Asbury Park, New Jersey is perhaps best known in the music world as the town that helped birth the career of Bruce Springsteen, and though the glory days when The Boss and fellow rockers like Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes prowled the local club scene may be long gone, there is still music happening. Over the years the town’s eclectic cultural scene may have experienced a decline, but these days it has been experiencing a bit of a resurgence with new venues and other arts-related things happening. One of the bands that calls the town home is Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son.
As one of the bigger bands in the revitalized Asbury Park, NJ scene, Mahoney and his band have built up a reputation in and around the city as one of the most electrifying acts around. Their sound is rooted in the sax and piano-driven rock and roll of the Jersey Shore made popular by the E Street Band, reveling in bar band glory. However, they also have a grittier, more punk rock edge that puts them on par with contemporary Jersey acts like Titus Andronicus. All of this can be heard on the band’s new single “Another Deadbeat Summer”, which we are excited to premiere on Glide today. The song has is all: wild saxophone and triumphant piano playing, shredding guitars, and Bobby Mahoney’s fired up vocal snarl to make it feel like an ultimate slacker anthem.
In his own words, Bobby Mahoney has this to say about the song:
“‘Another Deadbeat Summer’ was written with Jon Alba (ABC Bangor, Living the Gimmick, original Seventh Son Member) in 2014 for ‘Friends in Low Places’, and since then it has been a staple of ours both on stage, and on YouTube. We did a video for the song with Zack Morrison that got us some attention, and it has become part of pretty much every show since. People sing along and know that song usually more than the others. We felt that the way we played it then versus now has changed enough to where we wanted to re-record it. It’s faster now, and has a few extra instruments and vocals on it – it just feels more live and out of control and I’m very happy about it. Zack Sandler guests on saxophone and Andrew threw on some piano in the choruses. This is probably the catchiest song I’ll ever write, and every time I play it, I get to feel like I’m 19. I always find new ways to enjoy playing this song.”
Check out a follow list of tour dates below and for more info and music visit bobbymahoneymusic.com.
9/28 New Brunswick, NJ Basement Show
9/29 Smithtown, NY Katie’s
9/30 Somerville, MA PA’s Lounge
10/6 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park Yacht Club
10/7 New York, NY Arlene’s Grocery
10/13 New Brunswick, NJ
10/14 Bloomfield, CT Blind Moose (House Show)
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA Great Arrow
10/19 Akron, OH Bless This Mess (House Show)
10/20 Muncie, IN Be Here Now
10/21 Murfeesboro, TN Trenzilore
10/22 New Orleans TBA
10/23 Jackson, MS TBA
10/24 Atlanta, GA Fort Jameson
10/25 Birmingham, AL The Nick Rocks
10/26 Knoxville TBA
10/27 Wilmington, NC Morning Glory Cafe