The Black Jesuses & The Paper Suns Played Porta National Park On Labor Day

Photo by Chris Rotolo (The Black Jesuses @ Porta National Park)

On Monday evening Asbury’s holy rollers, The Black Jesuses, featuring David Rosen and Sam Bey of The Parlor Mob, transported it’s two-man Garage-Rock antics to Porta National Park, a fairly new restaurant/alcohol reserve/pizza palace/and live music locale located on Kingsley Street across from The Stone Pony.  Joining the shadowy saviors of Bluesified-Punk tunes, and making its first appearance on the planks, was the Psychedelia-laced haze making outfit The Paper Suns.

Photo by Chris Rotolo (The Paper Suns @ Porta)

The Millstone-based collective, which recently entered the Lakehouse Music studio to record a three-track EP with local Boardwalk producer Jon Liedersdorf (Lost In Society, Quincy Mumford, Allie Moss, and many more), captivated an audience that included several prominent area musicians including Brad York (Sikamor Rooney, Atlantic, Atlantic), the aforementioned Mumford, and the rest of The Parlor Mob, among others, with a set that included such favorites (well, my favorites at least) as “The Great Garden State,” “Sand,” and a blood letting rendition of “Over Water,” not to mention a couple of new acoustic led tunes and raucous performance of The Beatles’ “Come Together.”

As for The Black Jesuses, this duo could bring a toothy grin to the most stoic stone-faced hipster while rattling the hardest of leather clad basement dwellers to pieces with its brand of electric fed Blues balladry, complete with a healthy addition of blistered and gnarled Garage-Punk anthems which fills the void left in a listener’s soul by the departure of The White Stripes.

And quite fittingly, the pair covered another shady monickered collective, the Black Lips, with a SIMGE pleasing performance of “Bad Kids” off the Atlanta-bred band’s 2007 full-length Good Bad Not Evil.

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About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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