The Wild Northern to play at The Dive Bar

This Saturday's show at the Dive Bar will be The Wild Northern's Vineyard debut. — Photo by Andrew Feigen

Boston band The Wild Northern (TWN) will take the stage at the Dive Bar in Oak Bluffs this Saturday, June 14, for their first-ever show on the Vineyard.

Comprised of Roland Eckstein on vocals and guitar, electric guitarist Brian Gallagher, Andy Guerini on drums, Jim Abdon on bass, and guitarist Jim “Big Cat Fitzgerald, TWN is an Indie-rock quintet that has recently played big venues such as Manhattan’s Webster Hall and the Hard Rock Café in Boston. As their name suggests, the band’s songs have a rustic feel. Their music will take audience members to New Jersey porches, meteor showers, and railroad tracks. Mr. Eckstein mixes Springsteen-esque lyrics about love and heartbreak with those about the natural world (“Come on, girl/With your sweet, fluorescent swirl/Be the breeze that eases my world/Be the sea, toss and turn” – “By the Indigo.”)

The show is among the first of the season at The Dive Bar, which will host events at its Circuit Avenue home below The Lampost throughout the summer. The band’s website bio invites Islanders to “come on out and get wild.” The show will begin around 10 pm. Admission is 21+ and there will be a $3 to $5 cover charge. For more information, visit or check out TWN at