Some of the very first punk shows I went to were at City Gardens in Trenton. This hole-in-the-wall holds a special place in my heart. And this year, the venue that has been shuttered for 20 years finally got some of the credit it deserves in Steve Tozzi's documentary "
Riot on the Dance Floor: The Story of City Gardens and Randy Now. " It won the Viewer's Choice Award at the Lighthouse Film Festival in June. The film was buoyed by the visceral photos of our good friend, Ken Salerno.
I got to sit in on some of the interviews and catch early screenings. You can find my review of "Riot on the Dance Floor," in the Aquarian Weekly.
Gaslight Anthem album, "Get Hurt" comes out on Tuesday. It reminded me to dig up this conversation I had with frontman Brian Fallon back in 2012 at the Press Room in Asbury Park. Watch the entire Red Bull Music Academy interview with Brian Fallon.
There were times it felt like a runaway train, but man did he have some great points.
Photos by Ann Coen
A few weeks ago, we hosted our good friend
Julie Goldstein's solo exhibit and launch of her new apparel like, "Swim with Me," at the Ann Coen Gallery. It was unbelievably successful, but it was also a wonderful time with our two families coming together.
Casey Butler covered the show and her piece, "Womens Lifesaving League and Launch," at X Games.com (ESPN's Surf site) was published today. Butler did a fantastic job of highlighting the story behind this show and the inspiration that went into Julie's new body of work.