Tearing Down The Nest With Gas House Gorillas

Posted by D.A. Gutierrez in Blues Events, Gas House Gorillas, Recaps & Reviews, Robin's Nest, Linden, NJ

March 20th, 2011   2 Comments »

Gas House Gorillas rock out during their first set of the night.

Gas House Gorillas lead singer Rick Fink cuts an imposing silhouette in his fedora, A-shirt and suspenders.

Wow. Talk about a band that does not disappoint! It’s Saturday night and Jazzville, NJ Meetup Group is in attendance at the Gas House Gorillas show at the Robin’s Nest in Linden. It’s a friendly, if cozy, little juke joint that specializes in blues acts. But if you’re here to sit back and take in a quiet, relaxing evening, you are at the wrong show. Early in the night, the crowd’s energy boils over into spontaneous dancing as couples -and even singles- writhe and twist rhythmically among the tables.

The Gorillas play their loud, jump-blues style with an energy that goes unmatched. Singer Rick Fink climbs on tables, chairs — heck, even the bar isn’t safe! Bassist Jimmy “The Chicken” Scaringe paws at his upright bass as you’d imagine a Gorilla should and guitarist Dean Shot struts among tables as he shreds at his fretboard. Even stand-in (or is that sit-in?) drummer Don Williams got into the swing of things, attacking his set with a fierceness.

Tonight, this is the place to be – to dance and to drink and let out your inner Gorilla.


More information about Robin’s Nest Rhythm & Blues club is available here.
More information about Gas House Gorillas is available here.


Check out a highlight reel of the night’s monkey business:

  • Great writing D A.

  • The Gas House Gorillas, RULE The Nest-EVERY TIME THEY APPEAR!!! Don’t forget, Robin’s Nest Rhythm and Blues-has the BEST “All Star Blues Jam”, EVERY Wed. 8pm-12am-The Gorillas and Rick Fink are Regulars….