theater. It's the second annual Phunksgiving with Dumpastaphunk, special guest Cyril Neville, and The Dust Rays ft. Capt. Kirk Douglas & Mark Kelley (The Roots) + Ricc Sheridan (Earl Greyhound). Tickets are available for that too. All Fishbone dates are listed below.

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Fishbone -- 2015/2016 Tour Dates
Nov 24 House of Independents Asbury Park, NJ w/ Murphy's Law
Nov 25 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY w/ Dumpstaphunk
Dec 18 The Roxy Los Angeles, CA
Dec 19 The Independent San Francisco, CA
Mar 18-21 Flogging Molly's ‎Salty Dog Cruise Cruise Miami, FL