The members of indie folk band , Toms River’s own alt-rock hometown heroes, are back in the shore area for the band’s third annual Thanksgiving Eve show in Asbury Park.
It’s been a big year for River City, which calls Ocean County home. The eight-member group has crisscrossed the country, hitting major music festivals such as Bonaroo and South by Southwest. And they’ve been hard at work recording their second full-length album.
Now they’re back on the local scene, headlining a homecoming show at the Stone Pony Wednesday night. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and will likely run a little past midnight; tickets are $13.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Opening for the band will be The Front Bottoms, Prairie Empire, Wild Rompit and Waking Lights.
The show also is a food drive, and River City is encouraging attendees to bring a canned good for donation to the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean County. Those who donate will be entered in a raffle for posters and other autographed gear from the band.
And just to make things a little more fun, the band is asking fans to don their Sunday best for the show. Because, as they say on their website, “who doesn’t like dressing up and getting wild?”