Tearing Down The Nest With Gas House Gorillas
March 20th, 2011 2 Comments »
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.