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Days Awake

9/30/2016

Location: The House of Independents, 572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Days Awake is an American rock band from Asbury Park, New Jersey. Collectively they were the recipients of eleven Asbury Music Awards.

Chuck Schoonmaker - - lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
Jay Cagna - bass guitar
Sarah Tomek - drums, percussion, backing vocals
Jeremy Korpas - lead guitar, backing vocals
Eric Safka (Matt O'Ree Band) - keyboards
Dominic Lacquaniti - rhythm guitar, backing vocals

Mike Shine's Solo Exhibition, "East Coast Carny Bastards" , at Parlor Gallery

9/30/2016

Location: Parlor Gallery

Description:
Internationally Renowned Artist and Performer Mike Shine descends on Asbury Park

Proudly co-sponsored by Sea Change AP, Parlor Gallery & Red Truck Gallery


Parlor Gallery is thrilled to announce the impending arrival of artist Mike Shine, who will be embarking on a month long residency in Asbury Park. This will
include a creation of a large-scale mural with the assistance of local children and community volunteers on one of the Wooden Walls panels on the Asbury Boardwalk, a performance of Dr. Flotsams Boardwalk Carny/Punk Opera and a dazzling solo exhibition at Parlor Gallery.

Blending influences of lost carnivals, Nordic mythology and hazy nostalgia, Mike Shine's eerie yet light-hearted art has been included in exhibitions with SFMOMA, Laguna Art Museum and The Museum of Craft and Folk Art. His mixed media pieces are typically composed of house paint on found objects such as driftwood, buoys, carnival bottles and ephemera. The artist's sinister characters are made ironically, inviting to the viewer with mechanized interactive components that recall classic carnival attractions. The art "opera" is based on the carnival ringleader, Flotsam, who Shine considers to be his personal version of Mephistopheles. The artist cites dark, enigmatic figures such as Stanley Kubrick, Friedrich Nietzsche and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as his inspiration. The artist's work has been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, Hi-Fructose Magazine, SF Chronicle, Readymade, ArtLtd. and Spread Art/Culture Magazine.

After roaming the globe for centuries, and more recently performing at rock festivals in California, Dr. Flotsam and his entourage are migrating east, to Asbury Park. There they will recruit and adopt the local art and music misfits, joining forces to create a bizarre festival that is equal parts Jersey, punk and carnival. The boardwalk event will be a month art long installation, creating a creepy, gritty, carnival and stage, and will culminate in a series of music performances by local bands. The music festival will be lead off with Dr. Flotsam and his new band The Boardwalk Bastards who will play a short set of punk opera songs.

For the Asbury Park Residency, Mike Shine will re-create this theater production that he produces every year at the Outside Lands Music festival in San Francisco. He will call upon local art students, theater students and local musicians to recreate this program. Each night of the performance he will call upon bands and musicians to assist and support the show.

Mike Shine will create a body of work based on his experience in Asbury Park. His exhibition will occur during the last week of his residency and will be on view at Parlor Gallery. Parlor will also be joining forces with Red Truck Gallery of New Orleans fame to co-curate a group exhibit to run in conjunction with the Shine solo. The opening night reception will be Friday, Sept. 30th from 7-11pm .


Mike Shine Solo Art Exhibition/ Red Truck & Parlor Gallery group show
Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 7-11pm
Exhibit ends Oct. 30, 2016
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web: www.parlor-gallery.com


Parlor Gallery
717 Cookman Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732.869.0606

WILLIE NILE & Band with Special Guests: The Vansaders

10/1/2016

Location: House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Tickets are $25adv/$30dos available at www.houseofindependents.com
Doors: 7pm - Show: 8:15
Opener: The Vansaders

WILLIE NILE is a Buffalo born, NYC raised American singer-songwriter who's a seasoned street tough rocker, a longtime Light of Day Foundation supporter/performer and who just happens to be one of Asbury Parks favorite adopted musical sons! (Think a combination of Springsteen, Lou Reed, Tom Petty and The Ramones)
In 1980 Nile released his self-titled debut album which according to one critic remains one of the most thrilling post-byres folk-rock albums of all time. His early career was interrupted by various problems, but he eventually returned to recording and performing in the US and Europe, establishing himself as a respected singer-songwriter. The Buffalo News said that their hometown troubadour's Streets of New York (2006), House of a Thousand Guitars (2009) and The Innocent Ones that included the blazing anthem One Guitar (2010); stand as three of the finest recordings to ever straddle the worlds of singer/songwriter fare and good ol street-tough rock n roll. In 2013 Willie released arguably his best album to date, American Ride followed by an album of piano centered recordings If I Was A River and most recently the incendiary WORLD WAR WILLIE. On May 28th, 2015, at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square, New York City, Willie joined Bruce Springsteen, Joan Jett, Roger Daltry and Billy Idol at the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert to honor Pete Townsend for his commitment to helping other musicians with addictions. Willie Nile is an artist to be reckoned with who is a the peak of his powers.

THE VANSADERS are a fave AP rock band that serves up a unique mix of "bourbon soaked punk, country and straight up rock n roll."

TACOCAT

10/1/2016

Location: The Wonder Bar, 1213 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: Rolling Stone calls Tacocat one of the 10 great modern punk bands, combining "the Beach Boys with Bikini Kill." See Tacocat at the WB on Sat., Oct. 1. Dude York and Sharkmuffin open. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).

ASBURY PARK ZOMBIE WALK

10/1/2016

Location: Asbury Park Boardwalk to the Downtown

Description: Kick off the Halloween season with the Asbury Park Zombie Walk!

Zombie's of all ages are welcome to attend.

Come already made-up or let our team of professional make-up artists zombify you.

Festivities begin at 10:00am

For more information visit AsburyParkZombieWalk.com

SPLINTERED SUNLIGHT (Grateful Dead Tribute)

10/1/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: SPLINTERED SUNLIGHT
Grateful Dead Tribute
Butch and Kyle’s Mega B-Day Bash
with special guests from Rincon, Puerto Rico
THE DISFUNCTION
Splintered will play a classic Dead album during this two-set show at 10 pm
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $14 in advance, $16 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
facebook.com/splinteredsun

Circle of Mercy Event

10/7/2016

Location: 1416 Springwood Ave., Asbury Park

Description: A fundraiser for Sisters Academy; no cost to attend but hoping you will support. Special guest speaker: Toni Yates, Reporter Channel 7 Eyewitness News. Call Rebecca at 732.774.9397 ext. 34 or rebeccan@mercycenternj.org for more information or to rsvp.

TRAMPS LIKE US (Springsteen Tribute)

10/7/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: TRAMPS LIKE US
Bruce Springsteen Tribute
Tramps plays classic Bruce/E Street tunes in a four-hour, two-set show at 8:30
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $22 in advance, $25 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
trampslikeus.com/

BUILT TO SPILL

10/8/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: BUILT TO SPILL
with special guest
ALEX G
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $22 in advance
$26 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
builtotspill.com

The Mowgli's

10/8/2016

Location: The House of Independents, 572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: 4 childhood friends from the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, augmented by 3 mid-western transplants, The Mowgli's are a quintessential California band. Inspired by the magnetism of San Francisco, the grind of Los Angeles and the serenity of the Big Sur Coast, their songs are a joyous revival of rock n' roll, a twisting indie-folk dance and a heartfelt protest ballad.

Sliding from indie pop to country and a host of genres in between, the band evokes modern artists such as Fun., Grouplove and Edward Sharpe And the Magnetic Zeros, whilst having their roots in the music of Neil Young, The Byrds, The Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac.

Part 60's Laurel Canyon, part 70's Venice Beach and part 10's Silverlake, the band and the harmonies are held together by their message of universal love, peace and the belief that the highest form of consciousness is achieved by togetherness and unity.

Uplifting, collaborative, joyous and communal, their songs are a walk through their life thus far: Meeting each other ("Hi Hey There Hello"), experiencing together ("San Francisco", "The Great Divide", "I've Been Around"), fighting and making up (“Colin's Song”), emerging stronger ("Carry Your Will", "We Are Free") - their message is finding a foothold with fans from every walk of life, bringing people together under one roof to celebrate each other.

APCC Board of Trustees Meeting

10/11/2016

Location: 701 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ (inside VFW Post #1333)

Description: Here is the 2016 Schedule for the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees meetings. Time of the meetings is 9:30 AM . Please be prompt. 1/12, 4/12, 6/14, 7/12, 10/11, 11/8

BROTHERS OSBORNE

10/13/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: BROTHERS OSBORNE
THE DIRT RICH TOUR
with special guests
LANco
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $25 in advance
$30 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
brothersosborne.com

theNEWDEAL

10/14/2016

Location: The House of Independents, 572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: With over 1400 legendary late nights, sold-out clubs and triumphant festivals under their belts, theNEWDEAL returns with a passion in 2016. Recently released tracks “Quattro, “Mercury Switch” and “Sabotage the System,” offer a preview of the studio release which bassist Dan Kurtz describes as their “most creative” endeavor to date. “In the last few months we've been pushing ourselves to work with new sounds, new styles, new ways of arranging jams, and the stuff we've come up with has felt great and exciting to us as a result. We're listening back to the board tapes of all the shows and finding the parts, even if they're just a couple of seconds long, that sound the most inspiring and then building studio recordings around them. In some cases we'll glue a bit from one show in one city to another completely unrelated piece from another town, and create something we'd never have come up with in either just a live or just a studio setting.”


Keyboardist Jamie Shields agrees: “I think we've come up with a way to take the best from both the live and studio worlds and make something that's going to have the energy of a live show, but shaped in a way we could only do in the studio. theNEWDEAL has always been about development. When we’re performing on stage our goal is always to create a fresh musical idea and see in real-time how we can develop it - melodically, harmonically and structurally. Because we approach every show with an improvisational mindset, we know that every night brings a different concert, a different vibe and a different audience experience. Even with all those variables, it always ends up sounding like a New Deal show; exciting, driving and incredibly danceable!”

theNEWDEAL first began in Toronto in 1999, quickly gaining support from Toronto’s underground club scene as pioneers in electronica, recreating the DJ experience with live, improvised music. Soon the band brought their interpretation of Electro House, Trance, Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to the US, where they were embraced by the crowds at NYC’s Wetlands Preserve and cultivated a loyal following in the American jam scene.

After twelve years of touring, theNEWDEAL took a hiatus in 2011; Dan spent much of the next few years touring the world with Electropop band Dragonette. When theNEWDEAL returned to stages in 2014 they brought on board a new drummer in Dragonette’s Joel Stouffer.

THE SUMMER SET

10/15/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: THE SUMMER SET
Made For You Tour 2016
at The Stone Pony
with special guests
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $17 in advance
$20 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
thesummersetband.com

AP Chamber Business Card Exchange

10/19/2016

Location: Cross & Orange, 508 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: The Asbury Park Chamber invites you to join us for our monthly business card exchange, this month at Cross & Orange (508 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712) 6pm - 8pm $10 for members / $15 for non-members (includes light fare) RSVP to info@asburyparkchamber.com or 732.775.767

Alive Inside Benefit Film Screening Event

10/20/2016

Location: House of Indepndents

Description: A Benefit to empower youth to awaken memories in elders with dementia...through connection, music and empathy. Q & A by filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett and special musical performances. Tx $15 (online) $20(door).

Bongos/Rubinoos

10/20/2016

Location: The Wonder Bar, 1213 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: It's East Meets West as the Bongos reunite and the Rubinoos come east for a great night of music. The Bongos, a power pop band led by Richard Barone, were major progenitors of the Hoboken pop scene, making the leap to national recognition with a nomination at the first MTV Video Music Awards. The Rubinoos, an American power pop band from Berkeley, California, are known for their singles 'I Think We're Alone Now,' 'I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend' and the theme for the 1984 film Revenge of the Nerds. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).

PENNYWISE

10/21/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: SiriusXM’s Faction presents
PENNYWISE
with
STRUNG OUT
UNWRITTEN LAW
RUNAWAY KIDS
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $25 in advance
$30 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)

PENNYWISE

10/21/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: SiriusXM’s Faction presents
PENNYWISE
with
STRUNG OUT
UNWRITTEN LAW
RUNAWAY KIDS
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $25 in advance
$30 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES

LUCERO with special guests: Cory Branan

10/21/2016

Location: House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave., Asbury Park, NJ

Description: "anything, anything 8th Anniversary Party"
Tickets: $27adv/$30dos; www.houseofindependents.com

**Called The best American band of the new millennium by "anything, anything radio host DJ Rich Russo, LUCERO plays music that is a synthesis of soul, rock and country tapping the the deep vein of sounds that permeate the city that they call home, Memphis. Formed in 1998 when they could barely play their instruments, they were able to take chances that seasoned musicians perhaps wouldnt have,playing whatever they could think up in their heads and forging a unique sound. Eleven albums and one DVD later, they are one of the hardest working and most authentic bands in the business. We are so very pleased that LUCERO is coming to the House of Independence in the town "were music lives, Asbury Park to help celebrate the 8th Anniversary of DJ Rich Russos anything, anything.

Lucero

10/21/2016

Location: The House of Independents, 572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Called “The best American band of the new millennium” by "anything, anything” radio host DJ Rich Russo,LUCERO plays music that is a “synthesis of soul, rock and country” tapping the the deep vein of sounds that permeate the city that they call home, Memphis. Formed in 1998 when they could barely play their instruments, they were able to take chances that seasoned musicians perhaps wouldn’t have,“playing whatever they could think up in their heads” and forging a unique sound. Eleven albums and one DVD later, they are one of the hardest working and most authentic bands in the business. We are so very pleased that LUCERO is coming to the House of Independence in the town "were music lives”, Asbury Park to help celebrate the 8th Anniversary of DJ Rich Russo’s “anything, anything”.

START MAKING SENSE (Talking Heads Tribute)

10/22/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: START MAKING SENSE
Talking Heads Tribute
plus special guests
SWIFT TECHNIQUE
Doors at 7 pm
SMS at 10 pm
Tickets: $17 in advance, $20 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
startmakingsenseband.com

RED

10/23/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: RED
10 Year Anniversary Tour
at The Stone Pony
SPOKEN
DISCIPLE, RANDOM HERO
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $19.50 in advance
$22 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
redmusiconline.com

TOUCHE AMORE

10/25/2016

Location: The House of Independents, 572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Los Angeles artful indie post hardcore band Touché Amoré have announced a new album, Stage Four, to be released September 16 on Epitaph.

Formed in Burbank, California, across 2007 and 2008, the band’s urgent sound, with its melodic sonic assault and impassioned vocals, has grown tighter and more refined through a trio of full-length albums and a series of EP’s and releases. Since those early days, lead singer Jeremy Bolm, guitarists Nick Steinhardt and Clayton Stevens, bassist Tyler Kirby, and drummer Elliot Babin have created a trajectory for themselves through hard work and dedication. And now with Stage Four, their fourth and biggest album to date, they are cementing their status as one of rock music’s most talented, relatable, and visceral acts. Over the years the band rose to prominence with 2009’s …To the Beat of a Dead Horse and 2011’s Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me. Touché Amoré crossed into new territory with the 2013 art-punk masterpiece Is Survived By. Having earned early cred, critical favor, and legions of fans by playing lengthy tours of all shapes and sizes—in every basement, youth center, and house show—the band enjoyed a bigger following which only grew along with their talents.

“I don’t open up to people too much in regular life, but when I’m writing songs, I want to be as open and as honest as possible,” Bolm confesses. Touché albums have always served as an emotional outlet for Bolm. So when the time came to write Stage Four there was no question that it would be about passing of Bolm’s mother in late 2014. Stage Four was recorded in early 2016 in Studio City, CA with producer Brad Wood. Cathartic in delivery, highly sentimental, and sonically triumphant, Stage Four is an emblem of a band both living its dream and marred by loss. And with Stage Four, Touché Amoré has unmistakably made the biggest, boldest, and most artistic statement of their career.

OLD DOMINION

10/28/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: OLD DOMINION
at The Stone Pony
with special guest
STEVE MOAKLER
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $25 in advance
$30 at the door
Special VIP tickets also available
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)

The Blasters

10/29/2016

Location: The Wonder Bar, 1213 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: For more than three decades, The Blasters have exemplified the best of American music. See them at the WB on Sat., Oct. 29. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).

JACKIE GREENE

10/29/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: JACKIE GREENE
with special guests
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance
$23 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)

JACKIE GREENE

10/29/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: JACKIE GREENE
with special guest JOHNNY IRION
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance
$23 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)

BEARTOOTH

10/30/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: The Noise presents
BEARTOOTH
THE AGRESSIVE TOUR
at The Stone Pony
with special guests
EVERY TIME I DIE
FIT FOR A KING, OLD WOUNDS
Doors at 6 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
beartoothband.com

BEARTOOTH

10/30/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: The Noise presents
BEARTOOTH
THE AGRESSIVE TOUR
at The Stone Pony
with special guests
Doors at 6 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
beartoothband.com

ERIC KRASNO BAND

11/3/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: ERIC KRASNO BAND
at The Stone Pony
with special guests
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $16 in advance
$18 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
erickrasno.com

HIGHLY SUSPECT

11/4/2016

Location: The House of Independents, 572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: It happened in Brooklyn. In 2011, the members of Highly Suspect arrived in the borough from their native Cape Cod, MA. The next four years became a whirlwind of sex, drugs, and more rock ‘n’ roll than most people could ever handle. Then again, Johnny Stevens [vocals, guitar] and twin brothers Rich [bass, vocals] and Ryan Meyer [drums] aren’t “most people.” Those chemically-soaked nights, hazier mornings, broken relationships, and cathartic realizations leave residue across Highly Suspect’s full-length debut album, Mister Asylum [300 Entertainment], and it’s inebriating in the best way possible.

The boys moved into a studio apartment with “no electricity yet,” getting a cheap rate as Rich promised to add an elevated loft with five bedrooms. He made good on his promise and even launched his own contracting company that would fuel the band’s exploits for the foreseeable future. As they slowly but surely made a name for themselves locally, Johnny cataloged experiences in the moment, either putting pen to paper in his notebook or using his phone’s memos.

“This album is a collection of everything that happened from the time I moved to Brooklyn onward,” says Johnny. “I met Lydia the first week we were here. She was the only girl in the building. It was Lydia and her roommates and us. She kicked everything off for me. The album is a reflection of our experiences. Shit, New York is the dream. On Cape Cod, I’d wake up at five in the morning, work out, surf, and smoke a ton of weed. In New York, you’re staying up until five in the morning, and the weed is now cocaine. It’s a nocturnal life and a totally different thing. I lived it pretty fucking hard and had to write about it.”

“It all felt meant to be in a weird way,” adds Rich. “We moved into the first building we looked at, and there was this plane flying overhead that said, ‘Last Chance.’ There were homeless people everywhere and a broken down minivan. We weren’t on Cape Cod anymore.”

While busking in the subway, Johnny caught a woman’s attention who introduced the band to producer Joel Hamilton [Black Keys, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello]. After hitting it off with the band, and interested to hear more, he hooked the band up with some studio time, recording their new EP as a passion project.

“We didn’t have a genre or aesthetic we were going for,” explains Ryan. “We simply wrote what we liked. It was really natural, and Joel captured that on our first EP.”

Their D.I.Y. music video for the drowsy, dirty, and dirge-y blues rocker “Bath Salts”—which Johnny penned after “overdosing on a huge combination of shit”—drummed up a major buzz online and attracted the band’s current management. They cut another independent EP with Gojira singer and guitarist Joseph Duplantier behind the board. Continuing to slug it out live, they eventually caught the attention of 300 Entertainment in 2014 who signed the trio as its flagship rock outfit.

Following the signing, Highly Suspect entered Studio G in Brooklyn with Hamilton and cut Mister Asylum to tape. They tapped into something real, rigid, and raw that instantly resonated.

Upon release, the record debuted at #22 on the Billboard Top 200, selling over 9,100 copies and making it one of the “top three biggest selling rock debuts by a new act in 2015.” Rolling Stone,Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, The Fader, and more praised the group, and they shared stages with the likes of Faith No More, Jane’s Addiction, Deftones, Eagles of Death Metal, My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear and more and lit up festivals such as Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.

The infectious grit and grime of songs like the single “Lydia” heralded the band’s presence. Ryan and Rich lock into a creeping rhythmic stomp as Johnny’s eternally haunted vocals transfix.

“It’s about my ex-girlfriend,” Johnny continues. “It displays what it feels like to know you’re ending something good because you have other things to do. Lydia and I were very much in love, but our lives were leading us in different directions. There was nothing wrong with her. We would’ve been holding each other back. We were in our early twenties in New York City, trying to do important things and follow our dreams. I pushed her away, and she pushed me away.”

The swaggering riffs of “Mom” belie a darkness as Johnny address his mother who “has some personal issues she could never deal with that wound up taking her out of my life as a baby.”

“23” rolls from thick guitars into a hypnotic chant just before a howling lead. He remarks, “We left when I was 23-years-old. We’re saying, ‘Fuck it and fuck you if you don’t want to get behind what we’re doing.’ It’s an empowering song about getting up and out of your home town and making something happen.”

Meanwhile, Rich penned the upbeat “Lost,” which veers between a bombastic drum beat into a magnetic refrain. Rich says, “It’s one of those relationships where you love each other, but it’s just not going to work out. I think everyone’s been there.”

In many ways, Highly Suspect’s wonderful danger stands encapsulated in the name of the album, Mister Asylum.

“Asylum can be a place of safety, and it can also be a place that’s scary, like a mental institution,” Johnny leaves off. “Mister Asylum embodies both of those things all at once—safety and craziness. It’s organization and chaos. It’s Yin and Yang. It’s losing your mind and finding yourself. That’s us. When people listen to our music, I want them to feel like they're not alone in their thoughts. At the same time, we’re just regular dudes. We want to meet everyone and have a good time when we play.”

APCC Board of Trustees Meeting

11/8/2016

Location: 701 Lake Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ (inside VFW Post #1333)

Description: Here is the 2016 Schedule for the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees meetings. Time of the meetings is 9:30 AM . Please be prompt. 1/12, 4/12, 6/14, 7/12, 10/11, 11/8

Special Olympics New Jersey Thanks4Giving Plunge

11/12/2016

Location: Asbury Park Grand Arcade

Description: Take a chilly dip into the Atlantic Ocean to benefit more than 25,000 Special Olympics New Jersey athletes. This is your first chance of our plunge season to get in on the fun, so check out www.thx4giving.org for more information and to register!

FORKS, CORK & HOPS

11/14/2016

Location: The Mill, 101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights, NJ

Description: A unique opportunity to sample artful dishes from area restaurants as you sip a delightful array of premiere wines, beers and inventive cocktails from local distributors. It promises to be an epic evening for anyone who is a fan of the edible arts - and offers an exciting glimpse of the delectable options that abound at the Jersey Shore!

Scheduled to attend Forks, Corks & Hops is Steve Schrippa! Best known for his role as Bobby Baccalieri on the acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos, Schirripa has gone on to be the published author of the New York Times bestseller, A Goombas Guide to Life, a comical look at growing up in Brooklyn. His second book, The Goombas Book of Love and third, The Goomba Diet are currently in stores nationwide. Schirripa will be hosting a Meet and Eat, featuring his delicious Uncle Steve's organic pasta sauces. Come by, say hello, and enjoy some good laughs and some good sauce!

New for 2016: This year the Algonquin is excited to team up with the Garden State Wine Growers Association and Whole Foods Market to present a Wine and Cheese Pairing Event. Enjoy a selection of award winning NJ Wines paired with Whole Foods Market's delicious cheeses from around the world. Hosted by Tom Cosentino, Executive Director, of the Garden State Wine Growers Association.

CARCASS

11/17/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: CARCASS
DEAFHEAVEN
INTER ARMA
at The Stone Pony
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $25 in advance
$30 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)

STRYPER

11/19/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: STRYPER
To Hell with the Devil
30th Anniversary Tour
at The Stone Pony
with special guests
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $26.50 in advance
$30 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
stryper.com

ANDREW W.K

11/21/2016

Location: The House of Independents, 572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Andrew W.K. is pleased to announce The Power of Partying, his first nationwide speaking tour, spanning the entire country with stops in all 50 U.S. states. Presented by The Party Party, each evening will be an intimate celebration of discussion, a pep rally for the inner spirit, and an optimistic look at the overwhelming intensity of life. The tour sees Andrew continuing his eternal mission to defend and promote human joy, and the never-ending collective search to find truth through partying. Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday, July 15, 2016 at 12PM Eastern at AndrewWK.com.

ANDREW W.K

11/21/2016

Location: The House of Independents, 572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: Andrew W.K. is pleased to announce The Power of Partying, his first nationwide speaking tour, spanning the entire country with stops in all 50 U.S. states. Presented by The Party Party, each evening will be an intimate celebration of discussion, a pep rally for the inner spirit, and an optimistic look at the overwhelming intensity of life. The tour sees Andrew continuing his eternal mission to defend and promote human joy, and the never-ending collective search to find truth through partying. Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday, July 15, 2016 at12PM Eastern at AndrewWK.com.

This year celebrates Andrew W.K.’s tenth year as a party guru and motivational speaker, a journey that began with his now infamous four-hour lecture to a sold out NYU Skirball Center in 2006. On this new tour, each engagement will feature Andrew's speech on living the party life and also include an open question and answer session, as well as a chance to meet Andrew W.K. in person.

"This is not a political party rally, it's a rally about partying with the political elements set aside," insists Andrew. “This is my attempt to add something positive and unifying to the divisive atmosphere surrounding us in so many different forms. Without targeting or preaching to any one side, I want to see if we can party together in our common humanity. We will have a party about being people.”

"By its very nature, the inner experience of a human being can be a vortex of confusion and clarity. The current climate in America isn't always aiding us in how to best grapple with the fundamental complexities of being who we are - being at our best. During this 50 state odyssey, we aren't looking for a specific stance on any particular political issue. Instead, we're looking to fortify the foundation of our spirit, so that we can each follow our individual destiny and pursue our own personal exploration of life as best we can. We are uniting around what we have in common - our shared humanity. This tour is a coming together for the sake of partying together. Even if we have different ideas from one another, or don't know all the answers to all the questions, we can still party together. This is a celebration of positive partying - this is a party about partying."

KANE BROWN

12/2/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: KANE BROWN
Monster Energy Outbreak presents
Ain't No Stopping Us Now Tour
at The Stone Pony
with special guest
JORDAN RAGER
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance
$25 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
kanebrownofficial.com

KANE BROWN

12/2/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: KANE BROWN
Monster Energy Outbreak presents
Ain’t No Stopping Us Now Tour
at The Stone Pony
with special guest
JORDAN RAGER
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance
$25 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
kanebrownofficial.com

REVEREND HORTON HEAT

12/6/2016

Location: The House of Independents, 572 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Description: REVEREND HORTON HEAT
Unknown Hinson, Nashville Pussy, Lucky Tubb
DECEMBER 06
Doors: 7pm
$25

THE AIRPLANE FAMILY & FRIENDS

12/9/2016

Location: The Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park

Description: THE AIRPLANE FAMILY
& FRIENDS
with LIVE DEAD 69
at The Stone Pony
Doors at 7 pm
Tickets: $25 in advance
$30 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)

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