june 2024

fri21jun8:00 pmfri8:00 pmKanak, Vakili Band & The Cynzat the Wonder BarBUY TICKETS


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Kanak, Vakili Band & The Cynz

Rooted in the rich traditions of American rock ‘n’ roll, Kanak has become a force to be reckoned with, leaving audiences craving more while challenging the norms of the music industry. Fronted by enigmatic singer/songwriter Tom Kanach, Kanak’s sonic onslaught weaves together a tapestry of influences, seamlessly blending the rebellious spirit of The Kinks, the raw energy of Nirvana, and the punk ethos of Dead Boys, among others. Their music pays homage to the groundbreaking bands that have shattered expectations and societal limitations, paving the way for a sound that is both familiar and uniquely their own.

To witness Kanak live is to experience a musical time bomb, exploding with the first note and captivating the audience with insanely catchy melodies. The performance is a journey of intense energy, building up to explosive crescendos that leave the listener craving more. Kanak’s live shows are a testament to their commitment to delivering an unforgettable experience, transcending the boundaries of conventional rock performances.

Vakili Band is a New Jersey-based alt rock band whose sound is described as “an electric blend of rock, soul & psychedelia” (Under The Radar) and “a full-on, revival-style, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds-meets the Pretenders, rock ‘n’ roll band” (Magnet Magazine). Charismatic frontwoman Lily Vakili finds the sweet spot in a nexus formed by Patti Smith’s loose-limbed punk swagger, Grace Slick’s inviting psychedelia, and the full-throated howl of Brittany Howard. Vakili Band’s latest studio album, Honey (2023), landed on multiple Apple Music playlists and exemplifies the collaborative bacchanalia of a band that’s honed their distinctive sound in the studio as well as on tour up and down the East Coast. In the words of The Aquarian “If you love Vakili Band like we do, you have to see them live… [and] see them crush the live stage!”

Doors: 8pm
Show: 9pm





(Friday) 8:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Wonder Bar

1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712