ARTS Pick: Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘N Roll

ARTS Pick: Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘N Roll

“Something happened here that wasn’t happening any place else,” says Bruce Springsteen in the film Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘N Roll. “And that mattered.” The newly released rock doc looks at the origins of the significant music scene, dubbed the Songs of Asbury Park, in the New Jersey seaside resort, and its cultural influence in uniting a community divided by race riots in 1970. Director Tom Jones interviews performers from the city’s Upstage Club, including Springsteen, Little Steven Van Zandt, other members of the E Street Band, Southside Johnny, and more.

Friday, May 24. $10.50-14.50, 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.

Posted In:     Arts

Tags:     , ,

Previous Post

Cracking wise: Detective Pikachu makes a case for the world of Pokémon

Next Post

Hemings as heroine: Experimental opera explores the life of Jefferson’s mistress

Our comments system is designed to foster a lively debate of ideas, offer a forum for the exchange of ad hoc information, and solicit honest, respectful feedback about the work we do. We’re glad you’re participating. Here are a few simple rules to follow, which should be relatively straightforward.

1) Don’t call people names or accuse them of things you cannot support.
2) Don’t direct foul language, racial slurs, or offensive terms at other commenters or our staff.
3) Don’t use the discussion on our site for commercial (or shameless personal) promotion.

We reserve the right to remove posts and ban commenters who violate any of the rules listed above, or the spirit of the discussion. We’re trying to create a safe space for a wide range of people to express themselves, and we believe that goal can only be achieved through thoughtful, sensitive editorial control.

If you have questions or comments about our policies or about a specific post, please send an e-mail to

Leave a Reply

Notify of