september 2024

thu05sep7:00 pmthu7:00 pmSurf Havenat the Wonder BarBUY TICKETS


Event Details

Surf Haven
with special guests Jwalttz, Lightheaded and partygirl

Surf Haven: Indie pop/surf rock band from Ocean County, NJ

Jwalttz, a DIY indie rock band hailing from Asbury Park, effortlessly merges the sun-soaked tones of surf rock with infectious, feel-good riffs reminiscent of post-DeMarco indie charm. Jwalttz delivers a captivating blend of danceable tempos and upbeat synthesizers. Their music evokes the essence of carefree summers spent by the shore, where each track serves as a nostalgic ode to New Jersey.

Lightheaded are, simply, a great pop group. Their songs are full of melody and harmony, are bittersweet and memorable, familiar yet original. Their sound is a perfect mix of jangling guitars — featuring Sara Abdlebarry’s exquisite, tasteful, but punchy Gretsch lead played over Stephen Stec’s Rickenbacker chime — anchored to singer Cynthia Rickenbach’s Hofner Violin bass, which sounds like the bass on Michel Polnareff’s first LP.

Cynthia and Stephen write pop songs in the classic sense, and though they are young they’re already familiar with the good stuff. Cynthia wears a Gene Clark tee shirt and is a fan of Dusty Springfield, The Aislers Set, and Joan Jett. Stephen worships at the altar of Big Star, The Clientele, and The Go-Betweens. As with bands like The Aislers Set and Belle & Sebastian, you hear an aural kaleidoscope, the history pop music and the best rock and roll, in the music of Lightheaded.

partygirl is an imaginative, maximalist, feminist rock band based in Brooklyn. The band is formed by Pagona Kytzidis (songwriting/lead vocals/rhythm guitar/keyboards), Francesca Pastore (production/lead guitar), Claire Lin Jenkins (orchestral arrangements/violin/backing vocals), Jonathan Ashley (drums/percussion), Andrew Jordan (bass), and Jenna Love (alto saxophone).

Through creating unique and forward-looking music, partygirl centers intentional and creative storytelling through progressive, genre-bending song composition and lyrics that combine feminist praxis, emotional rawness, and dark comedy. Since early 2023, the band’s energetic and emotional shows have stormed the stages of venues across in New York City and the Northeast, including Baby’s All Right, the Sultan Room, Brooklyn Made, Union Pool, and Mercury Lounge, to name a few. Their highly-anticipated debut full-length project, I’m So Charming, I Forgot Who I Was, is set to release in Fall 2024.

Door 7:00 PM
Show 7:30 PM




(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Wonder Bar

1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712


$10 in advance (plus applicable service charges), $10 at the door