September in the Garden State has finally arrived, and just because the hot weather will disappear soon doesn't mean that the shows will start to fizzle. This month will have some of the hottest shows around, and there is something for everyone throughout the state. Two iconic punk bands from both sides of the country will have performances inside the Brighton Bar in Long Branch, two acclaimed R&B groups will take over Montclair's Wellmont Theater, and a metalcore band says goodbye to their New Jersey fans. You can take a look at our picks for the best concerts in New Jersey for September.
Friday Sept. 2
Agent Orange @ Brighton Bar
While their last studio album was 1996's Virtually Indestructible, iconic surf punk outfit Agent Orange still tours the country, and they're paying Brighton Bar a visit with support from Fea, who are touring in support of their self titled debut album.
Monday Sept. 5
Blink-182, The Front Bottoms @ Atlantic City Beach
Blink-182 will have a special Labor Day performance at the Atlantic City Beach. Aside from tourmates A Day To Remember and All Time Low, they'll be joined by New Jersey indie rockers The Front Bottoms, who released their latest studio album Back on Top last year.
Saturday Sept. 10
Schoolboy Q @ Wellmont Theater
Back in July, rapper Schoolboy Q released his fourth studio album Blank Face, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Top 200 chart. He's bringing his Blank Face tour to the Wellmont Theater with support from Joey Bada$$, who can currently be seen on the USA series Mr. Robot.
Thursday Sept. 15
Reagan Youth @ Brighton Bar
Legendary NYC punk rock outfit Reagan Youth will kick off their mini Northeast trek with a stop at the Brighton Bar. Earlier this year, the band released thei entire discography with The Complete Youth Anthems For The New Order 7" box set.
Saturday Sept. 17
Youth Code @ QXT's
EBM outfit Youth Code will make a special appearance inside QXT's to promote their latest studio album Commitment to Complication. The Los Angeles duo have shared the stages with acts such as Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assmebly, and Nothing.
Thursday Sept. 22
Old Crow Medicine Show @ Starland Ballroom
Grammy award winning string outfit Old Crow Medicine Show are still supporting their 2014 studio album Remedy, and they heading to Starland Ballroom with a set full of fan favorites.
Friday Sept. 23
Weird Al makes his way to Atlantic City on The Return of the Mandatory World Tour in support of his 2014 Mandatory Fun, which won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album and became the first comedy album to hit number one on the Billboard Top 200 chart since 1963's My Son, the Nut from Allan Sherman.
Sunday Sept. 25
For Today, Gideon @ Starland Ballroom
For Today's farewell tour makes it way to Starland Ballroom, and tickets are running low. Their last studio album was Wake, which peaked at number 10 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, and number three on the Top Christian Albums chart. Gideon, Wage War, and Rival Choir will open.
Monday Sept. 26
TLC, En Vogue @ Wellmont Theater
TLC and En Vogue will join forces for an unforgettable performance inside Montclair's Wellmont Theater. TLC are slated to release their final studio album next year. En Vogue are set to release their new studio album Electric Cafe in the near future. The album's first single "Deja Vu" was released back in April.
Thursday Sept. 29
Lee Brice @ Starland Ballroom
Country singer Lee Brice is busy working on some brand new tunes, and there's a chance that he'll play a new song or two inside Starland Ballroom. His last studio album I Don't Dance features the hit singles "That Don't Sound Like You", "Drinking Class", and the title track.
Friday Sept. 30
Bad Religion, Against Me! @ Starland Ballroom
Bad Religion are set to release album number 17 next year, and they're heading out on the Vox Populi Tour with Against Me!, who are releasing their new studio album Shape Shift with Me on September 16. Dave Hause will be the opening act.
Assemblage 23 @ QXT's
Seattle EBM act Assemblage 23 arrives to QXT's in support of their upcoming studio album Endure. Opening the show are Brooklyn synth pop duo Aeon Rings, who are working on the follow up to their 2014 Floods EP.