TIMES SPOTLIGHTS ASBURY PARK MUSIC SCENE
In an extensive piece, the New York Times details developments in Asbury Park's contemporary music scene.
The newspaper interviewed artists including Nicole Atkins for the article and focused on bands who regularly play city venues such as The Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, The Saint, Langosta Lounge and the Asbury Park Yacht Club on the boardwalk.
According to the Times, "artists and club promoters say a full-fledged musical renaissance is underway" in Asbury Park.
"The most important aspect of this music community is that it supports itself," said singer-songwriter Rick Barry. "Everybody has someone helping to lift them to the next level and everybody has someone they're helping to lift." [MORE