The 2019 edition of the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival will take place in various venues and movie theaters throughout the oceanside New Jersey town next month on April 25th-28th. Festival organizers are still in the process of announcing which music artists will perform and where, but have already revealed that artists including Cat Power, Jazz Is Phish, Yo La Tengo, and more will take part in the annual weekend event at the Jersey Shore.
Yo La Tengo will perform with The Feelies‘ offshoot band Yung Wu on April 26th at The Stone Pony. The performance will feature Feelies percussionist Dave Weckerman singing with the rest of the band backing him. Hot Water Music will also perform at House of Independents on April 27th and 28th as part of their 25th-anniversary tour. They’ll be joined at both performances in support by Iron Chic and Crime in Stereo. Additionally, Bobby Bandiera will be joined by Bliss at Wonder Bar on April 26th, where Waiting On Mongo will also perform on April 27th, followed by JAZZ IS PHISH who will play the same venue the following evening on April 28th.
The film portion of the weekend will include screenings of documentaries including Echo in the Canyon at The Paramount Theatre on April 25th, featuring a post-screening Q&A with Jakob Dylan, Cat Power, and Jade from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. Clarance Clemons: Who Do You Think I Am? about the late E Street Band saxophonist will also screen at The Paramount on April 27th; in addition to a screening of David Cosby: Remember My Name at The Paramount on April 27th, with the latter featuring a post-film Q&A with David Crosby and producer Cameron Crowe.
One of the notable screenings that weekend will be Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘n’ Roll, which screened at the Festival in 2017 but will now feature more interview footage with Asbury Park hero Bruce Springsteen and Max Weinberg. Riot, Redemption, Rock ‘n’ Roll will screen at The Paramount Theatre on April 28th.
Tickets for the Yo La Tengo/Yung Wu show go on sale this Friday, March 15th at 10 a.m. here. Tickets to Hot Water Music can be purchased here, while tickets to all other musical performances and film screenings can be purchased via the event website.
[H/T Brooklyn Vegan]