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Thursday
Dec 8

Blue Oyster Cult and Jefferson Starship @ State Theater of New Jersey

8:00 pm, State Theater of New Jersey - New Brunswick, $35

For over four decades, Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. BÖC’s hits include “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper,” “Godzilla,”“Burnin’ for You,” “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll,” “Then Came the Last Days of May,” and “Veteran of the Psychic Wars.” BÖC’s line-up include sthe original core duo of vocalist/lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser and vocalist/rhythm guitarist Eric Bloom, with Richie Castellano on guitar and keyboards, and the…

Thursday
Dec 15

The WRAT's Nutcracker Ball w/The Struts part of The WRAT's 20th Anniversary Concert Series

3:00 pm, Starland Ballroom

Join Jimmy Steal as he broadcasts his show live from 3-7pm at the Starland Ballroom as The WRAT’s 20th Anniversary Concert Series is proud to present The WRAT's Nutcracker Ball with The Struts and special guests Sick Puppies, Holy White Hounds and Cemetery Sun on December 15th! 95.9 The Rat is proud to welcome The Struts back to New Jersey! You will dance, you will party, you will smile! For tickets and more info CLICK HERE! Proudly supported by the KRFC Design…

Thursday
Dec 15

Bouncing Souls @ Irving Plaza

7:00 pm, Irving Plaza, $27.50

Doing it for the sake of the music, the fans, and their own inspiration for twenty years, the group – and their White Castle – are going pedal to the metal on a full tank of gas. According to their frontman, "The shared driving force is part of the mechanics that keeps the beast truckin' down the next highway.

Friday
Dec 16

Third Annual Holiday Spectacular: Taking Back Sunday w/ Special Guests Acceptance and Gates @ Starland Ballroom

7:00 pm, Starland Ballroom, $35

In case you don’t know us, here are some words from a long-time friend and journalist, Jonah Bayer, about our new album, Tidal Wave... It's  difficult  to  believe  that Tidal  Wave is  Taking  Back  Sunday's  seventh  album.  While  most  of  their peers  have  either  broken  up,  faded  away  or  reunited  to capitalize  on  the  emo  scene's  wildfire  revival, Taking Back Sunday have always been the Pearl Jam of the scene in the sense that they've consistently plugged along and continued…

Saturday
Dec 17

Third Annual Holiday Spectacular: Taking Back Sunday w/ Special Guests Acceptance and Gates @ Starland Ballroom

7:00 pm, Starland Ballroom, $35

In case you don’t know us, here are some words from a long-time friend and journalist, Jonah Bayer, about our new album, Tidal Wave... It's  difficult  to  believe  that Tidal  Wave is  Taking  Back  Sunday's  seventh  album.  While  most  of  their peers  have  either  broken  up,  faded  away  or  reunited  to capitalize  on  the  emo  scene's  wildfire  revival, Taking Back Sunday have always been the Pearl Jam of the scene in the sense that they've consistently plugged along and continued…

Saturday
Jan 7

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime @ Starland Ballroom

7:00 pm, Starland Ballroom, $10

Over the past 14 years, Pat Downes, Scott Begin, and Joel Hanks, collectively known as Badfish, have traversed borders, adopted friends, cruised highways, popped tires, loitered in parking lots, stormed clubs, blazed festivals, and raised the decibel level across their broad tour terrain. Their mission, throughout their eminent career, has remained the same: bring the awesome music and message of Sublime to their spirited fans, wherever they may be. In paying tribute to one of the most galvanizing musical acts…

Friday
Jan 20

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco @ The Count Basie Theater

9:30 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $39.75

Saying what we’re all thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty. Except when he says it, it’s a whole lot funnier, and that has fans across North America showing up in droves for his shows and millions tuning in for his network specials After more than a dozen sold-out performances in NYC’s comedy circuit in the last year alone, the Chicago-born-and-bred turned Los Angeles native tapped Manhattan as the backdrop for his newest comedy special on Showtime, SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO: WHY WOULD…

Friday
Feb 3

Brian Fallon @ House of Independents

8:00 pm, House of Independents

Join The Rat for a great night of Rat Rock featuring Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon with special guests Petal at the House of Independents on February 3rd!   For tickets, click here!

Thursday
Feb 9

Alter Bridge @ The Playstation Theater

7:30 pm, Playstation Theater

Mark Tremonti and Scott Phillips formed Alter Bridge in 2004 after a cooling of their relationship with the Creed singer (Creed has since reconciled and reunited). The new band hooked up with then ex-Creed bassist Brian Marshall and former Mayfield Four front manMyles Kennedy (who recently performed and co-wrote 2 songs on Slash’s solo record and fronts his touring band). In 2004, the band recorded their debut album, One Day Remains.  It went gold in the United States and spawned three singles as well as the track “Metalingus,” which…

Friday
Feb 24

Jim Breuer: The WRAT's 20th Anniversary Concert Series

8:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $20

Join The Rat as Jimmy Steal broadcasts his show live from 3-7pm at the Count Basie Theater as The WRAT’s 20th Anniversary Concert Series is proud to present comedian Jim Breuer on February 24th! It's going to be a night of hilarity!  Keep listening to the WRAT for chances to win tickets. For tickets and more info CLICK HERE! Proudly supported by the KRFC Design Center, Harley-Davidson of Ocean County, and Shoreline Harley-Davidson.          

Saturday
Apr 8

Comedian/Ventriloquist: Jeff Dunham @ The Sun National Bank Center

5:00 pm, Sun National Bank Center, $41.50

Jeff Dunham returns to Trenton, NJ with his "Perfectly Unbalanced" Tour at Sun National Bank Center on April 8, 2017! International comedy sensation Comic/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, has performed in front of sold out audiences worldwide showcasing the undeniable power of induced laughter. Dunham along with his cast of hilarious characters are set to embark on the second leg of their hugely successful “Perfectly Unbalanced” Tour.  The show is packed with new surprises and old favorites.

Saturday
Apr 29

Aaron Lewis @ Starland Ballroom

7:00 pm, Starland Ballroom, $29.50

"Life is circular. Country just came back to me. It's like the acoustic thing. I did that before the band [Staind]. This is full circle because this was the first music I was ever exposed to as a child." --AARON LEWIS   If you want to get to know AARON LEWIS, just listen to The Road. On his first full-length album, the Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and guitarist tells one story after another. Echoing traditional country, some of those…