“Asbury Park Riot Redemption Rock n Roll” is streaming for free!
If you’re a Bruce fan, or just a fan of music history, you should check out “Asbury Park Riot Redemption Rock N Roll”. This well done documentary covers the history of music in Asbury Park NJ, race relations, and the power of music. It’s streaming for free on YouTube until the end of August. You can watch the full hour and a half film here.
I was able to see this film at its premiere at the Paramount Theater in 2017. There was an amazing jam session with many of the musicians who played at the famous Upstage club after the film showing, including Bruce Springsteen and Little Steven Van Zandt. They added some of the footage from the jam to the finished film.
The Upstage club has now been gutted and will soon be apartments, but it stayed an untouched time capsule for many years. I was lucky enough to take a tour in 2015. You can see pictures from my visit, as well as photos from the 2017 Upstage jam here.
Check out the trailer for this wonderful film: