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Asbury Lanes

Asbury Lanes located in Asbury Park, New Jersey is a vintage bowling alley and bar with live performances ranging from live musical acts,[2]burlesque, hot rod, dance parties,[2] film[2] and art shows. It is one of the many historic music landmarks located within Asbury Park. These include The Stone Pony, the Wonderbar, the Saint and the Fastlane.[3]

Music venue

Since its re-opening in 2003, Asbury Lanes has hosted many notable bands, mostly of the punk rock variety.[4] The bowling lanes double as center stage when bands are playing and as a dance floor.

On October 3, 2015, the venue announced that it was closing for renovations. It was later confirmed that real estate investment company, iStar, purchased the venue as part of a multibillion dollar redevelopment plan for Asbury Park.[5] Having previously purchased 58 bowling alleys for $104 million in 2014, iStar is restoring the building with an intent to keep it operating as a bowling alley with ticketed events once it reopens in 2017.[4]

Notable acts

Mainly consisting of punk rock bands,[6] Asbury Lanes has also hosted other genres of music as well as non-musical acts.

Some notable acts to have played Asbury Lanes include: Big D and the Kids Table[7], Butthole Surfers[8], The Bouncing Souls[8], D.O.A.[9], Dick Dale[8], Epoxies[10], The Ergs![11], Every Time I Die, The Germs[12][13], Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine[14], Jucifer[15], Los Straitjackets[16], Me First and the Gimme Gimmes[17], The Menzingers[18], Mick Jones of the Clash[8], Mike Gordon[19], Mod Fun[20], Murphy's Law[21], Negative Approach[9], Neil Hamburger[22], OFF![23], Reverend Horton Heat[21], Spring Heeled Jack[24], Street Dogs[25], The Supersuckers[21], Swingin' Utters[25], The Toasters[26], Wanda Jackson[27][28], Yesterdays Rising[29]

Film

Asbury Lanes in 2016

Asbury Lanes has also played host to the Tromapalooza.[30] Tromapalooza is a fan gathering and small scale film festival featuring films new and old from Troma film studios such as the Toxic Avenger and Sgt. Kabukiman, NYPD. Lloyd Kaufman films was on hand presenting both films and acts.[30] As well as playing host to Tromapalooza, Asbury Lanes has also become a sponsor of the 2010 and 2011 TromaDance film festival in Asbury Park and will host the TromaDance After Party.[31]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, New Jersey (NJ) Company Profile". [Manta.com]. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ a b c "Day 83 Asbury Lanes NJ.com". [NJ.com]. 2008-08-25. Archived from the original on 10 August 2010. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Coyne, Kevin (2006-09-03). "JERSEY; In Asbury Park, It Isn't Bands That Battle Now - New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved .
  4. ^ a b Chris Jordan (2016-11-03). "Changes approved: Asbury Lanes renovations continue". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Emma Murphy (2015-10-26). "Asbury Lanes: not knocked down, but always a knock-out". The Stute. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan - Asbury Park -- New York Magazine". New York Magazine. 2007-07-12. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Big D And The Kids Table Tour Dates and Concert Tickets Info on Tour Tracker". [Tour Tracker]. Archived from the original on 2009-09-09. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ a b c d "Metro Mix - Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ 07712". Metromix. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ a b "D.O.A. & Negative Approach touring! - play Punk Island & other dates (including Asbury Park tonight!)". [BrooklynVegan.com]. 2010-06-18. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "Epoxies 6.8.06". [AsburyLanes.com]. 2006-06-08. Archived from the original on 24 September 2010. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ "The Ergs and Hunchback announce reunion show @ Asbury Lanes 12-5 - Home - The NJ Underground". The New Jersey Underground. 2010-10-19. Archived from the original on 2010-10-22. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "The Germs at Asbury Lanes (Asbury Park, NJ) on 3 Jul 2009". LastFM. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  13. ^ "The Germs at Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park, NJ on Jul 3, 2009 - SuperGlued". SuperGlued.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  14. ^ "Red Bank Orbit Soul Clap Dance Off feat. Jello Biafra!at Asbury Lanes". Red Bank Orbit. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  15. ^ "Jucifer at Asbury Lanes (Friday July 11, 2008) - Upcoming". Yahoo!. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  16. ^ "A Night of Music, Mojo , & A Few Food Memories". [The South Amboy Times]. 2007-08-31. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  17. ^ "Me First And The Gimme Gimmes plot October tour with Teenage Bottlerocket". Alternative Press. 2010-07-29. Archived from the original on 3 August 2010. Retrieved .
  18. ^ http://speakimge.com/simge-presents-watch-the-menzingers-get-wild-at-asbury-lanes/ Speak Into My Good Eye
  19. ^ https://www.asburylanes.com/upcoming-events/03/16/19/mike-gordon
  20. ^ http://www.modfun.com/modsbury/
  21. ^ a b c "Rev Horton Heat 5-8-05". [AsburyLanes.com]. 2010-05-08. Archived from the original on 24 September 2010. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  22. ^ "The Funniest Man In America Neil Hamburger". Fantastic Weapon. Archived from the original on 13 August 2010. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  23. ^ "Bringing the Wisdom of Middle Age to Punk". [New York Times]. 2015-05-15. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  24. ^ Bryan Kremkau (2013-08-22). "Spring Heeled Jack and Asbestos Records announce mini-Northeast tour". readjunk.com. Retrieved .
  25. ^ a b "Street Dogs announce new single to aid veterans' charity". About.com. 2009-02-26. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  26. ^ "Toasters/Hub City Stompers 12.16.06". [AsburyLanes.com]. 2006-12-16. Archived from the original on 16 August 2010. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  27. ^ "Wanda Jackson News and Information". [Wanda Jackson.com]. 2006-08-29. Archived from the original on 2010-01-06. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  28. ^ "Rock and Rollers Love Wanda". Smithsonian Channel. Archived from the original on 2013-02-02. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  29. ^ "Yesterdays Rising at Asbury Lanes". Eventful. 2010-03-06. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  30. ^ a b "Asbury Lanes to turn 'Toxic'". Metromix. 2009-07-28. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  31. ^ "TROMADANCE!". TromaDance. Archived from the original on 28 January 2011. Retrieved . Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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