On March 31st, House of Independents will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Hello Nasty, the Grammy winning platinum album by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Beastie Boys, with a live tribute concert.
Asbury Park mainstays, Chris Rockwell Collective, will headline what promises to be a raucous evening, featuring loads of special guests and a set list of fan favorites. No strangers to the Beastie Boys catalog, the last time the group paid tribute to the iconic band was at The Stone Pony to a sold out crowd on New Year’s Eve 2018.Special guests for the evening include Kosha Dillz, cast member on MTV’s Wildin’ Out, and Alexander Simone, the grandson of legendary singer Nina Simone. Enlisted to assist on vocals are award winning Hip-Hop artist Nick Nubz, and internationally acclaimed rapper Andre Velazquez.“Beastie Boys are one of the biggest influences on my music, as well as who I am as a person,” says Chris Rockwell, who, like Beastie Boys, is originally from Brooklyn. “They fought for my right to party, and I won’t let them down.”In an effort to drum up local awareness and funds, portions of merchandise and ticket sales of the evening will be donated to Asbury Park African-American Music Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to developing accessible resources that reflect Asbury Park’s African American music heritage for the City of Asbury Park and others to use as a basis for interpretive heritage projects.The roster of talented musicians joining the stage for this momentous night includes Telegraph Hill Records recording artist Alixandria Gagliastro of the band Lake Champagne, plus Andrew Oliva, “BassKidd” Timmy Douglas, James Dalton, Josh Cabrera, and more.Location: House of Independents / Asbury Park, NJDate: March 31stTime: Doors 7pmTickets: $18 in Advance/ $20 at the doorwww.mrchrisrockwell.com for tickets