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Shadow of the City 2017: Bleachers, Dunk Tanks, Khalid, & A Giant Rubber Duck

Shadow of the City 2017: Bleachers, Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness, Khalid, Brian Fallon, Titus Andronicus, Nicole Atkins, Brick+Mortar, and Tangerine at The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ

Photos by Keeyathay Lewis | Deadbolt Photos

Jack Antonoff knows how to throw a party.

The third annual Shadow of the City Festival took place on Sunday September 10 at the legendary Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ. The day was picture perfect for an outdoor festival, with blue skies, and just the right amount of warmth to keep the crowd hyped for a day long show.

Outside of the show itself, SOTC 2017 featured the now famed celebrity dunk tank which helped raise money for local charities. Antonoff, as well as members of his family, and Andrew McMahon all took part.

SOTC also featured food trucks, a specialty craft beer from Asbury Park Brewery (Shadow of the Citra), and a signature sandwich from the amazing Speakeatery located on Cookman Ave. in Asbury Park.

Pop Break’s Keeyahtay Lewis spent the day at the legendary venue and documented the entire event.

Neptune native, and Asbury Park’s favorite chanteuse Nicole Atkins and her band, The Cleanup Crew, performed cuts off her heralded new record, Goodnight, Rhonda Lee.

The California-based alt rock trio known as Tangerine who were a lot addition to the show, was a hit. The group features Marika and Miro Justad and their best friend Toby Kuhn.

AP’s favorite electro rock duo Brick+Mortar performed cuts off their new EP, and brought out their longtime onstage performer Richie Brown to provide for a wild audio visual experience.

Titus Andronicus brought their loud, uncompromising sound to SOTC, and melted the faces off of the AP crowd.

Khalid was one of the big draws for this show. Hot off his multiple VMAs a few weeks ago, the young performer wowed audiences.

Former Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon does he always does in Asbury — killed it with his signature vocals, and tales of love, loss, and American life.

A Wonderful Life
Smoke (Molly and The Zombies song)
Ladykiller (The Horrible Crowes song)
Crush (The Horrible Crowes song)
Red Lights (Molly and The Zombies song)
Mary Ann (The Horrible Crowes song)
Behold the Hurricane (The Horrible Crowes song)
(What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Brinsley Schwarz cover)

Andrew McMahon…what can you say about the guy? Consummate performer. Consummate entertainment. Just look at these photos and tell us he wasn’t having more fun than the audience. Oh yeah, and he crowd surfed in a duck.


Fire Escape
Canyon Moon
Walking in My Sleep
High Dive
Dead Man’s Dollar
Island Radio
Dark Blue (Jack’s Mannequin cover)
Don’t Speak for Me (True)
All Our Lives
Shot Out of a Cannon
So Close
I Woke Up in a Car (Something Corporate cover)
Cecilia and the Satellite

The party organizer himself, Jack Antonoff laid it all on the floor as he closed the show out. Don’t forget his MTV Unplugged special from The Stone Pony airs on Friday.


Dream of Mickey Mantle
Wild Heart
Everybody Lost Somebody
Hate That You Know Me
Wake Me
I Miss Those Days
Let’s Get Married
All My Heroes
Carry On (fun. cover)
Like a River Runs
Foreign Girls
You’re Still a Mystery
I Wanna Get Better
Don’t Take the Money


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