New Jersey Stage
New Jersey Stage on social media




NOTE: NJ Stage is not affiliated with this event. For ticket info, please contact the venue directly.

The Trews Hit Asbury Park

By Gary Wien


I can't explain it, but ever since I was a teenager my favorite artists have either been from New Jersey or Canada. If a dozen artists were played on the radio, chances are I'd somehow manage to pick out the ones from those two areas without ever knowing their histories. My collection of Canadian artists began to grow exponentially when I first subscribed to satellite radio a few years back. Ever since then, Iceberg 151 (a station that mostly plays Canadian artists) has been one of my top presets.

One of the first artists I stumbled upon from satellite is The Trews from Toronto (actually, I believe they were still based in Nova Scotia when I was turned on to them). In Canada, they're pretty much a household name with 13 top-10 singles and nearly 1,000 shows performed from coast to coast. In recent years, the accolades have been coming from this country as well. They've been called "the greatest rock band of their generation" by Performer Magazine. That's normally the kind of quote that makes bands cringe, but as I've heard it more and more by people I trust I'm beginning to wonder if they're on to something. While I love the band's music, tonight will be my first time seeing them live. I'm anxious to see if the others are right.

The Trews will be hitting The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ on Thursday, July 26. The U.S. portion of their current tour included dates in Lewiston, NY; Sturtevant, WI; Chicago; and Philadelphia. After the show at The Saint, they're heading to Manchester, NH and then back to Canada for a few weeks. The tour is in support of their latest disc, Hope & Ruin, which includes tracks like "Misery Loves Company", "One By One", "The World I Know", and the brilliant title track.

Their music explodes with passion. It's big anthems, surrounded by blazing guitars, gritty vocals, and a tightness that only comes from bands who have been around the block for quite a while. I've had this one on my calendar since it was first announced. This is the type of show that people will regret missing when their friends tell them how good it was. See it for yourself tonight.

Here are videos of some of my favorite tracks by the band:


In addition to The Trews, the lineup includes Red Desert and Flatleaver. Doors are at 7:30pm, admission is $10. The Saint is located at 601 Main Street in Asbury Park, NJ.

For more information on The Trews visit http://www.thetrewsmusic.com or http://www.facebook.com/thetrewsmusic


Gary Wien has been covering the arts since 2001 and has had work published with Jersey Arts, Elmore Magazine, Princeton Magazine, Backstreets and other publications. He is a three-time winner of the Asbury Music Award for Top Music Journalist and the author of Beyond the Palace (the first book on the history of rock and roll in Asbury Park) and Are You Listening? The Top 100 Albums of 2001-2010 by New Jersey Artists. In addition, he runs New Jersey Stage and the online radio station The Penguin Rocks. He can be contacted at gary@newjerseystage.com.


For more by this author, click here




More Articles You Might Like

Celine Dion To Perform At Prudential Center On March 7, 2020
Celine Dion To Perform At Prudential Center On March 7, 2020
Prudential Center Adds Second Show For Celine Dion
Prudential Center Adds Second Show For Celine Dion
The Newton Theatre Presents Jackie Evancho
The Newton Theatre Presents Jackie Evancho
Three of the Most Acclaimed Instrumentalists: Zakir Hussain, Jayanthi Kumaresh, and Kala Ramnath to Perform at NJPAC
Three of the Most Acclaimed Instrumentalists: Zakir Hussain, Jayanthi Kumaresh, and Kala Ramnath to Perform at NJPAC
"Springsteen: His Hometown" Exhibit To Run At Monmouth County Historical Association
"Springsteen: His Hometown" Exhibit To Run At Monmouth County Historical Association
Portugal's Mariza To Celebrate 20 Years of Song At NJPAC
Portugal's Mariza To Celebrate 20 Years of Song At NJPAC


Event calendar
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019


MUSIC


Currents @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 5:30pm

Dave Vargo/ Sean Tobin/ Matt Cook @ The Asbury Hotel, Asbury Park - 8:00pm

M.O.D. CLASSIC @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Solar Circus/Doobie Decibel System @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Celtic Angels Christmas @ The Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 2:00pm

Vienna Boys Choir @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 7:00pm







DANCE


Celtic Angels Christmas @ The Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel - 8:00pm


KIDS


SchoolTime - Jungle Book @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 10:00am

View all events



















New Jersey Stage © 2019 by Wine Time Media, LLC | PO Box 140, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 | info@newjerseystage.com

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms.
If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.