Asbury Park

Report: Stringbean’s vintage guitar and amp recovered

The Asbury Park Sun website, a sister site of Asbury Overheard, reported today that the vintage guitar and amplifier stolen in Asbury Park from area musician Kenny “Stringbean” Sorensen has been recovered in Ocean Township.

Still missing is Sorensen’s van which was also stolen and contained the equipment. Also not recovered are harmonicas and various cords. Read More

The Bastardization of Tillie

The Bastardization of Tillie

Sometimes I feel like Asbury Park has become one big Bruce gift shop — but Bruce-mania is upstaged by another Asbury celeb.

Tillie has managed to put his face on literally EVERYTHING. Some things are expected, like postcards or framed photos of the Wonderbar, but there is plenty of evidence supporting my theory that too many people are trying to get a piece of the Tillie-pie.

Here are some of my favorites:

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Another Asbury summer with Kenny ‘Stringbean’ Sorensen

Another Asbury summer with Kenny ‘Stringbean’ Sorensen

It’s the fifth summer for the weekly Monday night boardwalk appearances of bluesman Kenny Sorensen and his Stringbean and the Stalkers.

From their perch outside of Marilyn Schlossbach’s Langosta Lounge and her new Libby’s Beach Shack, the band reels off the fast and the slow — all while looking out on the Atlantic Ocean. 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

New and improved signage at Fish Urban Dining

New and improved signage at Fish Urban Dining

Ever since Fish Urban Dining opened a couple years ago in Press Plaza, my only complaint with the place was that the signage outside — an attempt to link the restaurant to urban graffiti — was way off the mark from what they were doing. Read More