In the 4+ years that I’ve been in New York City, somehow I had yet to make it to The Bowery Electric, that is until I was invited to see Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son perform last weekend. As I descended underneath Bowery Street into the basement of the Bowery Electric I could feel the air grow thick with body heat. Intoxicated bodies leaned on the railing of the small balcony overlooking the stage as others lined the stairs going down trying to get a good viewpoint.
The four-piece alt-rock/punk band came in from New Jersey that night to let New York City experience their rock show. As Bobby and the rest of the band let out howling screams and head banged the beat away, I looked over to my right and saw a line of what seemed to be proud moms. The were singing all the words and smiling so big it hurt my face just to look at them. Bobby even hopped off the stage at one point and jumped up onto the platform bench beside them and let his rock star shine.
The band released their latest, self-titled album at the end of last month including favorites like “Lorraine,” and “Shot in the Dark.” I heard a passerby say that he thought the band sounded just like Green Day. While I wouldn’t go that far with a comparison, they definitely had a similar level of angst in their songs and energy in their performance.
After opening up for Bon Jovi a few weeks ago, the band is definitely on a high and doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. New Jersey fans can catch them next at Debonair Hall in Teaneck on 5/2.
Article: Merissa Blitz