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Sorensen guitar and gear stolen — along with van powered by cooking oil

Sorensen guitar and gear stolen — along with van powered by cooking oil

Someone stole all of Stringbean’s gear.

Stringbean, of course, is Kenny Sorensen. He’s shown above with his band Stringbean and the Stalkers in front of Langosta Lounge on the Asbury boardwalk.

This is not a good story. We’re talking about the theft of a fabulous 1958 Gretsch hollowbody electric guitar [below], a vintage Ampeg amp and various harmonicas, mics and cables. Be on the lookout. Read More

Tour buses and trailers invade waterfront for day

Tour buses and trailers invade waterfront for day

Wondering what’s the deal with all of those trailers and tour buses parked around the Berkeley Hotel on Monday?

Production and crew members of the Vans Warped Tour have booked a block of rooms for the day to take advantage of hot showers and an even hotter day in Asbury Park. The tour played PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel last night and is headed out to Virginia Beach, VA tonight for tomorrow’s show. Read More

Municipal product placement in Asbury Park

Municipal product placement in Asbury Park

What’s the story with those recyclable containers dressed up as faux Pepsi bottles in Asbury Park?

A slew of them appeared in mid-June on the boardwalk and the downtown business district. They certainly make a statement. This is municipal product placement at its finest. Read More