LOOK: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, The Architects & Beans On Toast @ The Stone Pony 6.8.13

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Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls play The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ – June 8, 2013 – with special guests The Architects and the infamous Beans On Toast.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls are touring on their brand new stellar record, Tape Deck Heart, which is available here (my favorite tracks are “The Way I Tend To Be” and predictably, “Polaroid Picture”). Florida isn’t on the summer tour schedule so we decided to take a trip to the Jersey Shore to see Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls play the historic Stone Pony in Asbury Park. Good move because not only did we get a stellar show, we also got a delicious Korean tacos on the boardwalk. The set list is (here) and included a perfect surprise cover of Springsteen’s “Born To Run” (video from sikkbrosteve here).

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Frank Turner kicking off the show.

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Nigel Powell & Matt Nasir anchoring the show from the back row!

The show was a giant sing-a-long that at times featured a legitimate circle pit.

The show was a giant sing-a-long that at times featured a legitimate circle pit.

Drummer Nigel Powell bring percussion directly to the crowd.

Drummer Nigel Powell bring percussion directly to the crowd.

Frank asked everyone to sit down AND they actually did!

Frank asked everyone to sit down AND they actually did!

Ben Lloyd generously distributing fist bumps

Ben Lloyd generously distributing fist bumps

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Frank JUMPS!

Frank JUMPS!

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Check out more photos from Frank Turner’s set in the gallery below (or directly on flickr here) and photos from Frank and Matt’s in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl earlier in the afternoon here. We’ll let you know as soon as the fall tour dates are out so you can start planning!

The Architects

Hailing from Kansas City, MO, The Architects rocked their way into new hearts with a literally explosive set.

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Check out more photos of The Architects’ set here.

Beans On Toast

Beans On Toast is on his first U.S. tour and is connecting quickly with his acerbic wit. I look forward to seeing him more on these shores.

Beans On Toast performs a duet with Xtra Mile label mate, Frank Turner

Beans On Toast performs a duet with Xtra Mile label mate, Frank Turner

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Beans On Toast makes merch on the spot with your desired slogan. Here he makes one for me that says "Florida is Narnia." Thanks to Tim for holding the shirt.

Beans On Toast makes merch on the spot with your desired slogan. Here he makes one for me that says “Florida is Narnia.” Thanks to Tim for holding the shirt.

Check out more photos of Beans On Toast’s set here.