Asbury Park is different in that respect. Most of our businesses are mom-and-pop shops, one-store enterprises, and there is a lot of interest here in live music and the arts in general. As a result, scrappy coffee houses and bars with cramped stages pop up all the time, around every corner. But a place like the Pony is in a class by itself. It's larger and has an international reputation. It won't, on its own, make a band's career. But it can help give a good band a necessary boost.