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Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes 

When: Fri., Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $35, $55
A comrade-in-arms of that other famous New Jersey singer-songwriter/powerhouse Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny brews up his own brand of R&B-influenced barroom rock n' roll with smoking backing band The Asbury Jukes. Though in his 60s now, Johnny’s raspy soulful vocals haven’t lost any bit of power or guts, and the guy can still out-sing just about anyone around. He’s also a clever and entertaining showman who can jump from cheesy, tongue-in-cheek between-song banter to impromptu barn-burners. While he's never achieved the notoriety or the status of Springsteen, Southside Johnny is a treasure of the Garden State no less adored by the Jersey faithful. His previous performance was a high octane, two-hour trek down the Jersey Turnpike that mixed killer covers from the songbooks of Tom Waits, Wilson Pickett and Sam Cooke with his own staple tunes, including "The Fever," a song both Johnny and Springsteen have recorded. Whether flailing around the stage, blowing furiously into a harmonica or bashing a tambourine, Southside Johnny Lyon is still tearing up stages as he's done for the better part of four decades, and I’m sure this show will be no exception.
— Gabe Echazabal


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