Basie Center Concerts On The Plaza

Sonic Blume

FRI • JULY 16 • 7:30PM

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Tickets: $15 | Limit 4 tickets per billing address


Sonic Blume is an indie, dream pop-shoegaze band, from Asbury Park, NJ.  Their sound can best be described as “dreamy” with jangly, upbeat guitar melodies.  Sonic Blume is comprised of Max Connery, Guitar/Synth/Vocals; Danny Murray, Drums; and Andrew Phelan, Bass Guitar.

The band was formed in December 2015 when the friends discovered a mutual interest in indie music, specifically Tame Impala and MGMT, and similar older influences like The Smiths, Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine.  Since then, Sonic Blume has performed at major local venues including The Starland Ballroom (opening for Netflix’s “Stranger Things” star Gaten Matarazzo’s band Work in Progress to a sold out crowd of 2000+); The Asbury Lanes with Tor Miller, Parlor Mob and again for their own EP Release show; Rutgers University; The Stone Pony (opening for The Revivalists/White Denim and performing for The Light of Day Foundation); The Brighton Bar; and House of Independents.  In November 2017, Sonic Blume released their self-titled debut EP, to rave reviews by NJ Racket, Jersey Indie and 2G1Reviews, which is available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and more.

After the release of their first EP, they were awarded the Asbury Music Award for Top Young Band (Under 21) and were also nominated in 2 other non-age restricted categories for Song of the Year (“First Nite”) and Best Local Album Release.  Their debut EP continues to get college radio station air time and has been featured on WRSU 88.7FM Rutgers University; WLFR 91.7FM Stockton University; WBJB 90.5FM Brookdale College; WMCX 88.9FM Monmouth University; WPRB 103.3FM Princeton University; and WTSR 91.3FM The College of NJ.  They were also recently featured and interviewed on NJ’s own WRAT 95.9FM by Tom Hanley.  Their music is getting international airtime as well, having been featured on radio shows in Germany, Australia and Brazil.

The band released their second EP “Beach Karma” at Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, NJ with producer Erik Kase Romero (Lorde/Front Bottoms/Deal Casino/Gaslight Anthem) on July 14, 2018 with a release show  at The Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park, managed by The Bowery Presents.

Sonic Blume was named one of the “Top NJ Bands to Hear” in 2019 and 2020 by Star-Ledger and their 2nd EP “Beach Karma” was dubbed one of the “Top NJ Records in 2018” by

In March 2020, the band was about to embark on their first Northeast Tour, arranged by Nimbleslick Entertainment LLC, with shows in Boston, Providence, Syracuse, Philly and NYC, but it was cancelled due to the Co-Vid pandemic.  So the band took the time to refocus on writing and recording their first, full length LP due out early Summer 2021.

Presented by Count Basie Center for the Arts

Concerts On The Plaza, the Count Basie Center’s new William James and Catherine Basie Plaza, located on the east side of the venue at 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank.

At this moment, masks are optional.

The State of New jersey recommends that unvaccinated patrons remain masked while indoors.

This Count Basie Center event is being sold to full legal capacity, subject to local, state and/ or federal restrictions in place at the time of the event. If any show needs to be rescheduled and you cannot make the new date, you can request an account credit or refund.