Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes to Play Palace Theatre this Friday
The Palace Theatre welcomes Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, a band that has been recording albums since 1976 and with over thirty albums and several EPs, on Friday February 7th at 7:30 PM. This band has a rock and roll feel with a little bit of rhythm and blues. Their well-known record "Heart of Stone" was called one of the "top 100 albums of the 70's and 80's." Johnny and the Jukes come with the energy and the "let's play all night" mood, performing songs like "Umbrella in My Drink," "One More Night to Rock," and many more.
In a business where success is defined as getting a second single and longevity measured in nano-seconds, just surviving for thirty-plus years is a rare accomplishment. But Johnny and the Jukes have not just survived, they have flourished: over thirty albums, several EPs and a box set; thousands of live performances around the globe; a legion of dedicated and enthusiastic fans; dozens of classic songs; a record- HEARTS OF STONE -that Rolling Stone called one of the "top 100 albums of the 70's and 80's"; and the story continues as the band releases its newest studio album, PILLS AND AMMO, full of new material that is already getting rave reviews from fans.
While still tinged with the exuberant rhythm and blues feel that is the Jukes' 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. But, as always, the sheer joy of making music is obvious throughout PILLS AND AMMO. 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 their classic, jubilant "let's play all night" mood. And the band has never sounded better