New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 3 - Page 114

Rock ‘n’ roll dreams never die. They just grow up, get married, have kids and find a day job. But for Colossal Street Jam, one of the most popular New Jersey bands of the 1990s, the dream is alive and well and living and playing in Red Bank, as well as Asbury Park. Together for three years in the wake of a 20th anniversary cel- ebration of their 1993 CD, Colos- sal Street Jam picked up right where they left off with great show after great show. The latest is “A Celebration of Local Guitarists” on April 28 at The House of Inde- pendents in Asbury. The all-star evening will include Prophet/Ed- gar Cayce guitarist Kenny Dub- man; Frankenstein 3000, featuring guitarists Keith Roth (David Jo- hansen, Cheetah Chrome, Sylvain Sylvain) and Pete Marshall (Iggy Pop, Samhain), and Bitter Crush with guitarist Lou Vito, plus several other surprise special guests. The celebration is in honor of Colos- sal Street Jam guitarist Sal Marra’s NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 3 recent endorsement deal with Ori- olo Guitars, as well as the band’s new video for “I Can’t Take It” from their 2016 comeback LP, “Living Free.” Like Marra, vocalist Gene Potts and bassist Tony Flora are original CSJ members. In the 21st cen- tury incarnation, they are joined by Matt O’Ree/Anthony Krizan keyboardist Eric Safka and drum- mer Dave Halpern, whose resume includes Rock and Roll of Famers Bee Gees and local greats High- way 9 and Love in Reverse. They also will play Harpin’ Help, an annual benefit for Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation and Key- port Ministerium Food Pantry that boasts an all-star lineup of har- INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 114