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MAX WEINBERG IS THINKING INSIDE THE (JUKE)BOX

  By TOM CHESEK (Click here for Tom’s weekly round-up of area Arts & Entertainment events.) In a seven-day Asbury interlude that boasts no less than Bruce Springsteen among its headlining musical attractions, why opt to spend Saturday night hovering over a jukebox stocked with very-well-played 1960s and 70s hits? Why? Because the hit-dispensing device in question is Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, the people-pleasing project personally curated and conducted by Max Weinberg himself. For this raucously retro-rocking (and hyper-currently interactive) touring attraction, the dapper timelord who’s long steered the back of the firetruck for the E Street Hook ‘n Ladder Company has secured the…

Free Concerts Continue on Asbury Park Boardwalk

  The Asbury Park Concert Band  is once again performing on the Asbury Park boardwalk between Convention Hall and the Robinson Ale House at 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning July 5. The concerts are free. Rain site is the Casino Walkway at the south end of the boardwalk, Asbury and Ocean Avenues. On July 5 it will be a concert featuring patriotic and American music. There will also be a Children’s Concert. Thursday, July 12– Jazz Night Thursday, July 19– Now on Broadway – Children’s Concert Tursday, July 26 – Many Colors Thursday, August 2– Movie Time – Children’s Concert Thursday, August 9– Dorian Parreott’s All Stars Thursday,…

Bruce Springsteen Will Be Special Guest at Asbury Lanes

  The reopening of Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park will feature a special appearance by the city’s favorite son, Bruce Springsteen, Mon., June 18. Locally tickets for the event will be distributed to 100 Asbury Park residents who will each have the opportunity to win two free tickets through an online lottery system. Grammy winners Portugal will headline the event and there will also be a performance by the Tangier Blues Band. The city’s waterfront developer, iStar, and the Bowery Presents are hosting the event, which will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, which operates a facility in…

Gay Men’s Chorus at City Church

  The New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus will perform in concert at Trinity Episcopal Church, 503 Asbury Ave., Asbury Park Sat., May 5. The concert begins at 8 p.m. It will feature a musical time capsule of remembrance and resistance from World War II America. Tickets are $20 in advance and $15 for seniors and students. All tickets are $25 at the door. For more information call 732-579-8449.

Roger That! McGuinn returns to MU campus

By TOM CHESEK By the time he and his fellow Byrds flocked out of the West to take up guitars against the Brit invaders of the mid 1960s, he was already a young veteran in granny glasses; a creature of the jug-band hootenanny scene (Chad Mitchell Trio, The Limeliters) who made Dylan and Seeger’s songs sing to a transistor-radio pop audience…who was present at the creation of the modern country rock movement…and who blazed new trails through a rare virtuosity and pure love of music. Get Roger McGuinn started on his experiences in the big-time music business, however, and he’ll tell you…

A SPRINGSTEEN CONFERENCE ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

  Clockwise from top left: Gary Cavico and Vini Lopez, Joe Rapolla, and Pat Roddy help Monmouth University mark the 40th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, during a weekend of words, music, and history. (Bruce photo by Michael J. Booth; Rapolla photo by John Posada) By TOM CHESEK From the bins of Sam Goody and Record Town — to the win-an-album wheel games where so many life-changing LPs found their forever-homes — Memorial Day 1978 came and went without an official transmission from the Future of Rock and Roll. But from the boardwalk to the bars…

Jazz Concert at Asbury Park Church

  The Church of St. Augustine in Asbury Park is presenting an afternoon jazz concert on Sun., April 8 at 3 p.m. in memory of Gladstone Trott. Numerous musicians are preforming including: Dorian Parreott, saxophone/vocalist; Billy Lawlor, keyboard; tommy La Bella, saxophone; Desi Norman, vibe-pans; Wilbur Wittemann, trumpet/cornet; Stanton Davis, trumpet/flugelhorn and Bobby Boyd, drummer. The church is located at 155 Prospect Avenue in Asbury Park. Tickets are $20. For information call 732.774.3069.

Art from Upstage Club Presented at Light of Day Event

  By JOANNE L. PAPAIANNI A slide show of pictures from the Upstage Club was shown Jan. 13 during a Light of Day Foundation event at the Asbury Park Music Foundation while a variety of bands performer at the venue. Pictures on display showed foundation President James Lenskold and his friends removing historic art work from the walls of the club, which was located on the second floor of the Tom McAnn building on Cookman Avenue at the corner of Bond Street. A history of the club, where Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Vini Lopez and other music notables played for…

Irish Singer Now Calls Jersey Home

  By DON STINE In 2007, singer/songwriter Steve Reilly left his native Ireland and came to the United States to pursue the music career he was looking for – and he has been here ever since. “I always wanted to come here, even as a kid I pictured myself living in the states. And playing in Europe I constantly heard that I should go to New York City- so I came to test the waters. And I have been mainly here ever since,” he said. Raised in Dublin, the 35-year-old singer/songwriter started playing in bands when he was 12 and…

Springsteen Tickets Up for Auction

  The Monmouth County SPCA is holding an auction for two tickets to see the Bruce Springsteen on Broadway show Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. The show is sold out but the SPCA is offering the tickets as a fundraiser. The auction closes Dec. 4 at  7:00 p.m. Bid on a pair of orchestra seats at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Bid on the tickets by contacting the SPCA or via this link.

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