Scott H. Biram / Snake Sustaine / The Percocettes @ Asbury Lanes

ASBURY PARK, NJ — Asbury Park is always a great place to visit with its potent mix of people, food, ocean, vendors and bars. On this evening, the surf was beautiful, the sky was a wash of watercolor and Asbury Lanes was anticipating the return of one of its faves: …

by   |  09/23/2009  |  Comments Off on Scott H. Biram / Snake Sustaine / The Percocettes @ Asbury Lanes

Mudvayne @ Starland Ballroom

What happens when you cross a barrage of maniacal metal with a trippy alt-core juggernaut; some thundering and lightning-fast grooves; and an in-your-face, staccato attack? It’s the Masters of Horror, of course!

Bobaflex hightailed it out of West Virginia with influences like Queen, Wu-Tang Clan, and local WV bluegrass. By …

by   |  01/18/2006  |  Comments Off on Mudvayne @ Starland Ballroom

Fixer @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise

What a trip! Take a two-level cruise boat, add a trio of bands and 100 or so fans, throw in a small bar and a simple sound system. Toss it into the East River and head south. For three hours, revelers aboard the Half Moon enjoyed cool breezes, gorgeous views …

by   |  09/28/2005  |  Comments Off on Fixer @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise

Shonen Knife @ Maxwell’s

Just when things were looking pretty bleak—the President speaks, the Pope doesn’t, there’s no place to park in Hoboken—Shonen Knife bounced into town and made everything right with the world.

Not looking or sounding much different from nearly two decades past, this cheery trio performed their musical magic onstage at …

by   |  04/13/2005  |  Comments Off on Shonen Knife @ Maxwell’s

Flogging Molly @ Spirit Center

Envisioning all manner of ghastly scenarios—heavy traffic, no parking, missing tickets, late starts—there was little urgency to arrive at Spirit by 8 p.m. Unfortunately, traffic, parking, tickets and timing all aligned and the Riverboat Gamblers were basking in the afterglow when I arrived. Buzz was they were really good and …

by   |  04/06/2005  |  Comments Off on Flogging Molly @ Spirit Center

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