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.
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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