Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at BB Kings Blues Club & Grill on June 5th, 2010May 5, 2010 - by City Guide News Desk
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are pleased and thrilled to announce the release of a new CD, "pills and ammo," which will be played in its entirety at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City on June 5th, 2010...the perfect venue for such an event. Southside will also be holding a Q&A/autograph signing for fans and press from 5:30-6pm at Lucille's just next door before the show. For tickets, click here.
While still tinged with the exuberant rhythm and blues feel that is their trademark, and loaded with the driving sound of the legendary Jukes horn section, this new CD has a sharper, guitar-oriented, rock and roll feel to it. A harder edge for harder times!
Southside has written all the songs in collaboration with his keyboard player, Jeff Kazee, and together they explore a more personal approach than some previous records. At times angry, at times reflective, this album is a true exemplar of the singers state of mind. Titles like "Lead Me On", "Heartbreak City" and "You Can't Bury Me" contain some of the more acidic lyrics, while "Thank You" and Place Where I Can't Be Found" show an inner-directed emotional touch.
But, as always, there is the sheer joy of making music. Tunes like "Umbrella in my Drink" with guest vocals by Gary Bonds;" Keep on Movin'" a homage to Jerry Lee Lewis and the early rockabilly sound; and "One More Night to Rock" all place the band in there classic jubilant "let's play all night" mood. And the band never sounded better. Aided by old Juke Sean Pelton and new conspirator Andy York, the Jukes rip through these 12 numbers with total abandon and fierce energy, as is their wont. They are cranked up to stomp and romp at B B's. Come and celebrate with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes… let the Devil take the hindmost!
For a sneak peek of the new music by Southside Johnny, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6K7MW38nEU.