What's the point of a cover band? Have a good time, hold the room past last call and, above all else, get paid. But as St. Louis' only Bruce Springsteen cover band, Asbury Park never comes across as mercenary, never phones it in, unless it's to dial up the socially conscious joy and sing-along release that's always been the point of a Springsteen show. The band doesn't just play the Boss; the six musicians, including Steve Leftridge on poised lead vocals and veteran Spencer Marquart on the Mighty Max smack, seem to live out the songs onstage, whether covering Darkness on the Edge of Town from start to finish or digging up the deep cuts even Bruce may have forgotten about.
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