Robert Fripp @ Winter Garden

NEW YORK, NY—Robert Fripp brought his soundscapes to the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center for a two-day, four show residence, playing his Monolith Of Effects for an audience as well as passers-by.

The risk of performing live in unusual territory is a personal challenge Fripp has undertaken for …

by   |  12/22/2010  |  Comments (1)

Union County Music Fest @ Oak Ridge Park

CLARK, NJ—Music festival suggestion: Make it free, and they will come.

Suburban New Jersey isn’t known for outdoor festivals, you won’t find Burning Anything here, but for Clark, host the Union County Music Fest at Oak Ridge Park, it seemed every music fan in New Jersey showed up to squeeze …

by   |  09/29/2010  |  Comments (2)

Rush @ Nikon Beach

WANTAGH, NY – What’s new about *this* Rush Tour? Nothing, really. It’s actually just how the fans want it.

Calling this go ’round, the Time Machine 2010 Tour, the trio from Canada delivered what they have been known for forever, a set of greatest hits sprinkled with rare cuts, all …

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Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes @ Stone Pony Summerstage

ASBURY PARK, NJ—Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes’ summer visit to the Stone Pony has been a regular on concert calendars forever. This 4th of July weekend was no exception. The pilgrimages to Asbury for that other guy? Well, He gets enough ink, and no, He didn’t show up. So, …

by   |  07/20/2010  |  Comments (2)

Living Colour @ Stone Pony

ASBURY PARK, NJ—Weird night for a show. The Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend is usually more for hangovers than yet another concert, but Living Colour has a new release out, The Chair On The Doorway, and picked the Stone Pony in Asbury Park for that first “let’s test the …

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Court Tavern Benefit with Patti Smith @ The State Theater

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Benefit shows are notoriously hit or miss. The cause usually trumps the music but not with this line-up—Patti Smith with Lenny Kaye and band, The Smithereens, and the Slaves of New Brunswick, assembling to pack the State Theatre in New Brunswick on a Friday night. The cause? The …

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Bruce Springsteen @ Light Of Day 10

New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at the Light Of Day 10 festival (an annual benefit for Parkinson's Disease) at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Mike Black was on the scene to shoot.
by   |  01/18/2010  |  Comments (1)

Furthur @ Convention Hall

ASBURY PARK, NJ—It’s as close to San Francisco that Asbury Park will ever get. Ashbury Park? Too easy.

For Deadheads, the world is divided into two eras: Before and After Jerry. The Grateful Dead was a sociological phenomenon as much as a band, and with Garcia’s death in 1995, a …

by   |  12/17/2009  |  Comments Off on Furthur @ Convention Hall

The Reverend Horton Heat / Nashville Pussy @ Stone Pony

ASBURY PARK, NJ—The Summer That Wasn’t was fading, people were grasping at that one last weekend, and the good news was the Stone Pony had a bunch of great acts to close out the season. The Pony would be packed to the gills inside and out 24 hours later for …

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Jane’s Addiction & Nine Inch Nails @ PNC Bank Arts Center

HOLMDEL, NJ—Eighteen years ago Nine Inch Nails took the stage at the first Lollapalooza concert. The man that was the band, Trent Reznor, was riding the wave that Pretty Hate Machine generated, a mix of synth guitar and angst that exploded on the scene. Jane’s Addiction ended that night in …

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