The Smithereens’ Pat DiNizio reflects on 30 years since their debut
The 16th annual Light of Day Festival is returning to Asbury Park this Saturday, January 16 at the Paramount Theater. To get ready for the concert, Steve Trevelise and guest host Vini "Mad Dog" Lopez interviewed Pat DiNizio, the lead singer and guitarist of the headlining act, Jersey's own The Smithereens.
Pat DiNizio, who first formed the band in Carteret, New Jersey, is returning with The Smithereens to the Garden State in a big way. They will be performing their debut album "Especially For You" in it's entirety. Pat discusses the band playing The Stone Pony in the 80's, their big break on MTV, covering "Meet the Beatles", and what thirty years means to him and the band . He also shares his homemade gravy recipe that he was making for his mother.