“We’re concerned with giving people what they are asking for,” explained Angie Sugrim, front-woman of Asbury Punk outfit The Obvious, in a press release, “a real, intense, sincere, and fun rock show with bands that play from the gut. People really identify with authentic musicians who make thoroughly excellent music for music’s sake, and in a time where Rock N’ Roll is losing its edge in the mainstream as well as its pop culture viability, people are once again looking to independent acts and clubs for a real and meaningful experience. That’s the goal of this night…in-your-face, real, and true music.”
And that’s exactly what type of performance show goers have in store on Saturday April 28th at Asbury Lanes as The Obvious will drop its long awaited and greatly anticipated sophomore release Maybe She’s Bored With It, an eight-song album recorded and produced by The Bouncing Souls legendary axe-wielder Pete Steinkopf, at his Asbury-based Little Eden Studios, and in part by the outfit’s drummer, Rob Blake, at Sweet Beef Studios.
In support, The Obvious have corralled a trio of The Boardwalk’s best in the Post-Punk, instrumental soundscape construction crew that is Chemtrail, Bob Paulos’ spacious Noise-Punk production Give Me Static, and the Warped Tour-bound Punk-Rock juggernaut Lost In Society.
The Obvious’ impending dance floor decimating endeavor will be made even more special as the group revealed its plans to include a series of collaborations with members of each supporting act throughout its set of scorched earth proportions…and an appearance by The Pete is not nearly unthinkable.
Doors open at 8 p.m. with a cover charge of $8 to be paid upon entrance. This is not a show to be missed.