There's tons of goings on scheduled tonight. But we have to make this one featuring our man, Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez!!
Vini "Maddog" Lopez, original drummer with the E Street Band, performs in front of the Upstage Club at 7:30pm with children from the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County - Between 1968 and 1974, Vini Lopez backed Bruce Springsteen in several bands, including Steel Mill and the E Street Band. He also played on Springsteen's first two albums, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. and The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle. After leaving the E Street Band, Lopez went onto play drums with numerous Jersey Shore bands, including The Lord Gunner Group. Since 2004 he has led his own band, Steel Mill Retro, which has performed and recorded original Springsteen songs from the Steel Mill era. At 7:30pm, Vini will perform 3 songs, accompanied by young drummers from the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County.