Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes w/ Joe Grushecky

Roxian Live and Grey Area Productions Presents

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

w/ Joe Grushecky

When: Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Where: Roxian Theatre

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n a business where success is defined as getting a second single and longevity measured in nanoseconds, simply surviving for thirty-plus years is a rare accomplishment. But Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes​ have not only survived, they have flourished: more than thirty albums, several Eps and a box set; thousands of live performances around the globe; a legion of dedicated and enthusiastic fans; dozens of classic songs; a release named by Rolling Stone​ one of the ​“top 100 albums of the 70s and 80s.”

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes ​emerged from the New Jersey shore scene in 1974, and though they carried over a significant influence (and some key personnel) from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, the Jukes evolved as more of a white R&B horn band in the Memphis Stax Records tradition. Organized by singer John Lyon, guitarist/songwriter Steve Van Zandt (who decamped for the E Street Band in 1975, but continued to produce, manage, and write songs for the Jukes) and Richie Rosenberg, the band is well known for high-energy shows and no-holds-barred songs, including “I Don’t Wanna Go Home,” “Havin’ a Party,” “The Fever,” “Talk to Me,” “Trapped Again,” and “This Time It’s For Real.” Still tinged with the exuberant rhythm and blues feel that is the ​Jukes’​ trademark, and loaded with the driving sound of the legendary ​Jukes​ horn section, ​Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes ​continue to expound their signature Jersey Shore sound – all for the sheer joy of it.

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